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Sarah Nie Quotes

Mary Baldwin was a good transition experience to university [life], I think. We had a special orientation for us PEG students. And we had to take courses in math and history and such to make up for what we missed in high school.
Sarah Nie
#Experience

My father was all for it, my mother, being a mother, was more worried of course. She wanted me to stay at home, but I felt ready. I was always raised as an independent person. The main effect of [starting university] this early was that I matured earlier.
Sarah Nie
#Mother

First semester there were some difficulties, of course, but all transfer students have that adjustment period. But after that period, everything went a lot more smoothly. Doing well in class and such. And my age was never an issue.
Sarah Nie
#Students

Courses such as physics, which I hadn't taken before coming here, was of course challenging. Other students had taken it in high school, so I had to work harder to grasp the material which was all new to me. But, overall, I look at classes in terms of your learning ability. Your learning ability is your learning ability. Most of the material in college courses is new to everyone, so they are in the same situation as me.
Sarah Nie
#Physics

Professors and most of the people here don't know about it. It is not publicized or anything. My age only comes up occasionally. If the person doesn't know me, they feel threatened perhaps. But once they get to know me and become my friend, it doesn't enter their minds anymore.
Sarah Nie
#Age And Aging

Both of my parents were immigrants from China -- we had to work really hard to get here. Our financial situation was not good at many points when I was growing up. They were not able to help me with schoolwork that much, but otherwise they have always been great examples for me to be hardworking.
Sarah Nie
#Parents

I think, like everyone else, I am a little scared and a little excited. You've been at school all your life and now what awaits you is much different.
Sarah Nie
#School