Taylor graduated from a small high school, so she anticipated a difficult transition to a state university. Her experience at WKU proved her wrong.
"I remember being really nervous about coming to a university of more than 20,000 students. But, after my roommate and I organized our room and helped each other choose outfits for sorority recruitment, I immediately started to feel comfortable and more at home."
As a freshman in the Honors College at WKU, Taylor had gotten the opportunity to meet and become friends with many of the people in her residence hall before ever moving in. That's because the Honors College summer retreat, held prior to the opening of the school year, allowed her time to get to know most of the students in her residence hall, including her soon-to-be roommate.
"Living with people with a shared interest in academic success definitely made my transition from high school to college a smooth one."
During her junior year, Taylor decided to change her major to economics.
"I changed my major late in the game, but I had no issues with the transition - my advisors at the Gordon Ford College of Business and the Honors College at WKU helped me every step of the way. Their priority was helping me stay on track for graduation."
Being a student of both the Honors College and the Gordon Ford College of Business allowed Taylor scholarship opportunities and extracurricular experiences that truly enriched her WKU experience.
Flexibility. Smooth Transitions. Academic Success. Just a few more ways WKU is becoming A Leading American University With International Reach.