Six Things I Wish I Knew About Dartmouth Before I Got to Campus
On almost every college tour I've ever been on, some parent asks about average class sizes. As a student I never truly understood how important that was until now.
- No. 1
Class sizes are important!
On almost every college tour I've ever been on, some parent asks about average class sizes. As a student I never truly understood how important that was until now. Between the three of my classes, I am in a 50 person statistics class (which the professor makes feel really small with his engaging teaching style), a 16 person first year writing course, and a 6 person history class on Gandhi. Yes. I said six. We get a lot of time to actually discuss the material we're reading, and we have a lot of time to talk to and get to know the professor. It's amazing.
- No. 2
Dartmouth is a liberal arts school!
Okay so you might have read in a promotional pamphlet that Dartmouth is a liberal arts school. For everyone, even STEM oriented students, liberal arts gives you the opportunity to explore a breadth of knowledge. So what's the big deal about that? Everything. It means if you are a math person like me who really wants to major in Quantitative Social Science, you can still take classes that have nothing to do with that. Example: I'm taking a class in the history department called Gandhi, Twentieth Century India and the World (the one with six people) and I'm having so much fun. There are so many class options to choose from - and they all count towards graduation! Yay for liberal arts!
- No. 3
Here at Dartmouth there are endless opportunities. Infinite, I'm telling you. And this is only the end of my second week! Last week I went to Telluride at Dartmouth, 7 days of movies that came straight from the acclaimed Telluride film festival. I got to see these movies before they are released to the public later this year! They are incredible films and I highly recommend y'all go see them when they come out in theaters. This weekend, School House traveled to New York City where students got to see Kinky Boots, and then go backstage and meet the cast, all expenses paid. Opportunities. Everywhere.