What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -Georgetown University

“You will have amazingly toned calves a month into school. Georgetown isn’t so much “the Hilltop” as it is multiple different Hilltops that you have to walk between. Expect a lot of stairs. Also, we have secret tunnels all over campus, some of which are only accessible when it rains.” -Sherpa Anne, Georgetown University

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -University of Michigan

“Most people assume that with a big, public university, the students are just a number and that people kind of blend in with the crowd. While that’s always an option (the Big House holds over 100,000 people on a football Saturday), there are so many opportunities to join communities and to make Michigan as individualized as you want it. I’ve had classes of over 300 and classes of just 7. The diversity of experiences here is incredible.” -Sherpa Brett, University of Michigan

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -Ithaca College

“A lot of people don’t get to see the hidden gems around Ithaca’s campus, like the Natural Lands or the Handwerker Gallery, and there’s always a great event happening on campus. People also don’t get to experience how friendly and engaging the IC community is, which is really what sets it apart from other schools.” -Sherpa Jennifer, Ithaca College

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -Washington University in St. Louis

“WashU was the host of the 1904 World’s Fair, also called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Many buildings built for the Fair are still around such as Holmes Lounge which was built to hold the Queen’s Jewels and Francis Field where the first waffle cone was invented. We are also situated across from the largest urban park in the country, Forest Park, which has sites such as the Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, and the Jewel Box.” -Sherpa Jacob, Washington University in St. Louis

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -George Washington University

“How does GW fund our 450+ student organizations on campus? It’s actually one of the coolest things at our university. In total, the university allocates a budget of $1.4 billion and the 30-person Student Association chooses how to allocate that money. I’m one of those 30 students. When we talk about learning about finance, learning about the political process, or truly gaining real-world skills… GW is where it happens.” -Sherpa Eric, George Washington University

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -Princeton University

“The alumni are absolutely ridiculous (in a positive way). We have the highest alumni giving rate of any school in the country, which goes to show how much the grads care about this place. Furthermore, we have “reunions” every year at the end of the Spring Term, and is one of the largest alumni gathering events of any other school, where graduates from all classes are allowed to come (last year, there was somebody that was coming back for their 75th reunion)!” -Sherpa James

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -University of Michigan

“Our law school building was the only place in the US where they considered filming Harry Potter! In all seriousness, Ann Arbor is more than your average college town — it’s a huge foodie town with super diverse cuisines, lots of museums, so many concert venues (in fact I just saw one of my favorite bands live tonight!), quirky little shops… and then, of course, it has everything you could ever want in a big football school, all the sports, the beautiful ivy-covered buildings, etc.” -Sherpa Alex, University of Michigan

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School?

“Barnard College is a small liberal arts college that provides a safe and warm environment for women in New York City. I absolutely love how small and welcoming it is. The fact that it has fostered a close relationship with Columbia, where you are acknowledged as a Columbia University student. At Barnard, you get the advantages of being in a diverse environment that Columbia offers as well as the benefits of being in a small liberal arts college in the heart of the best city in the world.” -Sherpa Atrianne

Ask a Sherpa-Texas A&M

“I want to know what the atmosphere is like as a student. I hear Texas A&M is super conservative and people look down on you with different beliefs. Also, what recommendations do you make on living in the area as a first-year student?” Howdy! Don’t let rumors fool you about what Texas A&M is like. I promise you, everyone here is friendly and respects each other. It’s what we Aggies, call “The Aggie Spirit.” You’ll soon realize the connections you have, and will make, with everyone here! For a first-year student, just like any other student really, you have so many choices to choose for student living, on- or off-campus. But it’s always great to make friends, so this is where living on-campus comes into play. If not, find an apartment/house that will satisfy your wants off-campus. Fun fact: there are over 15 bus routes here at Texas A&M, so there’s ought to be one route that passes by your apartment/home off-campus. Thanks & Gig ’em! – Sherpa Osvaldo Have a question about your dream school? We’ve got a network of real life college students waiting to answer any question you might have-whether you’re worried about the daily grind, curious about campus …