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Southern Connecticut State University


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Ting
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

try to be on campus when you go to college. be open to meeting new people. college isnt always about work and academics, bu...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

try to be on campus when you go to college. be open to meeting new people. college isnt always about work and academics, but social groups. however, just dont get swept away and have too much fun too.

What's unique about your campus?

it is generally inexpensive for the general quality of the school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

people who want a very spirited school and are really dependant on the school system and faculty.

Erica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Picking out the perfect college can be a very difficult task, but finding that college is key to success. It is very importa...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Picking out the perfect college can be a very difficult task, but finding that college is key to success. It is very important to pick a school where you feel at home, but also a little bit out of your comfort level at times. This allows you to experience new things and new cultures. Also, class size is very important. You need to decide what level of familiarity you wish to have with your professors. Do you want to be a number or do you want to be a name, face, and personality? You also need to decide if partying is important to you because, let's face it, everyone knows there's some kind of party scene on campuses and the amount of partying (whether or not you'll be participating) affects your school work, social life, and stress level. Most important though, is academics (as boring as that may sound). College is the path to your career and receiving the best possible education is very important and key to success. Check into the different programs available at your school to make sure they are exactly what you're looking for. Good luck!!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Southern is dealing with those in the Registrar's office or Financial Aid. They are very rude and condescending and tend to give you the run around. The best thing to do is immediately speak with a higher up. Most people working in the offices tend to seem bothered when you ask them for help or just for them to do their job.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The size and the personability of the professors with the students. The president is seen all over campus mingling with students and the professors are very kind and willing to help.

Jacqueline
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I could give is to visit the college and to take a tour. Once you're there, take the time to talk to students...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I could give is to visit the college and to take a tour. Once you're there, take the time to talk to students and to poke around the buildings they don't specifically show you on the tour. A college will only present the best things it has to offer so really look around. Also, make sure it has a wide variety of majors because almost no one sticks with the same major for their entire college career. Make sure the college isn't overpriced for the education they're giving you too, check out some of the professors in your department- a lot of schools require a docterate in the given field to teach. To make the most of the experience, live on campus for at least one semester and try to join a club or sport. I've found that the best way to meet new friends is to leave the door of your dorm room open when you're there, people will likely stop by to say hi. Finally, don't worry too much, it all comes together in the end, just have fun and make the most of it.

What's unique about your campus?

The location and the quality of the education.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind. It offers something for everyone and it one of the best schools in Connecticut for every major. It is also the school in the best location in the state.

Laura
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to making a decision about colleges, always find out what it is the student wants to do, what job they want to ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to making a decision about colleges, always find out what it is the student wants to do, what job they want to pursue. If they do not know, they should then be allowed to pick a school where they feel comfortable. Take campus tours or meet college students (family members or friends) that live on campus and can show the student around. Most often, students get vibes when they feel like they've picked the right school. If they do attend the college and it doesnt work out, then there is a reason that second or third choices were picked! There will always be a place where the student belongs, and if money is ever an issue, there are hundreds of programs lined up just to assist your child! So parents and students, picking a college does seem hard, but most decisions are hard when you make them that way. Give it all your best, and you will find the perfect school as I found mine!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I really enjoy the school. One thing that does and will always bug me would be the registering process for classes. You have to make 3 different schedules in advance just in case you do not get all the classes you want, which usually happens.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school has a strong teaching and nursing program, so whomever considers either one would fit perfectly here. There are also artist programs that are strong for those persuing in art or music. This is a general career-based school, whatever you want to be, this school has enough of the courses or credits you need to get your dream job.

Lyanna
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

nursing and teaching also the sports

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

nursing and teaching also the sports

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that is afforable and one that best caters to the major you are interested in.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The large amount of general requirements required for the school in order to graduate

Christoph
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Affordability for students coming from in-state. Southern has a great program for those who want to go into secondary educa...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Affordability for students coming from in-state. Southern has a great program for those who want to go into secondary education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You need to want this. If you, as a student, don't want to go to college, don't want to learn, or don't want to do academic work, don't. Take some time off. Travel, work, sleep. Don't waste your time and money on an unwanted education. The college experience will be best for everyone, parents, students, and faculty, if everyone who IS there WANTS to be there. College shouldn't be something you do between high school and "real life". College should be a pursuit of human betterment. Once you have that motivation, everything else will fall directly into place. In picking the right school, recognize the importance of diversity. Not only ethnic diversity, but political diversity, academic diversity, geographic diversity, every difference that people have. You will receive the fullest education when you can interact with every different kind of person. One huge piece of college, for me, is finding my place in society and the world. I only find that by interacting with people coming from everywhere and preparing to go anywhere. Look for universal diversity. Then, as long as you're driven, many colleges will prepare you for anything you want to do.

Courtney
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are helpful.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The other schools I considered were not in the city.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell them to go and look at the schools first before making a decision. My first choice was not Southern but once I went to look at the other school, I decided that Southern would be a better choice for me.

Tori
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do what you have to do. From what I noticed people who decided to travel far from school, some how manage to come back to a ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do what you have to do. From what I noticed people who decided to travel far from school, some how manage to come back to a school that is near by there home. Start closer first, to save time, money and energy.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

There'sa variety of stuff going on and there seems like there is something to do . aslo the varitey of classes offered.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The time of day the education classes are offered.

Justin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It depends how important home is to you, and if you can drive. Regardless, be sure to try to make lots of friends, be really ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It depends how important home is to you, and if you can drive. Regardless, be sure to try to make lots of friends, be really friendly, don't totally slack of on your studies, and try to get involved, at least a little bit.

What's unique about your campus?

There are lots of people here and it's a great environment. If you're ready to meet people then there are people out there for you to meet!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

During the weekends there's nothing to do. Most people go home. Many students are also commuters so there aren't a lot of people here. It'd be nice if there were soem events going on. Nothing big, just something simple, but there's nothing.

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