- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Accounting
- Gender: F
- High School: Bixby
- Transfer Student: N
I like Arkansas, it's a good size. When I tell people that I go to school here, they react with maybe a little bit of surprise, just because I am from Oklahoma, and not very many people from my high school go here. When I am on campus, I spend a lot of time in the business building! I have classes there, I tutor there, and I go there to study after school. Fayetteville is definitely a college town. I don't really know how I feel about the Administration. I guess I don't have any specific complaints. Controversy? Like what... we all get along here! I think there is a lot of school pride. Everyone likes going to athletic events, it's a popular thing to do. I think something unusual about Arkansas is that you get your name sandblasted into a sidewalk after you graduate, and it's cool, because a lot of my family has graduated from here, and I can go find their names. An experience I will always remember, hmmmm, that would probably be joining the sorority.
Professors do tend to know my name. I am in lots of honors classes, and they tend to be smaller, which is nice. That way you can build better relationships with your teachers. One of my favorite classes has been Psychology, because even though it doesn't apply to my major, it's really interesting stuff. My least favorite class was Business Foundations, we had to do a dumb simulation where you forecasted for a company and competed against all the other companies in your class. A lot of people get into big study groups in the business school right before tests, we have an honors study lab for the honors students. In my classes participation is pretty necessary. The only class I have ever skipped is music lecture, just because it is soo easy. I can't make myself sit through the lecture. I don't know if we have intellectual conversations outside of class. I would say we discuss material from our classes, but we probably don't sound too intellectual. The students in my classes are VERY competetive. We all want As in every class. The most unique class I've taken might be Finite Math. It was all modular and everything was done on the computer. I've never had a class like that before. I am a recently declared accounting major, but I wouldn't really know anything about that yet, since I don't start the accounting classes until junior year. I spend a little bit of time outside of class with some of the business professors. I feel like Arkansas has high standards when it comes to academics. I think education is geared toward getting a job.
I participate in the religious groups on campus. We have StuMo (Student Mobilization) and Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). I don't know if anyone would feel left out here. The campus body is really diverse. You just have to be open to new things and new people. Well what you wear depends on which group you fall into. There are upperclassmen who dress professionally for class, that's not me. The the sorority group, which is known for wearing t-shirts with letters on them, jeans, uggs, and north face/patagonia jackets. When it's warm it just switches to shorts and sperry's. The frat guys wear a LOT of Polo. They wear the colored shorts, the polo shirts, and the backwards hats. Different types of students don't interact that much. After you establish yourself in a group, you kinda stick with it. Dining hall - Hmm... there might be a table of Asian students (they stick together), a group of all the Christian guys and girls that push a ton of tables together (they get really loud in the dining halls), fraternity boys with their backwards hats, and then a table of sorority girls that just rolled out of bed and are looking bad. I think most students are from in state. BUT there are lots from Texas too. Some from Oklahoma, some from Missouri. Few from Kansas, few from Tennessee. A lot of people have money, I would say that most people are somewhat politically aware, but not super active. I think most people are right winged. Some people in the business school (especially) talk about what they'll make out of school.
The Best Things
It's a great place! I love it here.
The Worst Things
Some classes/teachers are stupid.