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I did my first year at the branchQuite BrightMechanical Engineering
I did my first year at the branch campus at Avery Point and then I transferred to the Storrs main campus. My suggestion is that if you can do all or most of your studying at the branch campus, you should as it will be better for your sanity and your wallet.

What's good about UCONN is what you're paying for: the education. I haven't met one professor I haven't liked so far or found any to be incredibly dull and incompotent. True, there are those who are a little more fast-paced than others where you might have to learn some of the material on your own, but overall I think someone serious and passionate about learning would find the academic aspect of UCONN to be of very good quality.On the other hand, and as alluded to when I said to go to the branch campus as much as possible, become good friends with solitude because that will be your only best friend on this campus. Most of the people here I find to be incredibly snotty, stupid, disrespectful, or all three. Most of the people who are here come from parents who have moeny so they take anything seriously and will drive you insane if your idea of a dorm is a place of peace and quiet. It isn't. You will- if you are a serious and ardent learner- find yourself in the library more often than not.

1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A, Social Life: F
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UConn has every type of opportunity for anyBrightFinance
UConn has every type of opportunity for any type of student. The athletics here and school pride are astounding, the residence halls are terrific, and the academic facilities are amazing as well. UConn has spent well over 2 billion on this campus in the past 11 years, so it looks awesome. You can also receive a terrific degree here in many different areas. Most people here seem to have the "work hard, play hard" mentality.
1st Year Male -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: B-
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I came in as a transfer student asQuite BrightOther
I came in as a transfer student as commuter. They do not realize that people work outside of school and had horrible class times, all in the afternoon and night.

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"

4th Year Female -- Class 2007
Education Quality: A-, Social Life: F
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