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Quite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Good school, too much minutia, too many foreign speaking professors or ta's.
4th Year Male -- Class 1994
Useful Schoolwork: A, Collaboration/Competitive: C
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I know without questioon that I should have attended a different college. UConn was the worst choice for me academically and socially. My potential was squashed by a distandt, uncaring faculty and huge, impersonal tests. Campus life was all about parties and horrible behavior with an occasional concert or trip to the small art museum. I feel cheated out of a sustaining, positive college experience even to this day. UConn left me very bitter and I worked very hard there. It was an inhumane environment that robbed my soul of joy and excitement. I regret going there but was forced to by a parents who wanted their taxes paid to this state to amount to something. All those taxes paid all those decades did not pay off--it was an awful educational experience and I regret it tremendously. I am someone who had potential to soar and I was crushed by this mill of an institution.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Be very sure that you want to attend a huge university. Things can be very impersonal here and it is easy to feel like a number not a person. When my dorm mate was killed by a driver speeding through campus as she crossed the street (195), her parents were sent a bill for her room key. That is how very cold and impersonal this place can be. Be sure that you will be comfortable around a lot of parties and all that rowdiness as there is a lot of it. How some people became successful after the life they led at UConn is beyond my comprehension. Maybe they just grew up eventually. I was very disappointed in the large classes and the lack of creativity and enthusiasm in academics. Except for a few creative professors--everything was rote and textbooks were dry and not even appropriate to the subject. You sometimes have to buy the textbook the professors wrote. A lot depends on what college you are in or what major you choose as some departments are better than others. I was treated very badly by professors in the College of Education and later went on to earn a master's degree in education at a smaller university. I graduated at the top of my class and my professors not only knew my name--they knew me and what my potential was. It is easy to get lost at UConn. If you go here--be open to making new friends and having as many new expereinces as you can--there are resources at the school---but you will have to find them on your own. Private school this is not.
4th Year Female -- Class 1920
Campus Maintenance: B+, Education Quality: F
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