I go to a very small, liberal arts college in southeast Michigan. As I was growing up I always saw myself going to a big school and being in a big sorority but then I ended up at Adrian College and I couldn’t imagine my life any other way. Adrian College has about 1,700 students enrolled as of now and has a very small campus. I live about 30 minutes away from Adrian College and I always told my parents and friends I would never go there because it is so close to home and it is so small but my mom talked me into taking a tour of the campus and I FELL IN LOVE.
- The first reason why small colleges are so amazing is because of the walk to class every day. Some of my friends that go to big universities have to walk 20 minutes or even get on a bus to go to their classes and I only have a 5 minute walk to my classes.
- Secondly, once you get familiar with the people at your college you will always know at least one person in any of your classes (depending on how sociable you are). This is super nice because if you ever need help studying or have any questions they could help you out.
- Third, if you join a sorority you will know all of your sisters. I am in Alpha Phi and there are 50 of us total whereas other schools have hundreds of girls. I am thankful for this because I can get to know all of the girls on a personal level and know all of their names, not just share letters.
- Another reason is the party scene. When you go out on the weekends you never have to worry about getting involved in a bad situation or feeling unsafe (depending on where your college is located). When my friends and I go to frat parties we usually know a majority of the people there so it’s always fun and you always have someone to go to if you need help.
- One of my favorite things about my school is the class sizes. The classes are not terribly big and that way you can develop a relationship with your professor. I know in a lot of schools the students never even meet their professor and that can certainly affect grades.
Sometimes I wish I went to a bigger school but I am so thankful for the relationships I have built at Adrian so far and I know that they will only grow for the next four years!