Sunday, January 17, 2010

University of Dallas

My older sister Jane graduated from high school three years ago, and is very happily attending the University of Dallas in Irving Texas. I remember when she was still trying to decide what college she wanted to go to, and now that I am in the same position that she was in, I understand just how stressful the decision is! What makes it even harder is that I don’t know what I want to major in.
As I was finishing my a recent post about Quincy University, I started thinking that the University of Dallas sounded like a University I might like to apply for. I’m not really feeling that way right now, but it is only 7:12 in the morning, and I don’t feel much of anything right now!
So I guess now would be as appropriate of a time as any to say that is the link to the University of Dallas’ homepage, and is coincidentally the website I used to research the University.
What I like about the University of Dallas is that it is located in a huge city, without making it feel like it. My sister has mentioned before how being on the campus of the University of Dallas, or UD, doesn’t make you feel like you are in an over-populated city. I don’t like being in big crowds, but I do like the occasional trip to a major city, and I think I would really like the University of Dallas for that reason.
Another thing I like about UD is that it is a smaller Catholic school. I think being a freshman at a college like the University of Iowa would be terrifying. Being a part of an enormous class is something that has never really appealed to me. The average size of a class in the undergraduate program is twenty students, which is just about perfect according to my standards. I think that the size and faith of UD also contributes to its’ sense of community among students and professors. My sister once told us that she was eating breakfast by herself in the cafeteria, and a group of students that she had never met came and sat with her simply because they didn’t want her to eat alone. This is community. When I go to college, I don’t want to be in an environment filled with stuck-up peers, I want to go to a college that encourages meeting new people. UD is small enough, and is based on principles and beliefs that would defiantly encourage those values.

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