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Carrie Hicks

Why would a prospective freshman bypass a major university of 25,000 students 30 minutes from home in order to attend a smaller school 2 hours away?

For Carrie Hicks, the choice was simple.

  "I came to JSU because it was smaller and provides more one-on-one attention. Here, you   can get to know your instructors better, as well as other students. At JSU, I'm more than a number."

Carrie, a biology major from Valley, AL, has found no shortage of activities and friendships since coming to JSU. She is a member of the Freshman Forum and works as a student assistant in one of the busiest offices on campus-Admissions. She also has formed many friendships as a result of becoming a Phi Mu little sister. Living on campus, in Fitzpatrick Hall, has also helped her take a more involved role on campus.

"I know that academics are supposed to be really important, and they are, but getting involved has really helped me grow as a person," Carrie says.

"Our motto is the Friendliest Campus in the South, and I'd tell anyone thinking of coming here that JSU really is the Friendliest Campus," she adds. "Everyone always speaks or smiles, even if you don't know who they are."

Photo & story courtesy Angie Finley.

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Important Dates

Scholarship Period
October 1, 2013 - March 1, 2014

FAFSA Priority Deadline
March 15, 2014

Spring Preview Day
February 22, 2014
April 5, 2014

Housing Priority Deadline
May 1, 2014

Note: The application fee increased to $35 effective 8/28/2013