New Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State University


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Recent Reviews

Angela
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is mostly really friendly, i dont really know anyone you is not doing well in classes.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is mostly really friendly, i dont really know anyone you is not doing well in classes.

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

I would say although it is good to keep your options open, your first choice is usually the right one. Sometimes it may not turn out how you planned, and even if it dosent you can always transfer! lol. Try and find a school where you know you dont know everybody because u will most likely only hang out with those people instead of making new friends. Also do as many activites as you can handle because getting as many connections as you can is very important.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the amount of activities i can do, i love the online class selection, the extremly cheap gym memberships. and the food plan is saweeet.

tania
Describe the students at your school.

the classmates are highly intelligent, not afraid to share their views, and very supportive.

Describe the students at your school.

the classmates are highly intelligent, not afraid to share their views, and very supportive.

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

check the city the college is located in. if the city is what you like then check the campus, the safety, transportation, and most of all faculties and their credentials and amount of resources available for research.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the class offered in different sessions. some classes are only offered in spring or fall; therefore, you have to wait for that time to take that class in order to finish the pre requisite to take higher level courses.

Jessica
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Southern Connecticut State University is a wonderful college that allows students to succeed academically and socially.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Southern Connecticut State University is a wonderful college that allows students to succeed academically and socially.

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

In order to find the right college, students should first decide whether they want to live in-state or out-of-state, and should also try to decide on a major. Once these two essential questions are answered, the search for colleges can more easily be narrowed down. It is important to find a school that offeres a strong selection of classes for your intended major, including internship and volunteer oportunities. Hands-on training is usually the best training, no matter what major the student chooses. Also, students should decide whether they want to live on-campus or off-campus and take a tour of the housing availability. Become excited about going to college! Students should see where they will be living and begin networking as soon as possible. Parents should be supportive in the decision their child makes because ultimately, college can be the best time in their child's life and play a enormous role in their future careers. Overall, students should prepare themselves to become more social, more open and accepting in order to experience college at its greatest potential.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about SCSU is the overall environment and atmosphere. When students choose to live on campus, they are able to meet other students and truly engage in a strong network and on-campus community. Most professors and dorm staff are very friendly and allow students to voice their opinions and needs in the residential and classroom settings. SCSU is a great place to learn, study, and still have fun while making friendships that can truly last a lifetime. This school evokes a very postive enviorment for all.

Erica
Describe the students at your school.

One thing that I love about the classmates I have had is that they have so much to contribute to classes and are true partici...

Describe the students at your school.

One thing that I love about the classmates I have had is that they have so much to contribute to classes and are true participants in education. I love having classmates that do not just settle for the easy way out, but instead try to push the limits and think outside of the box. This allows me, as well as other classmates, to be a better student, to learn more and think about class topics in ways that we otherwise would not have. Without these classmates, I would not have such a worthwhile experience in the classroom.

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

Finding the right college is extremely important in the extension of education past high school. It is tempting to follow all of our high school friends off to college, but in reality students should try to find the school that best suits their own aspirations. I would tell students and parents to look into prospective colleges, do research, visit the campus and try to meet some current students and professors. Don't just settle for what looks okay. Students need to remember that the college experience is all about their future, their goals, their education and new opportunities. That is a big deal, so be hands on and really find the school that is going to push you into your best potential! In making the most of the college experience, it truly is in the hands of the student to have a fulfilling experience; it is all what you make it. No matter what school a student attends, there can be an abudance of great opportunities, or not so much. But surely if a student takes an active role in their education and life on campus to make their experience the best it can be, they will never regret it!

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

In my opinion, the worst thing about Southern Connecticut State University is the lack of parking spaces for students. I am a student who appreciates the value of education and enjoys going to school to learn. There have been times that I have arrived on campus early to get to class on time, but still found myself walking through the door up to fifteen minutes late because of the lack of parking spaces. As a student paying for their education, I would love to have increased parking so that I can get into my seat early, prepared to learn.

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

Don't stress so much about what your major will be and do something you truly enjoy because that's what matters in life- not ...

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

Don't stress so much about what your major will be and do something you truly enjoy because that's what matters in life- not what will get you the 6 figure salary job.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A student that wants to live on campus and have a deep connection to their fellow students.

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

That I love the Anthropology department and especially my advisor.

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

Choosing a college should be a very calculated decision and should not be taken lightly! Comfort and getting the maximum qua...

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

Choosing a college should be a very calculated decision and should not be taken lightly! Comfort and getting the maximum quality of education is key! You'll learn more about the college through a student-guided tour than online virtual tour. Remember that most students change their major often during the first few semesters so be sure to attend a well-rounded college. Most importantly, college seniors, research your future major possibilities immediately! Time goes by fast in the fun world of college!

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

The best thing to do when choosing the right college is to research the school thoroughly. By that I mean to visit all the sc...

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

The best thing to do when choosing the right college is to research the school thoroughly. By that I mean to visit all the schools that are of interest to you then narrow it down by you preferences. For example, the location of the school; is it in the city or in the suburbs the size; is it a big school, small school or medium sized school. Your personality also plays a huge factor when choosing schools. If you like to socialize, then a big school in the city or a school with a lot of student activities will be the right one for you. On the flip side, if you are an internal or private person who likes to keep to themselves then a small secluded school would be perfect. The cost of the school is also a very important factor to look at when choosing schools. Finally, when choosing a school make sure you can envision yourself at the school, while big name schools are nice if you cannot see yourself there then you will not have the best college experience. The experiences you have at the college of your choice will help make the person you become.

What's unique about your campus?

the best thing i consider about Southern Connecticut State University is the chance i had to socialize and meet friends and also some of the faculty members

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

I wish i had known that the campus would be dead on the weekends and also that the presence of fraternities and sororities was low

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

The best advice I can give is to ask questions-- lots of them! This has helped me a great deal not only around campus but in ...

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

The best advice I can give is to ask questions-- lots of them! This has helped me a great deal not only around campus but in other aspects of my life. Sometimes people worry about asking "stupid" questions. Don't! I've noticed that the people who ask questions are so much better off-- they know more, and talking to different people offers you the opportunity to learn so much more than you would by reading the school's admissions pamphlets, for example. Sometimes, other parents and students can be one of the most valuable resources around.

What's unique about your campus?

I would say one of the best things is the huge variety of student groups and activities available for students. There are events going on nearly every night, such as guest speakers and movie showings, to "fun" nights, which include ping pong tournamants and things like that. There is probably a club or group for everyone, no matter what they like. If not, there are plenty or resources to make one.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about school is the cost. For those of us whose parent's cannot afford to help with education costs, it's very difficult (virtually impossible, actually) to acquire enough financial aid and students loans. The financial aid office's employees are extremely helpful, but in reality there is only so much that they can do.

Shannan
Describe the students at your school.

SCSU has a very culturally diverse population, it would be impossible to explain them in one sentence.

Describe the students at your school.

SCSU has a very culturally diverse population, it would be impossible to explain them in one sentence.

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

The location of SCSU is unique. It's located in New Haven which is a fun city to go out in. There are a lot of shops, restaurants, and bars close by. The size of the school is good because its big enough to always be meeting new people but its small enough to have small, intimate classrooms.

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

There are a lot of aspects that need to be looked at when choosing the right college. Size, population, location, and cost all need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right college. The best advice I could give a prospective student is to talk to students at the schools they're interested in. College students are the best resource for prospective students because they will give unbiased information about the school.

Sara
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A wonderful nursing program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A wonderful nursing program.

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

To whom it may concern: I really suggest choosing a college that has the program you want, as well your second and third choice of majors. I also suggest picking a college that is in your price range, not necessarily the BEST one you get in to. I learned these things the hard way by attending Boston University pre-med for my freshman year. My parents spent all of our money to let me go to BU because it was "the best school". I then decided to switch my major to nursing because it was a profession that suited my personality better and realized BU did not have a nursing program. I now live at home in Connecticut, attending Southern Connecticut State University's wonderful nursing program. The only down fall is that my parents are broke and they have to put my younger sister through college starting next fall. I suggest visiting many colleges and picking one that suits YOU the best, not just the "best" one. This is advice I wish someone told me when I was picking colleges. Thank you for this opportunity, Sara

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