- Class: Junior
- Major: Other
- Gender: M
- High School: Somerset Senior High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about UND is it's a very simple complex. The classrooms are all pretty much set down University and not just bunched together like other universities I've been to. I really wouldn't change anything about this aspect except for parking, there is limited parking for where I live. There is 1 giant parking lot for me to park in, and it seems like all the really decent spots around campus that are close to the buildings are "A" lot parking (faculty parking). I think UND is just the right size. It's not too unbelievably big like The University of Minnesota. I run into roughly 12-15 of my friends while walking to and from 3 classes I have throughout each day. You can really get to know almost everyone on campus. When I tell people from back home that I go to UND they're all big eyed because I'm going to a school that's over 300 miles away from home, and it's a more credible university. Other kids that I graduated with are going about 30 miles away from home for their higher level education. And a lot of them are going to the "typical" schools in the area. When I tell them I go to UND I seem to get more respect for actually "going places." Well to be honest, I spend a lot of my time in the library, or in my dorm room studying, playing games, or just hanging out with friends. I'm not on campus all that much either. I go to friends houses that I know from classes, or that used to live with me in the dorms. It's definitely a college town. Everywhere you go you can find apparel for UND, and hockey is HUGE up here. Being it's our only Division 1 sport at the moment. Also, Grand Forks isn't as big as most people would think, there's the college, and main street, then there is a bunch of high schools. That's about it. UND's administration could use a bit more... well a bit more. The Math department is really struggling with teachers. The current physics class I'm in, you can't understand the teacher worth jack, and he goes so fast you can't really keep up with what he's teaching. Everyone in that class is really dumbfounded when they leave for their next class. But the other departments seem to be doing O.K. The foreign languages (spanish) is also in need of some improvement, but that's a different story. Well there really hasn't been that big of a controversy on our campus but we're trying to move all of our sports over to Division 1, and that's causing a lot of problems for everyone here at UND. Parking ramps are going up (but they're exclusive, needing to pay $300 for a pass, PFFT!) the credit amount for athletes is changing (which is a real pain in the***considering we've been on the D2 schedule for the last couple years and now we have to change) School pride is huge. On nights when there is a hockey game in town you won't find anyone on their couch or really on campus because they're all at the game, or they're trying to find tickets at the last minute. The Englestad Arena is really something to see. The 2nd most prestigious rink in the world usually draws a crowd. The football games are the same story, considering for the football games UND student's get in for free with their ID's. Well you just have to get used to the people up here, in general. They're a different breed and I've had my moments where I just can't stand them. But overall they're genuinely good people. They're always willing to help you out, and when I go places with people they never lock the doors to their car. They "don't see the need" So crime isn't really big up here. Which is really nice.
The Best Things
Social Life. It's just sooo much fun when you don't have to worry about classes, and hangout with your friends. It's a blast.
The Worst Things
Classes... as in any school, am I wrong?