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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Never before have I seen so many attractive people with such poor fashion sense. I didn't know that "prep" was still considered an acceptable style until I came here. Lots of Sperry's, Vineyard Vines, pastel-colored shorts, and pretty much everyone has the same haircut. Maybe it's because so many of us came from high schools with uniforms. If you can get past that, most kids here are pretty damn good looking. We spend a lot of time at the gym, and are very image conscious. There is a small underswell of hipster-artsy kids who are also attractive, in a less clean-cut, boring way.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Students here divide into two categories: Preppy or Hipster/Artsy. Most people are into the hook-up culture, and very few people seem to be in committed relationships. Those that are in long-distance relationships or date the Coast Guard students.

Most students here are interested in some form of the arts (especially singing in A Cappella, aka the real fraternities/sororities of Conn Coll). Even the preppy kids join band or do plays.

Most students here wear an array of stuff, but most kids here wear typical preppy gear: boat shoes, polo shirts, salmon shorts, etc. It's not hard to find a niche for yourself, but expect to experiment with your friend group for awhile before finding people you really want to spend time with.

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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.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People are generally pretty athletic and attractive.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Connecticut College is one of the most beautiful school's in the country, and this is not solely referring to the campus. The student body is overwhelming attractive. Everyone is generally well dressed and groomed.

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Maybe it's Connecticut College's history as a former all-girl's school, or maybe just pure chance, but the ratio of guys to girls is about forty to sixty. Translation: guys have good odds here for a love connection, or at least a hookup. More often than not, Conn students aren't looking for long-term relationships, but serious relationships can develop from random hookups. Dances at Cro provide more than ample opportunity for both sexes to find a potential hookup buddy. If you like to take it slow in relationships, however, Conn may not be the place for you. Conn's small size and plentiful single rooms could effectively make you roommates with your new boyfriend/girlfriend before you know it.

Judging solely from student response, Conn guys, on the whole, are not hot, while Conn girls are more attractive than average. Both sexes care about their appearance; few stumble into class wearing crumpled clothes found under the bed. The dress code is decidedly preppy, and a group of students on campus can sometimes resemble a J.Crew ad. Then again, there is a significant portion of students who defy this edict and wear whatever they like. It all comes down to personal comfort. On the whole, Conn is a good-looking campus as long as your tastes don't skew goth or punk. If so, you're pretty much out of luck. It should be said that most students at Conn, guys and girls, are friendly and outgoing people.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
60%
Male Undergrads
40%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
A wide range of contraceptives, including the morning after pill, and contraceptive counseling are available at the Health Services building. Free condoms are available in the lobby or by request through the mail.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Cro parties
  2. The boardwalk at Ocean Beach
  3. College Green on a nice spring day
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Your very own single
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. Coed showers
  4. Library
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups abound at Conn. If you looking for them, all you need is stumble to a Cro dance after the liquor starts flowing. An influx of Coast Guard Cadets looking for some action increases your chances. Of course, it is possible to start lasting relationships at Conn.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
If you're looking for a relationship, the best way to meet someone is to join a club, organization, sports team-anything to get out of your room and meeting people. Conn is a pretty diverse school in terms of interests, so it helps to know that you have at least one common interest with the guy/girl you have your eye on. Conn parties are another way to go about this, but chances are you'll be too sloshed to make a lasting impression. Assuming you have someone you want to ask out, but are too shy, you could always try inviting him or her to your dorm's Crush Party. Here's how they work: you'll get two tickets, one for you and one to send anonymously to your crush. Several dorms take part in each Crush Party, so if everyone participated, there would be a good turnout. Unfortunately, no one ever does, so don't count on a Crush Party changing the fact that your crush doesn't know you're alive.
Dress Code
There is no escaping the fact that Conn is a preppy school. At times, it feels like J.Crew and Abercrombie and Fitch are the school's mandatory uniform.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 20 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 19 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 23% Join a club
  • 21% Join a team
  • 18% Meet your neighbors
  • 13% Its hard to make friends unless you are on a team
  • 8% Join an acapella group
  • 8% Group work
  • 8% Do theater/dance
  • 3% Go to Orientation Events

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 8% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 62% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 25% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
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