Spokane, WA
Whitworth University


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

I remember, from my senior year in high school, putting enormous emphasis on choosing the ?right? school. I thought that the...

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

I remember, from my senior year in high school, putting enormous emphasis on choosing the ?right? school. I thought that the college/university for me would be a prestigious one. A name to put on my resume that would help me get a good job, or better yet a good position in graduate school. I now realize choosing the right school is about finding a place that promotes an environment for the growth of mind and heart. Life is much more encompassing than attaining a good job. Such a school is enjoyable and provides an atmosphere that gets a person excited about life. Life is also made up of more than intellect. The right school is a place that fosters both matters of the mind and heart. Find such a place, and a person will find the right institute. However, this is only half the battle, once a person finds the right college it is up to them to make the experience worthwhile. It boils down to subjective truth: we are what we do.

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

I wish I new more about Spokane before I came to Whitworth. I now know Spokane offers an array of activities ranging from city life to romping around in the hills. Being able to get away from campus is what I sometimes need to keep going strong.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

College challenges a person on every level that makes someone human, from the physical challenges of eating healthy and staying in shape to the emotional struggles of finding oneself. So then if a person is not ready to persevere through the fire that refines, they should not come to Whitworth.

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

Always visit the school that you are thinking about going to and always factor in cost when making a decision. You can still ...

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

Always visit the school that you are thinking about going to and always factor in cost when making a decision. You can still get a great education, even if it doesn't cost you 100 grand.

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

The worst thing is that there tends to be a lot of "clicks" formed based on ethnicity or popularity.

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

It is a small private christian school that doesn't discriminate. There are Christians and non-Christians, Jews, Mormons, Ae...

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

It is a small private christian school that doesn't discriminate. There are Christians and non-Christians, Jews, Mormons, Aetheists, all kinds of belief systems here because students are not required to sign a statement of belief to come. It has a focused mission that is made available to more people because of this and service is more of a choice then a requirement. Every January they provide a month long term, already paid for, which allows students to travel and do missions.

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

Just do it. Have fun adn let the stress slide off.

What's unique about your campus?

The availability of the professors and the connection with the students. Being a Christian Existentialist I was a little worried about fitting in at a christian school, but I recieved very little blow back from the students. During one chapel I spoke as a student teacher and layed out some of my beliefs. the pastor came up to me afterwards and told me how my views reflected his in a lot of ways. It was nice.

Chris
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are critical thinkers, interesting people, and wonderful men and women of God.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are critical thinkers, interesting people, and wonderful men and women of God.

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

Pray about it, and have confidence in your decision.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Those who want to integrate Christian faith with a high level of learning, or people who want to be welcomed into a college community. Also, non-Christians should come here if they want to see how Christians make sense of the world.

Tara
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Whitworth is best known for good Professor student ratio, and the easily accessible teachers.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Whitworth is best known for good Professor student ratio, and the easily accessible teachers.

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

There are many factors involved in choosing the right College. Some say it's the price tag of the education, and others claim it's the caliber of instruction. Though both are valid reasons to choose a College, what matters most differs for every person. The advice I give you is to take the time to reflect on who you are and what is most important to you and base your decision on those features. If you need to stay close to home because family is what's most important to you, then pick a school that is close. Don't feel pressure to choose a school because that's where your friends are going, or because others think it's right for you. Decide on which Colleges fit your desires and needs and apply for them. When you get there you'll find College is challenging academically, spiritually, morally, and emotionally. It is a time of growth and discovery both about yourself and the world. Take time to enjoy College in its good times and bad, and, if nothing else, learn from the experiences as well as the classes.

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

The worst thing about Whiworth is the food and the recent construction on campus. The food is like any cafeteria food perhaps a little better, but if you tend to be conscientious about what goes into it, you may want to have an alternative place to eat. The construction makes it a little hard to sleep in on days when you have late classes.

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

It has been my experience that college is a place where our nation's youth transform into the adults that enter into our soci...

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

It has been my experience that college is a place where our nation's youth transform into the adults that enter into our society. Because of this observation I urge prospective students and their parents to look for a school whose goals aim to enrich the lives of their students. Professors who invest in students, Student Leadership who take time to get to know their fellow residents and classmates, and an administration that does its best to give the students every opportunity to exceed and excel are all integral parts to a successful institution. It is also important to find a school that allows you to become independent and make your own choices. It is good for students to become responsible decision makers before they are exposed to the whole of society. Finding a college that is a safe place to make some mistakes and yet respects your decision making ability as a young adult is a critical part of developing one's independence. Taking ownership of your own future is a part of this, and also plays into the role of academic success. A healthy balance between academic and social commitment plays an important role in the college experience.

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

The school is not very ethnically or ideologically diverse and Spokane (the city that Whitworth is located in) is not very diverse either. Because it is a Christian institution many groups (such as gays or lesbians, atheists etc) feel like they are in the vast minority and have a hard time integrating in the morally centered community. This causes a rift between social groups that is not insurmountable, but definitely visable.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is frustrating that the school's rules and policies are governed by a group of rich old people, the Trustees. Obviously they have provided the money and support to keep the school going but often times they are close minded and resistant to change and inclusion of people who don't think the same way as they do.

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

VIsit, and if it feels right, go! Make sure you love the community, and don't have any regrets about your choice .

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

VIsit, and if it feels right, go! Make sure you love the community, and don't have any regrets about your choice .

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Most people here are very Christian, or at least have strict morals. Even if I don't agree with people, i feel like I have to keep that to myself when it comes to morals because I will be judged.

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

Find a school that is well known for some of the things you may be interested in studying. Make sure it's in a city or part ...

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

Find a school that is well known for some of the things you may be interested in studying. Make sure it's in a city or part of the country that you feel comfortable with - west coast, outskirts of large city... You may also want to look into the school's affiliations. Some schools may be more liberal, more conservative, or more something else. Know what you're looking for. Do your research, visit the school, look around, stay the night, ask lots of questions of faculty and students, talk with any of your friends that have been there, sit in on a couple classes, (in and out of your major area of interest). Find out what kind of extra-curricular activities they offer, what the campus looks like on weekends, and job options in the surrounding area. Mostly just follow your gut feeling and remember that you're not competing for schools, but they're competing for you!

What's unique about your campus?

The strength of the community at Whitworth University is one of the best things... the support for growth of faith, too. Professors that want more from you and want to get to know you, they love hanging out with college students and make time to sit and talk about random things. The strength of faculty's desie for their students to succeed

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

how many options there are to get involved in the school community, but how little time one has to devote to other things if they're going to focus on school. There really are so many options that it can be overwhelming and a distraction, and sometimes I feel judged for not participating in more activities, or not overloading credits, et c.

Jessica
Describe the students at your school.

The best people/friends I could ever meet!

Describe the students at your school.

The best people/friends I could ever meet!

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

Visit the colleges that you think you are interested in atending and you will know which one is right for you!

What's unique about your campus?

The community and the student-teacher relationships are the best thing about my school. There is always someone around when you are have a bad day/week, whether that be a teacher or a fellow student/friend.

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

The biggest thing to know in regard to school selection and choice is simply to go where you feel most comfortable. If you're...

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

The biggest thing to know in regard to school selection and choice is simply to go where you feel most comfortable. If you're happy where you are, things tend to just fall in line. You can find a job on (or off) campus to help off set costs incurred by the social life in college. You will meet the professors you need to who will then set you up with an internship in your Upperclassmen years. Things tend to work out when you're comfortable and happy. To parents, I would simply encourage their child to do what "feels right" for them. It's important to know the difference between "knowing what is best" for your child and living vicariously through them. This distinction is of the utmost importance at this stage in life. If the student is happy, the parents will be happy knowing their kid is right where they're supposed to be.

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

Probably the food. It's not terrible, but it could be better. Steps are being taken to help that along, though. It puts responsibility onto the students.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The slight tendence for people to be "fake." It happens a lot with leadership due to their pressures to be friendly to everyone. It's to be expected, but might happen more here than other places due to the "Christian Nature" of the school.

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