Hey, sorry for the delayed response. You should be able to get in with a 3.0 gpa. That is respectable. Our admissions office looks at weighted GPA, rather than unweighted. The SAT will work, but I can tell you that more scholarship money is available if you do well on the ACT instead.
|—||Former Campbell University President Norman Adrian Wiggins in his May 2007 Commencement Address at Campbell. He died in August 2007. (via wearecampbell)|
Yesterday we posted a list with links to stories about the trick golf shot that our students in the PGA Golf Management University Program made that have appeared on various news and entertainment sites with local, national, and global audiences.
Of course, we at Campbell University…
No problem! I love my school. I was set on attending the University of Tennessee, but that changed when I visited Campbell. As soon as I stepped on campus it just felt right. You’ll experience that somewhere eventually. I came at first because it felt like home and it felt right for the path I wanted to take in my education. It’s a small campus but beautiful (except when construction is being done like at most colleges). We are located in the middle of nowhere but close to somewhere. For example, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Garner, and Durham are within 20-45 minutes away. I like it though because we’re not isolated but far enough away to keep from getting distracted too much since it is a dry campus. It is a Baptist-affiliated school, but that doesn’t mean that you have to follow any specific religion or set of beliefs to fit in here.
Our law school has had the highest bar exam scores in North Carolina for a few years now. The business school is becoming one of the top in the nation and is often seen in national magazines. The pharmacy school has had a 98.5% passage rate on the board exam over the past 25 years. Needless to say, I think we’re very strong and can compete with the larger schools when it comes to getting you a job after school.
Useless facts about the school that I like:
- Colors are black and orange (Gotta love it!)
- Mascot is the Fighting Camels
- Big spring concerts every year
- Great athletic and academic facilities
- Named the safest campus in NC
- Named the number one college in the US to find love
All of the employees and most of the teachers are nice. The only place you see grumpiness is when it comes to financial aid or the business office but that’s in every college.
Obviously, I’m biased. I’ve been here three years and just got accepted to pharmacy school so I’ll be here for four more haha. However, I highly recommend coming for a visit! A private one is best from personal experience, but a public one would be alright. Find out what you like and go with it. Good luck in your decision and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask! Oh yeah, and GO CAMELS!
The bizarre hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and his supposedly dead girlfriend took the Internet by storm this week. Soon it will blitz a theater near you.
Man, 2012 has been a heck of a year. It’s ups and downs have taken me for a ride, but it’s been for the best. I’ve gone from extreme highs to extreme lows and it has taken its toll on me. Here are the things that have defined my year for the most part:
- Disney World trip with CAB on Spring Break and my birthday
- Made President’s List for the first time
- Coca-Cola 600 with Leilani Doi
- Voting on Amendment One in North Carolina
- Went golfing for the first time
- Working at Wilsonart all summer and building strong bonds with my coworkers
- Ending a long relationship with who I thought was definitely the love of my life
- Losing almost 20 pounds since June
- Voting in my first presidential election although in a losing effort
- Discovering Duck Dynasty
- Getting accepted to ETSU and CU for pharmacy school
All of these events have helped change me this year in some form or fashion. I am confident in myself in almost every way, more caring for humanity, and a better critical thinker. Times spent with my family, church, and friends have shown me that I have the best people around me possible in my life. Most importantly, I have grown closer in my walk with God this year, and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store!
Every since I was little, I’ve been a fierce competitor in everything I do. It doesn’t matter if it’s sports, school, or making a sandwich; I try to do it best. Many people in today’s society say that competition is a bad thing. They say that it encourages bullying and does not allow some to reach their full potential. For example, in my high school, instead of honoring the valedictorian and salutatorian at graduation, they chose not to so that others wouldn’t feel bad that they weren’t given that title. I, however, believe they should have been recognized considering they worked hard to obtain that status. They outperformed everyone else on a level playing field and should be given credit. Also, another graduation instance: the junior marshals who assist in the ceremony used to be in order of class rank but have recently been placed in alphabetical order so that there is no hostility amongst the group. Who cares? Give the credit where credit is due and allow competition.
Competition is one major aspect of life that has helped me get to the place I am today. In high school, it was never enough just to get an A in a class; I had to get the highest A to be satisfied. I was disappointed in myself when this goal eluded me. I thrived on knowing that I was the “best” academically speaking. In my senior year, I lost that drive and motivation, thus causing me to slip a bit. The A’s kept coming, but they were harder to get because I didn’t encourage myself to beat everyone else. Once I reached college, I reached a middle ground. I strive to be the absolute best in all that I do, but I do not get as hard on myself when I still do well but maybe not as well as someone else. This way, I still have the motivation to succeed while living a healthier lifestyle where I don’t get some down on myself.
This is especially important in sports. I cannot stand when games end in a tie. Like former NFL head coach Herm Edwards said, “You play to win the game.” If you don’t crown a winner, why even play? For fun? Where is the fun in losing? Competitors want to win. Look at Tim Tebow. While he may not have the best statistics as a quarterback or the best throwing mechanics, his record and intense competitive nature make a decent starting quarterback in the NFL and a role model worldwide. Another example: People don’t buy lottery tickets just because; they buy them to win!
I just hope by the time I have children, our society hasn’t tried to eliminate the idea of competition. We need to stop hindering competitive attitudes. Getting rid of competition may reduce bullying or whatever other purpose has been proposed. However, for those near the top, it is what propels them to continue to thrive. It’s not necessarily an arrogant attitude but rather a willingness to go above and beyond, doing what others may not to be all you can be.