I have always wanted to be a Weber State University Wildcat. I believe Weber State University has a lot of potential and is always wanting their students to succeed at what they are studying and doing. They try and find different ways to help each student in every way. Weber State University has a lot of school pride. They are happy with everything and try and get all the students to participate in all their activities. Weber State has activities going on throughout the year to catch each students eye and help them in the future and get them involved.
As a mother of five going back to school after 25 years, why not attend the hometown University in which our family's enjoyed basketball games and other acvitites for 16 years? Close to home, Weber State University has a high percentage of non-traditional students like myself! More than a love for this beautiful place where we live, I'm drawn to WSU because they have the largest undergraduate offering in the state. With it's extended campus location near our home, it will enable me to be mom and yet acomplish my dream of graduating from college.
I chose Weber State University because of their amazing teaching program. I only had four thousand dollars available to me at the time, so WSU was the best program for how much money I could spend. At WSU all the students are extremely involved academically, as well as spiritually in extra curricular activities. The student population is so diverse. We have students that have come from all over the world. Some students are from Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, and Japan. It is so nice to have a school that is so united, even though we are so diverse.
I have had the best opportunites that I can wish at my school. At the beginning of this year I was offered a scholarship and money to pay for my school which helps poor students like me to have their dream to come true. I was also offered to work at Weber and I love my job and the people that I work for . Most Universities would seem to make difficult for students to feel at home, happy, but here at Weber State University I can accomplish my degree and pursue what I will be happy doing my whole life.
I've considered BYU, UofU, and Weber State. Between the 3, it's the cheapest which is a plus for me. Weber is also closest to me, paying tuition is enough for me, paying for an apartment would be too much. This school has a great student body, very well rounded with a wide variety of races. The teachers want students to succeed, it's a big enough school that teachers can concentrate on a small group rather than a large crowd, it feels more personal.
This school is near a lot more than other schools in Utah. What I mean by that is there is more to do here as well as more resteraunts and job opportunities compared to other schools in the state. The classes are relatively small andthere is a relationship with proffesors but there are still things to do in Oden. Its a meduim sized school with small class sizes.
It's not a very well known school, moslty commuters but when you go there you find an amazing network of professors and advisors that support you no matter what career path or lifestyle you are choosing. The community really supports the schoola and while it's not the typical "college town" there's no other place I'd rather be.
Technology and Arts. We have brand new computers, and brand new buildings. We also have older buildings, but they are all in good shape. We have Wi-Fi everywhere on campus. The Theatre department, my major, is very pronounced and well-renowned. The Music, Dance, and Visual Arts areas are also very advanced and prestigious.
At Weber there are a lot of non-traditional students. Many of them, like myself, are older than 28. I feel this gives our school some advantages in that many of the non-traditional students have life skills to offer and a perspective that younger students do not have. Many are more focused and serious about their studies.
There isn't a comprehensive graduate school so tenured professors teach your introductory classes. I have only had two or three classes with over 100 students in them. All of my teachers knew my name by the end of the semester. Weber State is very cheap for the quality of education you receive.