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Southern Connecticut State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessD Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueD University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeC
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsC+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Unhelpful

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Date: Jan 24 2010
Major: Sociology (This Major's Salary over time)
I attended SCSU for only one semester. I thought the campus was simple and looked good. My official major at the time was
Studio Art/Photography
I didn't get to do anything in that field though. General education requirements halted me from doing what I really wanted to do. I'm not the best student at all but I do consider myself a smart person. The traditional way of college isn't for me though. I've decided that I'm going to pursue music performance at a music school.

With that aside, let me get down to the actual school. I went in without any friends at all. It wasn't hard to meet people, but the people there really aren't my type. If you live in Fairfield County or know what kids are like in Fairfield County, then you know what type of people attend SCSU. It's just a "General School". I wouldn't say anything makes SCSU stand out from the rest. Getting around campus isn't hard. A lot of students drive to class but I think that's pointless unless you commute. I walked to class and it wasn't a bad walk, it just gets really cold sometimes. My first class was English 102. I did well for a little while, then I got sick for about two weeks and missed out on classes. When I returned to class I was completely distanced from the rest of the class. I had no idea what we were doing and the teacher didn't really seem to care. She pretty much sat by and watched as I failed. My US History class was pretty quiet. Teacher was nice but the whole class was just a bore fest. Nothing really engaging. My Sociology class was full with kids. Every seat was taken. The professor was great though. The class was great too. I had a Geography class that was quite easy, but somehow I managed to fail that too. The teacher was from Germany or something. She would talk and start drifting off from the actual lesson. The class was quiet and uninterested.

I did meet some cool people at school but very few I would consider "loyal friends". I felt like most of the kids were robots just doing their robot school work. It seems like a lot of people are more close-minded than me. I managed to meet a girl there and we had something going but eventually things clashed because of that. Most of the other girls I met were just generally uninteresting or psycho. I met some cool guys there that I will try to keep in touch with, but nobody I can truly count on.

Since SCSU is close to downtown New Haven, it's not hard to get there. About 5 minutes away are the clubs and bars and nightlife. I would say the nightlife is pretty fun, but watch out, Fairfield County kids everywhere. Compared to ECSU and WCSU, I would say that SCSU has the best nightlife outside of the campus.

My dorm was nice and big. It was a 3 person suite with a kitchen, common room, and 2 bedrooms. I have nothing to complain about the room except one time when they were doing roof construction on our residence hall. The tar machine was placed RIGHT outside out window causing our entire dorm to be clouded in smoke and it smelled like sulfur and tar for a few days. The 2 person dorms are relatively small, but I suppose most schools have small doubles.

All in all, Southern Connecticut State University is an option for those that maybe didn't do well in high school or want to get their general ed. requirements done. Also, it's an affordable school. No point in paying 50 grand to get your gen. ed. classes done. Aside from general ed., I don't see anything special with the school. I've long been a music student and I just realized that I want to study music elsewhere. If you want to do well at SCSU, do your work. It's simple. Coursework isn't extremely challenging. It's just whether you want to submit to robot-like work or not. SCSU wasn't for me.

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