Hallie D.

Tour Guide at Wofford College


Class of 2023

Hometown: charlotte, NC

Major: mathematics

Why Wofford?

I could talk about why I picked Wofford for so long, so I will try to keep it short :) My sister is a senior right now at Wofford, and so in high school I didn't think I was going to come here because I didn't want to "copy" my sister. I also thought that I was going to go to a big Math and Science school. However, I always loved the tours at Wofford and getting to meet people who went there, so I kept it as a possibility. As I continued visiting my sister in my sophomore and junior years of high school, I found myself loving Wofford. Each time I went, I didn't want to leave. I thought about the friendships my sister had made and how strong they were. Everyone I met there was so friendly and truly loved it! A big part of the decision making process for me was weighing the community of the school as well as the academic aspect and involvement opportunities. Wofford passed the smile test (a test that my mom and I made up; if you can go anywhere on campus and a student will smile even though they don't know you, the school passes the test) when other schools I looked at didn't pass. I knew that if I went here, I would be surrounded by a happy group of genuine people that I could connect with, be serious and challenge myself in my academic endeavors, and still be able to be involved on campus. I ended up applying Early Decision, and never looked back. Wofford has been everything I hoped it would be, and so much more!!

Fun Fact About Me

I have a lot of energy and I absolutely LOVE to dance. If there is music playing, odds are I will start dancing soon after it starts!

Advice to Incoming Students

Make sure that you pick a college based on more than just academic status. You may get into a very highly ranked university and people may pressure you to go there because it would look really good to say that it is where you attended. However, if you don't like the atmosphere and community of the school you go to, it isn't worth it. it may not seem super important, but community plays such a vital role In your college experience, so make sure that you take it into account!

Favorite Wofford Professor, and why?

My favorite professor is Dr. Pigott. He is a Math professor and is the BEST!! I had him for my second class ever at Wofford, and he instantly reminded me of my favorite high school teacher, which helped with my transition into college. His class is very fun, but you still learn a whole lot. He is extremely funny and makes you feel comfortable in class. His classes can get tough at times, but you can go to his office hours and he will work you through problems that you have. After I declared my Mathematics major, I chose him as my advisor which I am super excited for. If you have any interest in Math and/or a funny classroom dynamic, then I highly recommend taking one of his courses!

I'm passionate about...

basketball!!!! talking to people dancing (just for fun)

I'm involved with...

Greek Life RUF religious organization Ambassador program
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