When most people are in high school, they look at all of the big schools that are known around the country.
Schools like Rutgers, Ohio State, UCLA, University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University are often at the top of peoples' lists. Believe it or not, some people don't want to attend a huge college. If you're like me, you like having small class sizes where your professors get to know you and you always see someone you know when you're walking on campus.
Once you decide where you're going and become a student there, you constantly hear the same comments from people, whether they be good or bad- but you wouldn't want it any other way. Here are signs that you go to a small school that no one has ever heard of:
1. People always mess up your mascot
"Broncs? Like the Denver Broncos?"
"No. Just the Broncs."
2. "Oh I've never heard of that. Where is it?"
3. "Wouldn't you rather go to *insert huge state school here*?"
The answer is always the same — nope.
4. You find people all the time who know or is related to someone who went to your school
"Oh, my cousin's friend went there!"
5. "Your class size is what?!?"
6. You've never had class in a lecture hall
Patricia M Guenther
Or class with more than 50 students.
7. When people come to visit, they can't believe how small your campus is compared to theirs
Well, at least we can get up 10 minutes before class starts instead of an hour to catch a bus.
8. Dining options are limited
But you joke around and make the most of it, secretly hoping your campus will open a Panera or Chipotle like every other school.
9. People are amazed that you actually get to know your professors and the people in your classes, and that they get to know you
Not to mention that professors are a great reference for getting a job after graduation.
10. If you went to a big high school, your college isn't much bigger
There are about 1,000 students per class, so only around 300-400 more students than you graduated high school with.
11. Your school doesn't have all of the big sports, like football
But hey, at least we're still undefeated!
12. When you get into your major classes, you always have the same people in them
13. You can't find anything with your school's logo on it, so constantly buy more apparel from the bookstore
You walk out of there $100 poorer with a new sweatshirt, mug, and sweatpants that you didn't need.
14. You get really excited when someone has actually heard of your school