- Class: Freshman
- Major: Environmental Sciences
- Gender: M
- High School: MIllard West
- Transfer Student: N
Lincoln is definitely a college town. Once you get off campus, there is just bar after bar and fast food. Lincoln as a city is really bland with not much to do. Other than the city of Lincoln, UNL is really great. I spend most of my time on campus either around my dorm or at the rec. The rec center at UNL is amazing. They have an indoor football field, lap pool, weight room, rock wall, and tons of other cool stuff including the injury care and prevention facilities. School pride is really apparent here, especially on football days. When the Huskers play, the campus and city is one big party. The administration recently made a bad decision to move the student section on the football stadium up about twenty rows and throw a bunch of old people in front of us. WTF? So everyone around campus is mad about that. The most frequent student complaint is about the university's alcohol policy. No alcohol is allowed on campus, which makes for some fairly boring weekends sometimes. Its all good though; the houses right off campus are where the partys are at, but beware of the Lincoln PD. They love nothing more than handing out MIPs and other alcohol related tickets.
Academics here are pretty challenging. Sometimes you will get a TA that can barely speak English and gets mad when you can't understand them. My favorite class this semester was my english 151 class. It was real laid back and personal. Our professor knew all our names after three classes and she treated us as equals. The assignments were tough, but they paid off in the end. Most of the professors on campus obviously are enthusiastic about what they do, but again, classes are challenging. Being a freshman, I have not had a lot of experience yet with academics here, but there are many advising centers around campus set up to help you when you get stuck on something. They are also there with advice for getting a job and selecting classes.
Most students on campus are fairly chill. Since the school is so big, there is a place for everyone on campus. Most students are the stereotypical white, middle class, protestant student (myself included), but they are still cool.
The Best Things
There is something for everybody. Nobody is left out.
The Worst Things
The Greek system and their way of thought. Its segregation.