- Class: Junior
- Major: Communications
- Gender: F
- High School: Cheyenne East High School
- Transfer Student: N
The wide open spaces and everyone's generosity is by far my favorite part about our state. I would bring more people here and have at least one big city. This place is too small and everyone seems to get sucked back into the state. I love the size of our university. I hope it stays this sixe so we can eventually get another university in the state. Because Laramie is so small the town is basically the campus so everyone is always at the union, on Greek Row or buzzing around downtown in Laramie. We are very lucky to have such a strong faculty and administration here at UW. They are all here truly for the students. This is evident because they know everyone's names and make you feel like people. I think the biggest controversy on campus is parking and pedestrian safety is our biggest challenge and concern. Unfortunately we have little to no school spirit. I think my high school has more spirit. This is because everyone who attends here are on scholarships and Wyoming was not their first choice. Our parents have so much pride. Wyoming is just very small and everyone here has a small town mentality. This makes us a little unusual. The one experience I will always remember is the lasting friendships I have made here. I am a better person because of this University and all that it has offered me. I think parking again is the biggest complaint.
Yes, professors know our names. My favorite class is Gender and Religion. I love this class and I am thinking about adding on a religion minor just because of this class. My least favorite class is Gender and Society. I study usually for five hours Monday through Thursday and the weekends at least six hours total. The most unique class I have taken is Women in Poverty in the United States. I have two departments. Both are a lot alike in that they are very active in helping students. The women's studies program is very involved on campus by hosting events and being a part of the campus community. I did spend time abroad with my professors in the Women Studies department and I see my advisors in both departments once a semester. I feel we have a very competitive University with challenging courses and classes. I feel that this University really prepares students for the real world and is very helpful when looking for jobs!
We are diverse in all areas compared to the rest of the state. We have people from all backgrounds, religions, genders, etc. I do feel that anyone who is not white and middle class would feel out of place only because the rest of the state is that. Most students wear sweaters, jeans, and t-shirts. Now and then you see students in business attire. UW is a great place because everyone hangs out with everyone else. It is very much the opposite of high school; however, everyone does have their group of friends. Unfortunately I never ate at the dining hall but I could guess there are the social people, the athletes, the Greeks, and everyone else. Most students are from Wyoming, middle class white families. Students are VERY politically active and involved here, and there is a definite split of republicans to democrats. Students here are mainly focused on the "right now" rather than "what will become of me."
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