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Quite BrightPolitical Science
The school is awesome if you put in a little effort.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B-
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Education Quality: It's all what you put intoQuite BrightPsychology
Education Quality: It's all what you put into it. Some people say Southern is very easy, others struggle and can't even keep passing grades. It all depends on the course, teacher, and your work ethic. It's definitely different for everyone.

There's a wide variety of classes, and if you use ratemyprof.com you can find a great teacher. There are some bad teachers, as there are at every school.

Campus: The campus has been under construction for years. Most campuses I've been to are constantly being remodeled. The appearance isn't dreadful, but it isn't flowers and trees left and right.

Dorms: My dorm is currently being renovated, and there are constantly construction workers and the exterior is pretty awful. This being said, it isn't an issue. It has never ruined my sleep, school work, or social life. None of the other dorms are being worked on and are relatively nice. North Campus and Brownell/Shwartz are ideal.

Social Life: Again, it's what you make of it. Most of the people are friendly if you give them a chance. Some aren't. But you get that dynamic anywhere. There are plenty of opportunities to make friends on campus through clubs, etc. I see the same people everyday. Many people go to the school, but the campus is small. Living on campus is tricky in the friends department because many people go home on the weekends. And it's a clubbing school. Most people go out on Thursdays or the weekend to nightclubs or nearby bars in New Haven.

Food: The dining hall always serves great food, and there's always a variety. The student center also has 4 different eat-in restaurants (Sbarros, some grill, a Mexican type restaurant, and a Subway-esque restaurant). I've never had a problem with the food

Surrounding Area: New Haven. Great city, plenty to do. Taking the bus from campus is 50 cents or something. Not the most safe city, but most cities aren't. Be wary of where you go, but most of the general downtown parts are safe. Always something going on.Overall: If you want to have a good college experience, you can have one here. If you don't, then you won't.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: B-
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Southern is a mixed bag.Quite BrightComputer Science
Southern is a mixed bag. My program is great... the faculty is involved, it is a strong group that helps get students involved with research or internships, will explain concepts if you need help, and they are generally understanding. However, a lot of people take advance of this and try to work the system as much as they can, and it ruins chances for good students. I will admit that the general requirements for SCSU to graduate are ridiculous and time-wasting, but now that I'm in my program, I love it.Many students on this campus complain and complain and complain... it's obnoxious. These people are usually the ones who care less about their education and more where they will end up Thursday night, which is fun and all... but not why you're paying thousands of dollars.
4th Year Female -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C+
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