- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Other Social Science
- Gender: F
- High School: Cherry Creek High School
- Transfer Student: N
I love the University of Wyoming. This is the right place for me to be in my life right now. UW is big enough that it has a wide range of classes and majors, but has the feel of a small college. Laramie is a nice little college town; although most people go to Ft. Collins if they want to do something interesting. I really like it here, but I don't think it is a good fit for everyone, particularly if you are looking for a 'big city' atmosphere.
I think the classes here are pretty much similar to elsewhere. A lot of students here are focused a little more on what they will be able to do with their degrees once they graduate, but I may think that because most of my friends are graduating within a year. There have been a few professors that I absolutely loved and a few I despised, but I think that's pretty typical.
Most of the students here are middle-class white children from Wyoming, but there is also a large group of international students. I have found almost everyone to be fairly open-minded, more so than you would perhaps suspect given their backgrounds. As a lesbian Jew I am not your typical Wyoming student, but so far I have not felt intimidated or degraded. In fact, last year I was trying to fix the Sukkah, a temporary building errected for one of our holidays, and two other students came up and helped and asked me about it. They were very nice, and interested in Judaism, but had very little information about it. In my experience this has been pretty typical; people are ignorant of my traditions, but not prejudiced against them.
The Best Things
I love the atmosphere.
The Worst Things
The possibility of being snowed into Laramie over winter or spring break