- Class: Senior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Navasota High School
- Transfer Student: N
The big picture about A&M is that we are a tight-knit student body who come together celebrating the Aggie Spirit. It's hard to explain exactly what that is or even attempt to define it, but I shall try. It's supporting the football team, regardless of the score. It's the student body coming together the first tuesday of the month to honor current students who has sadly passed away tragically. It's about being a part of something larger than yourself, and understanding that there are thousands of people who would support you if you ever needed it. I think the only thing I would change about this university would be the fact that we are growing out of the seams; this university is quite large, and it seems that there are times that the student body isn't always accomidated.
Class sizes at A&M are dependant on what class you take. Upper level classes are generally small, thus letting you have the chance to get to know your professor and other students. I personally have had amazing professors and met some wonderful people from classes alone. Being an English major at a university that is not known for its Liberal Arts college is interesting. The classes are wonderful because students and professors want to be there learning and discussing what we have read. My Medeval Literature professor used to be a child actor in a famous movie, however, he didn't like to discuss it very much. And it turns out that he knows my mom as well! College Station has this small town feel, and just happens to be a slightly large city. I believe that the education of students is geared at understanding the material and gaining something from the class. My Shakespeare professor told us after the first paper that he was more concerned about how we finish up in the class, how our writing has grown rather than how we are graded.
At A&M there is a lot of diversity. There are a vast number of International students along with students from various cultural backgrounds and beliefs. These voices have just as much say and just as much right to say it here. Though this university is one of the largest Conservative colleges in the nation, other views are welcomed and accepted as well. Diversity is what makes A&M truly unique. Two of my dearest friends are from Zimbabwe and Sierra Leon respectively. Another close friend is gay. And each of them have found their niche on campus and are active in promoting their respective diversity.
The Best Things
Among what I said earlier, There is this service A&M offers now called Code Maroon that was created to alert any event such as the shootings at Viginia Tech last year and in Illinois this year. It can truly save lives.
The Worst Things
I think that goes to finding a place to park 10 minutes before class!