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I decided to go to WIU because it is close to home and the tuition is not crazy. I've heard it's a really good school for ps...
I decided to go to WIU because it is close to home and the tuition is not crazy. I've heard it's a really good school for psychology majors. I also wanted to go to a smaller size campus where I can get to know my classmates and the faculty better.
I'm a part of the BAC Squad on campus. It's about battling alcohol consequences. We educate students on the dangers of drinking and how to drink responsibly. It's a really fun group to be a part of and it's really flexible around my schedule. We do a lot of really fun events each semester, and if you can't make it to an event then it's not a huge deal, as long as you try to make it to as many as possible. There is quite a bit of advertising for the different events on campus. I don't typically go to sporting events because of my schedule, but I do go to some plays and different shows when I can. Usually the plays have a pretty big audience, and if it's a really popular play it will sell out quickly. Most of my friends came from talking in classes. People are really talkative and almost anyone can join into conversations in the classroom before class starts. I'm usually not awake at 2 am on Tuesdays, but if I am I'm probably out hanging out with friends. My friends and I like to watch movies when we're together so if I'm up that late, that's probably what I'm doing. Usually the school has a big comedian every year. I love these shows. It's a huge event and it gets a lot of people to go. That's the one major event I look forward to every year. There are a lot of other events that happen each year too.
The main stereotype for students at my school is that we are all just a bunch of crazy part animals. Everyone says that WIU is one of the biggest part schools in the Midwest. This is not completely accurate. There are quite a few people who go out multiple times a week, but the only reason that people know that is because it's all they have to talk about. Most of the people I talk to on a daily basis tend to spend most of their time busying themselves with other things and only going out every now and then. WIU only seems like a huge party school because the kids who go out all the time are very vocal about it and pride themselves on their partying abilities. Those kids are the minority of students, they just tend to be the most vocal about their private lives. Most students at WIU don't typically party a lot, but they may go out every now and then. This school gets a bad rap because of its loud students and even louder parties, like the Wheeler Street block party.
I didn't really know what else to do with myself after high school. I knew I wanted to earn my degree, and WIU was within my ...
I didn't really know what else to do with myself after high school. I knew I wanted to earn my degree, and WIU was within my price range, and pretty close to home.
The most popular groups of students at my school are Sports team mostly Basketball and Football. also Fraternities play a bi...
The most popular groups of students at my school are Sports team mostly Basketball and Football. also Fraternities play a big role in the influence on first year undecided students; most students look up to these groups of people.
Most students are from Chicago. A lot of students I interact with fail to talk intelligently and lack confidence in where their knowledge will take them. Some students come to college for the wrong reasons; some came for parties and others came for academics.
The main stereotypes at my school would be Greeks the Frat kids. The students representing their Fraternity gear or logos are immediately put under certain stereotypes and judgments and the Fraternity members are looked at to live up to these typical generalizations of them.
My overall opinion of Western Illinois University is quite favorable. Most of my classes have been taught with enjoyable pr...
My overall opinion of Western Illinois University is quite favorable. Most of my classes have been taught with enjoyable professors, though there have been a few bad ones. The cost of going to school here isn't that expensive compared to other schools in Illinois. A plus is that once you are accepted here, your tuition and room and board rates are locked in for the next four years! Western Illinois is a relatively small campus with an enrollment of about 11,500 students. The town of Macomb is pretty small too; only about 8,000 residents when you exclude all the students. This is good if you are looking for a small town atmosphere instead of a big city campus.
There are a lot of things to do if you're a student at Western Illinois University! To start with, there are over 200 student organizations that you can join. These can range from sports clubs, such as the Lacrosse team, clubs pertaining to your major, such as the Economic Student Association, honors organizations, such as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and many others. A student group I'm involved in is Western's All Volunteer Effort or WAVE for short. They are the universities largest volunteer organization and they perform weekly volunteer events as well as special events throughout the year. They volunteer on campus as well as in the local community. Most students here have a perception that our athletic programs are not very good and many students do not pay attention unfortunately. However, this should start to change as the basketball team was just in the Summit League Championship and almost made the NCAA tournament! Other programs are looking up as well such as baseball, football, and women's basketball.
Western Illinois University has approximately 11,500 undergraduates on its campus. Even though most students on campus identify themselves as white, this school has a diverse student population. One of the school's initiatives over the years has been to increase diversity and cultural awareness, and this can easily be seen. To begin with, a brand new cultural center was completed two years ago and it houses the Black Student Association, Casa Latina student group, the women's center, and the LGBT student organization. Western is also represented by students from over 70 countries and many events are held throughout the year to celebrate diversity. An example is the International Bazaar, where students from different countries have booths with authentic cuisine from their country and a stage where students perform dances that are from their country. Even though Western is over 3 hours away from Chicago, a majority of students on campus here come from the Chicago land area. Others come from other places in Illinois and a few people that go here are from Iowa since it's close by.
The academics at my school are great. I believe that my teachers know my name. My favorite class is my geology class because ...
The academics at my school are great. I believe that my teachers know my name. My favorite class is my geology class because the teacher is really funny and the material is very interesting and new to me. My least favorite class is my child growth and development class because my teacher is foreign and the lessons are about her research. The most unique class I have taken would be my weight training class. My major is Elementary Education and the department is very helpful. The education is geared towards getting a job and being prepared for all types of students in the classrooms.
The stereotype of students at my school is that they are drunks. For the most part this is true but there are so many things that students can do instead of drinking if they just tried find another opinion.
I like the teachers at the school. It is a great place to get a education. However, the school spirit is not good. If it is o...
I like the teachers at the school. It is a great place to get a education. However, the school spirit is not good. If it is one thing I could change it would be the school spirit and the Black Greek life.
It is ok but not as active
There are barely on campus dating people normally date people at other Universities.
It is medium size and it is a small town. There is a lot of trees and everything is close by. however there are no malls.
There really is nothing besides the fashion show.
I see nothing but trees and empty land.
It is beautiful and have a lot of cool cites and classes are close by.
They are nice just very small but you have community bathrooms.
Because I want to make a difference for my younger siblings and the children in my community.
Some popular groups is the people that are involved in Greek life. I am involved in Black student Association and the Law program. I party every other weekend.
The students at my school are not as social. Many students hang with there own group and they do not try branching off to meet others. Most students wear jeans and shirts to class the do not wear pajamas.
The academics at my school is good. The professors are very helpful especially during office hours. The professors know my name because e I talk in class and I go to office hours. Students are competitive. The class that is very unique thus far is Sociology.
A stereotype at my school is that you will be attending Western for at least five years and it is not accurate although very few do.
FOR AN GOOD AND HIGH QUALIFIED ACADEMIC EDUCATION
FOR AN GOOD AND HIGH QUALIFIED ACADEMIC EDUCATION
I THINK COLLEGE IS A PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT THE LIFE AND THE WAY TO BEHAVE IN THE SOCIETY AND EDUCATION IS A PART OF IT.
THERE IS NO FRUSTRATING THING IN MY COLLEGE
A place to learn and work hard.
A place to learn and work hard.
I would tell myself to work on study habits. Even though you are smart enough to get the grades you desire without studying now, try to get the study habits up you will need to use in college. Discipline yourself; know when it's time to play and time to be focused. It is ok to miss a couple parties or hours with friends, they'll understand if they are truly your friends. Keep working hard and apply to MANY scholarships ahead of time!
The classes on campus are great. There is a lot of class size choices to choose from as well as many places for help with anything you would need help with. They want everyone to do well, so they try to give as many resources possible.
I would tell myself to really research other schools to have more options. I'm not one hundrad percent happy here so i would ...
I would tell myself to really research other schools to have more options. I'm not one hundrad percent happy here so i would really push to look at other schools and make myself apply to other ones so I'd have options open to me. I would also say along with looking at the schools and their classes, to also look at the towns they are in and see what there is to do in town. I'd push super hard to look hard for scholarships. I'm paying college with all loans and I will be school for a while so I need the money. I'm tight with money so I'd say look for a job to get money coming into my pocket for the extra college expenses.
Activities. There arent a ton to do because of the location.
Someone who likes a big school with lots of people in it and wants semi chellanging classes.
Western was my only choice when I decided on schools. It's not because it was the only school I got into, it was the only sch...
Western was my only choice when I decided on schools. It's not because it was the only school I got into, it was the only school I applied to- because it was the only school I wanted to go to. Western has a small enough campus that you get a full college experience. If it were too large, you would go through your college career not meeting all the people you could and experiences all that the school has to offer. The teachers are always willing to go above and beyond for their students, and they genuinely want us to succeed. The classrooms don't get too large, so you can get individual attention if you need it. We also have a lot of school pride. The football games are always fun because there are always Leatherneck fans cheering, even in the coldest and wettest of weather. I love Western for the experience it has given me and the pride it has instilled in me.
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