- Class: Junior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Blue Valley North
- Transfer Student: N
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.
The professors here are amazing. Although most of the Intro. classes are pretty large if you make an effort to talk to and get to know the professor, they will do the same. Most of the upper level and major specific classes are at most 35 people. This way you can get to know everyone in the class and your teacher on a more personal level. When you walk around Manhattan you constantly hear people talking about classes and the new things they've learned that day. The best classes I've taken are probably the ones that challenge me the most. I recently took Social Problems and it was fantastic. There are so many theories and people to learn about that something new is constantly coming up. K-State is a great school when it comes to preparing you for future jobs, but some of the classes are designed purely to provoke thought and growth of knowledge. If there is any advice I could give to someone its just this... GO TO CLASS! I know everyone says the same thing and from personal experience, classes are much easier if you've been to them.
The student body is mostly accepting and laid back. No one tries to push their beliefs on anyone else. Minorities and exchange students are completely accepted by almost everyone. The beliefs that conflict are kept mostly to themselves. Most of the students wear jeans and a t-shirt or sweats to class. There is the occasional group of sorority girls or fraternity boys dressed up, but the attire is mostly relaxed and comfort based.
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