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


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Before attending the Art Institute of York PA, I wish I had provided myself with more understanding about what I was majoring in. I wish I knew that it was more hands on and that I would have to do some extreme thinking and problem solving in order to allow my future clients the satisfaction of giving them exactly what they asked for.


I wish i had known how to write a perfect thesis statement!


Before I came to this school, or college in general, I wish I had known the importance of community service and school involvement. In high school, and pretty much every school before that, I have always focused solely on my academics. While focus on school work is important, I failed to realize the importance of extracurricular activities, such as volunteer work, sports, or school clubs. Now that I am in a college environment, I discovered that extracurriculars and a healthy social life make for a more well rounded student and person all together.


That the price of tuition each year would go up.


Before coming to this school, I wish I would have realized how much of a party school it really was. I have heard stories before, but never really believed it was as big of a problem as it is. There is an entire street known for having parties. I am not a drinker, nor do I participate in those activities, but it is just frustrating to know there is an entire street known for its party-like habits, yet the school still puts students there to live.


I did a lot of research on York before making my decision to apply there by asking people I knew who went to York about the classes and campus activities. So when I finally was able to start I had a handel on what to expect and how to prepare for it.


the amount of increase in tuition


I honestly wish I would have researched the city my school is in more. The school is great; however the city is very boring. Theres really nothing to do unless you make it happen in the dorms. However while there may not be anything to do in the city staying on campus and finding fun things to do isn't that hard. Also, my school is only an hour - two hours from 3 major cities. It's always somewhere to have fun!!


The workload for the mechanical engineering curriculum


I wish i had known that it was hard to make friends if you are a communiter


I wish I would have known how far sixty miles really is . I would really rather be closer to home. I drive an hour and a half every weekend to come home because I really don't like where I am.


That I must keep an opened mind and realize that not all Professor's are created equal. There are many Professor's at my college that go above and beyond their teaching, but it only takes that one Professor that gives you a sour taste in your mouth. When a student is paying such a high cost for education we need all Professors to always be reaching out to help every student . I am thankful that my college has a learning center where I can get the extra help I may need.


I wish I would have known to join some type of club sooner rather than later because now that I have I really enjoy it.


Hard classes


I wish I had realized which professors were worth my time; some are very interested in students and highly receptive to their ideas (and the subject matter overall), and others seem fairly apathetic. I also wish I had known that York College seems rather uninterested in global affairs. A sense of community is important, but I don't believe that private schools (such as York) should restrict their focus to this alone. I also wish I had known that the majority of students' social life would be so predictable, consisting solely of drinking or going to sporting events.


What I wanted to do with my life.


This school helped me know everything i needed to when i came here. If your take a tour its definately your best option to learn more about the campus and the social life.


That the food on campus isn't especially good.


That the surrounding neighborhoods aren't that safe. When I came to visit the school, we pretty much came right off of the highway. The road that we went on to get there seemed like there were nice houses and everything on it. When I got here though, I quickly learned that the streets going back the other way are not safe streets at all. Also, the city we are near can be dangerous too.


I wish I was more aware of how small it is and how much like high school it is.


That YCP is more conservative than other schools.