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One of the biggest concerns students bring up to me about attending the University of Arizona is the sheer size of the institution. Many students possibly don’t know how they’ll fit in amongst the 40,000 other Wildcats on campus and don’t want to be lost in the shuffle. You may even be having the same concerns, wondering whether the UA is “too big”.
I’m here today to tell you that not only can you can find your place here at the University of Arizona but that you can absolutely thrive and find what you’re passionate about over the course of your college career as a Wildcat.
The UA has many students, there’s no denying that, but what makes our University so special is the vast diversity our students bring when they come to campus. Different backgrounds, interests, cultures, hobbies, you name it. When you come to campus I can guarantee you’ll be able to find people who like to do the same things as you do! On the flip side, you’ll also be able to participate in activities and clubs you’re even remotely interested in or possibly have never even heard about before and in doing so, find what you’re passionate about.
College is the time to discover who you really are, who you want to be in life, and that’s what this incredible University offers. The beauty of the UA is that no matter where you come from or who you are, you’re going to be able to find a home here on campus.
For myself being from Tucson, I knew hundreds of kids from my high-school who were going to the UA. As of today I talk to at most, ten. The vast majority of friends I’ve made have come through my dorm, my classes and the clubs I have joined. I’ve found my UA home within our student government (ASUA), our wonderful environmental advocacy program Students for Sustainability, and now working with the Office of Admissions. The memories and friendships I have gained throughout my first two years at the University of Arizona have been absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to see what the next two years hold. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
And as always, Bear Down.