So How important is freshman year?

<p>I did poorly freshman year (3.0), how much will this affect me at places like Pomona, Reed, and Occidental. My grades show steady improvement from sophomore and junior years. (3.7 to 4.0). I've heard that freshman grades aren't very important, are the inconsiquential or do they matter more than I think?</p>

<p>The better the school the more freshman year has an impact, however there are exceptions..like stanford.</p>