- Class: Junior
- Major: Anthropology
- Gender: M
- High School: Axtell High School
- Transfer Student: N
The thing that I would like to change about Baylor is the Greek Life, if you could say there is one. At Baylor, being a private university they have decided that all Fraternities and Sororities are all equal and have a very close eye on them, so that they do not prefrom any dishonorable actions (drinking, etc...) at least when a few of the brothers or sisters are together. One of the best thing about Baylor is the campus life and the Baylor traditions/experience. Baylor is the perfect size. The classes are small, some have more. There enought student so that everybody doesnt know your business, but small enough that you would see each other on campus walking to class. When I tell people that I attend Baylor they Congratulate me and tell me that it must be nice attending such a prestigious university. That I could do a lot with a degree from Baylor University. I wouldnt say that Waco is a "college town." Waco has a total of three institutions of higher education (Baylor, McLennan Community College, and Texas State Technical College). It does how ever has some aspects of a "college town." The current administration at Baylor is a very active administration. It takes the feedback from students and faculty so they can make Baylor a better place for leaning for both parties. They take in consideration the concerns and questions of students and faculty and the Baylor community. Baylor University has a excepitonal program for school pride. The student show thier school pride constantly and the Waco community and surronding communities show thier support for thier Baylor Bears! Sic 'em! There is not anything that is out of the oridanary, that every other colleges dont have. The one of many experiences that I will always remember is "Welcome Week." This is the week that current students help incoming students move into the dorms, show them around campus, show them the ropes that they have lerned at Baylor, and just tell them about each other in general. I also will remember the day of the "Pudding War"! When Alpha Delta Pi had the war which the sisters had to bring some friends and threw pudding at each other and pudding slip and slides and water ballons The most frequent complaint among students is PARKING! Of course doesnt ever college have this. The other most frequent complaint is the attendance policy. What absence are excused and which one are.
The current professors that I have to know my name, I even had professor come up to me and say hi when they saw me at one of the local malls. So far the best class that I have taken is Classical Mythology. Just the course was fun and the other activites were a blast, the professor also made the course very exciting. The least favorite class that I have taken is my foreign language (french). Student that I have become friends with and know study about maybe 3 to 4 hours some days. Class participation is required for some courses offered at Baylor. So I would say that class participation is some what common. Some students do, I have over heard and been engaged in some very intellectual conversations at the local coffee house (Common Grounds). Baylor academic requirements are a bit regrious, but oridanary students that what to college can graduate from Baylor. Baylor believes that "intellectual understading is a tapestry, interwoven through faith, personal relationships, a supportive environment, character development, learning that endures, individual relfection and the search for excellence."
They are many different racial groups, religious backgroundsl, and soci-economic backgounds at Baylor University. I am a Catholic and of Hispanic origin that attends Baylor. During the three years that I have attended Baylor I have not had any indescretions about my race or faith. All types of faith and race are welcomed at Baylor and our supported greatly. I come from weahlty family and have a privileged background and I still have several friends from different soci-economic backgounds and they are very close friends. Which proves at Baylor people from all different types of backgrounds come together. The type of student that will most likely feel out of place at Baylor would be a anti-social student, that does want to participate in any extracurriculars. But if the student does have this type of personality they would still be welcomed and then left alone as the person wishes. You can find a typical Baylor student wearing athletic confertable clothes or jeans/shorts and a t-shirt to class and then thier a few that go all out and dress up to go to class. Students from around the world attend Baylor and interact with each other, but most of the students are from Texas. Students are politically aware and active, during student elections there are signs all over campus and the canidates are active all over campus.
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