7 Reasons Why Anderson University Is The Best School For Me
Start writing a post
Student Life

7 Reasons Why Anderson University Is The Best School For Me

I can't imagine being anywhere else.

355
7 Reasons Why Anderson University Is The Best School For Me
AU Print Shop

College students everywhere say "I go to the best school!" Everyone wants to tell others about how their school is the absolute best college in the world, but I just want to say why Anderson is the best school for me and why I have loved my two and half years here.

1. That sense of community I felt the very first time I visited and that I still feel today.

When I meet with prospective students and their families on admission tours, they always ask me what drew me to Anderson and the first thing I tell them is that I came for a campus visit four years ago and I could just tell that there was something different about the sense of community here. I also tell them that the feeling hasn't left yet, that sense of community is genuine.

2. The small school vibes.

My best friend from home, who goes to another college, came to visit me for the weekend and as I was showing her around campus, I ran into different friends of mine. It's normal for me to walk from one building to another and see at least five people I know, but she told me that she hardly ever randomly sees her friends around campus.

3. The freedom to be involved in so many activities.

From Alpha Psi Omega to working in admissions to Alpha Chi to work-study to yoga class, I love being involved. I like to stay busy and this is one way I can do that.

4. Being a double major.

Anderson was the only one school that I looked at that impressed me with both of their programs to the point where I just had to pick two majors. I love having a class schedule that is mixed with many different types of classes from performance based classes to lecture classes to video classes. Picking two different majors was the best decision.

5. The people who work there, like Mrs. Becky, Scott Taylor, and J.J.

If I'm ever having an "ehh" day, I always hope that I run into one of these people on campus. There is no one else filled with so much joy, they always put a smile on my face.

6. The friends I've met.

This one is a given, but I can't imagine having gone to a different school where I wouldn't have met all of these people who have made my time at Anderson so special. I met some of my best friends on the first day as a student and on our first day of class. I feel very blessed to have these people in my life as we go through these crazy four years together.

7. The way that Christ is evident at Anderson.

This doesn't have to be 1,0000 students worshipping the name of Jesus in chapel (but don't get me wrong, I love that), it's the way that I see Christ using AU to impact the community and the way that our relationship with Him affects our relationship with others. It's a simple smile from a stranger waiting in line at Books and Beans or someone waiting to hold the door for you or your professor helping host a Bible study or the way that your major course curriculum integrates the truths that we claim as believers.

I really love Anderson University, if you can't tell, and I am so thankful that the Lord had this plan for me long before I came up for my first visit. I know I'm where I'm supposed to be and for that, I feel very blessed.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Adulting

Ask Your BFF These 20 Questions To See If They Know You As Well As You THINK That They Do

Ask your best friend these basic questions to see just how well they know you.

35507
Ask Your BFF These 20 Questions To See If They Know You As Well As You THINK That They Do

My best friend has been in my life since we were 3 years old, now that we are adults now, I'd like to ask her these questions to see how well she knows me.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Alone At The Met

I survive a day alone in NYC.

7455
Wikimedia Commons

It was six in the evening. I was sitting in the courtyard of a Renaissance-era Italian villa, glancing around at the statues, most notably one of a boy removing a thorn from his foot. Despite the supposedly relaxing setting, I was incredibly anxious. My phone was at less than 5 percent battery, and once it died I would be completely disconnected from my family and peers, alone in one of the largest art museums in the country.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

College 101: How To Ease The Back To School Blues

Getting back into the school groove when you just can't seem to let go of summer.

9754
Beyond The States

With fall classes just beginning, many of us find ourselves struck with summer withdrawals. Especially for those who refrained from taking courses over the summer, it can be quite difficult to get back in the swing of things. Fortunately, there are various ways to help make the transition back to college as smooth as possible.

Keep Reading... Show less
Dating Apps

We Met At A Bar

Salvage what you can; if you can't, it's alright to walk away.

6960
We Met At A Bar
Anne Waldon

We met at a bar.

Keep Reading... Show less
Sports

The Mets And Me

They may be the worst sometimes, but this baseball team has given me more than I could ask for.

5612
Rich Schultz/Getty Images

On September 3rd, 2001, a sea of children littered my home's navy-carpeted den to watch baseball during my dad's 40th birthday extravaganza. A baseball game flickered on the TV, and a red and blue bubble of a scoreboard sat in the bottom right corner of the screen. The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies were in a wild game at Veterans' Stadium. As I, a five-year-old boy with a jumble of curly blonde hair, sat in the back of the kid clump, I wondered which team I should root for. After a long debate with myself, I decided that I should root for the team that's winning (duh). But, as the ninth inning rolled around with the Phils maintaining a 7-5 lead, some magic occurred. The Mets put up five runs in one frame, stunning the Phillie fans in the room and winning the game 10-7.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments