It feels like everyday I meet people who ask me what college I want to attend. I give them the usual list of colleges I wish to apply to, but when Hofstra University comes up, people ask me, “why do you want to apply to Hofstra University?” I say there are infinite reasons why I wish to go to Hofstra. The number one reason being that it is really close to home. Hofstra is an excellent school - one of the best schools in New York. Hofstra has over a 100 distinct majors and minors to choose from ranging from Biology to Engineering to American Studies. I plan to major in Biology, and Hofstra is the best for my major because it has resources to offer its students giving them hands on experiences. Being an AP student, I love to take arduous classes
The allurement to Hofstra come in a myriad of ways that make it a top college and a prospective place to apply. It is the largest private college on long island, New York, which is beautifully situated on a 240-acre campus. The thing I love about Hofstra is the dedicated faculty and the way they aid Students and make themselves available to everyone. The student faculty ratio 14:1 shows the personal attention devoted to students. In the past few months, they have reached out to me and helped me in the most cooperative manner. You can almost feel the love resonating from the campus. The wide range of majors and minors that are offered on campus – 140 undergraduate programs – gives the sophomores a variety of programs to choose from while shaping
In Frank Bruni’s article “The Real Campus Scourge,” the main argument that many college freshmen are extremely lonely at the start of their college careers is supported by numerous testimonials and statistics, which add to the credibility of the argument and ultimately make the argument very believable.
I am applying to Hofstra because I believe that the university can help me achieve my goals. From the time I was a young child, I knew I wanted to go into the medical field. While there is a long and difficult road ahead of me, I am sure that attending Hofstra University will help me go down that road.
Growing up in San Francisco has introduced me to a fast-paced lifestyle, and Hofstra University is ideal for me because it is located near New York City. Hofstra is located in the suburbs of Long Island and is less than an hour away from the heart of New York. Hofstra’s location offers the chance for me to immerse myself in different cultures, major sporting events, and all kinds of restaurants. Hofstra’s campus is the perfect college atmosphere by allowing easy walks to class along with a short drive to New York City.
“Higher education has particular practices and academic expectations to become accustomed to, and, for many students, starting university is the first time they have lived away from home, looked after themselves and been faced with so many new people and opportunities” (Maunder 140). This is coming from college graduates who have gone through these adjustments and transitions. The first year of college is crucial because this is when students are being exposed and introduced to living on their own and all of the other factors that accompany solo living. It forces the students to get out more and interact with different people. College for most students, is their first experience away from their parents and it allows them to mature on their
Colleges have always encouraged their students to live on campus, especially freshman. This is for the reason that living on campus allows student to encounter new cultures, participate in organizations, and reach academic heights. For example, Tarleton State University states that “Living on campus will enable [the student] to interact with diverse people enriching [their] educational experience and will provide convenient access to professors and academic resources the campus offers. In addition, on-campus students are more likely to become and stay involved in clubs and organizations” (Tarleton State University, 2016). Along with the notion that students residing on campus are likely to reach academic heights, a study conducted at the University of North Dakota during the fall semester of 1966-1967
When asked about her time so far at UM she stated, “I don’t like it here. I just don’t like school and I think the people here are too different then back home.” Further expressing a concern that she feels very isolated while at UM, a contribution to Sarah’s poor grades may derive from the fact that she was too preoccupied with adjusting to an environment that is so new to her that it is a shock. The oddity of Sarah’s comment though is that she has already built strong relationships with many people at the university, including her roommate. Sarah states her roommate is most influential in making her feel as if she is not alone as she is always there to talk to and comfort her. This scenario is not uncommon among many college students, but it is especially prevalent among first generation college students because of the strong ties to family that are often seen with these type of students.
College can be a very difficult place if you don’t have any assistance but with these recourses you have help in every area. I haven’t gotten a chance to use all of these recourses but the ones I have used have been more than helpful. When I first got my schedule I was confused about how the textbook numbers and the bookstore worked. I walked into the bookstore and someone was able to help me right away. A woman walked with me around the store and collected all of my textbooks within minutes. Another important recourse is the counseling service. Being a college student can be very stressful and confusing. How do I know I’m taking the proper classes I need? This service gives assistance in that area. They are also able to help with personal
I am also applying to Hofstra because the location of the campus is close to home and close to the endless opportunities of New York City. I am truthfully one of the most school spirited students at Bethpage; Whatever team is playing I am always there to cheer them on especially when it comes to giving my fellow teammates pep talks before racing in our track meets. I will continue this spirit at Hofstra and continue to attend my favorite college sports games, the Hofstra Pride Men’s Basketball games. Hofstra is a welcoming and familiar campus yet it will bring on such new and exciting experiences. Hofstra University has the perfect Long Island setting which provides students with a community campus experience with New York City as a major resource. Hofstra University welcomes students with alacrity that motivates students to prepare for their career and change the
As a high school senior, I spent all year searching for a compatible college that fits my requirements. I wanted a college that is affordable, so when I graduate I am not stuck with a massive debt. I wanted a campus that is has friendly people and feels like home. Finally, the college must provide me with the right skills to start my career. With those three standards in mind, I narrowed my choices to one perfect college.
Not only does Mt. SAC offer a high-quality education, but also a large number of support services. Mt. SAC provides services both on campus and online to help students in all different types of situations as they work to achieve their educational goals. Being able to have access to these support services on and off campus is essential for students in our 21st century colleges as they guide students on the right path toward success. That being said, a system like Minerva’s that requires students to use outside resources and fend for themselves, is a system that greatly neglects the students that are incapable of doing so on their own (508). Although, some students may feel comfortable managing on their own, other students have a harder time
The purpose of this memo is to explain why a new educational/support program should be started for students at Wake Tech Community College. This program will help students to be more successful in college, as they learn coping mechanisms to deal with situations and stressors often faced by new college students. Such a program will cause an increase in students’ grades and a decrease in the drop-out and dismissal rates.
The transition from high school to college is a dynamic time in one’s life that parallels the change from childhood to adulthood. Both of these changes are dramatic and, as a result, feelings are difficult to put down into words. A messy combination of emotions fills the heart, surfacing in strange ways. Confident high school seniors go right back to the bottom of the chain when entering college as freshmen. These students start all over, just like entering grade school or high school for the first time. The move up from high school to college signals the switch from dependence to self-sufficiency. From a personal point of view, going through the experience of graduating high school and transferring to a residential college campus at STLCOP, made me realize I was no longer a kid and capable of making my own decisions.
The first year of college comes with many changes and challenges. These changes can include the food in the cafeteria, study habits, time management skills, and much more. Every student has to find their own way to handle the first year and determine what works best for them. For many the most essential change is living away from home. Campus life provides opportunities to become a part of a unique, diversified community. With these opportunities come challenges, such as having a roommate, being away from one’s parents, and determining self-limits.