- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Architecture
- Gender: F
- High School: Westside High School
- Transfer Student: N
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.
I am an architecture student so my college experience is slightly different than the average students. I don't have regular lecture classes, I am in studio probably 75% of the time making models and rendering. Not only are we on a first name basis with our professors but we have their phone numbers and have called them outside of class on more than one occasion to ask them questions about projects,etc. The other first year students in my major are like a family. When we started out, there was approximately 180 of us, and now at the end of the first year there is close to 150 students left. We live together, work together, eat together, hang out together, get in trouble together. I love the people I work with and I think that makes a big difference because I enjoy going to class and I enjoy participating when 150 of my best friends are right there with me.
I would like to think that no student would feel out of place at K-State, but I'm sure there are some that would. If you come from an upper class family and maybe have a complex towards others who were maybe raised on a farm or out in the country then this is not the school for you. I haven't so much noticed any racial tensions, as much as socio-economic tensions. I know kids who grew up in Overland Park who wear designer clothes and drive nice cars, and then I know kids who grew up out west and have more than 3 pairs of cowboy boots and drive big trucks. I have friends from Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and of course Kansas. Its an interesting group of people and learning about our differences is half the fun.
The Best Things
Everything! This place is absolutely amazing...i wouldn't change it for the world!
The Worst Things
the weather...its the midwest, enough said.