The college search is a long and stressful process, but when you find the right college it just fits! Stepping foot on Butler’s campus, even in the midst of the madness of the Final Four being in Indianapolis, I still felt right at home on my tour. All of the students, not just my tour guide, were friendly and willing to offer any advice that they had. They seemed very balanced between being concerned about their academics, but also not wanting to miss out on opportunities outside of the classroom, such as extracurricular activities and participating in the Final Four activities. I knew that these were my kind of people!
That being said, I wish someone had told me a few things about touring schools and the college process looking back on it. Ask the tour guide and current students questions about their experiences and what they’re involved in. It will give you a better insight into the campus and what you could get involved in. Don’t be discouraged by the little things, like community bathrooms, because you will make the experience what it should be. Finally, dream big from the beginning! Find a school that you feel at home at that will challenge you to be the best that you can be and never hesitate from taking advantage of it. That is what Butler has done for me, and I wish I would have learned that earlier.
I’ve found that college truly is the most amazing time of your life (and I’m only two years in!). Push through that college search and find your home. Keep your energy up through it, investigate, and dream big. It will all pay off in the end!
Butler University ’15
Finance and Marketing Major
Butler Student Ambassador
Alternative Spring Break-Reflections Chair
Council for Presidential Affairs-Operations Committee
Student Orientation Guide
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With spring break drawing nearer, I wondered what the attendance would be for the Xavier game. My parents had not been to a Butler men’s basketball game this season, so I looked into getting them tickets for the last home game. Unfortunately, all of the home tickets were sold out about two months ago.
The previous week, I had heard that the students section still had unclaimed tickets (as a student, we can attend all home games for free). My business major mind made me think of the opportunity costs Butler would take if the remaining tickets were not sold. We’re not a top Midwestern school for nothing, so I assumed Butler would be smart enough to sell those extra tickets to the public.
And I was right! I went into the ticket office Wednesday to see if they had any extra tickets. I explained that I was a student and my parents had not had a chance to attend a game this season. Without hesitation, they helped me get two tickets before they even offered them to the public. Seriously, I called that morning and got the same recording telling me the tickets were sold out. Being the caring institution that Butler is, I got VIP access to the ticket office just from being a student, and my parents and I had a great weekend. For those of you who didn’t check the score, Butler won 67-62! GO DAWGS!
When I was in the midst of my college search, finding a school that offered one-one-one attention was important to me. I quickly realized that this type of care and consideration would not happen at a larger school, which is just one of the many reasons I chose Butler. I recommend that you consider the same when narrowing down your school. It can make all the difference in the world.
L. Oswaldo Ramirez-Ruiz
Butler University 2014
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