University of New Haven Top Questions

What are the academics like at your school?


Very diverse from Biology to Forensics to Interior Design


There is a lot of work, and a lot of it you have to do on your own time. As long as you show up to classes and keep up with the workload, then you will succeed here.


This really depends on the class. I've had horrible teachers that wouldn't answer questions and failed a lot of people, I've had easy A classes where the midterm and final were given to you by the professor a week ahead of time so that you could memorize the answers by next week, and I've had professors that genuinely care and try to help you learn to the best of their abilities. Overall, the academics here are hit or miss. You might love your classes, you might hate them. Good luck.


Academics are great here. The classes for the most part are small. Most classes have a max limit of 25 students, unless it's a class that most students need, such as a science, composition or math class. Students are always studying and looking for help, which they can easily find. The library is usually jam packed with students, and so is the CLR (Center for Learning Resources). Most students are in the library or CLR pretty much every week day (Monday through Friday). Students know that deadlines are important here and strive to make those deadlines on papers, projects and homework. Like I said in a previous category, students are goal and future oriented. Most, if not all students MUST complete an internship or research project as part of their curriculum to graduate. Most times, these projects and internships will lead into great job opportunities for those students.


Students are not competitive nor academically involved. The library was usually empty, so not many people studying. I remember nothing in particular about any of my classes, they were that bland. The only excellent teachers I had were in the music school, which is incredibly underfunded and neglected. UNH should be embarrassed at their "music" department. These were the only professors I got to know and felt close to.


Academic Life at UNH is great. The classes are a nice size so it makes it easier for the teachers to get to know their students on a more personal level. I am not sure about the class sizes for the incoming freshman because I know that UNH has increased its enrollment, but in my case, I had smaller classes and it was nice to get the one on one time. It is also great that UNH prepares their students for the real world. They are big on experiential learning so the students have the opportunity to get out in the field and really experience what they study in the classroom.


At UNH, students are the first priority. Students are known by name, not as a number. Many teachers will get to know their students on a more personal level by suggesting that they stop in to their office hours to get help on homework or tests or to talk about the teacher's background. The teachers have all taught in their fields for at least two years, but many have spent many years in the field.


As a criminal jsutice major, I am very pleased with this school and the experiences that come with it. All of my professors are very involved with their students, so I know that I am receiving the best education. Also, my professors are some of the greatest criminalists out there, so I know that they can teach not only from a lesson plan, but from real life experiences as well.


As a Sports Management and Marketing major I spend a lot of time studying because I am a double major. The School of Business has created an excellent curriculum for the business students and they have great professors who always push you to excel. My favorite classes are with Allen Sack. He is my Sports Management professor and advisor. He uses his past experiences as a football player at Notre Dame to express his views on athlete's rights. He keeps the class going and active so no one is bored. Our library has the most extensive Database research center that I use in every research paper. UNH is prided on their experiential learning, urging students to study aboard and intern to help them learn outside of the classroom.