- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: Rockford High School
- Transfer Student: N
I dont know that I could pick one thing as the best thing about Western. I would probably change some of the building they all look the same and its pretty boring. I would say the school is just right size, it is big enough to get the university feeling but you can still walk pretty much anywhere on campus in 15 minutes. Some people react by saying something about all the parties but others just say that its a good school. When I'm not in my dorm I spend most of my time on campus at the college of business or the Bernhard center in one of the computer labs. Kalamazoo is a great college town, the downtown area is really sweet and there are tons of places to eat and several movie theaters close by. Our new president is really cool he walked up to me one day in the lunch line and just started talking to me, he is really down to earth. The biggest recent controversy was that the university spend a ton of money on a dumb little parking lot thing with tables and plants in it and it never gets used. I would say that people are pretty proud to be a bronco. I will always remember sledding on lunch trays down the massive hill behind East Hall. The most frequent complaints are that there isn't enough parking on campus.
It depends on the class in huge lectures its hard for them to know your name but in smaller classes they normally do. My favorite class was a sociology course i took it was just really interesting and the professor really knew what he was talking about. My least favorite was statistics because i just dont like math that much. During finals week everyone studies a ton but on an average week its not that much. Once again it depends on the class, in big lectures people tend to not participate but in the smaller classes you get to have more input. It's college so most people here are intellectual to some extent so yeah you talk about intellectual things sometimes. I dont really notice the competitiveness yet being only in my second yeah but I'm sure it will become more noticeable later. The most unique class I've taken has got to be racquet sports. I havent really taken and classes in my major yet I'm still fulfilling other requirements. I don't but they have office hours that you can go to if you need to talk to them and they are all pretty flexible. The education at WMU prepares you to get a job but the general education classes give you room to do learn about other areas that interest you as well.
I am involved in Campus Crusade for Christ or "Cru" which is an interdenominational Christian organization but it is just one of several. I believe there are also Jewish and Muslim groups. I would say that nobody will feel out of place there is a wide variety of people from around the U.S. and the world. Most people just wear casual clothes whatever is comfortable. I would say most WMU students are from the Great Lakes area. Middle-Upper class is the most prevalent finance background. Some students are more politically active than others with a wide variety of views. Earnings is not a very big topic of discussion but it does come up.