Spokane, WA
Whitworth University


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jess
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that makes you feel good when you walk onto campus. weather it's the energy on campus, the scenery, whatever. ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that makes you feel good when you walk onto campus. weather it's the energy on campus, the scenery, whatever. go with a gut reaction of how you feel when you get there.

What's unique about your campus?

the professor involvement with students, they really want to know what is going on with students, not only academicly, but also personally and socialy. The profs are interested in actual relationships

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is interested in attending a college that is small enough to know almost everyone, and bug enough to feel like college should. Someone who wants a strong community supporting them through anything they encounter

Derek
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take advantage of college visits and talking to current students at the schools you are looking at. I was a little unsure abo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take advantage of college visits and talking to current students at the schools you are looking at. I was a little unsure about my first choice until I talked with attending students and they showed me that I really had made the right choice. They gave honest opinions about everything and not everything was positive. There was plenty of negative parts and those weren't enough to outweigh the positives. Real, honest opinions can take you very far in your search. Also, check in with the professors and students in your field of study to find out about opportunities within your major and the programs offered by your school. Find the school that matches both your social and academic preferences the best. It is this combination that will lead you to a sucessful end of your search!

What's unique about your campus?

The small classroom and small community feeling makes you instantly feel welcome on campus. The community is amazing, I feel like everyone around me is part of my family and I love them all. My peers and professors are amazing people that inspire me on a daily basis. I know these people will always be there for me in my life and I can do the same for them.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The conservative, presbyterian nature of the school sometimes gets itself into trouble with changing social standards. For example a couple of years ago some students attempted to form a Gay/Straight Alliance Club and it was denied by the Board of Directors because it didn't follow the schools mission. Although this doesn't prevent the group or any other denied group from meeting, it does exlude them from Student Body funding which is a shame in today's society.

Brenda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go where you feel that you fit in and feel really welcomed. Don't worry about the price tag, go where you feel you will succ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go where you feel that you fit in and feel really welcomed. Don't worry about the price tag, go where you feel you will succeed and where you feel at home when you visit. Go with the feeling you get when you are on campus and with the people that go to school there!

What's unique about your campus?

Everything. We have awesome professors that really know what they are teaching and that makes our academics really good and our coaches are amazing so we have really strong top rated sports in the nation! Also our president is wonderful and knows each student by name and is always supporting everything we do!

De
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go and visit the campuses to get a feel for them and ask questions. Make sure you understand the environment, after all the s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go and visit the campuses to get a feel for them and ask questions. Make sure you understand the environment, after all the student is going to be spending most of their time on campus. Look at the financial aid package and ask questions about the options their school has for financial assistance. With the economy the way it is, it's imporatant to know how much money can be given and all the options there are. Also, if prospect student knows what he or she wants major in, ask questions about the curriculum and make sure it is up to date. Compare whahte they offer to other schools to see if it has everything needed to get the maximum learning experience. It is important to know that you do not have to commit yourself to any major right off. In fact it might be better to not declare anything until your junior year. The first two years of college is really about exploring the fields out there and seeing what is right for you. Try to complete as much of the required courses and take some that interst you and what you would like to do.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that the journalism department was behind on things. For the most part the curriculum was based on solely print journalism. I was interested in broadcast journalism. Though faculty memebers tried to help me with getting the skills I needed, I became frustrated and decided that would do better if I did copywritting instead.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you want to go to a school with a lot of cultural diversity and liberal people Whitworth may not be the school for you. It is a small Christian university. Though you can find Christians with from all walks of life with different lifestyle opinions, it is not that diverse.

Tobin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you have specific interests, look into smaller schools that place strong emphasis on that area, and then narrow it down from there. If you don't have a specific interest, then look into bigger schools that are more apt to have strong departments in all areas. Make the most of your college experience by ballancing out your schedule. Keep an even load of classes throughout, not having work hard semesters and take-it-easy semesters intermitently. First of all, you will perform better with consistency, and then, you will be able to commit to extra-curriculars, instead of participating only when it's convinient.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

One of the most frustrating things is that the rules are so undefined. There are three main rules on campus and they are first of all difficult to govern and the lines are not accurately drawn.

Adam
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

a lot of things, but best of all it's community

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

a lot of things, but best of all it's community

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you talk to the students, and not only the teachers or advisors. Take a campus tour, you learn so much by seeing how other students respond to prefrosh. Make sure you can afford it and you get accurate information relating to financial aid. See if you can stay with a student on campus for a weekend to really get the feel of the campus. Overall, don't be impatient, know what you want, and find it. Write down a list of things that you want in a college that you are willing to compromise on, and another one that you will never compromise. Find an appropriate balance that works for you.

Teresa
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The students are treated like adults.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The students are treated like adults.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a school where you feel you can fit in AND grow. College is about being challenged to see new ideas so that you can form your own. Do not be paranoid that you will choose the wrong school. Any place where you learn something useful is the right place.

What's unique about your campus?

The students are encouraged by the faculty and their peers to make their faith and their education their own.

Melody
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

B-Rob is Whitworth's secret weapon. Unlike most school, the President of Whitworth, B-Rob, is incredibly involved in eace st...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

B-Rob is Whitworth's secret weapon. Unlike most school, the President of Whitworth, B-Rob, is incredibly involved in eace student's life. Bill Robinson takes the time to know each student by name and genuinely cares about their individual experience at Whitworth. B-Rob insists that Whitworth is a "first-name basis" campus from administration, to faculty, staff and students. As a transfer, I know that this is not the case for many other schools. Whitworth is the most open, caring and down to earth university I know of.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice would be this: make the best decision you can based on what you know, but don't be afraid to change. College is an extremely important time in one's life. It is important to research several schools in order to make the best decisions about which school is right; however, even with a lot of research, not everything will always work out. Know that it is okay to make changes because transfering is always an option. Students should always a attend a college that meets both their academic and social needs. If academics are too strongly emphasized, students will often become discouraged and grow tired of the challenge. The best college experiences occur when students choose a school that allows them to be themselves. A school where they can feel comfortable with the education the receive and the person they are allowed to become. College is a time with a lot of unknowns so don't be afraid to change and make adjustments as needed - simply enjoy the ride because it may just be the time of your life!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Most Whitworth students are conservative however they are some of the friendliest and most outgoing people I have ever met. Incoming students should be active, outgoing and open minded. Most importantly though, students should just feel comfortable being themselves. Students who have a smile on their face, an open, giving, caring heart, and a desire to challenge themselves both personally and academically will most certainly fit in and feel comfortable calling Whitworth their home.

Kelsey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the college is really a place you want to go to. You'll be spending a lot of time there, so it's important tha...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the college is really a place you want to go to. You'll be spending a lot of time there, so it's important that you want to be there and that you're willing to make new friends and put yourself out there a little more. Don't be afraid to go far away from home either. College is a time when you can go out and do your own thing without as many responsibilities. It's about finding yourself and what you want to achieve in life - limiting yourself, I think, would only cause regrets. Get involved too! It's fun to meet new people, try new things and make a fool out of yourself every once in a while. It may be embarrassing at the time but it's a fun story for later! Also, don't just go to a school because they have a good sports team to play on. Pay just as much attention to academics - it is far more likely that you will use knowledge rather than athletic ability to succeed in life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think that the students are generally more conservative, middle-class Christians. Someone who wants to live on a smaller campus and be able to build more relationships with professors are definitely able to do that here. If someone wants to play sports, but still have a strong emphasis on academics as well would be well-supported by the Whitworth faculty and coaches.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think that the school spirit is not as strong around Whitworth because it is a smaller school. It would be fun to be able to go to the bigger games and have more people involved in the sports aspect of college.

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