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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a top tier athletics program at UConn.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not involved or really know anyone involved in Greek Life, but from what I've heard the students seem to cause many issues.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know too much about Off-Campus Housing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I prefer to eat at the dining halls.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I think that most of the enforcement of the rules is reasonable.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have not been to a party.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I don't really have tips; honestly, I need tips.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I have had great meals, but there have been a few bad ones.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love enjoy living on campus. I've made great friends.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options for off-campus housing. There's definitely enough availability. None are too far from campus, especially with a car. One of UConn's shuttle buses goes out to a lot of off campus housing, so even if you don't have a car you have that mode of transportation to get you to campus. It's cost is pretty average, and especially low if you spend the summer here. Parking is good. One con would be that these are also where a lot of parties are held, so weekends would be loud if you were looking for a quiet night.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's not much around Storrs within walking distance. A little downtown area has been growing over the past couple of years. It's all brand new, but still very small. There are a couple cafes, a 711, a frozen yogurt place, a Moe's, Mooyah, Insomnia Cookie, a sushi bar, and a few other fast-food places. The costs are pretty average, but not many offer student discounts. I would check out Dog Lane Cafe, they have really good sandwiches!

4 College Freshman

Administration: As far as the campus police go, they are very strict when it comes to parking. They hand out masses of tickets everyday. UConn is also very strict when it comes to academic integrity and plagiarism. However, UConn is lenient on thingsl ike drinking in the dorms. Most RA and hall directors are really laid back and don't enforce policies very well. Police are around the party scene sometimes, but rarely break up parties or arrest for underage drinking.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid and therefore have no personal experience with the matter. However, from what my roommate has told me, UConn granted her the financial aid she needed in order to attend.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is only really prevalent on Friday's and Saturday's, and even then sometimes it's hard to find a place to go. Frats frequently hold parties, but because they don't allow guys in outside of their frat, it's always crowded with a bunch of girls. There are also a lot of parties on one particular road a little off campus, however, the apartments and houses are small, so the parties are small and a little awkward because you don't know anyone there except who you came with. As a girl, it's really hard to go out with my guy friends because they're not allowed in at most places. Club sports teams will also occasionally host parties and those tend to be the most fun because they let anyone in. There are a lot more options at the beginning of the fall semester, when it was a lot warmer.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining on campus is okay. All 3 meal plan options include unlimited swipes into the dining hall. The difference among the 3 is the number of points and flex passes you have, and therefore there is a difference in price among the options. Flex passes can be used at Grab n' Go locations to get a sandwich or a wrap, a drink, a piece of fruit, and a dessert on the go. They can also be used to swipe a family member or a visitor into the dining hall. Points are accepted at UConn's retail operations, such as the cafe in the library as well as the one in the Co-op, the Union Street Market at the Student Union, and Chuck and Augie's restaurant. Neither points nor flex passes roll over to the following semester. Certain dining halls are a lot better than others. Buckley's menu is very limited, as well as Putnam's and Whitney's. However, South, Northwest, and Towers have a lot more options and are a lot more popular. McMahon is known for its international food. It's served in small portions, however their meals are well prepared. One negative is the hours of the dining halls. Buckley closes at 7:15 PM every night and doesn't open for breakfast until 10:00 AM on the weekends. South closes at 7:15 PM every night as well. McMahon, Northwest, and Whitney stay open until 10 PM. There is a good variety, even at the smaller dining halls. They serve a lot of different things throughout the weeks.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at the University of Connecticut are pretty typical of a college. Most of the dormitories are a five to ten minute walk to where classes are held. The dining halls of each dorm differ. Some, like Buckley's and Whitney, located in East Campus, are smaller and not as popular. The dining halls located in North campus and South campus tend to be the favorite, as they are open later and have more options. Depending on where you live, you could have a typical single, double, triple, quad, or a suite style. Certain dorms house learning communities. For instance, Buckley Hall is home to the honors program, and Belden Hall is home to the business learning community. The atmosphere in halls that house learning communities tend to be more close-knit. The dorms in Northwest are known to be more of a party scene, as they are closer to where off-campus parties take place. The cost of living on campus depends on what rate your dorm is considered, rate 1 being the lowest, would be a typical double. A single would be an additional few hundred dollars. The housing process is really simple and is dependent on how many credits you currently have. South campus is usually first to go.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but if I would it'll be okay. I've to the Storrs campus and it is pretty nice

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is ok. Like all schools, fraternities and sororities are pretty cliquey and homogeneous. It makes up about 10% of the student body, so they're neither irrelevant nor impactful.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: They don't call Storrs, CT the basketball capital of the world for nothing. Everyone knows our basketball programs have the greatest support out there, and students ooze school spirit. UConn doesn't only have great basketball fans though. The Goal Patrol at soccer games is one of the best student sections in college soccer, and our soccer team is always very fun to watch. Hockey games are great, and either free or very cheap for students. Our football team plays in Hartford, which is a bit of a drive, but busses are offered to games. The current Student Recreation Facility is horribly under-sized, but a state of the art rec facility is being built and should be finished by the time current freshman graduate.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is fantastic. From your late-night delivery/to-go options like Wings Over Storrs, D.P. Dough, Insomnia Cookies, Wally's, and Dominoes to more formal restaurants like Geno's, Oriental Cafe, Moe's, Mooyah Burger, and the Wooden Spoon, there are some great off-campus dining options. One issue is since students are the main clients of the restaurants, there aren't often student discounts.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration is strict on some topics, but lenient on others. Strict on parking, alcohol in underclassmen dorms, and noise violations. RA's are quick to shut down any loud dorms or music. Administration is lenient on underage drinking, encourages/is lenient with visitation in dorms, and attendance is not recorded or encouraged extrinsically.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: With as many dining hall options, you're sure to have a dining hall right next to your dorm. Dining Halls are unlimited access for on-campus students, and have decent hours. UC Caf├ęs, Grab-and-Go, and the Union are all great options if you're in a rush. Food is good, and you won't ever go hungry.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lived in Alumni dorms both Freshman and Sophomore years, very close to McMahon and South dining halls, and classes were within reasonable walking distance. Rooms are somewhat small. I lived in a Learning Living Community, and have a great group of friends, a majority lived on my floor. The housing process is a little tricky, and is based on the number of credit hours you have, so it gets a little hairy, especially because on-campus housing is in such high demand.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Tuition is high so scholarships help but not that much

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not the best, 21+ bars are the main social events on campus

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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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