- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Economics
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The reason why I choose UND is because it is a large campus where you can always keep meeting and getting involved in different activities. It is an ever changing atmosphere but you can always find a strong familiarity. The campus is also small enough so that you can run into people you know every day and can build up great relationships with faculty and with other students.
I like to compare my Honors courses to my traditional courses. Honors courses focus around involvement and the students are the real leaders in the class discussion. I wish that the traditional courses would allow for this opportunity as well. I dislike just sitting in a classroom for an hour and just have to listen to one person drone on forever and not care about the students sitting in the seats. Some teachers try to connect with the students but get easily frustrated or just give up. Others don't even notice the students and seem to be just talking to themselves. I also feel like many classes are just geared towards students doing well on tests. Along with teaching the topics covered, there is a need to be taught how this applies to the rest of the world and how this can be continued in the real world. Information doesn't stick unless I can apply it to a real situation. This is the main thing UND is lacking. An expansion of the classes so that it extends beyond information and includes real examples.
I think the UND student body is pretty diverse if you know where to look. There is a place for everyone as long as you know where to look or to go. I think students are pretty typical overal and that each major has their own types of students.