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I would leave UConn if it wasn't forQuite BrightSocial Work
I would leave UConn if it wasn't for my major and they way I see my classes and major spanning out. I love it academically, it's challenging, but not overly difficult. If you're an average smart person, you'd be fine. But, if you don't drink or party, find somewhere else to go. I don't drink or party and I pretty much find myself doing nothing. It's hard to meet people who don't want to get wasted every night and just want to hang out. I got lucky and my roommate doesn't drink either, but it can be difficult to not be bored out of your mind when you don't want to go out and party. So overall, UConn is amazing academically, and pretty shitty if you don't party/drink.
1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: D+
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For what you pay for, this school isQuite BrightMechanical Engineering
For what you pay for, this school is good: a good education without the high prices of the elite schools. If you're instate it gets even better because of the state subsidies that go into tuition. That's pretty much where the advantage ends.

Most of the other students here are useless for the most part. If you're not already on antidepressants you will be from being around them. I am. They are stupid, snooty, and have a life that revolves around getting shit faced and other trite agenda. They will someday be pumping your gas, bagging your groceries, or delivering your pizza despite the mickey major they completed here in sociology with a .5 GPA.

You will also notice many things that the university could improve (very obvious things) but won't. You will probably be frustrated as to why the university spends so much on athletics when your academic building is falling apart or has recently been evacuated. You will wonder why there are so many athletic complexes on campus when there's a constant shortage of housing. And you will wonder if anyone in admissions reads the applications when you get a taste for how dumb the people here really are.I think I put a review here last year when I was a sophomore and things really haven't changed. My advice: stay focused, take antidepressants, stay away from people, get well-acquainted with solitude, go home as much as possible, and try not to kill anyone (you will be tempted on multiple occasions). And when you do graduate and the alumni association sends you a letter for a donation, don't send them anything.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: F
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I have spent almost 2 semesters here atBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I have spent almost 2 semesters here at UCONN, and it has been the worst experience of my entire life. I would rather sacrifice education quality to go to a local community college than to come to this hell hole for another semester.

1. The people are the worst, most arrogant, disgusting individuals i have ever come across. Everyone is the same, and the people who are new and different try very hard to be the same as everyone else. They all share this sort of arrogant attitude that is very indescribable, and it just makes me sick. You go to class and you are surrounded by a mass of people with bad breath, poor hygiene, and just complete stupidity. Their idea of a life is to get drunk, sleep around, be as lazy as possible, wear sweat pants and a disgusting shirt everyday, and talk about how "shitfaced" they got the night before. ... And these people are supposed to make up the future of the U.S.

2. There is absolutely NO social life here, other than going to parties and getting drunk like a moron, then sleeping in class the next day, or sleeping the entire afternoon the next day.

Sure there are clubs to join and the normal college activities, but they are filled with dumb anti-social dorks and white-trash pieces of shit. Not to mention the surrounding towns are very dull and boring, so going outside the campus is completely out of the question, unless you want to "party" at some hick's house.

On the plus side, uconn is a very good school academically.
Business dept is great, and it definitely offers a lot of majors with professors with great expertise. The campus is nice in the summer/fall months, but god damn the winters are horrible. The wind is unbearable, and it gets extremely depressing as there is even less to do and one more thing to worry about.

All in all, if you fit into the description of a white, arrogant (semi-racist), party-animal who's idea of a college experience is to get drunk and be lazy for the next 4 years of your life, by all means.. UCONN is the place for you to be.

1st Year Male -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A, Social Life: F
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