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| one of the worst nursing schools you could be in. program is totally unorganized, change instructors every semester and dont have a set plan, always changing the syllabus. i am done but i wont recommend anyone to this school for nursing. totally sucks !! |
|May 06 2009|| Male --
Class 2000 |
I can't imagine that anyone had more fun than my fraternity brothers and I did at WT. It â€Žwas fraternity life without all the pretentious BS you see at other schools. Some people â€Žseemed bored, but that is because they didnâ€™t seek out the fun. I am going to a large SEC â€Žschool now and they have the same problem here. Essentially, if you want to have a good â€Žtime, you've got to get involved and meet people. The people around there are great. The â€Žfaculty were great and since it is a small school it is easy and affordable to get involved. â€ŽSo, while you may not get to see your football team play on TV every Saturday and â€Žpeople may not have heard of the place much, it is a well hidden secret that you won't â€Žregret.â€Ž|
This might sound a little geeky, but here is something I wrote to be published but never sent in about WT.
I recently recalled a WT summer graduation that I attended where the speaker (I canâ€™t â€Žrecall who it was) discussed what it meant to be a graduate of our university. One aspect â€Žthat I recall vividly is how he explained that, though a degree from WT may not be as â€Žprestigious as one from an Ivy leugue school or as widely recognized as a degree from â€Žmany of the more well known universities, it really did symbolize something special. That â€Žsomething special was a sort of intangible ethic and quality that made many WT â€Žgraduates rise to the top of whatever pursuit that they engaged in. At the time, I passed â€Žoff the remarks as typical commencement rhetoric and did not think about it until long â€Žafter I graduated myself, and then it came back to me. â€Ž
As my classmate friends and I fanned out across the country I began to notice a â€Žstrange phenomenon. It began when my classmates started beating out presumably more â€Žqualified, and more prestigiously educated applicants for choice jobs. What is more â€Žinteresting is they not only obtained the jobs, but they excelled at them and moved up in â€Žan excellerated fashion. With freshly minted degrees in hand my cohorts started â€Žexceeding their peers who by all standards and qualifications should have been surpassing â€Žthem. â€Ž
Call it charisma, call it an ethic, call it good old West Texas common sense, call it â€Žwhatever you like, but my fellow WT graduates seem to be bringing something special to â€Žthe table and its effective. As I observe from the outside all of the changes that have, â€Žand continue to change and improve my alma mater, I have a sincere hope that we do not â€Žforget what makes us special in the first place. While rankings, renown and all of those â€Žmeasures of prestige should be pursued, it would be a travesty to ignore the things that â€Žhave made us special, distinct and successful in the past. The Texas panhandle and WT â€Žare great places to be from and it is my hope that it continues to be case for generations to â€Žcome. â€Ž
| Starting Job: Instructor of Political Science , Preparedness: B, Reputation: B |
|May 14 2008|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
|Not so bright|
As a student born and raised in a liberal and open environment, moving to Texas was an experience of it's own- especially to the pan handle. I have been at WT for a year and LOVE it. I am in the Honors program, and am involved in several clubs and organizations. |
The "pros" of WT:
A small atmosphere,a sense of family (you DO NOT get lost within the crowd)It's very easy to make friends.
The administration bends over to help you succeed, they are not money hungry.
Very small town, social life is lacking.
Dry county, so very few parties.
The only attraction nearby is the Palo Duro Canyon (which is amazing for outdoorsy people, hiking, horseback riding, camping.. ect)
Lack of diversity, i've found many close minded people, which frustrates me.
Canyon is a dust bowl. Other than the amazing sunsets, there would be nothing pretty.if you can deal with the small town sleepiness (Everything is closed by midnight, including traffic lights!) and not go stir crazy this is a wonderful school. I'm 2000 miles from my family and feel completely at home, there is an abundance of southern hospitality.
|Dec 15 2007|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |