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The amount of student pride is awesome at WSU. I love it. It makes you feel like you are part of a big community because everyone bleeds crimson and is proud to display their feelings and emotions. Sometimes, they do so in a negative way. I think our school is a perfect size. I think we have nearly 24,000 students and its growing every year. They could make the stadium bigger though. WSU-pullman is definitely a college town. You hardly see any adults. No matter where you go you are surrounded by people your age which is awesome. Very easy to meet the opposite sex.
I would say Washington State University is more of a community than a school. We're small enough that you can get to know a good amount of people, but still large enough to feel like a big college.
The best thing about WSU is definitely the pride. I love wearing sweatshirts that reference Cougs when I go to other places because you can always find someone who will shout "go cougs!" when they see you. I can't think of anyone who isn't proud to be a part of a state school that people in New York have heard about. As far as size, WSU is PERFECT! Its big enough that I don't know everyone, but small enough to be its own community. We all have our love of Cougs in common. Pullman is mostly made up of college students, but even the citizens of the city are caught up in the school spirit. I think that being a Coug is the most amazing experience. There's nothing better than the sight of crimson on a Cougar football saturday.
The best thing about Washington State is the sense of community that surrounds the area. People are so friendly and really make you feel at home here. People truly do care, professors too. The school is fairly large and I'd like to see it decrease in size a little. People's reactions are all different, however I don't care much, it doesn't make me any less proud to be a coug! I spend most of my time at my sorority house but have many homes including the library, the cub when it was open as well as my departments building. WSU is the definition of a college town. I love our administration, especially our President who constantly puts himself in the college community. I've met him a handful of times and he treats everyone like they're an old friend. Our sense of community and small town atmosphere create a huge amount of school spirit and I feel our school truly prides itself in character and integrity.
If you happen to need a degree that UW doesn't offer, or just don't have what it takes to get in somewhere else I pity you, because you'll end up here (I fell into the former category when I first came here). If you're looking to be treated like a slightly older highschool student this is the place for you, good classes are far and few between and for the most part you can pass just by showing up. You tell me if that's a place you want to be.
The greatest thing about Washington State University that makes me truely love this school is the people, the pride, the spirit. Only at WSU will you be able to yell out your car window at an old man "GO COUGS!" to have him respond with a smile and a thumbs up. Nowhere else will you be able to go into a bar on campus and automatically have something great in common with someone you have never even met. They (students at UW) may think that being snobby is the way to be, but here in Pullman, we love life. We love being immature at times as long as you are with your friends and as long as you remember those memories forever. You will often catch yourself in the middle of a test trying to recall what the Professor said in class and be unable. But you will never forget about the times you shared with your friends at Washington State.
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