- Class: Senior
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: Hebron High School
- Transfer Student: N
Texas A&M is a very unique place. There is no place like it on earth. I am from big city Dallas, and coming to College Station was a bit of a culture shock for me, but in a good way. Texas A&M has such a warm and friendly atmosphere. The spirit and traditions are what separates Texas A&M from any other university. There are so many aspects to campus and to A&M's history that make Texas A&M more than just a college. A&M becomes a home. I could go on all day about Texas A&M, but you cannot comprehend it until you see and feel the Aggie Spirit. "From the outside looking in you can't understand it, and from the inside looking out you can't explain it."
I am currently a kinesiology major aiming to become a physical therapist. This particular department has been very helpful in assisting me in achieving my goals and setting a plan for my future. Core classes have been my least favorite because they are very impersonal. There are more than 300 people in most of the core science or math classes because almost everyone has to take them. In these classes, professors do not get the opportunity to meet students unless the student approaches them and maintains contact with them throughout the semester. Once you get into upper level classes that are more major specific, the classes become more interactive, and the professors are more likely to remember your name and face. My favorite class so far has been a kinesiology class required for all kinesiology majors. It was not a regular PE class as most would think. It combined every aspect of physical fitness (cardio, stength, flexibility, agility, etc), and it contained a solid lecture base as well. This class forced me to push myself to reach my goals. Getting an A in that class is very difficult because the professor wants to you work towards improvement throughout the semester. It was great reflecting on my progress at the end of the semester. I accomplished things I never thought I could do. Although I did not get an A (granted I was very close), I still felt like I had accomplished so much more than just earning a grade. It seems like most professors at A&M want you to succeed, and they want you to improve. Most of my classes have been based on improving throughout the semester. The professors want you to leave your college career feeling ready for the real world, and that is exactly what they do.
Texas A&M is viewed as a campus full of closed minded, white, Southern Baptist, farmers. While a large portion of campus is Caucasian, diversity on campus has increased so much over the years. Gradually, more and more ethnicities are coming to A&M once they see that the campus is far more accepting than the stereotypes portray. There are many organizations on campus geared towards different religious groups, the GLBT community, different ethnicities and backgrounds, which makes it very easy to find a group and create a solid group of friends.
The Best Things
The Aggie Spirit
The Worst Things
Transportation Services...boo for parking tickets