1) What are the dorms like there? How about off-campus housing?
The dorms are pretty nice. All the buildings are very nice looking, so I like them. The off campus housing really sucks though. At least the houses near campus. They really look like slums.
2) How hard are the classes compared to high school?
The classes are not bad, I imagine they are pretty difficult, but I don't really pay attention in class, and learn from the book. Right now Im just taking basic classes. Of course, nobody gets all A's in the engineering program. Its really impossible.
3) What is your average workload?
My workload is less than it should be, because I don't follow the reccommended "read the section before class" assignment. Of course, my grades reflect this, but what can I say, I'm lazy. However, it is feasible, if you use a little bit of time management, to pull off an "all nighter" every night, and get all the graded homework turned in on time. This of course, does not include the weekend. Friday and Saturday nights are spent staying up until all hours b-s'ing with your pals instead of getting ahead on your HW.
4) How open are your professors for extra help?
Professors can only confuse you. In fact, don't listen in class at all. Talk to the T.A.'s. The prof's are too smart, and will go into theoretical stuff that will completely baffle you. I like my T.A.'s. They are very helpful. If you dont understand something, you just go to them during their office hours, and they will explain everything.
5) What are the sports at your school like?
I don't play sports. They have cool club sports though, like ultimate frisbee, and fencing.
6) The extracurricular activities?
I'm in the Gaming Club (Role Playing) and the Anime club (watching Japanese cartoons), but for other people, there are clubs for everyone, and if you dont find any you like, you can form your own. You can get school money for your club, if you do this.
7) What is there to do besides schoolwork (i.e., for entertainment)?
Lots of stuff, but I don't really do anything like that. I'm busy enough as it. But they are fun. Of course, the really cool things, like the New York philharmonic symphony orchestra, are reserved for really rich people who dontate lots of money to the school. I really wanted to watch them perform live when they came here. Of course, I could have watched them through a television in packard lab, and known they were playing live a few buildings over, but I decided not to, it just wouldn't be the same.
8) What made you decide to go there?
Umm, I didn't really apply to enough colleges, and its a good engineering school.
9) What did you do to cover the costs of a college education?
I'm transferring to University of Delaware, because my SAT math score was 20 points too low to get me the non-need based scholarship, and I can't afford to attend all 4 years. (my parents make too much money for me to qualify for financial aid, but they aren't helping out at all, and the money I have for college will only buy me 3 more semesters)