- Class: Junior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Attended Dr. John D. Horn High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about UNT is that there is a large diverse group of students. For the most part, everyone is pretty friendly and happy. It's also exciting when semi famous people come here to speak for whatever reason. There's usually always something new going on on campus. Aside from the social aspect, UNT offers many degrees in different areas. Major classes are at a good student teacher ratio. There are many resources that are available to the students such as a million different libraries, gyms, labs and so on. Most of the buildings are located in close distance to one another. UNT is a pretty large campus. It's definitely a college town. If you were to go to walmart all you would see would be mostly college students. When I tell people I go to UNT I don't really get much of a reaction as I would if I told them I went to UT. I spend most of my time on campus in the art lab because they got those really cool new mac computers! Also, finding parking is literally imposible unless you wake up at 6 am and come to campus and just finish sleeping in your car. Don't bother wasting your money on a parking permit. Figure some other way out. You also have to drive like 10 mph because there's potholes EVERYWHERE!!!! There's also been construction going on for the past 5 years here and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere. Don't bother taking the bus either because it takes about an hour to get anywhere you want to when you might have well as walked. The bus drivers will drive and then randomly decide they need a smoke break while you have 5 minutes to get to class!!! Our infamous "Fry Street" is Crap street...they tore down Naranja, my bubble tea place and were suppose to replace it with a CVS, which they didn't even do!!! So now it's just a big pile of dirt! Another thing, they don't have a donut shop! This is unacceptable...how many mornings i have woken up and craved for a sprinkled frosty donut! Someone needs to start one, and whoever that someone is will be rolling in the dough. I know this sounds all morbid and horrible and it probably doesn't say too much about UNT, but for the most part, it's got it's highlights and you'll learn to love it. It's an experience, but make sure you have friends to enjoy it with or make some...otherwise you'll be VERY VERY VERY bored! UNT isn't really the safest campus or county. In the past few years there have been a number of murders,deaths,rapes,diseases....not good things, but at least we have blue light emergency telephones...thing! Just be sure you don't walk alone at night! Also, we get hit with the weather pretty bad up north. I'll never forget the great flood of denton 2007! The water was so strong that I almost got sucked into the drainage and died. I also won't forget the random snow blizzard in March 2008....it was like 78 degrees a few days before and then the next thing you know denton is completely covered in snow. School pride varies with people. As for me...it's pretty much non existent. Our teams pretty much suck...there's nothing to be proud of. The only unusual thing I can think of that UNT has...or had was an albino squirrel...until a hawk ate it.The albino preservation society was really mortified by this incident and no longer is an organization on campus.
In my classes I'm not sure if my professors know my name,but i'm pretty sure they might. I'm an english major and about to graduate and I have yet to take a class that I absolutely love. My least favorite are the classes who have crappy uninspired teachers. For me, the professor makes all the difference in how well I enjoy or do in the class. I don't know how often students study,but I don't have much to study, I just have a crap load to read read read. Class participation is voluntary depending on your professor. Sometimes you might get someone who will randomly pick on to answer a question when you don't know the answer and you end up looking stupid. I'm pretty nosy and UNT students do talk about intellectual topics...surprisingly. Many students are very opinionated and stand strong to their beliefs....they LOVE to debate and you can see this usually going on down by campus green when some preacher is preachin'. Some students are competitive, but seriously?? we're at UNT here, not at some ivy league. Not to say I don't care about my grades or anything,I get my stuff done, but I don't go crazy and try to do better than better. I think the most unique class i've taken was principles of advertising. I had to work with a group of about 12 people and come up with an advertisement to present in front of judges. I'm the type of person that hates group work so when I found out I needed a group that large I considered withdrawing from the class to avoid failing, but it turned out that this group became extremely close and everyone got along with everyone. I've never had that experience in a group before. My major is english my department, I wish offered more classes. The saddest part of being an english major is that they don't offer a class to teach you proper grammar. I don't know the difference between past perfect, perfect present, and so on. I want to learn it !!! I don't spend time with professors outside of class unless I have an appointment with them for some academic purpose. UNT's academic requirements are reasonable.
There's a HUGE diverse population on campus. So many students who like and do a million different things. Students who are differernt in religion,race,politics,interests,ect. I think any one would be able to fit right in. Students wear whatever they want to class. Usually you see the same type of people interacting with each other, but every once in a while there will be people of different group interacting as well.
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