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The campus is well laid out, and people are generally friendly. The buildings are sometimes old, but renovations to the interior bely the beautiful exterior that many hold. The town can seem small, but there is everything a college student needs to survive. Students hold lots of pride in K-State, and Aggieville is fun from Thursday to Sunday.
The best thing about K-State is by far the sense of community. Everyone is usually friendly on campus and the sporting events are great- especially basketball, volleyball, and football. The purple pride really shows. Manhattan is a great town and very friendly towards the students. The administration is great at K-State- they really care about us! Kids complain a lot about being bored, but I think that is crap because there is always a ton of stuff to do if you are willing to try new things.
The best thing about K-State has got to be the people. Some of the nicest people I have ever met are people I met at K-State. Its just a friendly, comfortable environment. I would have to say that Manhattan is the epitome of a college town. Everyone that lives here eats, sleeps, and breathes K-State sports. I have never seen so much purple in my entire life! Its really great to be surrounded by so much school spirit and so many other people who love the school as much as you do. One experience I will always remember happened before I even attended K-State. I was there for my orientation and enrollment, and Dean Bosco was giving a speech. He is the reason I came to K-State in the first place! He loves this school with all his heart and he will tell you everything you would want to know. I wanted to come here because I wanted to love my school as much as Dean Bosco did, he is so inspirational. I couldn't wait to be a wildcat after hearing him speak.
The best thing about K-state is it's community feeling and it's endless ways to get involved in many different organizations and clubs. Our campus is neither to big or to small, it is somewhat large, but again, gives you that community feeling of a close net campus. I personally spend alot of my time in Hale library on campus, it offers many great resources and is a great place for quite studying. I believe that Manhattan is definatly a college town, everywhere you look there are powercats and purple. K-state also shows that same pride right on campus. We have a great turnout for sporting events and other events on campus and everyone takes pride in being a wildcat. One experiance I will always remember is the Texas game last year, where we beat them and rushed the field. It was a really great memory to have and be apart of. A frequent student complaint is parking on campus, but hopefully the parking garage will help with that issue.
The best thing about K-State is the people, both students and faculty. Everyone goes above and beyond to help each other out in any way possible. Pat Bosco, our Dean of Student Life, somehow knows everyone and not only recognizes faces but can remember almost all the students' names. The school itself is a great size. You see enough familiar faces for comfort, but if you want to stay away from certain people its pretty easy. While on campus I spend most of my time in Eisenhower (the mostly English building) as well as the Student Union. There is so much to do in the union including: bowling, an apple store, bank, lots of food places, and Cat's Den (a convenience store). If you have extra time between classes, its a great place to go. The students have the most amazing pride and support for our school, but manage to do it without any of the arrogance. The general reaction I get from people is a good one when I tell them I go to K-State and they always make a comment about Aggieville. Calling Manhattan a college town is a huge understatement. The town has about 50,000 people here and 25,000+ are students. There is always something to do and somewhere to hang out. If you were to hear a complaint about anything here it would probably be parking and the fact that the roads around the university love to flood. If there is any type of strong precipitation then its going to get pretty ugly. They just started to build a parking garage on campus and until that is up there is virtually no parking.
Although K-State is a very large school and it is impossible to know everyone on campus, it feels like a small school. Many of the students here are from small-town Kansas, which breeds a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Commonly, when I tell people that I go to K-State, they automatically say, "Don't you mean 'Aggieville'?" Aggieville, Manhattan's bar district, is a common destination for many K-Staters during the weekend (or during the week!). It's definitely usually packed on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night, and it definitely gets rowdy at times (for example, we have "Fake St. Patty's Day" a week early to make sure students can celebrate St. Patty's Day-style before they leave for spring break). But there are many other things to do in Manhattan if you're not into the bar scene. The Student Union offers $1 movies, bowling, and games rather often, there are always great athletic competitions to attend, prestigious lectures, city parks to relax in, a couple of lakes within a 10-minute drive, etc.
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