Location
New London, CT
Undergrads
967
Tuition
$0
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 61 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great professors and learning environment. Learn things that are practical and helpful.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You can make lots of good memories and gain lots of experiences and life skills. Wouldn't trade this experience for anything else.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Nearly everyone plays a sport of some sort. Everyone is very active and fit, lots of school spirit.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Go watch the youtube videos, yes that is what they look like and that's what it is like. What you expect coming to the CGA, just a place to sleep and work.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Very pretty campus from the outside, some of the classrooms and labs need updating.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and I feel safe walking around at night by myself. No complaints.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The 70-30 male-female ratio isn't the best for us guys. Most guys are very attractive and in good shape, the girls are alright and also in good shape. Again not really a place for the guys to find a woman, but there's always Conn College across the street where you can meet someone.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Very strict on drugs and drinking use, what you should expect at the CGA.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It's pretty good, not that many options for classes and majors. I heard of people taking classes at Conn Coll across the street if they really wanted to take a certain class though. Overall amazing education.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: It can get pretty cold with the wind, NE weather you will find is good and bad.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's mainly average, some ok restaurants and bars.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It's an academy, it is what you expect. Conn College is across the street though for some weekend parties.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It is what you expect at an academy.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Some things to do off campus. restaurants and bars are downtown if you are old enough, Conn College is across the street for weekends as well.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: NewLo is pretty diverse and the restaurant selection shows it. You got some chain restaurants, some swanky, high class places, some low brow places, lots of ethnic food. No good sushi in town so that's a bummer. No good Mexican either but I'm a snob about that. Peruvian, Dominican, Ethiopian, Greek, French, Italian, pretty good stuff overall.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: On campus parking is pretty much assigned. You don't use cars during the week, dorms are closer to the buildings (2-5 minute walk) than the cars are parked. If you park a car off campus, it means you're probably not authorized to have a car. That's kinda pricey. Also, risky, if you get caught.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Rooms are pretty restrictive, but free and you can usually pick your roommate. It's coed, mixed class housing which I think is cool.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Only seniors can have cars on campus. They say it's a "privilege", but there's no parking. New London is small, though. Taxis aren't pricey and there's a free shuttle for cadets on weekends.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Clinic staff are argumentative with students, at times, and seem to think everyone is malingering. Some are, but it was a little ridiculous when I had to fill out paperwork before being seen this one time when I had a broken wrist (treated as a sprain) and severe internal bleeding (treated as a bruise). Docs are hit or miss. Dr. Gumble is a miss.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I HATE the weather here! It's super hot and humid in the summer, which I'm ok with. But...well here's the breakdown:

Early November-March or April - Life beyond the Wall (winter). It's freezing, it's windy, the sun hates you and for the brief hours it's up, it's hiding behind clouds. It's not snowing. No no. It's raining, or just windy. People are like "That's just New England lol!!1!" Well I hate it, there's no excuse.

April - Kinda cool. It's raining a lot. BAM freezing cold. Ok it's good again.

A random two weeks in May/June - It's super nice out! It's like perfect weather!

June-September - Really, really hot and humid. Probably a hurricane that everyone will panic about and cause no significant damage except for someone's car getting crushed by a tree. Hey, did you not hear about the hurricane? Why'd you park under a tree?

A random two weeks in September - It's super nice out! It's like perfect weather!

September-November - Sweater weather. Rain. Random cold days to give you a taste of things to come, but you cannot fully brace yourself for the misery of winter.

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Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: All cadets must live on campus for the four years.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: No parties on campus unless you count a reception for a visiting dignitary as a party (in which case, you are zero fun). The bars are like a 15 minute walk and they're all within 5 minutes of each other, so that's a plus. Sometimes they have cover $5, sometimes they don't. Drinks are cheap and usually strong. Music's ok, don't expect good dance music unless you go to the gay bar, most local DJs suck. Decent variety - some indie/garage punk bars, hip-hop kinda places, outdoorsy summer bars, dives, irish pub, country bar, gay bar/club, some smaller restaurant/bars, some swanky places too. Just gotta break away from the pack once in a while and walk into a new bar.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: No printing cost or quota limits. Tech support has an attitude, though, and they're likely to just wipe your hard drive than try to fix whatever is wrong. The fun part is since they're issued laptops they can just do what they want with it. There's wireless all over campus, so that's a plus.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Food is free and there are plenty of options to accommadate dietary needs. The dining hall is only open for meal hours and the only restaurant closes at like 4 or 6pm, so you have to sneak in using a coveted elevator key just to snag a PB&J or some fruit if you didn't sneak it out before. You can order food for delivery, but only until 10pm unless you want to walk to the front gate.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The students are all athletes. They're mostly all in great physical shape and super attractive. It's a small, tight knit school so mostly everyone is pretty friendly and sociable.

3 people found this useful Report
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