I personally loved going to a big university for my undergrad. There were so many classes to choose from, research projects to join, people to meet, etc. I loved all the variety and stimulation. But I have to say, it’s nice to switch to a small-school experience. In undergrad, I’d meet a fellow classmate, start to make a connection, then never see them again. Here, I know the names and backstories of all my classmates. Since everyone has every class together, there are plenty of opportunities to bond and form lasting friendships. Likewise, the faculty members actually know your name and have time to talk with you outside of class. Especially when you’re far away from home, there’s something really comforting about having all these familiar faces around.

— Jordan S., M1