- Class: Junior
- Major: Computer Science
- Gender: M
- High School: Hanford High School
- Transfer Student: Y
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.
When you first start out, your classes are huge. I have had classes from 200-400 people in them and the teachers didnt know my name. My Teaching Assistants did. However, once you get going and finish your general classes, then your classes will get smaller and all of my teachers now know me by my first name. Washington State is an awesome school with teachers who love teh Cougs just as much as the students. Actually, they probably love them more because a lot of them went here when they were younger. It is not rare to run into a Professor at the store and talk to them. I have had a few Professors that go to the Library with me and have some pretty intense intellectual conversations that have completely changed how I think. What I love most about the education system here is that it is set up to develop your communication skills and prepare you to get a job through both what you know and who you know.
With almost 20,000 undergrads at WSU, there are all sorts of clubs and student bodies on campus. The largest student body is the greek system with I think 16 fraternities and 9 sororities. They are pretty much everywhere you look on campus, always involved in something. Those students tend to be the funnest and loudest who are always at the football/basketball games. These students in teh Greek system are known for being rich snobs sort of wit no backbone or mind of their own. That is what many people see them as because if you are not greek then you arent invited to many parties and you dont meet many people. So its a tough decision to make when you come here. Before, when I was in the greek system and I would tell girls that I was in a fraternity, you have no idea how many times I would hear, "Oh...you are a 'frat' guy?" Usually, college students are more liberal, however, there is a very large conservative student body here. So if you tend to be more liberal, dont fret, there is still a large liberal body as well.
The Best Things
The amount of Cougar pride not only on campus but across the States.
The Worst Things
The cold, dark, gloomy weather