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Campus Ambassador: Ali Kamran, Kennesaw State University

Junior, pre-med biology major from Acworth

What's to love about your school?
I love the large size of our student body because I am always interacting with new and diverse people. The campus is absolutely beautiful, especially in the fall when the leaves change colors. Students are always putting on big events such as fashion shows, concerts, field games, movie nights, and casino nights, so you are actively engaged outside the classroom. Kennesaw’s strong commitment to globalization allows students to engage with different cultures.

How is the interaction with professors?
On a scale of one to ten, it is a twenty-five. They are always there to answer any of my questions, and they genuinely want to see my classmates and me do well. I have always felt comfortable just walking into a professor’s office. All the professors are energetic, and that kind of attitude is contagious.

How does your school rate as a party school?
I think we have a good balance. A lot of the students just go out to the nightclubs in Atlanta. However, there is guaranteed to be a party any given Thursday, Friday, or Saturday in the dorms on campus. I suggest joining a sorority/fraternity if you really want to party hard, but at the end of the day, all students realize that we have to place the priority on our education.

What's the stereotype of the student body? True or false?
Uninvolved, apathetic, and lacking spirit. That is certainly true of many of my fellow Owls, but then there is the other side you don’t hear about: involved, aware, proactive, intelligent, dedicated, ethical, judicious, fun, and the list goes on. College is a time when your slate is absolutely clean when you first arrive, and it is up to you to write your own story.