Spokane, WA
Whitworth University


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Elizabeth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a christian school with a very open and accpeting mind.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a christian school with a very open and accpeting mind.

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

Make a pro con list for every college you are looking at.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Some one who enjoys community and wishes to grow in faith and in their education.

Christina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Very academically oriented; strong sence of community; committed, caring, and knowledgable professors; safe, fun and friendly...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Very academically oriented; strong sence of community; committed, caring, and knowledgable professors; safe, fun and friendly campus life; beautiful campus.

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

When chosing a college, research colleges that not only have exellent areas of study for your interests and career goals, but chose one that has campus life and extra curricular activities that you enjoy. Go on campus visits, attend classes, stay in the dorms, talk to current students about their college experience, and try to get an idea of what it would be like to attend that school. Don't shut your parents out of the decision process- they want what is best for you and will help you make the decision that you will be most comfortable and happy with. Also, have fun and RELAX! It should be a process that you can have fun with and really think about what you want in the next part of your life. When you get to college, try new activities and social events to meet new people and enjoy yourself. Keeping your dorm room door open when you are there is very helpful with this. Also, study more than you party.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors truly care about the success of the students and are always willing to help outside of class, campus life always has something fun going on, it is conservative and Protestant Christian, there is a big emphasis on community service, and the campus grounds are beautiful.

Adam
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small, closely-knit, fun campus of mostly Christians.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small, closely-knit, fun campus of mostly Christians.

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

Be open minded and confident when deciding where to apply and make sure that you have given a lot of thought to what exactly you want in a college before you decided where to go. When you get there, get to know as many people as possible; don't get stuck with having all friends with the same major!

What's unique about your campus?

Whitworth is a fantastic community for Christians who want to learn in an environment that is open-minded, but focused on and governed by Christian principles. Students who want to be involved in social and acedemic activities with other, like-minded peers will flourish at this school.

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.

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