Storrs, CT
Tuition (in-state)
$29,074 ($11,242)
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Reviews 2164 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: knowledgeable and helpful professional staff

4 College Freshman

Computers: Wireless is available everywhere. Tech support is easy to get. But it is recommended to have your own computer and printer.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus lines are fairly good.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Average award. Tougher than other schools for scholarships if you are not a Connecticut resident.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Average number of choices. Down town Storrs area (university developed) is close and has a good variety.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: A half-hour, 45 minute bus ride to Hartford. Nothing to do locally off campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: No major issues. About the same as most universities.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UCONN basketball, do I need say more.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Average, if you are a party person you will not be unhappy at UCONN. The same is true if you are not a party person, no peer pressure.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting of all students, regardless of their background, ethnicity, beliefs, or orientation.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Challenging workload in the sciences. Advisers are very helpful.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are good dorms and some fairly poor dorms, both in terms of quality and location.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Cold and windy most of the school year.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If a party is what you want, it can be found at UCONN.

3 College Student

Weather: bad winters but nice spring and fall

2 College Student

Scholarships: was not provided nearly enough since I am paying for school on my own

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: enforce the rule but aren't over the top with them

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received very little financial aid or scholarship money even with a great high school transcript and resume.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Visitation in dorms is extremely lenient. I've rarely seen anyone get in trouble for drinking.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Bringing your own laptop definitely is the right way to go

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's a lot to do if you put forth the effort to find activities and clubs you enjoy

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The majority of kids that I see are involved in drinking and drugs

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty small, and the learning communities are definitely not for me, personally.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of exchange students. It is interesting to talk to kids who speak another language.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Alert systems are always up to date and campus police are always there when needed.


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Jordan Acker
Harwinton, CT
Journalism & Sociology
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UConn is a great place to spend your college years. There will be aspects of different universities that people like and dislike, so you won't have the perfect college experience at UConn—or anywhere, for that matter; however, you won't hate your time at UConn. There’s something for everyone here, with so many clubs and organizations on campus. If you pursue what interests you, you will have a great college experience. These clubs exist for a reason: to bring people together with common interests. If you don’t pursue them, you’re missing out on a chance to meet new people and have new experiences. Some students get overwhelmed with the large class sizes, limited parking, and the walks to class in unreliable New England weather. However, it's important to remember that college life is an adjustment.

The entire student body unifies over basketball. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or not, Husky pride is everywhere. Campus is like its own city since there’s really nothing else around Storrs, Conn. While its size may be intimidating, you learn quickly where everything is and which buildings your classes are in. Campus transportation makes it easy to navigate from one side to the other, as well. UConn’s academics are not to be ignored, with a stand-up reputation among New England public universities. A degree from UConn is sure to help you get the future you want.

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