is a hit and miss school. You may love it.
If you like doing the same things every day and
drinking yourself into a coma every weekend, this school is
for you. If you want an academic school where you
can do new things and meet unique people to forge
lifelong friendships with, you might be out of luck.
Pullman is a drab and depressing town, and there is
literally nothing to do. Moscow is like New York in
comparison. The campus is the town for students. People here
seem all the same, all wearing the same WSU hoodies,
doing the same things ever day, etc. It's very hard
to find an intelligent, unique, and motivated person. I forged
many strong friendships in high school, but I can't find
anyone similar who goes here.
The academics are actually
fairly good in most fields - definitely better than UW
from what I have heard of their academics. The information
they teach here is more meaningful, though there are still
classes which are a load of BS. Stay away from
pre-calculus. The department is suffering from budget cuts, the the
students they employ as teachers are awful. Innumerable amounts of
people fail this class because of how poorly it is
run, and the faculty are no help whatsoever. It's better
in other subjects.
The music program here is supposed to
be great, but my high school was far superior. Marching
band is cool though.
The dorm life is rather depressing.
There is only one new building. The roommate matching is
very hit and miss - sometimes you make a great
friend, sometime you have barely anything in common. Campus food
is okay, but it gets old fast. I have probably
put on some weight, which I could work off, except
the rec center is so far away I often don't
have time in my day to walk all the way
over there. Weather around here is also depressing, and the
bitter cold and constant snow-followed-by-rain process is incredibly annoying.
will like this college if you are just one of
the crowd. If you like getting drunk out of your
mind and going to pointless parties, and if you enjoy
doing the exact same things day after day. If you
want a unique experience and interesting people, don't like the
party atmosphere, you should look elsewhere.