really tried to like this school as much as I
can, but there are major drawbacks, especially for someone like
me. The campus itself is nice, and the classes are
pretty good. From what I have heard from my friend
at UW, I would say that the academics here are
far more meaningful. However, STAY AWAY from pre-calculus. I was
a straight-A student in math back in high school, but
this program was so messed up, and was taught so
poorly that I had to drop out of math. My
first year architecture classes were a waste of time, and
it seems that they care more about structure than design.
The classes were graded way too harshly. I received an
award in high school for excellence in architecture, and I
could barely get better than a C for my projects
in arch 101.
Pullman is a pretty sleepy little
town. Moscow is like Hollywood in comparison. Some people like
the small town feel, but it's surely not for everyone.
I came from a mid-sized town, and I just cannot
handle this place. There is absolutely nothing to do, and
you have to walk a long distance to just get
to a grocery store.
Dorm life has been pretty
annoying to me. Mostly because of the actual people on
my floor. The dorms themselves aren't that great, and they
aren't too well placed. It takes nearly a half hour
to walk to the rec center from Stephenson and Rogers.
The people here are okay. I'm a music minor,
so I meet most of my friends through there. People
in music are always great. Still, most people here seem
very generic - you have the jock types, the prep
types. It seems everyone dresses the same and does the
same things. This includes partying - if you don't drink
and don't want to be in Greek society, you will
feel outcast. I wouldn't exactly consider myself introverted, but I
don't open to just anyone. In high school I easily
made friends whom I still have a very strong connection
with. I have yet to make one single friend of
the same caliber at this school. Students often just don't
seem interested in education.
Overall, I enjoy the school
itself, but the location and community has put me off.
I also feel the architecture program is not my type,
and so I will be going to Oregon to try
out their program.