I am from a North American private school and I got a philosophy offer from St. Andrews. The thing is that my private school is very big and very well funded, so many universities feel like a downgrade. I really like St. Andrews, because the campus (or the town which is essentially the campus) is definitely at least as nice as my current campus. The sports, societies and events all seem to be on par with what I am used to. My only concern is the classrooms and the technology used in those classrooms. The classrooms I saw in some St. A videos seemed dark and old. I am not looking for anything ridiculous, but I would like to know if the classrooms are clean/well-painted, well-arranged and modern. For some reason, this is important to me. In addition, I have, unfortunately, been spoiled by my highschool's laptop system. We do everything on computers, including math (with laptop pens). Do a lot of the students at St. A take the notes by hand? Can all notes be taken on my laptop? Is there a good online sharepoint system and how is SaintMail, Calendar/Module schedule?
Sorry if I sounds condescending or elitist in the post. I know spoiled North Americans are an unfavourable stereotype at St. Andrews and I don't mean to imply that my overpriced school is so great that nothing can ever measure up to it. I just wanna know more about what St. Andrews is like.
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