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Reviews 325 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Darcie Folsom, director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, is lovely. Conn is one of the leading institutions in terms of sexual violence prevention; we talk about it, we work to stop it. My counselor is great, but the rest of student counseling services needs work, same with the health center.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my academic experience. Nearly every professor I've had (DON'T TAKE CHOIR, PROFESSOR MOY ACTUALLY SUCKS) has been supportive, stimulating, and approachable. I have found the things that I'm interested in and I feel like I will be able to make something out of them because of the education I'm receiving and the connections I'm making.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: CELS IS GREAT. The workshops are a little silly, but the CELS advisors are wonderful. One of the perks of going to a small school is that they can work really closely with you over a long period of time and really learn all about your career interests and prospects.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in quiet housing, so I'm a little removed from the general process. Most of the dorms are in dire need of renovation, but we make the best with what we have. Pretty much all non-first-year students are guaranteed singles.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think the athletics at Conn are great because they aren't emphasized in any major way. I hate athletic idolization, so it makes me happy that varsity sports aren't really popular here. I love club sports though - they're everything sports should be, an engaging activity that develops both mental and physical skills, but there is also not really any pressure and the players don't suffer from delusions of grandeur.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Conn is a great place. The best things about it are the academic programs and the professors. A lot of work needs to be done in terms of the student experience outside of academics, but there are a million ways for students to get involved in improving the school, and the college is currently working on a gigantic new plan for the next decade or so. People at Conn are genuinely caring and genuinely inquisitive. It is easy to distinguish yourself here as long as you work hard and are willing to be open to many different experiences.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: campus is very safe, i leave out my laptop, headphones etc. and have never had a problem.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Conn is great school but the social life is its main downfall, it is a bar school which sucks and there is not much to do around campus

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: CELS is very helpful, but the alumni network has not helped me personally get a job

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: housing can be either pretty great if you are in south, or pretty bad if you are in north

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Conn can be very cliquey, the social scene can sometimes feel exclusive

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: New Gym just opened with lots of new workout equipment

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a good school

2 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really cares except for the athletes themselves

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are its flaws and there are its benefits.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a huge movement to get more diversity on campus. This is not a top-down approach of the administration forcing it, but a strong want from the students as well.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are there if you look/want them, but there are drug/alcohol free dorms and events offered. It is not a popularity matter if one does/does not drink. Everyone understands that each student is an individual and acts as one.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Conn offers health/safety in all forms. It ranges from the on-campus health center for physical illness to free counseling services. Green Dot is taken incredibly seriously and is upheld by a majority of the campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Conn is a feeling and a trait. I cannot explain what it is like to be a Conn students aside from saying a joke about camels. The campus community allows for everyone to be him/her best self without judgement.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The CELS office has national recognition. Many employers are amazed about how well Conn kids transition to office/working life. Coming from a liberal arts school, we are learning how to learn and this transcends the classroom and allows for students to apply their academic and personal experiences to best work within the parameters of a new situation.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Everyone has to live on campus. This is good because there everyone is close to one another and it does add a more communal feel. However, it makes parties more difficult as there are few large private spaces. However, the newer dorms are modern while the older dorms have a very homey atmosphere.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Many alumni that played sports deeply respect their coaches and time playing at Conn and show this by giving back. This ranges from fiscal gifts to offering networking opportunities to athletes. The gym is open to the entire campus community rather that dividing the athletes and non-athletes. The school does not have a football team (as there is no female counterpart) but this allows other sports to receive attention. Soccer is the most commonly watched sport in the fall, with ice hockey replacing it the winter, and lacrosse in the spring. Being a Division 3 school, the athletes still highly value academics and are held to the same standard as non-athletes.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Conn cares about the growth and development of the whole person. The professors are beyond helpful in both academics and as role models to pursue a field of interest. The small classes allow of participation and for students to have a larger say in what is taught or discussed. Many advisors provide networking help when students are seeking jobs in their related fields The CELS office is crucial to having the best experience as it not only provides a grant to rising seniors, but helps more than 90% of students get a job within 6 months of graduation. Your individual advisor works with you for an other year following graduation to ensure a positive transition to the working world. Conn fosters the passions of all students; the many extracurriculars allow for interest to be shared throughout the whole community.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I am not an athlete, but have heard that it's difficult to join popular varsity teams.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professor are awesome. The people you'll meet are great. And the Conn experience is awesome if you take advantage of everything they have to offer.

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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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