- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: Bainbridge Island High School
- Transfer Student: N
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 introduction classes are generally really big and chances are, the teachers won't know your name unless you make an effort. Upper division classes are more specialized and therefore smaller. I personally make sure that all of my teachers know who I am by going to officer hours or e-mailing them several times throughout the semester. When it comes down to submitting final grades I want them to know who I am. I'm a double major in psychology and human development specializing in adolescence with a sociology minor. My advisors and teachers are absolutely amazing and many of them are published researchers.
Many students wear sweats to class- something that apparently doesn't happen on other campuses. I don't think anyone would ever feel left out here because I think people are accepting and there are so many clubs and groups that you would always be able to find someone to be friends with. As I said earlier, everyone has being a Coug in common and that in itself creates a bond.
The Best Things
EVERYTHING!!!! COUGARS ROCK!!!!!!
The Worst Things
It's in the middle of wheatfields