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Reviews 568 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are the true draw of Connecticut College. The course material is challenging and forces students to learn time management. The one problem that I've run into is the lack of support from the professors. There seems to be a true lack of care towards the students; they seem like they have better things to do than answer simple questions. The school does have smaller class sizes but it doesn't matter if the professors aren't approachable.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: The curriculum forces students to fulfill a broad array of core requirements which hinders students from focusing in on their major; It makes the prospect of double majoring more difficult.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: People go out and want to live the typical college experience that they hear about, but it gets old really fast. The school lacks activities for students and doesn't provide much entertainment. In regards to concerts throughout the year, the schools brings in mediocre DJs and proceeds to charge students the price it would be to see top of the line performances. Going out gets old really fast and the social scene is predictable. Expect to see the same faces every time you go out.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school has division III athletics and a large proportion of students participate in varsity sports. Since there are so many people playing sports, no one attends other peoples sports other than one hockey game. There isn't much school spirit and support for the athletes. Go Camels?

3 College Junior

Academics: Registration is always a crapshoot and stressful process. As someone who wants to go into Finance, it is hard finding enough classes that will support my career path. I wish there were more finance courses available.

3 College Junior

Academics: Economics is a very popular major and I like a majority of the professors

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: New London itself is a small town that has some nice places to go to, but I personally love the surrounding towns, such as Mystic. Mystic is beautiful to walk around, has great shops and restaurants.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: I have not had the best experience with financial. With dramatic changes in my financial situation with my father passing away, they failed to accommodate those changes and help me through a very difficult time. Getting through school is proving to be very stressful

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had a pretty good experience. I have stayed close with a few of my professors which is a unique advantage of attending a small institution. Class sizes are small, which I also like.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think the school does a great job of emphasizing the importance of preparing for the real world and internships

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is a very preppy school. But it is a very friendly school so everyone has a very eclectic group of friends, which is great.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The campus is a very accepting one, and none of my ethnic or international friends have ever felt discriminated against.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is extremely beautiful, everyone is very friendly, and the athletic facilities are for everyone.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: For a small school, I cannot complain. Upperclassmen usually go to the bars on Thursday night, and then people are on campus for the weekend.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school's honor code is taken very seriously. However some of the school policies, such as off campus living, are too strict. I believe students have the right to live off campus their senior year

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sport games are well attended, athletes treated same

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: For a small school, I believe the food is good

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It is not very strict.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I like not having greek life.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are nice, but most games are not that popular.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a good amount of dining halls, but sometimes the food isn't that good. Other days it is good though... You just have to find what dining halls you like, and what foods you like to eat there.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: New London is not walking distance, and it isn't too fun. Mystic is nice, but you also have to drive, and it's farther away. New York and Boston are each about 1 in a half hours away, but it's hard to get off campus to go there.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus safety are usually pretty nice and chill. I've never felt in danger on this campus, and it seems very safe.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The gym is very nice. There are a few cool traditions/events. But, usually there isn't too much happening.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics can be challenging, but they are overall good. Most of the teachers are good, but I have had some great ones and some terrible ones.


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Andrew Patton
Montclair, N.J.
Government and American Studies
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Overall, students enjoy their experience at Conn. Some of the most often reasons cited include the amazing professors, strong academic programs, the small size of the school, and the beautiful campus. This is a great school for students who don't know what they want to major in; Conn's General Education requirements make it mandatory to take a variety of courses, and faculty are always available to advise students. Because of this, many come to Conn a tabula rasa, unsure of what to study, and leave as knowledgeable practitioners in a field they genuinely enjoy. The most common complaint among students who don't like Conn is its small size. Because of this, it's important to visit overnight or at least take a tour to try the campus on for size.

Despite the restricted social scene, most students find a core group of friends and have an unforgettable four years. Besides, with a willingness to try new things, students should never be bored on campus. There are so many opportunities to get involved in athletics, music, academics, and student organizations that everyone should be able to find something that he or she enjoys. The Conn experience can be as much or as little as you make of it. It's all up to you.

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