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Looking back I graduated in 1985.Communications
Looking back I graduated in 1985. I feel that SCSU is like any other lower ranked college, Its a degree, a piece of paper. Don't expect to get a degree in English & become a millionare. Matter of fact don't expect anything. That's just life my friend. Other than that Its a good school for Teaching & Nursing degrees. If that's what you want to do, its as good as anything. For the other 85% its just a piece of paper. I have no beef with the school. It did feel like a factory processing students but its part of the economic structure of College. They pressured me into declaring a major as a freshman which was a big mistake, I changed Majors by Junior year. They do that to protect Staff. Keep the numbers up in classrooms. I found that the ones who go here with a specific goal in mind will do fine, for the others its 4 years of manufacturing degrees and collecting money. Its not what you know its who you know.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Honestly, these harsh reviews shocked me.Quite BrightEducation
Honestly, these harsh reviews shocked me. I have attended Southern for three years and I absolutely love the school. The campus can feel so small and welcoming. If you make an effort, even the janitors will remember and smile at you, as will Southern's police officers. From working on the e-board of a club for three years, I have closely met with the administration and they have been wonderful, as well. There are many opportunities here to do more--from joining research programs, clubs, working on campus, or working with professors on their own passion projects. Ev the shuttle drivers will remember you and ask how you're doing! The city of New Haven has a lot going on, from biannual College Nights to amazing food, which is a great asset even for a commuter. Southern's multicultural center and interfaith offices are welcoming, engaging, and caring. President Joe goes above and beyond to be on top of both school events and local events, and my friends and I have been able to personally meet and chat with him multiple times. Southern is what you make of it-- it wasn't my first choice and my decision to go there was more so out of convenience, but I am so happy I did. The professors are also INCREDIBLE! A handful also teach/have taught at other universities such as Yale, UCONN, or Quinnipiac, making them well-rounded and sometimes it feels like a bargain to learn from them! On the advising side, I've had advisors respond to me even at 10 p.m. to answer questions regarding my class schedule, or be able to fit in an appointment with me the next day if I need it.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1924
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B+
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Transferred after freshman year.Quite BrightEducation
Transferred after freshman year. SCSU is a nightmare. DO NOT GO! From the president to the students nobody has a clue. So much red tape nothing ever gets accomplished.
1st Year Female -- Class 1922
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