- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The best things about Union are the campus, the trimester, and the people. The buildings on campus have beautiful architecture, and the trees and gardens make Union seem much more welcoming than most colleges. Many people who aren't on a trimester schedule at their school do not realize how great it is. Yeah, so we don't have the same breaks as most colleges and we get out in June, but you can't beat only having to deal with 3 classes for ten weeks. It makes the school year seem a lot more organized and it is easy to get internships in the winter (when most kids are still in school and there is less competition), and the summer. There are people who fit almost every stereotype here at Union. Although the lack of diversity here is sometimes discussed, I think that no matter what category you identify yourself with there is at least one group of people you will connect with. Everyone is very nice and mature here and it is easy to get along. The one thing I would change about Union would be the location. I would just rather be in a somewhat nicer area. But, I guess it makes renting an off campus house cheaper when you are older.
I love how most of my classes are intimate. At a big University, kids can get lost in the shuffle, but here professors care about you and are very accommodating. Last trimester, I took a class with only six kids and we were able to change the time to later in the day since none of us wanted to wake up early. Here, many kids are naturally smart. There are some that study rarely, and others that are locked in the library all the time. With only three classes at a time though, the workload is not that hard to handle.
Going to class in sweatpants is rare for most people besides athletes. People do not necessarily dress to impress everyday, but they do take care of themselves enough to care about the image they give off to others. The only people who would feel out of place here would probably be a total "deadbeat" or someone that does not commit to anything. Most of the students here are involved in some sort of social organization, sports or intramural team, or academic group. Because of the high price tag on a Union education, there are a lot of wealthy Northeastern students here, but there are also a lot of scholarship opportunities for those who may not be able to afford it. There is definitely a lot more political talk going on here at Union than there was in high school, but I think that is true of many colleges. Union tends to be quite central in the student body's political tendencies, but if anything it is probably more liberal than conservative.