- Class: Senior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
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- Transfer Student: N
I love Texas A&M for all of its quirks and traditions. There is no other school this large where you will not feel like just another number to the faculty and staff. In fact, I rarely notice that the school is big at all. I love that everything seems to have a tradition to go along with it. While it takes a while to learn them all, and a lot of them seem kind of hoaky, the traditions will enrich your college experience, and make you feel a kinship with your fellow schoolmates. Everyone you meet on campus is not a stranger, but merely a friend you've yet to meet! Its so true. Aggies are the friendliest bunch you will encounter. We are always willing to lend a hand, give directions, and answer any question you might have. We would welcome anyone with open arms. And while A&M is in many ways a great school, we do have our quirks, but you learn to live with, and love them, to embrace them as your own.
I won't lie to you, classes at A&M are hard. They want the best, but they are willing to help. There is no reason to fail a class when so much tutoring, supplimental instruction, and interaction in the classroom is all available to you. Get to know your TA in the big classes, and you will certainly have some large classes. Get to know you professor in the classes that are required for your major. Not only will they help you with the material, but they really want to see you succeed in life, so they will bend over backwards to help you elsewhere. Like I said, everyone here is so welcoming, and willing to help. I suggest you meet a friend in every class. Sit next to them, exchange phone numbers or friend each other on Facebook, because if you miss a class you can copy their notes, or you guys could study together. I have met some of my best friends this way!
It is common to feel most alone in a crowd, there is no other place where you can be more anonymous. However, A&M and its students don't want you to feel left out. There are over 800 student run organizations on campus, and many off campus that you can join. I suggest you get really involved as a freshman. That way you will know how much you can handle when classes get really hard, and you will meet all kinds of amazing people who share your interests! Don't be afraid that you are the only one, you rarely are. People are really friendly here, if you are lost or need some help with anything, and I do mean anything, ask. Someone will always want to help you!
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The parking situation...you will see