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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Whether your a junior in high school and just beginning your college search or the parent of a teenage who is getting ready to start visiting universities, there are 10 questions you always want to ask while on tour.
- What is the average class size?
- What is the student-to faculty ratio and how widely used are teaching assistants on your campus?
- Are merit or talent awards offered?
- What types of activities and clubs are offered?
- What is your four-year graduation rate?
- How many students at the college get internships?
- What types of career services does your school offer?
- What percentage of student live on campus?
- Does your school have an on campus residency requirement?
- Do most students go home on the weekend?
These questions will give you a glimpse into what the college or university offers and what life is like at that school. Thinking about scheduling a spring break visit? Space is limited, so register now. We hope to see you on campus soon and don’t forget to ask your Butler tour guide one (or more) of these questions.
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