a second semester Freshman but I'm strongly thinking about transferring.
Last year when I first stepped on campus and thought
“this is my school, I was born to go here”...
yea right until I actually enrolled and went.
UCONN is 80% in state, so most people are going
to college with their whole high school and friend group
and they aren't really interested in making new friends. After
the first night of college, the cliques formed and after
that nothing changed. So you're basically stuck with the same
people you met the first night of college. In my
dorm, the people are friendly, but only to the level
of “hey, hi” relationship. Also, if you're not in a
sorority then it's basically impossible to meet new people.
campus: the campus is actually pretty nice. Most of the
buildings are updated and everything is laid out pretty well.
The dorms: Freshman dorms suck. End of story. The bathrooms
are so gross and there's always puke on the toilet
seat. The showers, don't even get me started. I feel
like i have to stand in one spot without moving
b/c i don't want to touch the grimy walls and
there aren't even walls in between the showers, just a
curtain. And each shower flows into the last one with
a drain, so you're pretty much screwed when the person
to the left of you is puking in the shower
from being hung over the next morning...
the food is not too bad, although i'm a plain
eater and eat the same thing every night, there are
options for everyone which is nice. There are also a
bunch of different dinning halls. McMahon is the nicest, it's
like gourmet restaurant style food served on fancy square plates.
The staff: there is a mix b/w good and bad.
I only liked one of my teachers, i could tell
she was a dedicated teacher, and all my other ones
didn't give a shit and were impossible to get in
touch with to meet for office hours.
My advisor was
no help at all either!
The education program: it's
super competitive, they only take 40 students for elementary education
so if you don't get in you're completely screwed! The
advisor for education is also no help at all and
never even emailed me back after I emailed twice and
someone else but that other person responded only to say
she forwarded the email to that same advisor who never
The weather: cold and windyyyyyy!!!!!! It makes you
not want to leave the dorm, its so windy all
the time its a wind tunnel. It's also super cold
so your face feels like it's being hit by bricks
when it's windy (which is all the time).
Frat parties are so overrated, the first one is fun
because you don't know what to expect, but expect this:
a huge crowd of people crammed in the basement of
a house, beer on the floor everywhere, you can't talk
or hear anything bc the music is so loud. You
literally can't even move because there are so many people,
you really can't even dance! They always run out of
drinks and every party i've been to has gotten broken
up by the cops—the cops have been super annoying and
they are everywhere. There is a thing on friday nights
called late night in the student union which is alright,
there's karyoke where you can watch people suck at singing
and eat food.
Sports: UCONN is pretty big in sports.
Football this year sucked, and the games were rather boring,
although we rock in basketball. I haven't been to a