Source: Ian Vernon
Identifying information about source: Ian Vernon, senior, 21, from Cypress, Texas, student, criminal justice major
Question One: The university had a record enrollment of 35,568 students last year and is expected to have a record or near-record again this year. How has this increased enrollment affected you?
“Mainly just the crowdedness of San Marcos and parking on campus.”
Question Two: Should the university continue to grow?
Yes, as long as they raise the standards of enrollment
Question Three: Did the size of the university influence your decision to come here?
“Moderately, yes. That was a factor. I didn’t really care about the size, but I liked that it wasn’t small or it wasn’t as large as UT.”
Question Four: What are your main concerns about getting into classes? Do you worry about getting into the classes you want on time?
“Yes. This semester, since I’m about to graduate, they put me in early (enrollment). Actually, even with that you still have to register right on time, because there’s so many students who register early that it’s still really hard to get in classes. If you don’t have early registration, it’s really difficult. That’s a struggle.”
Question Five: What is the main concern you have about parking?
“I have a purple pass. Basically, if you’re not here at 7:20 AM, you won’t get a spot.”