- Class: Freshman
- Major: Pre-Medical
- Gender: F
- High School: Platteville High School
- Transfer Student: N
The U is a great place for academics, meeting people, and to have a great time. For many students like myself coming from a small town can make adjusting to the cities difficult, but it will most likely happen. Give it time, and be open-minded. There is tons of stuff always going on around campus, take advantage of them (many are free, or very low-price). The first couple weeks of school are going to be the least stresful involving homework, use this time to explore. I love Coffman Memorial and the Northrop Mall. Both of these areas are great for studying but also double for recreation. Every weekend there is tons of things to do in Coffman, such as Gophers After Dark activities, which is a gret oppurtunity for those that would like to avoid the partying atmosphere. I also love going to the Gopher games, a great way to get involved with our school spirit is to purchase season football tickets. It is great to see so many people coming together to cheer for our beloved gophers!
I am a Pre-med Psychology and Kinesiology double major. I would reccomend taking at least 1 psychology class in your 4 years here at the U. There are some great profesors in the psyc department, that are excited about psyc. Speaking of professors, many of them absolutly love what they do and make classes very fun and interesting. Because of the large lecture classes, many of them don't know every student by name, but be sure make an effort to introduce yourself to them. They love getting to know their students. Also keeping in touch with them will give you great resources for future letters of reccomendation. Students that keep in touch tend to do much better also, because they are comfortable asking questions. Because of the size of this institution the top students are incredlby competitive, but having a challege is never a bad thing.
Diversity is a huge and awesome part of this campus. I personally came from a small predominantly white town to here, and I love the fact that I have had the oppurtunity to meet so many people and learn about there cultures. There are many people that are from small towns, but also many that come from the cities, and there is also a large number of international students here at the U. Besides racial diversity there are many other diverse groups here at the U. A huge group that not only is represented by a student organization, but also has its own living learning communtiy in the dorms is GLBTA. Many people are completely comfortable with this. Most religions are also represented by student groups, there really is something for EVERYONE.
The Best Things
I love it all!
The Worst Things
My biggest pet peeve is when scheduling classes and I accidentally schedule them on opposite sides of the campus, with only 15 minutes between.