- Class: Freshman
- Major: Literature
- Gender: F
- High School: Lansing High School
- Transfer Student: N
American is the best of both worlds. You get the opportunities of the nation's capital along with the close knit community of a small campus. I see people I know every time I walk to class (which is never more than a seven minute walk). We don't have a football team, which is a problem for a lot of people. But hey, at least we are undefeated. The other teams are also decent, so there is a fair amount of school spirit in terms of athletic support. The dining options when you have a meal plan are very limited. There's only one dining hall, and most of the other options cost money instead of taking a meal swipe.
Academics are really great at American. All of my professors know my name, and 3 of my classes this semester have less than 20 students. Most classes are discussion based, particularly in the lit department. The main problem is that grade inflation hasn't quite hit the school. Based on what friends from other schools say, it's a lot harder to get an A here. They lie to you about loving kids who are undecided. You get stuck with an adviser who is supposed to know about everything, and therefore knows basically nothing. Not helpful at all for deciding what you want to do with your life.
There is a pretty diverse student body here. Unfortunately, they put all of the diverse students into one dorm. If you don't live there, you don't interact with them at all. Most of the girls have the same outfit on everyday: leggings (with no skirt), Uggs, and a Northface fleece. Most of the students are liberal, but there is a vocal minority of conservatives.
The Best Things
The Worst Things
the dining hall food