Top 10 things you should know about Rutgers

By Erica M. Szkola ,

As a senior at Rutgers, I find that by looking back at the experiences I’ve had thus far, college really does fly by.

Coming into a big university can be extremely intimidating at first but now that I think about it, coming to a school this size has only benefited me. Whether it was getting on the wrong bus during the very first week of classes, realizing that having a set of headphones is crucial or trying really hard to get a good seat at a lecture hall and not look like a freshman, Rutgers is really only as big as you let it be.

Coming to Rutgers you will realize that you won’t always get on the first bus that comes around and when you do you may be standing uncomfortably close to other students. Everyone (and I mean everyone) will have a pair of headsets in and on Thursday and Friday nights College Avenue will come alive with girls in tube skirts and guys in herds looking for girls to help them with the ratio to get into parties. Halloween is also a weekend long event and you will need more than one costume. Chances are you will have a lecture hall your freshman year and trust me it won’t be as bad as you think. Enjoy it because as you get into your major, some classes will be smaller than they were in high school and your professor will know your name and whether or not you partied hard the night before you came into class.

But on a more serious note, Rutgers is wonderful and I’m not only saying that because I go here. There are so many opportunities not only to excel as a student but also to grow as an adult. Networking is limitless and everything you need is available to you. Here are 10 things about Rutgers that may help you understand a little more.

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