K-State University

Name: Madison Huber-Smith
College: Kansas State University
Major: Anthropology and Spanish

1. What first drew you to K-State?

I liked that they emphasized the importance of academics. Dean Bosco was at every presentation letting us know just how many Rhodes scholars they had. It was also close to home but not too close to home. The price for what I got wasn’t too bad either.

2. What other colleges were you considering?

University of Evansville, KU

3. How was the adjustment from high school to college?

College is so much better than high school! In high school, I was in class every day, all day. In college, I got to make my own schedule and take classes at times that worked for me. I had more time to do homework and do the things I liked to do, like workout.

4. What was your favorite class? Why?

My favorite class was an anthropology class called Religion in Culture. It challenged me because we discussed really difficult theoretical concepts. I then got to turn around and apply these theories to the Little Mermaid (I know this seems like this has nothing to do with religion, but it did!).

5. What clubs or groups were you involved in?

Anthropology Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Group Fitness (I taught Pilates and yoga)

6. Anything else you want to tell us?

Manhattan can seem like the boonies to students coming from JoCo, but it has all the comforts of home PLUS awesome hikes in the Konza prairie (really!) and beautiful country roads outside of town that are perfect for cycling.

7. In one sentence, what do you love about your school?

I loved that it had a small-town /small-school feel but with all the amenities and academic opportunities of a larger university.

Author Madison Huber-Smith is a tutor at Get Smarter Prep.