- Class: Freshman
- Major: Pre-Medical
- Gender: F
- High School: Colleyville Heritage High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Baylor is the science building. It's huge and beautiful. The science building is what attracts me to Baylor. One thing I would change: well there are actually many things I would change about Baylor. For starters, when I came to orientation at Baylor, I was told that I would be taught by professors only and my classes were going to be small. So far, I have been taught by two grad students, who didn't do the best job at teaching. Also, I have yet to have a small class. I understand that I'm taking science classes that are normally large, but my science professor even commented on the size of the class. I received an email from him at the beginning of the year and he was like I know you were told you were going to have small classes, but this isn't going to be one of them. Baylor is just the right size. It's big enough to have a variety of people, but small enough that you pass your friends everyday. When I tell people I go to Baylor, I get mixed reactions. Some people are like "WOW! That's really impressive. You must be really smart." Other people are like "oh you must be some baptist girl who doesn't go out and party much." This is all false. I do go out and have fun, whether it be a party or bowling. I hate that people view Baylor students as rich stuck up kids who don't have any fun. I spend most of my time in my dorm or in the science building studying. Baylor is not a college town. Waco, is well not a place I'd be happy to say I was from. Baylor's administration. The professors are friendly and are willing to help you out if you need it. The biggest controversy right now, is that Baylor is wasting it's money on stupid logos because they are so concerned about their stupid "ivy league" image. Who cares about a stupid logo?! I don't pick a school on whether their logo is two interlocking letters or if its the whole name of the school. Who is Baylor trying to impress? It's obviously not the students who go here. If they are so concerned about image, then why aren't they more concerned about the students. I mean, hello, I'm Baylor's image. We,as students, are Baylor's propoganda. We talk bad about Baylor, then there goes Baylor's reputation. If I'm not happy with Baylor I will express it to those that are interested in coming to Baylor and tell them Baylor's flaws. For example, Baylor doesn't have enough classes or class space for people who need to take those classes to graduate. I needed to take physics and genetics to graduate and take the MCAT. I have to have all those classes done plus the other required classes by the end of junior year. Now, Baylor being a huge science school, you would think they would have more classes. Maybe, Baylor should look in on hiring more professors instead of chaging some stupid logo. Well, the most frequent complaints recently have been about the logo being changed. No one is happy about it, except for the marketing advisers who are going to be making money off of this change. And the other main complaint is how difficult it is to get into the classes that you need to take to graduate.
Some professors know my name, mainly because I have gone to visit them outside of class. It's really important to visit your professors and get your name on their mind so that they know who you are, which allows them to be more willing to help you out. It depends on the student how often they study. I have friends who prefer to go out every weekend then take it slow and stay in to focus on classes. I have other friends who prefer to spend many hours studying in the library. It depends on how focused you are in school and how much studying time you need for your class. Class participation is common in language classes where its important for you to be comfortable with the language. In most of my other classes, such as math or science, class participation is seldom. Students at Baylor are very competitive. Everyone is competing for a job or a spot at a medical school. I do not spend time with professors outside of class, but if you want to have lunch or sit down with them, they are willing to schedule time with you.
Students that would feel out of place are those who may not believe in a God because students here are very open about religion and may make them feel like they have to accept God. Most students where very casual and relaxed clothing. I know my roommate and I wear sweatpants and a t-shirt to class some days. Other days we may wear blue jeans and t-shirt. We rarely dress up for class, unless we are trying to impress a cute boy.
The Best Things
The Worst Things
availabe classes and the changes that Baylor is going through