Winona State University Top Questions

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


I wish I would have known how to determine if my major was correct and if it was what I truely wanted.


I wish that I would have know the requirements for the program that I am in. If I would have known all of the requirements I would have been able to better prepare myself during my senior year of high school.


I would have liked to now more about how to manage my time more wisely and have a healthier lifestyle, like finding time to work out more and eat healthier foods.


I wish I would've known that there was not a lot of activities to do in the winter outside of school. I love school, but theres times that you just really need to get away from school while still being here because theres so much school work to do to be far away from school. I just need a break sometimes and i think everyone does.


I wish I would have known how small the teaching faculty is for the Department of Education. There were a few professors I had for 2, and 3 classes. This didn't allow us as students to have someone who was truly an expert in their field, since they didn't specialize in teaching just one area.


Before coming to college I wish I'd known that studying in college and 'studying' in high school are not the same thing. Of course I had high school teachers tell me that I was going to have to work a lot harder in college than I ever had to in high school, but it never really sank in for me until I got to college. I wish someone had sat me down and told me that one day I would spend twelve hours on one chapter of Anatomy, but not to worry because it would be worth it!


The only thing that may have helped me would have been to have started in a school that had a pharmacy program and quaranteed admission to their program. However there is only a couple of school like that and they are expensive and private so in the long run that may not have been the best idea.


I wish I had known how much of a workload it is, and I wish I would've been more prepared for it.


I wish that I had known more about the services and club that the campus offers to students just because everything is a little overwhelming the first semseter.


About how hard you have to study to do well in some classes.


I wish I would have known about the difficulty in recieving scholarships and financial aid. It almost would have paid to attend a private school because scholarships are more available as well as grants.


I knew pretty much about the school as an academic facility, but I was never informed about the outside social life of the campus community. I'm glad I didn't know much about it because it gave me a chance to learn about other people and what there is to do for fun around here.




How cold it really get in the winter. And that there is not much to do around town.


I wish I had known what I wanted my major to be.


more about the academic credability


I wish I had known that this is a school where you get out of it what you put into it. I consider this to be a very good quality.


I wish that I had known that there were no sorority houses and that one had to start looking for housing at the very beginning of one school year for the next school year. I also wish I had known that there were no sorority houses in Winona.


That it was pretty small and there is nothing to do in the town


nothing, i think having preconcived notions about places, can disapoint, and make you act in a according to what you think is going to happen