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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most people get jobs after graduating

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The plex is definitely the best place to live

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have greek life

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our sports teams aren't that great, but there is a great deal of variety and not a lot of competition.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Connecticut College. There are so many great students, professors, clubs, and activities.

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife isn't the best - whether you want to party or not. There are a few bars in New London, which are much easier to get to if you have a car. The bars are pretty easy to get into if your underage. Most people stay on campus to party. Thursday and Saturday nights are the biggest nights. If you choose not to drink or party, it can be annoying, because everyone is on campus so it is impossible to avoid.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most people party on campus. The Ridge is known for the best parties, but that's mostly for athletes. Many dorms are known as party dorms, and on the weekends drinking and partying is just about everywhere. If you don't want to drink or party it can be hard to avoid because almost everyone is on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I really enjoy the academics here. There are tons of interesting courses, you can get as specific as you want. I suggest taking classes over a wide variety of areas, you might find something you didn't know you liked. Test out classes in different time slots to see what options work best. The professors are for the most part very approachable if you ask for help. Don't overwork yourself, and don't overpoint unless you know what you're getting into.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are two parts to the diversity question at Conn: how the community responds to diversity, and who is actually represented. Let me be clear: Conn is your typical Liberal Arts school which means it is mostly white, upper class students. There are exceptions to this, but they are exceptions. The school is also very liberal, and some of my friends who are more conservative have trouble expressing their opinions on this campus. As far as religion, there is an active Jewish and Christian population, other groups have less resources and are less represented. There is an active center for LGBT+ individuals, though it is less visible than what I'm used to.

That being said, students and administration are very interested in holding conversations about diversity, even if they are at times uncomfortable, and challenging ourselves to ask what can I do to make it better. I would say the campus is pretty accepting, but not being an ethnic or racial minority I can't speak to that experience

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: As some one who doesn't drink, the emphasis on drinking makes me a little uncomfortable. I respect other people's right to make different choices than my own, but sometimes the noise level and presence of drunk people makes it hard to sleep or study. I don't feel like there is a lot of peer pressure to drink, but sometimes it feels like there isn't much else to do. Drugs are less visible than alcohol, though certainly used. Floralia (Spring Weekend) is particularly bad if you don't want to drink or use drugs, because campus can get crazy and there's no alternative activities. There are pretty good sub free dorm options.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class size is pretty good. The only large lecture are intro sciences, most are small discussion based classes. There's lots of classes offered, I suggest exploring and seeing what your interested in. The professors, for the most part are very approachable.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One thing that's unique about Conn is our internship program. If you do all the workshops and little things Carear Enhancing Life Skills (CELS) office asks you to do from freshman through junior year, then you get money for an internship the summer between Junior and Senior year. Most of the requirements are easy. They will also help you find an internship that's right for you. Basically anyone who wants an internship can get one.

CELS is also good for helping you figure out your life post college. They bring a lot of events and employers on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: As far as sexual assault, we have the green dot program, which nearly everyone is involved in. The green dot program helps give bystanders have skills to stop sexual violence etc, and its taken super seriously on this campus.

As far as other safety, I'd say it is pretty safe. Things rarely get stolen, and I don't feel unsafe walking on campus no matter what time it is.

Every so often we will get safety alerts about suspicious people on campus or whatnot. I'd say the campus is overall pretty safe, with some room for improvement.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not an athlete. I went to a high school that didn't have sports teams, and ended up rooming with an athlete which made me nervous at first. But it turned out great. What I love about student athletes on this campus is they are real people. They are the people you go to class with, eat in the dining hall with, live in your halls. If you go out to support them, you're not just supporting you school, you're supporting your peers. That being said, sports games aren't well attended. Some games and sports are bigger than others, especially Green Dot games, games dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence prevention.

Being a student athlete at Conn is hard. I know this from watching my roommate. It is a full time commitment, even in the off-season. You don't get any breaks on classwork, you are a student every bit you are an athlete.

Club and intermural sports are pretty popular. It's pretty easy to get involved and they can get pretty intense.

The facilities are good and open to all students, but it's a bit of a hike to get there. All athletic facilities are across the street and you have to cross a bridge with a lot of stairs. I mostly use the pool, which is a really nice facility

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wanted to find a school I loved. The truth is, I don't love Conn. I love parts of it. At the end of the day you have to weigh the good and the bad, and see if your happy in the end. This review will not tell you what college is like, because every experience is different, but I will try to let you know my experience.

Connecticut College is a largely residential campus, which was one of the things that attracted me to the school. The dorms are nice, most of the rooms are decently sized, and the campus is small enough that you are never that far from anything. Only freshman have to have roommates, rooming of course always comes with mixed reviews. I was lucky and ended up loving my roommate, but it is random so its the luck of the draw. I had some problems with my hall being to loud on class nights, which my house staff tried to address but never really changed.

The campus is beautiful. There is always something going on. It is a little hard to get off campus without a car. There are plenty of clubs and stuff to join, it can be overwhelming, but remember to go at your own pace.

The classes I took were the best part for me. Okay, I'm a little bit of a nerd, but I discovered interests I never knew I had, and took classes from a class on refugees in Europe, to a class of Hispanic Identity (taught in Spanish!) that made me feel like I wanted to do something to connect with the world as a whole. Make sure to take classes that interest you.

Sometimes, I do feel out of place both being from a low income, and not really caring for the "prestige" of the school. But this hasn't stopped me from making friends, or finding things that I'm interested in.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great school. Plus the faculty is very nice and helpful

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall its pretty good. There are obviously issues with specific departments etc and the idea that you need to write some papers specific in the way one professor wants you to. Overall though professors seem available to help you in any way you can. You just need to be the one to reach out to them for help. Class sizes are pretty good. I've only had one class that had 50 people in it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that a degree from this school will be useful however it still sees like many people do not know about the school and it doesn't seem to have as high of a reputation as other schools out there.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many programs put in placed to education students about sexual assaults etc. Though it seems that many take part in these programs just to be part of them. I feel that there are mostly likely some people who have engaged in hurtful activities who have taken part in the education programs.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It really depends on what dorm you are placed in. If you are placed in dorms that are known to have historically large single rooms then great! But my freshmen year I was put into a tiny tiny triple.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: With Athletics it seems there is a specific stigma that surrounds it. Once you join an athletic team it seems that the people on their athletic team are their best friends. One could say that the cafeteria is serrated in the fact that all the athletic people sit near each other while the rest of the school sits on the other side. In terms of athletics in general, I do not think our school is that good, therefore sometimes our school spirit seems non-existent.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Though at the end of my freshman year I applied to transfer, I am now much happier and in a better place.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene on campus revolves around the upperclassmen who live in on-campus apartments. As underclassmen it can be hard to get in to the parties if you don't know someone who lives in one of these apartments. Non-athletes will have the hardest time getting in. A lot of people will go to the bars in new london when the on-campus apartments are not having parties.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are usually at the on-campus apartments across mohegan ave. It is a pretty far walk from some dorms and the parties can be hard to get in to.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are very hard and professors have very high expectations. There will be a lot of work for all classes.

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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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