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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't started college yet but based on my visits to UConn my experience has been satisfying and I'm excited to go to school in the fall.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although I haven't started my first semester at the University of Connecticut, I am positive that I will enjoy the school greatly. The campus is beautiful and the overall student body has been warm and welcoming. There is a sense of opportunity that hangs over the school and the atmosphere is compelling. The architecture of the buildings varies from traditional to a more modern look which is great, the best of both worlds. What makes my school unique is its friendly yet competitive environment. If I could do it all over, I'd stick to the University of Connecticut because of the extensive professional network the school holds and the amazing opportunities the school offers for its student body such as studying abroad programs and internships.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UConn! It's a great academic school with a beautiful campus, awesome people, and an abundance of clubs and things to do. The transportation system (busses) could be a little more organized. I've had a great time so far!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed the opportunities UConn has provided thus far

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Making the decision to attend UConn was the best decision I have made in my life.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Honestly, if you are from a small town in CT with nothing fun to do on the weekends, UConn seems like the most exciting place. However, being from Boston, a city where I went where I pleased with no need for a car and with lots of options to choose from, UConn is extremely bland.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Northwest dorm isn't bad- but dorm life just isnt my thing

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Love the atmosphere. Everyone is really friendly.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't had to look for off campus housing but my friends have and they say it's somewhat a challenge but I think if you email /call the right person at UConn they will help you a lot.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love that a lot of the places delivery to your place so if you don't have a car and don't feel like waiting for the bus, you can still get food.

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3 College Senior

Administration: Do not have any complaints about the strictness. Maybe spring weekend is a little extreme but overall it's good.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Very very repetitive. Very happy to not have a meal plan this coming year.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The places that I have lived in where very clean and spacious. Since I was in an honors building though, it was hard to make friends.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard that it's kind of iffy and that it can be really expensive.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Everything's pretty good, and the staff are always pretty nice. There are so many dining halls, and it's pretty easy to quickly figure out which ones suit your food tastes, plus you can check what they're serving online or in the app day to day. Points are awesome, and it's nice to be able to get coffees and stuff without spending all your money at Dunkin/Starbucks every day.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many little restaurants down in Storrs Center now, it's great. There are two sushi places, a Chinese place, a Domino's, a froyo place, a candy shop, an Italian restaurant, a cafe, a Japanese cafe, a 7/11, Moe's, Subway, Insomnia Cookie, Mooyah, Price Chopper... I'm definitely forgetting some. It's way too easy to blow all your money there, everything's good.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: People get fed up a lot with the administration. It seems sometimes that they make decisions that purposefully go against what the student body wants. It can get frustrating, but it doesn't really affect the college experience too badly unless you start really thinking about it and getting bummed out.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are so many merit scholarships- I got a full tuition scholarship for all four years plus a $2500 stipend for any academic enrichment thing like study abroad, just for being #2 in my high school class (in a CT town). Most of the people I know at UConn have some merit scholarship, and for in-state, it's not too expensive to begin with. I don't know about the financial aid too well, but it's probably not too great since it's a public school and all, but I honestly don't know.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing can sometimes be a pain when you're trying to actually get the specific dorm you want with the people you want, since there's only barely enough housing for everyone who wants it, but once you actually get a dorm they're pretty nice. Free laundry, most dorms have a dining hall in the building with unlimited swipes on your dining plan, and people are pretty nice at UConn. The best options are probably the apartments like Hilltop and whatnot, but only seniors can really get them because of the credit system, South, and Connecticut Commons. It's really a person-to-person thing though, and there's quite a variety of dorm types to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a blast. Yes there are buildings better than others but still awesome.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have heard great things about Off-Campus Housing and actually plan to live there in the next few years.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really like UCONN's party scene. I have more fun when I go out to things like Late Night with my friends because there is food, games, and amazing free movies! Which is much better than sitting around in a dorm with the uncomfortable possibility of illegal activity

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The prices can be rather convenient depending on where you order, however, I wish there were more options in terms of food.

3 College Freshman

Administration: There are a lot of times when people will be blasting music or screaming during quiet hours and the RAs will not enforce the rules unless they feel it is bothering them directly, however, that is not what I feel should be happening. If someone is breaking the rules during quiet hours there should be some form of enforcement because just because you don't hear it does not meant that the other residents can't.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The only thing that can be time consuming about the financial aid section is the rate at which material is processed. During on circumstance I submitted paper work in early july to be processed for the fall. When August came around it was not processed so I waited until September to call. upon calling I learned that the paperwork was received by had not been sent out. At first I thought it was the result of something I did , such as forgetting to hand in an item, however, when I asked I learnt that they did in fact have all the paperwork that they needed, but nothing was sent out.

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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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