- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Anthropology
- Gender: F
- High School: School of Environmental Studies
- Transfer Student: N
UND is a good school, size is nice but it could be bigger. I would make the costs less, i'm sure there are some things that could be cut out of the budget. When I say I am going to UND, people are surprised because I am liberal. The only reason I have stayed is because it is less expensive than the schools I would transfer and I plan on studying abroad at least twice to get experience- I am an Anthropology major and want to graduate with a good grip on reality and life, and how people are in different cultures. I spend my time on campus working in a coffee shop, in my sorority studying and sleeping, and in class. Yes Grand Forks is a college town, but a small one. UND administration seems to be okay, but they should cut the Greeks more slack and try to make things less expensive. Run things by the students before doing them (parking ramp off of University by Union). And give the Professors their parking spots back. Controversies on campus that I encounter are about beliefs, for an example the war. Yes there is definitely a lot of school pride. My sorority life is something I will always remember, along with a few classes that I have taken which have changed my life. Student complaints are about parking, and the costs of school, (tuition, attendance, books).
Yes all of my profs know me. My favorite class is Creative Writing as of now. Least favorite Environmental Science- I don't care for the teacher, he seems misinformed with what he is teaching and he makes his tests very difficult. Students study a lot, at least the ones I hang around. I have intellectual convos outside of class frequently. Some students are competitive, i'm not one of them. The most unique class I have taken was Intro to Cultural Anthropology. It was incredibly interesting. My major is Anthropology, and I know several of the professors well. I love my department, and the professors within. School is geared towards jobs in most cases. UND's academic requirements seem fine, could be raised.
I participate in cultural events usually. Any student who is not from the midwest might feel out of place, or who is very liberal and open minded (like me). I interact with a wide variety of people. I couldn't describe the tables of students in the dining hall. UND students are mostly from the Dakotas and Minnesota. Financial backgrounds vary, mostly middle class. Some students are active and politically aware, again I am one of them. Some students care about what they will earn, personally I want to travel and learn as much as I can and am less interested in money. I don't need to make hundreds of thousands a year to be happy, but some students feel like they will need to.
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