Why Small Universities Are 10x Better Than Big Colleges
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Why Small Universities Are 10x Better Than Big Colleges

Getting to class on time with fewer zombies.

Why Small Universities Are 10x Better Than Big Colleges
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8 am classes are a burden. Sure, you want to wake up with enough time to look cute for class but when that 7:00 alarm goes off you know you are hitting snooze.

Far too often I find myself waking in a panic at 8:00 freaking out because my class starts at 8:10. I spring out of bed and dash to the bathroom. As quickly as possible I rinse off my face, brush my teeth, fling on some mascara and jump out of my pajamas and into a pair of yoga pants. I exit my dorm room at exactly 8:05. I proceed power walk at lightning speed out of my dorm and towards my class.


On the way I say hi to oodles of people and attempt to remember the pertinent information for my quiz. I finally crash land in my chair at approximately 8:08. Wow, I am good. Not only do I wake up late but I am still able to get to class early. How is this? Because my school is incredibly small.

While there may be negatives to going to a school with only 1,600 people, having a small campus is not one of them. Going to a small school allows you to get to class in minutes. It is amazing. Walking a couple football fields to get from one place to another does not seem fun. How could I possibly make it that far in the Texas heat or Houston rain? I can’t even imagine it taking me any more than five or six minutes to get to class. All you big campus kids are cray cray.

Another great thing about small schools is actually knowing the people around you. With only two pathways to the academic mall you are guaranteed to see someone you know. Maybe I am just an attention freak and love being acknowledged but there is something great about knowing the people around you. At a small university you can’t escape the smiles and waves from your peers and even your professors. That short walk can really brighten your day. You really don’t get this at a larger university. Not to mention you aren’t having to swim upstream against a current of you emotionless zombies who are glued to their cell phones.
If you haven’t already picked where you want to go to school definitely your trek to class into consideration, you will have to do it every day! If you currently attend a larger school I want to wish you luck, especially with getting to those 8 ams on time.

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