an English major working on a journalism certificate, I appreciate
the experience I have had thus far at TU.
The English faculty is wonderful - very approachable and interested
in students' progress. Both the lower- and higher-level courses
that I've taken have been rewarding and have definitely taught
me to look at literature in new ways.
The extracurricular groups are very welcoming to new students and
offer a myriad of opportunities for greater involvement if you
are interested in taking a leadership position. The social
life is all right - there have been several new
bars, clubs, and cafes popping up in the surrounding areas
since my freshman year, which gives us a nice change
from the frat houses and on-campus parties.
The school seems
rather singleminded in its push to rise in the national
rankings. The constant construction can be a huge pain.
However, despite this administrative attitude, I think the faculty and
staff do a good job of catering to students' needs.
It's easy to develop quality relationships with professors (which
will be good for my law school recs!) and I
have always felt like a valued member of the university
community rather than a “number."
All in all, great experience.
Would definitely return if I had to repeat my