- Class: Senior
- Major: Biology
- Gender: M
- High School: Cascade High School
- Transfer Student: Y
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.
I like some of the professors here, but compared to the ones I dislike (who most people also detest) they are an extreme minority, barely making up one percent of the total. Grades are not competitive and studying is a rarity. As far as intellectual conversations, you can hope for one every blue moon or so, but the general populace is much more likely to tell you about how smashed they got the night prior as opposed to their views on politics, scientific research or ethics. Education at WSU is supposedly geared toward producing well rounded students, which is essentially a way of saying you aren't getting out until we waste a great deal of your time and money. Within science majors there are a fair share of good professors, but there are also some that should never be unleashed upon the public, much less set in front of a white board and put in charge of someone's grade.
There is some diversity in the student body, mostly in the form of exchange students. Political awareness is slightly better on the whole than in your average kindergarten class, but not by much. Rich little snots and people that just shouldn't be in collegiate life abound here, so if that's who you hung out with in high school be prepared for the second verse to be the same as the first.
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It is an academic wasteland