I choose Fairmont State University mainly because I felt at home here. The atmosphere and campus felt right and was very inviting. I just love everything about the campus: the hills, the mix of old and new, all of it.
It has surprised me the most that I have been able to wake up willingly at 6:30 AM in order to be ready for the 8:00 AM classes that I have four days a week because I’m not a morning person.
My experience with the Honors Program to date has been very pleasant. It creates a group if people that you don’t even have to know but still feel as if you belong. Also, it is a group of people with varying backgrounds, points of view, and experiences that I am able to carry on intelligent conversations with.
I know it sounds very cliché, but I think one of the most important things a high school senior could do when choosing a college is to visit the colleges they are considering. I wasn’t considering Fairmont State University as seriously as other options until I visited. I came to FSU a few times before I decided for sure this was the place for me, and my final reasoning was that the place was up to par with any other option I had and it just felt right, so visit.
The Honors courses are certainly harder or more demanding than the high school courses I took. They involve much more outside of class work, but I suppose that is to be expected with college courses, especially college Honors courses.