- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Music
- Gender: F
- High School: Lee's Summit West High School
- Transfer Student: N
I would have to say that the very best thing about KU is the feeling of community that exists here. We are all united by our love for our school. This stems from the success of athletic programs like basketball and, recently, football; it also comes from the cooperation and collaboration that occurs in the academic fields, as well. We're all rooting for and helping each other. Lawrence is a fantastic college town, too. There are so many different environments to be a part of here. There's great dining and shopping downtown, excellent residential areas full of growing families, and you never have to look far to find a beautiful natural landscape.
I feel that most of the students here at KU are intellectually aware. I can remember being at the dining hall of all places and starting a conversation with a couple of my friends about the morality of politics. We discussed the question of the morality of abortion, stem cell research, the death penalty, and how much control the government should have over these issues. We sat there talking for about two and a half hours and then continued our discussion once we got back to the dorm. I love the music department here at KU. The faculty are amazing and are willing to do as much as they can to make sure we have the skills we need to succeed. The level of competition here at KU keeps things interesting and really encourages us to pursue excellence. The best thing about the department, though, is that we all support each other. No one wants the person next to them to fail. It's a truly great, positive environment in which to learn and make music.
The Best Things
The people. Even though it's a big campus, you never feel insignificant or lost. Everyone makes you feel welcome!
The Worst Things
The hills can be tiring, especially if you have to ride your bike back up to the dorm, but they do give you nice calves!