The University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut - Comments and Student Experiences|
If you don't start your freshman year in a dorm don't count on making friends. People do not randomly go up to you and will not help you if you need it (unlike my prior school). The students are caught up in sleeping around and drinking, the surrounding town suprises people who aren't from around there that there isnt much to do. I was aware but I just happened to end up here.
My issue is that if you're not into sleeping around, fake tanning, and drinking, the student population will not be for you.
academically however, I have had good luck with my professors, only disliking one class. The classes have been engaging so I must add a plus to that.But, all the money goes to the business school, school of pharmacy, or the basketball team. Everything else is second rate and one can easily tell they don't care about any majors that "won't make them alumni money"
One of the reasons I came to UConn was because I knew they had the Rainbow Center, which is an academic/cultural center on campus like the Women's Center etc, for GLBTQQAI students, which I personally found amazing. The RC has become my second home.
Be aware that UConn is in the middle of nowhere, as in, cow country. That's the only part of this school I don't like so much. You're not allowed a parking permit on campus for a car unless you have Junior credit status, unless you want to pay about $500 a semester on this special lot that's "off campus" and belongs to some guy.If you like to party, there's plenty of people on campus who share your hobby. Be aware however that if you get wait listed for housing because having alcohol illegally etc, because of the high amount of people who want to go here, you'll probably not get housing the next semester, basically kicking you off campus.