- Class: Freshman
- Major: Veterinary Science
- Gender: F
- High School: Massabesic High School
- Transfer Student: N
I think UNH is a great school. Some feel overwhelmed by the size, but for many it is not an issue. One thing I'd change is the cost. As a low-income out of state student, UNH's cost was scary. I was lucky enough to recieve very generous fiancial aid, but not all are that lucky. UNH gets the least help from their home state's government in the entire country, and it shows. The school is amazing, but if the tution was lower I think a more diverse set of students would be applying to the university. Durham truly is a college town. It is a quick walk to the downtown area, with many stores, a small grocery store, the post office, and even a Dunkin' Donuts is within walking distance. The biggest controversy on campus right now is the strike teachers want to innact for the summer classes. There is a great deal of school pride when it comes to athletics, but in general people are not as passionate about the school in general as they could be. One thing I will always remember about UNH is their hesitancy to call snow days. I have walked, swum, slipped, trudged, and anything in between.
For my major, because it is a pre-professional science major, all of my classes are intro and basic classes, which means they are HUGE. All of my classes this semester have lectures with over 150 people. This does not bother me, because I know that as I move on in my studies, the classes will become more personal. In my major students are very competitive because veterinary school is so hard to get into. It is important to do more than just get good grades so you can stand out. As of right now, my classes are pretty boring, but I cannot expect much more at this point. My reward, as I see it, for going through the motions my freshman year, will be more interesting classes and classes with more students who share my passions.
Because UNH is in NH, there is not much ethnic diveristy. There are many clubs though for students that have different racial, sexual preferences, or other beliefs to join and find others who share their views. As a lower class student, I have to admit that because of the high cost, UNH does attract many higher class students. It can be hard fitting in when many of your friends do not understand what it is like growing up poor. But one can make the most of it and I believe that anyone can find friends that they can fit in with and trust. The campus is fairly liberal, like most colleges.
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