- Class: Junior
- Major: Communications
- Gender: M
- High School: Jefferson Academy
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Boulder is the environment and surroundings. The campus is nestled next to the snow capped flatirons. The buildings on campus are also unique in that the architects attempted to make the buildings blend in with the surroundings so you can't help to be captivated by the nature. One thing I would change about CU is the parking situation. If you do not live within the vicinity of the campus or do not live on a bus route, driving and parking your car on campus is almost impossible. Tickets are handed out left and right and there parking passes are astronomical in price. CU's size is just right. You get the feeling of a large University, yet there are not so many students that you feel like a small fish in a big pond. When I tell people I go to Boulder they usually react by saying that it is a great school and I am lucky to be attending. When I am on campus I spend most of my time in the UMC, University Memorial Center. This is a place where students can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and catch up on homework. According to ESPN if Heaven was a college town, CU Boulder would be it, enough said. The biggest recent controversy on campus was the hiring of Bruce Benson as CU's president. Many students were concerned with his nomination because he is staunch Republic with a shaky past.
Whether or not my professors know my name is hit or miss. Freshman classes at CU are usually large lecture classes with hundreds of students and your professor is most likely not going to know your name. Later in your college career and when you develop your major more clearly, class sizes shirk and your professors are more likely to know you by name. My favorite class is The American Presidency where we dissect the process of the political election from start to finish. My least favorite class is Human Communication Theory which is extremely boring and I find it hard to pay attention in class. Participation is always required in classes, especially when classes are small. Students at CU are very competitive because there are a shortage of internships and one on one teacher involvement. The most unique class I have ever taken was Organizational Communication. It was interesting in that much of my class work involved spending time in an organization outside classes and write a report about some of the processes within the organization.
I have taken a LGBT class my sophomore year which was very enlightening. The only student I believe would feel out of place at Boulder is someone who is not sociable. There are so many different races and multiple sexualities at CU that almost anyone can feel at home. Most students wear warm clothing to class. Uggs and heavy coats are worn from September to April. Most CU students are from either Colorado, Texas, California and New York. Many students are middle to upper class at CU with the scale leaning towards the wealthier. CU students are absolutely politically are. Elections are a big deal on campuses. Most students would be considered very liberal.