The university I go to is rather small, only about 3300 people or so. It's interesting, because it's small enough that people know you by name. You're not just another number like at some places. Sometimes it's nice, because you can get to know people easier, as you see them every day. Other times, it's a pain, because everyone knows you. It's hard to remain anonymous. Especially if you get in trouble. Everyone knows gossip and bad news are the only two things that travel faster than light.