would describe myself as a friendly, outgoing person who loves
to have fun, meet new people, socialize/party, while also taking
school very seriously. I couldn't have been more excited
to come here. No, it wasn't my first choice,
not even my second or third. But, I decided to
make the most of it and I couldn't wait! But
from the moment I arrived things have gone from bad
to worse to downright awful. This school has completely
broken my spirit and literally sucked the life out of
me. Thankfully, I will be transferring because if I
had to stay here any longer than a year, I
would probably go crazy and die.
First off, guys,
if you do not rush a frat, you probably will
not have a social life. No frat lets “outside”
guys in. There are (almost) no exceptions to this rule
either. And, at parties off campus (apartments,ect.), be prepared
to pay your way in or show up with girls/alcohol.
Now, for girls it is obviously a lot easier
because you can get into any party assuming you are
not a “grenade”. But, it is also very hard
for girls here to form a social circle unless they
go greek. And don't expect to rush and get
into a top house. Consider yourself lucky if you
do, but most girls end up in tears by the
end of the week. You too will probably end
up calling your mother screaming into the phone in between
crying your eyes out explaining to her how and why
it just isn't fair. It takes a lot out of
you, and if you end up not joining a sorority
after rushing, it's very difficult to get past it and
move on. Don't bother rushing without recs either, you will
be cut first round. And if you do get into
a sorority, be prepared to earn your spot. Most
girls don't care about this part though- they are willing
to do anything for a coveted spot in a top
For people who choose not to rush, don't
get into a house, ect., you need to join something
to have a social life (clubs, hall council, ect.).
Also, don't expect people to be friendly here either.
Nice people are few and far between and extremely hard
to find. Most girls are snobs from Cali or
the East Coast, and they will have you know this.
It's not about who you are as a person, but
rather the clothes you wear, purses you carry, jewelry you
own, and car you drive. And, what your parents do.
That's a big one. Girls are always running
around talking about their CEO daddys. Tanning is also
a big one here, be prepared to turn into a
tanning salon junkie. The girls here also look down
on the girls not in a house so be prepared.
Appearance is also extremely important (looks wise), and girls
will be cruel to you. Many have eating disorders
or simply try not to eat because being fat here
is, well.. not accepted. Also, most guys can be
described as “douche bags”. Seriously.
Academic wise, some
classes are beneficial, some aren't. It's definitely not a
top notch education or anything. Classes aren't too hard
either. The only really hard classes here are in
the math department, but most kids just end up taking
their math requirement at Pima anyways. That is, after they
realize they too cannot beat the math system here. I
would describe the average student here as exactly that- average-
when it comes to brains. Most aren't very smart.
But don't get me wrong, there are some that stand
When it comes to Tucson- the area just
isn't very nice. Just look up the crime rate,
it will explain. Also, if you don't bring a
car out, expect to be bored. Cabs fares are
extremely expensive and off campus parties are always far.
my experience here has been horrendous. Nothing like what
I expected. It's honestly so heartbreaking to me.
The only thing I've been able to enjoy is the
weather, beautiful sunsets, and nice landscaping (mountain views, palm trees).
The rec center is also really nice. But
seriously. Think long and hard before coming here.
And if you are planning on attending U of A,
I would consider real hard whether or not this is
the school for you and how you can see yourself
fitting in. Because if it's not the school for you,
it will eat you alive.