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About making friends:

"It is a great way to meet people and feel connected as a part of Purdue. I feel like I learned a lot about myself here."

"You get to meet people from all over the world, interact with and experience new cultures, and have a lot of fun!"

"I thought it was a good way to get in touch with other students and our instructors. I have met a lot more people compared to the other regular classes I am taking. I have become friends with many of the students and talk with them almost every day in and out of class."


About living together:

"Living with other [engineering] girls saved me many times. To walk out my door and knock on 3 doors and get any questions answered or just have a good laugh, it was the best decision I've made in my college experience. These girls are awesome."

"Learning communities make the school seem smaller. They give you an opportunity to get to know fellow students and faculty outside of the classroom."

"You feel like you are part of a family."


About learning together:

"Learning communities give you a solid base of friends and study partners, which makes homework and studying easier."

"I like how we are in many of the same classes, so it makes the larger classes feel smaller. Within the community, I feel like we are all a resource for each other when we need help academically. It has also allowed me to make friends."

"[The learning community] provides a sort of safety net which you would not otherwise have. It's very nice to be familiar with students and teachers because of regular classroom interaction."

"[The learning community] takes courses you would normally be required to take and relates them to your major which helps things to be more interesting and perhaps easier."


About the transition to Purdue:

"I think that it is beneficial to have a group of students who all share classes and common interests. I think that this is especially helpful during the transition to a college environment."

"It's a great way to get your foot in the door, meet new students, get to know your professors, and make connections across campus."

"It was a great experience for me! Having a group of people to associate with is wonderful, especially being an incoming freshman at a huge university. The learning community made it seem like I somehow fit into the big scheme of it all."

"It really aided in my transition from high school to college. I made a lot of good friends here!"


About instructors and activities:

"I would strongly recommend it because it gives you a chance to let your instructors know who you are."

"The field trips that we went on were so much fun and were a great opportunity to be with people in your class on a social level."

"It helps you to meet other students, and you get to know your instructors."

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