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  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 19 people found this review useful. 1 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    UConn is a great school for huge sports fans. It is also great for students who are independent and love to get involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get INVOLVED! It might make the difference between loving the school and hating it.

    Bang for the buck

    The food is good (depending which dining hall you decide to go to) and there's almost always something to do(if you open your mind!) Even with the huge classrooms, it is easy to get in contact with the professors. I only wish there was more to do off of campus. UConn is completely surrounded by fields and cows, not much else.

    Am enjoying being here

    Once again, this completely depends on the student. Involvement is a big part of whether you enjoy it here or not. Some students don't like it here because they feel bored and don't have a lot of friends. The school may be big and overwhelming at first, but it's important to find a few clubs or organizations (choose from over 300!) that you enjoy and can meet people in. Sports and school spirit are huge here, so if you love to watch UConn sports events, this is a great place to do it. Even if you don't participate in the sports events much, there is still SO much to do.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are very in depth. With the size of the classes, there isn't much one one one time with the professor, if any, so how much you learn depends completely on you. You can choose to stay on top of things on your own or you can utilize the vast amount of resources that UConn supplies for students to help with their studies. If you need extra help, then it isn't hard to contact the professor or a TA. If you choose not to pay attention and learn, then you won't and your grades will show it.

  • 10/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    Social, outgoing students will feel perfectly at home here. Those who tend to be a bit shy will also bloom and grow to be more assertive once they find their niche. Everyone in UConn finds something or other that they are passionate about, and students often make the best of friends from sharing similar interests, classes, or even living in the same residence hall. Also, those who are academically serious and like to challenge themselves should come here, since the courses at UConn are very different from what students in high school are accustomed to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Personally, being in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences allows me to be flexible in what classes I take. I can switch majors depending on what classes I have taken and not have to worry about wasting my time taking a certain class not within my major. Don't expect UConn to be a party school where your parents will foot the bill, since the university has established many programs for serious students who want careers in business, healthcare and medicine, pharmacy, engineering, and the fine arts. The other colleges that make up UConn as a whole (School of Business, Nursing, Pharmacy, etc.) also have their own specific programs and study plans, so whatever major you're planning on going into, there will be advisers and student mentors who are there to help you and provide motivation and support for those times when you feel overwhelmed.

    Bang for the buck

    UConn provides so many different scholarships, grants, financial aid, and loans for academic, athletic, and many other categories. They are definitely more affordable than private colleges and going to a state school has the benefits of having more state-funded scholarships for students.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many people to meet and so many things to do on campus, and so little time! For the first month of school we had an involvement fair with many organizations welcoming us to join or participate in their groups, as well as activities and events like Late Night on Fridays. The Husky football and upcoming basketball games are exciting not to mention fun to go to with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are on a whole new level compared to high school. Although the whole college experience will take some time to get used to, the classes provide a way for students to explore what they love most. Much of our homework and studies are done through online companion websites, so we don't have to lug heavy books around, just notebooks and writing utensils or laptops. Also, professors and the TA's have office hours to help any students with classes, we have a library for studying as well as the Q Center, which is very helpful for students who need to brush up on their math and quantitative skills or just understand a concept in math they've never learned before. At UConn, there is a lot of help provided for students if they just know where to look.

  • 03/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are math, science or engineering majors, as there is a great program and great funding. Also, students looking for the traditional college experience on a big university campus would definitely like UConn. There are great parties, great athletics and you'll get a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely would not apply here before touring. It's an awesome school but it's definitely not right for everyone and you can tell a lot about the school from the tour.

    Bang for the buck

    UConn is a great deal on tuition, especially because I am instate. I save a lot of money because we have a great meal plan with unlimited access to the dining halls. I also save money when on campus because theres nothing really to spend money on around campus, there are no restaurants (besides take out places) or shopping areas unless you drive the half hour to the mall in Manchester or forty five minutes to Hartford.

    Am enjoying being here

    UConn is a VERY rural campus and it is important to know that it is difficult to get off campus once you're in the dorms unless you have a car. Students are not allowed to have a car until they have a certain amount of credits which ends up being around your junior year. This wouldn't be an issue if the campus were closer to a metropolitan area, however UConn is not. The city of Storrs is basically the college campus surrounded by farm land. This can get very tiring after a while as there's nothing really new and exciting around. Its also frustrating because any internships or professional jobs would be a commute from campus and leaves students with a lot less opportunity.

    Am learning a lot

    College is expected to be way different from high school on an academic level. However I never expected college courses to be so much more work than the AP courses I took in high school. UConn requires a really good work ethic in almost all courses. No matter what I have taken so far, even If it is recommended as an easy A, has required time and effort and made me really learn and understand the material. Also, because it is such a large school you have to teach yourself a lot of the material and can't rely on the professors to coach you through everything. It's really important to learn how to use the resources on campus because of how big the classes are such as the Q center or the W center for math and writing help, as well as always asking TA's questions. However, despite the increase in work load I don't think I have ever really learned so much, and what I have learned will definitely stick with me.

  • 10/17/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    5 out of 16 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 4 of 177

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    Bang for the buck

    money isn't the issue when it comes to education. research and student insights say its worth it

    Will enjoy being here

    my dream college if i am accepted i will definitely enjoy it

    Will learn a lot

    based on outside info and research it seems this is a top notch academic school in disguise. not ivy league but good enough

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love sports, like being around a lot of people, want to get involved, and want a school with excellent academics then UConn is a great place for you to go :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on your SATs! Your scores are super important when applying. I also recommended taking a tour and coming to the open house. Big schools aren't for everyone, so check it out before you commit.

    Bang for the buck

    Being on out-of-stater UConn is pretty expensive, but I fell in love with the school and couldnt imagine myself anywhere else

    Am enjoying being here

    I love living at UConn. The campus is large, but not so spread out that it is overwhelming. There is always something going on. You can see shows and performances, attend lectures, go see a movie at the student union theatre, and the sports are amazing! If you go here I recommended getting football and basketball tickets, and attending soccer and some of the other sports. All of our teams are amazing and there's lots of school spirit. There is also a great social scene on the weekends.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a science major (Allied Health with a concentration in Physical Therapy) so the classes are pretty challenging but they are definitely manageable as long as you are a motivated student. The professors and TA's are really friendly and easy to approach if you have questions; they are very open to e-mails, seeing you after class or during office hours. Even though some of the classes are large the professors and TAs are still accessible. Also if you need extra help studying the Q Center, a tutoring center in the library, is run by students who excel in certain subjects and can go over your work with you.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 177

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel pretty safe on campus. There's always a cop breathin down your neck, so I'm never too worried about anything happening to me. There have been fights and stuff, though, and people have gotten hurt. Generally you're safe so long as you don't get belligerent and start something, or else get so drunk that you aren't aware of your surroundings. But then, this is true of all colleges. My uncle bought me some mace, which gives me peace of mind when I'm walking home late at night, but luckily I've never had to use it. Just be sensible and you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    I personally don't know too much about Greek life as I do not participate in a coed frat or sorority (except to attend their social gatherings of the dirty crowded basement variety). They do exist, though, and I know some people that love it. If you're interested, check out the rushing programs they have at the start of the semester. They are very vocal. You can't miss 'em (for better or for worse).

    Clubs and Activities

    You get out of it what you put into it. I'm on concert committee and have had a lot of fun with it, but you also have to put forth some effort.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want a quality education for a good price. Students that are self-motivated, optimistic, and open-minded. Students that don't mind being a little cold/snowed on sometimes. (Winter can be slightly soul crushing, but if you live in the northeast, you're used to it.)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball (a.k.a., mud volleyball) each spring. It's pretty fun, I'd recommend it! Although two years ago I think a few people got carted away for hypothermia...check the weather before you sign up.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is really good, especially if you plan to work in Connecticut, as it has a pretty good and rising reputation locally. Not sure what out of state tuition is, but from my prospective, it's a good education, especially the Engingeering, Business and NEAG education schools, so don't let your parents talk you out of it.

    What to do for fun

    Hmm hmm, okay so this is a point of contention amongst us Uconn huskies. Some people say that there is nothing to do at Uconn, seeing as it is located in the midst of rural, cow land Connecticut. I tend to disagree, and I will tell you why: I feel as though Uconn can easily be as fun as any other school provided that you can make a fun group of friends. Which you will, if you can get out of your comfort zone just a little bit (and that means staying up at school on weekends). If you're into a party scene, you will most certainly experience that at Uconn, however, if you tend not to drink, there are other things to do as well. I am very big on the concerts, for example. We get an outdoor fall, a winter, and a spring concert which tends to be the biggest. Last year Sam Adams, Taking Back Sunday, and Wiz Khalifa headlined in each (though TBS was cancelled due to weather and general lack of interest), but artists varies from year to year. Also, the school organizes Late Night which is a themed gathering every Friday night, in which they provide activities, free stuff, food, and Karaoke (which is pretty hilarious, I highly recommend you check that out at least once. We've got some karaoke celebrities on this campus, let me tell you.) Furthermore, there are school trips, alternative breaks, and travel opportunities you can take advantage of. Sports are huge at Uconn. Tailgates are pretty popular around football season, but basketball is our main squeeze. Mainly because we are boss. I would trash talk some more but we're not exactly in the best place for that at the moment so I will refrain. Anyways, like I said, there are plenty of things to do at UConn. More importantly, though, you should find some cool, open-minded and fun peeps to hang out with. You can sit in your dorm room all day watching soaps and eating noodles from a cup and still have a grand ol time if you're surrounded by a good crowd. I would recommend being open to and experiencing all the types of fun your chosen school has to offer, regardless of where you end up going. After all, it's college, and you're only young once. #YOLO.

    Food and Dining

    Uconn has a pretty boss meal plan. I mean, you'll inevitably get sick of the food, but it's generally good and you get free swipes to any dining hall at any time of day. Points can be used to buy (yummier) food from the Student Union and Cafes around campus during late night hours. On weekends you can purchase food with points until... I think 1 a.m.? They always serve pizza, Mexican, chicken wings, salads and paninis and sandwiches. Opt for the 500 point plan, if you can afford it. It's worth it just so you can be obese and stress eat during finals without having to budget all year. the only downside is that all your friends will mooch off you for food at the end of the year once everyone else has spent all their points. But who knows, maybe you can use them as leverage to get personal favors of some sort. ANyways, if you don't want to spend money on the meal plan, your options are kind of limited, since most dorms don't have kitchens. Furthermore, if you don't have a car, it's pretty hard to get to the grocery store. I'd say the nearest one is a good 5 miles off campus. I know there's a bus that goes to a Big-Y or Walmart or something of the sorts, but you'll have to look into it, because I never opted to go that route. Aside from all that, there are a few staple take-out places (Wings Over Storrs, DP dough) that you simply MUST try if you want to be a real UConn student. Other notables include the Dairy Bar, which is an ice cream parlor voted #1 in Connecticut (probably cause it's made out of milk squeezed from our very own UConn cows) and Chuck and Augies, a wannabe upscale restaurant that will accept points from your meal plan. (Can you say cheap date?) Alrighty, I wrote too much for this section already. I really like food. Sue me.

    Dorm Life

    I've been really lucky with my housing. My rooms were all pretty spacious...spacious being a relative term. They've at least been clean. My dorms also tend to be pretty lively, so if loud music bugs you, ya might wanna opt for a quieter building in East campus or a single sex building (those tend to be lower key for some reason.) But I kinda prefer a high energy atmosphere. The one complaint that I've heard about Uconn (though it hasn't been my experience at all) is that sometimes you'll be put in a double room with more than two roommates. There's a bit of a housing shortage, so I guess they get kinda desperate sometimes. While some people have had problems with this, other's have had it to their advantage. My ex boyfriend lived in a study room with three other guys. It was HUGE, and they decked it out with like three T.V.s and two refrigerators and stuff. They could probably fit like 20 people in their room, and wound up being the social place on their floor. They had to go to the library if they wanted to get anything done or else lock their door, but still it was a fun year. Anyways, it's pretty much luck of the draw when it comes to housing. Answer your preferences survey honestly in the beginning of the year and odds are you'll find yourself in a good fit. OH also, laundry is free now, you just have to bring your own detergent and fabric soften er (if that's your thing). They probs tacked on like $700 onto your tuition for that, so make sure to abuse the privilege with all you've got...kidding (sort of.)

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an English major, and I find that my coursework is challenging, but manageable. As long as you don't completely blow off your reading and studying you'll be fine. I've heard it's different in other major programs. Especially nursing, engineering, actuarial science, and computer science, people tend to have more trouble. But then again, that could have more to do with the nature of the subject. All in all, you should have the resources to do well, since all the professors hold office hours and tutoring is provided in the library free of charge (cha-ching!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Uconn is a big school, and potentially intimidating for an incoming freshman. I would request an all freshman dorm. It will help you to make a tight-knit friend group right off the bat. If scope out your own little niche, the transition from your high school to this large university won't be so jarring.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Good education for a good price. Lots of school spirit, and a generally good atmosphere.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone whos out going, focused, loves sports, and likes to have fun while working hard will probably fit in and do well. Overall the student body is pretty friendly (with a few exception like any school), so I'd suggest it to anyone who fits some of those traits. If you tend to be really quiet are/or get distracted from working by parties, sports, or just easily by other things to do, then you may have some trouble here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit schools with an open mind, I didn't see my self going here when i toured at first, but I loved the tour. I went on a second one that was an open house with presentations on my major and now I'm here.

    Bang for the buck

    Because the major I wanted to study wasnt available in New Hampshire, I get to go here for a reduced rate. Its called the New England Regional Student Tuition Break, or something similar to that. I strongly suggest that you look into it if you're out of state and in New England, otherwise still a good deal in or out of state from what people tell me.

    Am enjoying being here

    So far I love it here, sports are a big deal here so if you're into that you can't go wrong. Tons of different things to do and clubs to join. Greek life is certainly present but not necessary by any means, and if you like playing pick up basketball there is almost always a bunch of games around campus or at the rec center. Partying is pretty big here, but if you're not into that scene there is late night at the union which has other stuff to do. However numerous people who don't drink still go to parties to hang out with their friends so its up to you really. The food is also pretty good, nothing spectacular, but not bad at all.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman my classes are pretty big, but all the professors are good and are their to help you(some more than others), but they aren't there to hold your hand. If you want to learn and put in the effort the professors and Ta's will help you, never mind the countless other tutoring services like the Q and W centers which are great. No one will come and find you to make sure you're doing well, but if you want help, there are tons of people who are more than will to, you just need to put in the effort to actually go and ask someone for help.

  • 04/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who are fun loving, would like to get involved in their college experience, those who like big schools, those who don't mind a rural setting and those who want to be part of something bigger than themselves!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are literally hundreds of programs and clubs that will make your time here even more enjoyable. Put yourself out there as well. College is the time to meet new people and experience new things, some might be outside of your comfort zone but all of them will helo you grow and develop as a college student.

    Bang for the buck

    When I was in the process of applying for colleges I only applied to two: Fordham, in the Bronx, and UConn, Storrs. One was a private school with a price tag of over $50,000 dollars and the other was a public institution with an incredible instate rate but being a Connecticut resident it had the stigma of being a back-yard university. At 18 the last thing I wanted to do was to go to school within half an hour of home. But because of my means it was the most affordable and cost effective way for me to get a higher education. Now, I do not regret my decision in the least. UConn one of the nation's TOP public schools and it is not just because of the athletic programs. The academics are amazing and the professors are insightful and professional. I came to the realization that at a certain point, the price of a university does not equal the value of your experience there. UConn is by far the best bang for your buck you can get.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely LOVE UConn! Home of national champions (GO HUSKIES!), fun loving people of all backgrounds, and priceless educational resources. There is never really a dull moment at UConn either; there seems to always be something going on. The school does a great job of involving the students, bringing us together and making the semesters FLY by. If there is one thing I would knock about UConn, Storrs it would be that because it is such a large campus, walking from your dorm to class and simply getting around takes time and can be a little annoying. That being said, their shuttle system runs like clockwork and is a wonderful resource.

    Am learning a lot

    So far all the classes I have taken, regardless of how easy or hard they have been, have all taught me things that I never would have imagined I would learn, not only about the subject matter but of what it actually means to be a college student! In high school I found myself getting complacent and bored with my studies, especially when I would do poorly on something, but at UConn I have regained my love of knowledge and learning, something I thought I had surely lost.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    UConn is great for students who want to get out and meet Connecticut locals...and for those who don't. If you want to throw yourself into the crowd, go ahead. If you want to huddle in the study lounge with a close group of friends, do that. UConn is somewhat like high school in that it has a niche for every group. However, since UConn is so large, so are these groups. If you're an anime nerd, you may not have a lot of fellow anime nerds in high school. But guess what, there's a thriving anime club here! They've even got their own convention in the student union (look up U-Con at UConn). You can find any group of people to hang out with, from rabid sports fans to Justin Bieber fangirls to band geeks. There's a place for everyone at UConn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Space saving tips are relevant to every college, including UConn. Bring storage bins and the things you really need. You can bring a few novelties, like your own edition of Apples to Apples, a Johnathon the Husky doll, or body paint for those really intense sports games. But there's only so much room in every dorm room, especially if you're a freshman. (If you're going to be living in Buckley, you'll have a few more square feet to stretch your toes in; go ahead and bring your favorite larping boffer). On average, the dorms are about 11'x14' for two people. Each person gets their own desk, chair, dresser, and closet. But here's the wisdom I really want to impart to the next generation: Be ready for the weather. In the summer, the heat is nigh intolerable. Students will flock en masse to anywhere that has air conditioning (for example, I've seen kids sleeping in study lounges instead of their own rooms). I would recommend bringing a window fan. Because of this nifty device, my room was perhaps the coolest on the floor. The summer quickly chills to a nippy autumn. Definitely bring layers to wear. During this time of year, the day can be really warm. But as soon as the sun drops below the horizon, the temperature takes a nose dive. Bring rain boots for the rain, but I caution you on the use of umbrellas. Unless you want to invest in a really good one, don't bother. Storrs is a wind tunnel; it will destroy any cheap umbrella you try to force against its destructive power. Keep the weather in mind as you pack your bags for Storrs. It can change in an instant, so make sure you're prepared for anything. Anything.

    Bang for the buck

    Because UConn is a state school, the state covers a good portion of expenses. Therefore, the students and their families don't have to pay such ludicrous amounts of money. However, I never felt like I was in a public school. The classes were never mediocre, the housing was never inhospitable, and the food wasn't all that bad. Not to mention, UConn is probably the most well known college in Connecticut. If you plan on staying in Connecticut in the future, UConn is one of the best places you can get your degree. Connecticut native employers know how reliable the university is. In fact, they may have even gone there themselves! Also, you will meet many other kids and adults who live in Connecticut. If you're a business major, this gives you a prime opportunity to start networking right away. Getting to know the Uconn populace is a great headstart to any connections you plan on making in the future. If you live in Connecticut and intend on staying here, UConn gives you the most bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    UConn is really what you make of it. If you don't want to be there, you probably won't enjoy it. On the other hand, if you find the right people, it could become the best time of your life. I met a ton of new people, people who have the same interests as me, people I never knew lived near me, people who I never thought I'd speak to. At first, it was a little disorienting. However, I soon realized my good fortune and jumped right into the fray. In my opinion, what makes UConn special are the people. You can go anywhere to study accounting or anywhere to watch a beautiful campus bloom. But there's only one place where you'll meet the diverse, energetic, and unique youth of Connecticut.

    Am learning a lot

    At UConn, first and second year curriculum consists of an ecclectic approach where you will study topics from many different fields. In my first year, I learned a lot of new material and reviewed a bunch of things I already knew. The new things I learned were both useful and intriguing. As a business major, I was able to pick out my own classes from a list of suggested criteria. Of the classes that were not relevant to my major, I picked whatever interested me the most. Through this method, I enjoyed my academics very much. It may seem boring to go over the same history lesson that you listened to last year, and it is. But class material is covered quickly, and the professor will move onto something you hadn't heard last time. UConn professors might cover something you've already learned, but they'll point out something that your high school teachers didn't. For me, even though I took several subjects I had studied in high school, I still learned a lot of new things about those subjects. Overall, I am quite satisfied with what I've learned so far. The upperclassmen at UConn say that the first two years are the easiest, that they are little in comparison to junior and senior year. For those students that are undecided, junior year is the year to pick a major. That is the time when students really start to learn about their chosen field of study. I don't know very much about upperclassmen studies, but I do know that it is much more challenging.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    UConn is great for students who want full independence. These students are headstrong with their school work, and are willing to go far out of their way to see friends from all over campus, which could be up to a half hour walk. UConn is it's own little city, perfect for students who dislike to be structured.

    Tips for prospective students

    UConn is a large school with many opportunities. Though you might not know what type of college experience you are looking for, giving UConn a shot is definitely a good idea. As a student planning to transfer to a smaller school, I honestly do not regretting giving UConn a chance, due to the experience I have obtained and knowledge of what I do and do not like about certain schools. You won't know until you try it!

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently paying below $10k for the entire year, and definitely obtaining a worthy education. The low price tag for in state residents makes UConn one of the most attractive schools out there.

    Am enjoying being here

    Though UConn is providing me with a great education, I am unhappy as a student here. Many people find that it is the school for them, while I am quite the opposite. UConn is too large of a school for a small-town girl like myself. My biology lecture is as large as my entire high school. I find it difficult to obtain the community feel I crave as a college student, given the fact that my class load takes up critical time for extra curricular activities which provide others with opportunities to find a community. There is a lot to do on campus, but I find that you really have to search for what's going on. UConn could do a bit better providing more information to students. I feel somewhat isolated as a freshman in an upper classmen dorm, which also adds to my lack of contentment with the college. I'm sure others would find that this school provides maximum independence and opportunity, but I need more structure.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning more than I could have imagined. The classes are challenging yet rewarding, confirming the idea that UConn will provide me with an adequate education. As a major in physiology and neurobiology, I am thrust into the sciences and have already learned and retained much material in the three months I have been here.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    If you need help, ASK. If you fall behind, ASK. If you do not do good, ASK WHY. Want to figure out when the next game is, or how to get into a club you want to get into? ASK. You're new here for a reason, you're not supposed to know everything... so whenever you need to know something, ask about it. If there's one thing UCONN does well, it's the resources provided to help you ask the right questions and get a decent/ disappointing answer, but an answer nonetheless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time, your finances, and figure out what you want to do before the end of your sophomore year. Trust me, I'm not being negative, I'm just being honest. Your experience is what you make of it. Despite my academic struggles, I am having the time of my life up here and don't regret my decision in the least. Just make sure you are happy with your decision.

    Bang for the buck

    Not cheap. Unless you have a good scholarship coming into the school, prepare to pay, especially with the controversy surrounding tuition increases. I'm not too sure of other people who have made reviews on the site, but I in particular will have to pay about $32,000 when it's all said and done. Remember when I said not cheap? Well the school in itself is cheap, and not in a good way. The dining halls close at inconvenient hours (7:15) and leave you with having to pay for everything else if you have to work and miss your chance to eat. Want a drink? $1.25. How about a basketball game, those are free, right? Nope, tickets can go for as much as $35. Want to go on a trip to Boston? Be prepared to pay as well. Factor in books, and yeah, you're going to have to cough up a lot. I recommend using websites like chegg.com or textbooks.com to get used books before the semester starts, you'll save a ton of money. All in all, be a smart spender, and you'll notice that it isn't that bad at all. STAY AWAY FROM ONLINE SHOPPING.

    Am enjoying being here

    The friends I have made here, as well as the friendships that have developed while I have been here will last me for a lifetime. You can easily find a group of friends to hang out with and to support you along the way, but you have to be open and willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Be wary of the small cliques that will form around campus (the fraternities, sororities, etc.) and the plain unfriendly manner in which many people act towards you with - but that's just college. Make sure you can trust, and I mean absolutely trust the people you surround yourself with, especially roommates.. sooner or later you will find something missing. Lastly, make time to have fun.. realize that this is a transition and unless you are a genius, things will not be straightforward and easy. Maintain organization and be careful not to get addicted to drinking and partying, which is very easy to do here.

    Am learning a lot

    Now, I don't mean to be a downer or anything, just extremely honest. Depending on the course of study you intend to pursue, you may have less difficulty in your classes than I am. But I am an engineering major, computer science and engineering to be exact, and I can't believe the way the courses are taught here. We are expected to know most of the material as is, and are not supposed to ask questions that may hint at the answer. Every engineering TA I have had has given me the run around when I ask for help, and I have spent hours trying to compile one Java program, without being given two sentences of an answer to my questions. The exams are ridiculous, as expected... the questions are difficult to understand, and they cover a lot of material. The courses are presented as straight-forward, and helpful, when the assignments themselves are difficult to decipher. I can't believe that one time I asked for the question to be explained, and my reply was a question in itself. If you want to major in engineering, be prepared to do a lot of the teaching yourselves.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 177

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    Campus Safety

    The fire department, police department, and medical department have done a good job in keeping students safe. They are always available when a student needs their aid. They are good because they handle situations with care and professionally.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was able to find and join clubs that matched my interests. The clubs have allowed me to take part in roles that make me feel needed. They make a difference in the campus. Some of the clubs try to improve some things on campus like the cost of books, for example.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Connecticut is great for the types of students that love being in giant environments. There are always people everywhere. It also very beneficial for students that want to be very involved in activities because there are so many things to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Student Union is the place to be for students. It has many things to do. For example, students can buy food, hang out in lounges, be part of a cultural center, play games, and watch television. It is always packed with people because it is the entertainment center on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is worth much more than it charges but because of its price it is a great university for students to attend. It is a well known university that has great deals for students attending it. It tries to give out as much financial aid as it can. This is a great reason to try to attend this university.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on the weekdays and weekends. On the weekdays you can do intramural sports, go to the gym, be part of a club/organization, and much more. On the weekends you can watch movies, attend shows, and attend different campus events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There is a large variety of food to choose from at the many campus dining halls. It is very hard finding something that you do not like. There are also food delivery services on campus for some restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The university did a great job in pairing me up with a roommate that has almost the same living style that I do. I get along fine with my roommate and the people in my dorm hall. Students make a lot of friends in the dorm halls.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is manageable as long as it is done with discipline. You get out of a class as much as you put into it. If you study hard and try hard, you will most likely get the grade that you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Discipline is a very important thing to have while at the university. Time management is the most important thing to have. The reason for these two is because it is very easy to lose track of academic work since there are so many things to do at the university. Students must be aware if the reason why they are in college. It is to graduate, not to go out and get drunk every night.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is a great university for students all around the world. It is very diverse and has become a second home for many students. It is great because it brings a lot of opportunities for students to make a difference in the world.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 177

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own fire station and police station on campus, and they respond to all the emergencies on campus and in the surrounding area. They are very good at their jobs and all incidents that happen (although they are very few) are taken care of appropriately.

    Greek Life

    Don't need to be a part of it to be active in the community, but it is a great thing to join if you are into that sort of stuff.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities to do, you just need to be able to organize your schedule.

    Great for these types of students

    Academics will do well here, and people who enjoy partying. If you have a car and are ok with traveling off campus, it's also a goog place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing Jonathon the Husky's nose outside of Gampol is good luck. Stepping on the UConn seal in the direct middle of campus dooms you to never graduate from UConn. Supposedly anyway ;)

    Bang for the buck

    Great school, dorms are a little much considering the quality of most of them.

    What to do for fun

    The school organizes some trips to New York or Boston which I've heard are pretty fun. They also have shows in Jorgenson and movies running every weekend. Occasionally there are other events, it depends on the time of year. Otherwise you have to go off campus to do things, whether it be parties or traveling.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of different choices and the food is usually pretty good. Grab and go is also a great thing to have on campus, and the Union's food is also very good.

    Dorm Life

    Depends where you are. West campus? Not so great. South Campus? Pretty amazing, but unless you are a senior or junior, it's hard to get a room there, and they cost more. It also stinks because housing went up for the 2012-2013 school year. Off campus housing is available also, but a lot of the places near campus are sometimes the party central of the weekends, so you have to be careful with that if it isn't your thing

    Academic Rigor

    It's a tough school, especially the math and science areas. However, the classes are great and while they are tough you always feel like you are learning. A lot of the time you can see connections between classes, which is a lot of fun and also cool to see.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like partying, UConn is a great school. You get the great classes that will look great on your resume when you graduate, its a well known school and you can have fun as well. However, if you're used to going out and doing a lot of different things like you'd be able to in the city, don't come here unless you have a car so you can dive places

    In three sentences

    Great school, the classes are awesome and there are lots of great people. Not great in terms of the location, there isn't much to do if you aren't looking to be a part of the party scene. Otherwise, amazing school to attend!

  • 12/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 177

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus. You will find that you have so much extra time and it is important to utilize this time and get involved in a frat/sorority or clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Uconn is expensive but definately worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    Uconn is amazing. It feels great to be a part of a school that is going down in history for sports!

    Am learning a lot

    Uconn offers so many different classes and the professors really care about your grades.

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the resources available and you'll do just fine!

    Bang for the buck

    A little pricey.

    Will enjoy being here

    Dorms on campus seem nice!

    Will learn a lot

    Tons of resources, and there's always help available.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 177

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are blue emergency towers all over campus. it's a fact that no matter where you are on campus, one is always in sight. gaurd dogs is a driving service that will pick you up and take you home, no questions asked, every night of the week.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    carriage is a community known for parties, it's a walk though. food at the student union is addictive! learn the husky chant, or you're not a real husky. basketball is a big deal, so get to a game!

    Bang for the buck

    it can be a little pricey if you are out of state, but it's a lot cheaper than private institutions, and its a top 20 public university in the country, under 50,000 a year.

    What to do for fun

    there's never a dull moment, its easy to find out about parties on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    pasta bar at towers, that is all.

    Dorm Life

    if you aren't from connecticut and you know someone going to school here, it might be nice to room with them. it's easy to feel lost your first few months, especially if you don't know many people here. if you don't know anyone here, join something! getting involved will keep you busy, keep you from being homesick, build your resume, and friends are easy to find.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you don't have rain boots, buy some! figure out the bus schedule, this place is huge! be respectful to your roommate. get your work done during the day, nighttime is for socializing with your friends!

    In three sentences

    there is always something to do on campus. the professors are enthusiastic. there are a lot of great people to meet here.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 177

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue lights are all over campus as a safety precaution but never used because the campus is general quiet. I feel safe walking around, even at night, especially in a group or with another person. Only people who live within a certain building have access to that hall via card swipe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Soo many clubs and activities to be apart of! Go to the involvement fair and find something that interests you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring Weekend used to be a big tradition the weekend before the last week of classes, but seems to be dying out ever since a student died a couple years ago.

    Bang for the buck

    I guess it depends on where you live but as an out of state student, UConn is very expensive for a public school! As an instate school, I believe the costs are still a little high, but more manageable.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said, get involved! With all the organizations and clubs, you'll be so busy and have a rewarding experience. There isn't a ton to do in Storrs itself so getting involved is a must. There's also late night in the union on weekend nights which has giveaways and events, a movie theater located off campus and the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts where both smaller and larger artists come to perform.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are pretty good. You can swipe in as many times as you want per day and eat as much as you want each visit. Quality could be better, but hey, it's dining hall food. Other options include the student union which offers better food but you must use points which you can buy with your meal plan, or other form of payment (cash, debit, credit). There are many restaurants just off campus too which deliver and that's very convenient and many are delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I'm currently an RA and as an RA, I know that Residential Life and myself try our hardest to make your dorm experience as enjoyable as possible! We try to promote friendship and community within the dorm and give you many opportunities to meet other people through programs and events. Again, get involved! You won't regret it.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a larger school, class sizes are large! It is sometimes daunting to even meet with your professor or TA. That being said, you need to be determined to learn a lot of material yourself. UConn is very detail-oriented when it comes to a lot of the material presented so keeping up with your classes is a must!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! That would be my number one tip. College is about the experience and with all the clubs, organizations and sports UConn has to offer, you should take advantage of the opportunities the school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a great school if you're looking for a large, traditional university. Despite being in Storrs, there's a lot to do if you get involved. The academics are rigorous so you must be self-motivated to do well!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 177

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a must. There is the police which is willing and ready at any time (be at the place for 60-90 seconds) and there are also HUSKY-Watch and GUARD-Dogs which help you when you have been out and need a ride back.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities pertaining any unique or unusual hobbies or interests. This is why it is easy to find yourself at UConn. And the best part is, if you want you can create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    UConn is for everyone but mostly: outgoing, fun, intelligent, diverse, people that are not afraid to adapt and adjust. If you can balance both fun, friends and academics then UConn is the right place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Parade-Parade along with Homecoming in October when there's a king and a queen chosen.

    Bang for the buck

    UConn is a great deal. The price is very affordable especially if you are an in-state student. You get the education you need with a blend of fun and unforgettable experience.

    What to do for fun

    Fun does not stop at UConn. You can watch the Division I teams play (especially basketball), you can go out with your friends in the cafes and restaurants nearby, not to mention the college parties. Since UConn is not located in an urban area and you like to leave the campus, you can take the bus (using UConn's student discount) and go to NYC, Providence, or somewhere really close like Hartford. If you are more the type of person who does not like big crowds, games, parties, then you can hang out in your dorm or the game room in your building.

    Food and Dining

    If you love food then you came to the right place. UConn just built a new dining hall- besides its other eight dining halls- which will serve international food. The conditions are great and dining halls are open until late.

    Dorm Life

    Needless to say UConn is the school that you cannot get bored off. The campus is ginormous and there is always something fun to do. In Student Activities every Friday there is Karaoke night, not to mention UConn's famous varsity basketball teams where every student shows their school spirit. There are also Learning Communities which help you get involved in activities that you have interest in. I do not want to spoil everything because the fun part is, you as a student exploring what's best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    UCONN is a great school which has prospered into a demanding, challenging university. There is NEAG (school of education) which is really demanding and highly rigorous along with UConn's combined medical/dental school which is a great opportunity. There is also School of Business which is known for its achievements.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not stress yourself over not being able to find yourself because UConn has a place for everyone to feel at home. Try not to over-pack because freshman dorms are really small and you will not have enough space. Do not procrastinate.DO NOT PLAGIARIZE Enjoy the college life because it only comes once, but know your limits and set priorities.

    In three sentences

    University of Connecticut is anything a student can ask for. It is academically challenging with a lot of majors that every student can find themselves in. It is a big, fun, diverse school where you can meet new people and have the best college experience where everything is in balance.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 177

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is one of the most important if not the most important factor for anyone living on such a large campus. UConn is really great at making their students feel safe and never alone. Personal walking escorts, driving escorts and even our own university police all make it a safe habitat.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is relevant on the campus and shows plenty of brother-hood and sister-hood as well as reaching out to different communities through community service projects held throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club and activity here for EVERYONE at UConn. The best part about it is if one individual feels they want to see something different it doesn't take much to propose the idea. There are a multitude of ways to be involved at the University of Connecticut.

    What to do for fun

    There are many student driven organizations that do a really great job keeping students not only active but also interested. From exciting home-coming week long activities to end of the year student appreciation fun events, although in the middle of almost no where there is never a dull moment. And if one disagrees it's because they are not looking for the right fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the university is very commendable. With 7 different dinning halls and a vast Student Union to chose from the options are endless. UConn does an outstanding job catering to people with many different dietary needs; gluten free products in dinning halls, vegan and vegetarian as well!

    Dorm Life

    Coming from a Residential Advisor perspective I can easily say, it doesn't get any better than this. UConn takes great command and dignity in residential life and strives for not only the safety of its students but also the important social aspect.

    Academic Rigor

    The University prides itself on academics! Thus, it is very challenging. With a 92% freshman retention rate I believe UConn is difficult but most can do it with the help of the outstanding faculty and staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be intimidated by the massive campus, UConn is a massive campus with a strong and massive heart. Everything you can possibly need is located primarily in the center of campus.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 177

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great! There are two escort services on campus, judemental and non- judgemental. If a student works late and has to walk across campus, that student can call the judgemental escorts, Husky Watch. If a student gets wasted they call the non-judgemental escorts, GUARD Dogs, to drive them home. This isn't intended to encourage drinking, but to provide a safe alternative to drunk driving.

    Great for these types of students

    Individualistic Optimists

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There was a game of Sex Jeopardy sponsored by the center of Health Services at Freshman Orientation. Everyone felt kinda awkward.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a recession so any great investment is a sting right now. It depends if an individual has the will and drive to use their education as a tool for opportunities or not.

    What to do for fun

    Volleyball courts are in various places; just yell, Whose playing volleyball? and the chances of meeting new people are astronomical. LOL.

    Food and Dining

    Many options for both healthy fanatics and meat lovers alike!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not smelly nor extravagant. The dorms have decent, sturdy furniture, again nothing fancy.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes haven't started yet; no clue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be optimistic and PUNCTUAL, and they should be sincere about learning.

    In three sentences

    Opportunities are everywhere at this school. Employees work to help students understand their requirements to graduate. Everyone takes pride in being a Husky, which creates a relaxed and welcoming environment.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 177

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    Campus Safety

    With those blue post almost 50 feet from each other this campus is very safe. And you can also see cops patrolling and keeping an eye on everything making it a safe environment.

    What to do for fun

    Their are many things to do for fun like club sports, intamurals, clubs, and late night. If your not into the party life they have movie nights for very cheap, Their is also basketball courts or volleyball courts to play on, and the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls have their days, it just all depends on the day you go. Some days are better than others and most of them close around 7:15pm so that is the only downside if you are a late night eater. They still have grab and goes but they don't replace a meal just a late snack.

    Dorm Life

    The buildings are great but it depends on your location of where you live and where your classes are. If you get lucky people can live 5 minutes away from class or it can be 15. The rooms are enough space depending on how you arrange them, and you can always adjust the bed height to your liking.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great with many TA's assisting the professor so you can always ask for help.Some are big lectures so you will have to go out your way to get to know your professor but they will be willing to help. It is a research school though so the professors are busy with their own research as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are willing to walk then enjoy because it is a large campus. If you are not a fan bring a bike, skateboard, or roller blades. You can also learn the bus route and use the busses to your advantage.

    In three sentences

    This University is great in every way. It has pride, it is a safe environment, and there is always something to do. If it is not a club, it can be an organization, or even just hanging out with friends.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 177

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    What to do for fun

    Explore! There is an endless amount of things to do on campus as long as you find the right friends to do them with. There are constantly activities being hosted by individual dorm houses and by the entire campus. A daily email is sent out that includes all of the major activities of the day (along with other useful information). Besides these, there are fields for every sport, a huge pool, and a ridiculous amount of clubs. The clubs vary from competitive gaming clubs to an outdoor activity club, to academic clubs, and quite everything in between. Personally, when I have had enough adventure for the day I just hang out and talk with the people in my dorm and on my floor.

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited access to all the dining halls on campus, some (not all) of which are open from 7am until 11pm. The food itself is not Mom's cooking, but it is pretty good. Everything is served in buffet style except for some slightly higher quality food that one can wait in line for (Omelet's or stir-fry made fresh with anything you want in them). There are also places, DP-Dough, Wings Over Storrs, Husky-Pizza, and Insomnia Cookies, that deliver until absurd times in the morning (sometimes 4am). These places, however, will only accept cash or credit, not your campus card. There are also a few restaurants on campus and stores that sell canned and bagged food. The only con about the food at UCONN is the dining hall times on the weekend. They all close around 7pm on the weekend, which forces one to have to resort to one of the restaurants or delivery.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the people at UCONN are friendly and understanding. IT IS a drinking school. Expect people to be loud and drinking on the weekends, and even the weekdays. Its unlikely that you and your roommates will share EVERYTHING in common, so it is important that you express what you want/like so your roommates understand, and then compromise with them if they disagree. One example everybody will have to deal with is the thermostat. I prefer a warm room, while many people prefer a cold room. I made a compromise with my roommate by keeping the temperature of the room somewhere in-between.

    Academic Rigor

    UCONN has very rigorous academics. Some classes, such as Globalization (geography), are considered an easy A if you pay attention in class and do all of the homework. However, science, math, and graduate classes are much more difficult, and require one to learn more on their own, realize what concepts need practice, and learn them before continuing. These classes are usually cumulative, so it is important to know the material before moving on, even if the class is already moving onto a new topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good grades and scholarships are important! These will help you to get into the school, and also make your experience more enjoyable. Much of the learning (especially compared to high school) is done on your own time, so make sure you dedicate enough time to each class, and hang out with friends after your work is done. Freshen up on your math and science concepts if you are going into one of those classes, because the more you study them, the easier the class will be.

    In three sentences

    UCONN is a great big welcoming school! You can easily find people that share the same interests and habits. The teachers are good, even though the work can be difficult.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 177

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are those blue light alert poles all over if you are ever in danger. The only bad situations I've had alerts about happened at parties where people were making poor choices, just stay smart!

    Greek Life

    There is a lot of greek life, but you have many other options if you don't participate in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There must be hundreds of clubs and activities offered. It's harder to find just one activity than to find any at all.

    Great for these types of students

    All types. Studious students have countless places to go to study and many challenging courses to choose from. Weaker students have many centers to go to for help in all areas, and you will pass as long as you put in the time. Students in between will have no problem fitting right in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The sports games around here get a lot of media attention. It gets pretty exciting, and there is a lot of push to be supportive of the teams.

    Bang for the buck

    We do get amazing food, (which is always important), and many of the professors are extremely qualified and brought in from other states or countries. They are experts in their field and you know you're learning everything you can.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, organizations, sororities, fraternities, and teams to join. There are always events being held, open for everyone. There are sports games every week. UCONN hosts a late night event every friday night in its student union, which usually includes karaoke and various activities from 9pm-midnight. There is also a free art museum available to the students. You will always find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are more than five dining halls, and there are many other little restaurants around and available to students. The dining hall food is amazing and there is always a variety of foods, so you are never bored, and there are always the homey basics available too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. You have many options for environments you want. You can always change your situation if you are unhappy. There are many different style dorming areas you can live in. There are very social dorms and quieter, study orientated dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You can make this to be any level of rigor. All of the classes are detailed, so even the easy classes still require some work, and some of the hardest classes can be a full committment.There is always the option to make this whatever you want it to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know how to manage your time well, this will make it less overwhelming when it comes time to do homework while studying for exams and maintaining friendships. Know what study methods you need for every kind of class. Use rate my professors while picking classes, there are many professors here and you really want to pick ones that would mesh well with your learning preferences.

    In three sentences

    I love how in depth all of the classes are. You learn so much information, however it is always done in a manageable, non overwhelming way. There are endless opportunities here, for career and activity paths.

  • 11/28/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 24 of 177

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    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely make an appointment to tour the campus. See it first hand and get your questions answered

    Bang for the buck

    Has much to offer in comparison to higher priced colleges and universities.

    Will enjoy being here

    Exciting social and learning environment

    Will learn a lot

    Excellent academic programs

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 177

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus Ask questions Get involved in activities

    Bang for the buck

    Number 1 Public school in New England Offers excellent college courses than other colleges Not that expensive becuase UConn is a public school

    Am enjoying being here

    Excellent learning and friendly environment Great housing and dining

    Am learning a lot

    Excellent academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs

  • 01/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    Academically motivated, ready to come into contact with many diverse people, open minded, and ready to grab every opportunity that comes their way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, talk to professors and students, and eat at one of the many dining halls (it's good to know what you'll be eating for the next 4 years of your life)

    Bang for the buck

    World class humanities and women's studies departments. Considered public ivy which gives you a great education for a public university price.

    Am enjoying being here

    300+ clubs and organizations -- you'll definitely find something that interests you. Although the campus is big, there are many ways to bond and make friends through your major, clubs, sports, and living arrangements.

    Am learning a lot

    Accessible Professors, 105 majors and 64 minors, and lots of academic and social diversity. What you don't learn from your professors, you can learn from your peers.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 177

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    Great for these types of students

    Sports fans and people who don't mind being on a large campus in a small city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to find a balance between books and partying, it's easy to get lost in the mix.

    Bang for the buck

    If you to UConn you'll definitely get the big college experience. Between the Division 1 sports, Late Night events, and Homecoming/Spring concerts there is never a dull moment. The Student Union and Co-Op bookstore are popular hangouts on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live in a very urban city and making the transition to rural Storrs was a struggle. The people in my dorm can be rude and obnoxious at times (especially when they're drunk!) but hey! that's college. Having met new friends and already knowing other students has made it easier to adjust.

    Am learning a lot

    The class sizes vary which is one thing that I love about it. Pretty much all the science and math courses are lecture-style (200+ students) but the liberal arts courses have a more intimate setting (max of 30 students). The profs do try to offer assistance in and out of class, whether it's personally or through their TAs. Most profs use HuskyCT which makes it super easy to access course materials and view grades.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    I've made friends from all over the place, from all parts of CT to even China. Again, if you want to have the best college experience, you need to go out and get it.

    Am learning a lot

    No matter what classes it is, easy or hard, I am constantly learning, but of course you need to put in the effort if you want to get something back. Classes go in depth and most of my professors are passionate about what they teach. However, I do have some friends that complain that some of their professors (mostly in the sciences) do not teach very well and are more fit to be researchers (UConn is a research university). I've had a variety of TAs, bad ones and good ones. It's beneficial to have a good TA because they really help you on a one-on-one setting.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UConn is great for students who know how they learn best because it offers so many services. If you know you're going to need extra help, the University has a tutoring service where more experienced/qualified students can help you. If you have a learning disability, UConn is more than happy to help you any way they can. I feel that to be at this University, you really have to be a dedicated student. The classes are challenging and require that you have the drive to do well. Students with drive and motivation will thrive here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I strongly suggest that everyone get involved in SOMETHING. Whether it be music or sports or the dance team, getting involved is the best thing I ever did, and it will be the best thing you ever do as well. Being involved in clubs and organizations is where you're really going to meet people who have the same interests and personalities as you. I met my two best friends through a cappella, and I feel that I never would have met them otherwise. There are so many people that attend this University that, unless you get involved, it's hard to meet people and stay in touch with them. I also suggest that you KEEP YOUR DOOR OPEN for at least the first week at school. This way you'll get to meet the people on your floor easier and hopefully make some friends that way!

    Bang for the buck

    UConn's tuition may seem a little high, but I promise you, it's worth it. The professors are great and well-educated, the facilities are kept pretty up-to-date, and the campus is very nice. With tuition, you not only get to take classes, but you gain access to the gym, which has a great variety of equipment for anyone to use! I feel that UConn is %100 worth the money, and you definitely get the most bang for your buck here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love it at UConn! It really is home to me and I would honestly rather never leave to come to my real home. The people are great people and generally kind. There is so much to do here, like go to a movie (for only $2 by the way!), go bowling, see a play, and much more. I personally am a member, and president, of UConn's newest a cappella group, Notes Over Storrs! I can promise you that whatever it is you love to do, you will find it at UConn. No one here will ever feel left out.

    Am learning a lot

    UConn is a great place to learn. The professors make it challenging and exciting at the same time. You will never feel like you are not getting your moneys worth here; the quality of teaching justifies the price.

  • 07/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The University of Connecticut is a great school for someone who is looking for diversity and a community.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs! My closest friends at UCONN are the ones that I met in a club. Having something in common is a great way to connect with people. Also, before applying to the school, make sure you visit UCONN. It is a very rural area surrounded by cows. This environment is not right for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I have gotten great financial aid from the University of Connecticut because I am an instate student. Also, the meal plan offers access to all the dining halls and based on what plan you have, you get points and/or flex passes to be used at the Student Union and the GrabnGos.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Connecticut has a club or community for everyone to belong to! The clubs offered are based on community service, ethnicity, passion for a certain subject, etc. There are also great events every weekend to entertain students.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a huge variety of courses offered to students at the University of Connecticut. In the past two years, I have taken classes varying from Introduction to Anthropology to Physiology and Anatomy, etc. The classes at UCONN are very large, ranging sometimes from 200-300 people. There is very little interaction with professors so one should definitely go to office hours.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget to truly look at your local state colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    This in-state school is priced very low. It was the main reason I decided to attend UCONN.

    Will enjoy being here

    Even though Storrs is in the middle of nowhere, with thousands of other students there is a lot to do.

    Will learn a lot

    Because of the professors I have already met in the science department, I am excited to begin school. They strike me as smart, interesting people. In addition, on ratemyteacher, all of the professors I will be having next term have excellent reviews.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Grade focused and goal orientated students will be a great match for this school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be an avid note taker and make sure to study about a week or so before you have a test or quiz. Studying early helps you be prepared when the actual test comes along. Listening to what the teacher says and taking notes of what he says helps test taking because most tests are derived from lectures.

    Bang for the buck

    I just received my Financial Aid and am thankful that my fee bill is under 2000 per term(Commuting to West Hartford branch)! I am excited to go to UConn with a little bit of cash left in my pocket!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the UConn campus and the people who are here. All staff is friendly and willing to help, especially to new freshmen who don't know their way around or what to do in general. Having a friendly places to be makes it easier to want to study and do well in school.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes here are not terribly difficult or demanding during so far during my freshmen year of classes. I am able to keep up with school work and not be bombarded with an overloaded schedule. Classes are very informative and teachers make it as easy as possible to pass even the most difficult of classes. Teachers make the classes interesting and interactive which makes me learn more than I did in high school. Their encouragement of taking good notes and studying them helps when it comes time for tests or quiz's. Learning a TON!

  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Uconn is great for sports, Go Huskys! They also have a great science and math program.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a student fresh out of high-school it can be exciting and frightening all at the same time when going off to college especially if you are living away from home. I would say to be open to other people that you will meet and to try to understand your roommate, the more you get along the easier it will be, my roommate is one of my best friends and I feel like we can tell each other anything. Grades are important and it will make your life easier if you complete assignments early, if you are getting stressed out take an hour to relax and make sure to eat and get some sleep. If you're too tired and stressed when doing an assignment its most likely going to turn out to be a crappy piece of work (its happened to me a few times last year) and its disappointing to get a bad grade handed back to you after all the time you spent working on it. And don't forget to get involved in sports or clubs, you will have an easier time finding and making friends.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that at Avery Point I'm getting my moneys worth, I cant vouch for the main campus, but if its anything like Avery Point (but on a much larger scale) then anyone should be proud to attend Uconn. You will get a great education at Uconn at what is hopefully in your price range, if the main campus is too expensive one of the regional campuses should fit your budget. And no matter which campus you choose you are in for a great experience and lots of knowledge.

    Am enjoying being here

    As I said before the staff is great, they make you feel welcome the first day on campus. The campus itself, though lacking dorms, is gorgeous. Avery Point is right on the water, any closer and you would be having classes under water. Instead of living in a cramped dorm all the students live in apartments just about three miles away, depending on which complex the choose to live in. If you don't have a car then there is public transport to get to and from campus, though its a bit of a hassle to take the public bus, I am able to get to classes when I need to. All in all, Avery Point is a great branch of the University of Connecticut and I am proud to be a student there.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm attending at one of Uconn's many regional campuses, Avery Point, and the staff if great. The classes are small, so there is a chance for one on one time if you need help. I've learned so much in just the one short year, on my first day one of my professors took out on a schooner (ship) and we had a hands on lesson on how to raise sails and how to run the ship. There is always something new to learn and the professors at Avery Point are always happy to share their knowledge with their students.

  • 08/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Fine Arts Majors -- there's a puppetry major! Engineers -- the department is really supportive and has tons of resources to help you graduate! Business -- difficult to get into, but once you're in, you'll be all set for the rest of your undergraduate years! Foreign Languages -- great study abroad programs in different parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia for the same amount or less of your tuition costs!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to introduce yourself to strangers; it's the best way to make new friends. There's also nothing wrong with asking for help from friends or professors; if you don't, you're either really smart, or you will definitely fail your courses. You are not in college and do not graduate on your own, so collaborate when working in college!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an in-state student, this university is definitely worth the money. Not only is it renown for its sports, but its colleges are wonderful as well. Even out-of-state students can find lots of opportunities here; the school offers all types of services in its Career Services and Study Abroad offices and have plenty of scholarships you can apply for.

    Am enjoying being here

    Great people, friendly and helpful professors, lots of on-campus events to enjoy! You will never be bored with the amount of things to do, especially the student films playing at the Student Union each weekend!

    Am learning a lot

    There are a wide variety of courses available that you can take, even if it isn't in your major, but one thing is for sure; if you take a course, you will learn something here!

  • 08/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're full of pride, then UCONN is the place to be. There is always a game you can catch to show off your Husky pride, there are a million and one clubs that you can choose from. This is my first year at UCONN and everyone has made me feel at home. Living off campus is not a problem because there is a bus that can pick you up depending where you live and UCONN students ride for FREE. The classes are big but the teachers will literally help you step by step if you need it. And the campus is enormous, I still get lost sometims but there are so many clubs that you won't be able to find one that suits you, but if you can't just start your own club.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ALL TYPES!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do not slack off, the social life at Uconn is pretty intense, but if you get your work done first there is always still time for those extra curricular activities.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Connecticut is the second college I have attended during my academic journey. I have only completed one semester at uconn so far, and have learned far more than I ever did at my previous university. The atmosphere that surrounds the storrs campus is an unbelievable boost to social and academical life. UCONN='s A+++

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UConn is great for students who are individualistic, who are ready and willing to take on the full responsibility of their education and find out things for themselves. At such a large school, you are expected to research and find out what you need to know on your own. Though advisors and professors are there to help, the majority of the workload will fall on the students shoulders.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! You've probably heard it countless times, but it couldn't be more true. UConn is a big place, so it's important for you to take steps as an individual to seek out people with similar interests, whether that be in music, athletics, or art, or something else altogether - UConn is brimming with opportunities - you just have to go out and join.

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student, I pay a lesser amount than I would at a private college or out-of-state university, however, tuition still doesn't come cheap here. Consider the fact that just recently UConn released their plan to increase tuition by around 6%, and the financial burden is heightened. However, UConn has earned its reputation as a premiere university for a reason; the education you receive can be well worth the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is plenty to keep the students busy here at UConn - the campus supports a wide variety of interests from athletics to theatre to music. The social scene on weekends consists primarily of house parties or night out at the local bars, but the university provides alternative entertainment for students who would prefer a different atmosphere.

    Am learning a lot

    Coming into such a large university as an undecided student, I was unsure of the quality of education in general studies I would find where specialization is key in success and differentiation. However, once classes started I saw how interested and involved the teachers were in even their introductory classes, and by the end of my first semester found a content area I wanted to pursue.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a big school with a strong sense of community. Students who have varied interests, or aren't sure what they want to pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to exploit the opportunities UConn provides for prospective students to become familiar with the college. I learned something new every time I visited, whether for a tour, open house, or Husky for a Day, which allows prospective students to shadow a current student.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Athletes

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't attend unless you live instate

    Bang for the buck

    Great for instate students, terrible for out of state students.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is nothing to do off campus

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers don't really care about students

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and don't give up if you make it in because it will be tough.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So many interesting and awesome clubs and activities. Try out as many as you want but only stay committed with few because you don't want to go crazy with your time management.

    What to do for fun

    Late night, football games, movie..

    Food and Dining

    South and Northwest are the best two dining halls at UCONN.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are large and little overwhelming at first. But the content are pretty much interesting and excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are tons of great things to do at UCONN, so take your time. Don't go too crazy! Also, UCONN offers many resources and opportunities for students to explore. Especially, if you're international student and struggle with the new language, there's Writing Center as well as English workshops that help you to rigidly improve your writing, speaking and listening skills. So definitely try your best to use up all the opportunities available.

    In three sentences

    Uconn is awesome. I love being here and enjoy being a part of Husky. Everywhere you go, you will see and taste Uconn's pride and spirit.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rock Climbing in the gym, Join clubs, etc...

    Food and Dining

    South and Towers are GREAT !

    Dorm Life

    Don't do random x.x.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and do your work ! Study weeks prior to exams ( preferably when you get your materials you should spend atleast an hour or two studying it ). Don't be afraid to ask for help !

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is an amazing university filled with great professors who care about their job and their student. The work load may differ but the school is no joke.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UConn has it's own police and fire department and they seem to be everywhere. Which is a good thing in many cases. The campus takes safety into pretty much everything it does.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in Greek life but my roommate is and he seems to like it a lot. It is an easy way to make many friends and get some new connections.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is the best part of UConn. There are over 150 clubs and activities to choose from and there is guaranteed to be a club that interests you. And if there isn't, then you can try something new and I guarantee you'll enjoy it.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are going to work hard and then still be able to have a little fun on the side. Also students who aren't afraid to really immerse yourself into the community and become involved in many activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of Jonathan the Husky over by Gample Pavilion where incoming freshman and transfer students usually rub his nose for a little good luck and to really be inducted into the UConn family.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I'm from Connecticut I know that the in-state tuition is very good for such a prestigious state school. I was planning on going to Northeastern but then I figured out I could get the same education for 20,000 dollars less.

    What to do for fun

    UConn offers so many different activities and clubs that are easy to join and get involved in. Intramural sports are very fun and the different clubs can get you going intellectually. Also the sports program at UConn offers many opportunities to go watch some division 1 athletics.

    Food and Dining

    There are various dining halls all over campus that offer different types of foods that can quench anyone's appetite. Along with the dining halls there is the student union which has other food choices that are very popular.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different options for living on campus. The dorms are very nice and then you can also choose from many different types of suites. Also off-campus housing is very popular since it is affordable and enticing.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I'm in the engineering school, my classes will always be very hard. And from what I've heard from my other friends on campus all their classes are pretty difficult as well. You definitely have to work very hard to come out with a good GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you understand that this is a huge school with a lot of students attending it. If you are looking for a tight knit community, than UConn isn't for you. That doesn't mean that it's hard to find friends or get involved because the university does a great job at providing students with many opportunities to find out what interests you.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a great school with an awesome community atmosphere. The academics mixed with the fantastic sports programs gives everyone the chance to make the most of their time at UConn. It wasn't my first choice for college but since I've been there I have come to love it more and more.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to the gym, and party!

    Food and Dining

    Its great for the first 3 weeks; and then it gets old.

    Dorm Life

    Rooms are small, halls are loud, roommates are disrespectful.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes may be hard depending on the teacher and their tests, but for the most part they are understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved.

    In three sentences

    The University is large but gives you a great education including in and out of the classroom experiences.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Basing this rating on what I have heard.

    Academic Rigor

    Basing this rating on what I have heard.

    In three sentences

    Tomorrow will be my first day.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    none

    In three sentences

    university of connecticut has a excellent journalism and communication program in the country. in addition, nation-wide.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the basketball games and local bars are the focal points of fun.

    Food and Dining

    there are many dining options.

    Dorm Life

    there are a multitude of options for housing.

    Academic Rigor

    this university is challenging. the education you receive iscomparable to any elite public school.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to study hard and have a lot of fun.

    In three sentences

    the university of connecticut is one of the elite public schools in the country. students receive a strong education within a friendly social atmosphere. the university of connecticut is the best college experience i could ask for.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the on campus police department is very aware and very public and present!

    Greek Life

    i work with very many frats and sororities on campus because i run a dj company that is in control of many of the house parties, formals and grad parties, its an excellent university all around!

    Clubs and Activities

    there's over 1,000 to choose from and there's more each and every semester!

    Great for these types of students

    the diversity is amazing in every sense of the word, from different majors to races, to girl/boy ratio!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the student government organizes a slew of trips and excursions to different cities and even ski trips each and every semester!

    Bang for the buck

    the school is becoming more and more renown each and every year, tuition is slowly rising and reflecting this! worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    there's over 1,000 student run activities on campus, if you cannot find one that suites you then find some people that have your interests and build your own program!

    Food and Dining

    just like dormatory living, there is a large variety of options on campus, with nearly a different dining hall for each and every dorm on campus. plenty of food to eat as much as you like and many options to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    there's an extremely large variety of dorms on campus, and many options off-campus so do your research and you should be very content!

    Academic Rigor

    do you work, and your grades will reflect, its nothing impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to people at this school via social media outlets before coming to the school for direct resources, it never hurts to be ahead of the game!

    In three sentences

    university of connecticut is a medium-large sized campus with very many students and networks to become a valuable part of. you can either sit back and enjoy the variety and diversity of campus, or take advantage of the opportunities and build your own network!

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very good- i haven't had any issues at all- i am a female and i never feel uncomfortable walking home at night alone. well light campus with a blue light system.

    Greek Life

    prominent.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have everything from health related, to improv, to karate, writing clubs, harry potter clubs, spots clubs.... everything- if we don't have it...make it.

    Great for these types of students

    focused students looking to graduation from a reputable public university- but also have a really fun time on weekends to unwind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    rock painting! we have rocks on campus that get creative make overs every so often- grab a can of spray paint and have at it! also - oozeball- its an event in spring where everyone plays volleyball in a huge court filled with mud. guaranteed to ruin sneakers.

    What to do for fun

    although drinking is a culture at any campus uconn does a decent job at providing things to do at late night, as well as joining lots of clubs- usually people do 2-3 and balance with academics.

    Food and Dining

    best place for dinner- towers pasta bar on wednesdays- be prepared to wait in a long line for this.

    Dorm Life

    very good environment! lots of people all the time- like a mini city. there is always so sort of activity going on.

    Academic Rigor

    chem 1127q and 1128q are usually taken as a freshman and from personal experience, they are really rough. ap credit would have definitely helped.

    Tips for prospective students

    while it is not necessary to come in with a major it is usually a good idea to try to figure out for yourself which classes you should take so when you go to your advisor you are informed. it isn't like high school where your advisors are your guidance counsellors- they like to help but if the information is something you should be able to figure out yourself they expect that you of that 

    In three sentences

    there is always something happening on campus. we are a school that is gaining recognition in a positive light for the competitiveness of our classes and also for the strength of our other academic and social activities.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    like any school, you'll get bored eventually. meal plans are required all four years.

    Dorm Life

    many different learning communities available.

    Academic Rigor

    honors program looks rigorous. any college is what you make of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus.

    In three sentences

    huge campus and student body but also huge opportunity.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    uconn police officers are always around, and there are blue lights for when you need help in an emergency.

    Greek Life

    active in the student body, but avoidable if you have a distaste for the sororities/fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    an endless supply of clubs and activities are available at uconn!

    Great for these types of students

    uconn is so diverse; i think any sort of person should be able to fit in here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    near mirror lake there are two swings in a tree--go for a swing when the weather is nice!

    Bang for the buck

    uconn is definitely worth the money i pay because i know i will come out of school with connections that may help get me a job. the dorms are also well kept, and the food is delicious. i also make sure to get my money's-worth by joining student organizations, going to the gym, and attending events the school holds for students.

    What to do for fun

    get involved! the school has over 100 student organizations--there's bound to be one that appeals to you. go to the gym! volunteer! go to late night--there's always free food, a free movie in the su theater, and neat crafts.

    Food and Dining

    uconn has 8 dining halls, plus the student union and cafes--you can always find something you like.

    Dorm Life

    my dorm is extremely homey; the people are nice and the noise levels never get out of control.

    Academic Rigor

    you will get out of the classes what you put into them.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not be intimidated by the size of uconn; i grew up in a small town and i love the population of my school! see if uconn is right for you by experiencing husky for a day, and check out the exciting learning communities on campus!

    In three sentences

    an extremely diverse school, full of endless opportunities. the school has the newest technologies available for student learning, and a staff committed to the education of its students. on the storrs campus, you'll never be bored!

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is not what your mama made! But it's decent, nonetheless. Plenty to choose from, with the various dining halls- each with their own flare- throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the science classes can be challenging, but it's nothing you can't handle with a little focus.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities to join!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events! It is a division 1 NCAA college, so the games are always fun to watch. There are many clubs and free activities to do-there's always something going on! There are such a wide variety of clubs from hula-hoop, to medieval club, to food clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are 7dining halls and lots of cafes and food places on campus to eat. South Campus has the best dining hall! The dining halls differ, so I suggest find the one you like the best, because some are terrible!

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed dorming at the school all 4 years. The best place to live on campus is Hilltop! Some off-campus places are cheaper than living on campus, so explore your options.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are always easy, but what college is? There are lots of ways to get free help in homework and in writing papers and even resumes. I suggest taking full advantage of all the free help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are lots of clubs and activities that will help you meet new people, and enjoy your time at school. It is also great for networking when you graduate.

    In three sentences

    University of Connecticut is a large and well-accredited school. It is strong in both academics and sports, and has a wide variety of majors. It is a great place to start or finish your education, whether you go for undergrad or graduate school.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is too much at UConn to list here, but you will never be bored at this campus.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans can be pricey, but the food is pretty good and they a great place to hang out and snack while your studying.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet a million different people from all over the state or even country and build lasting friendships that will hold strong for years to come.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be very challenging depending on what you take and with whom you take it, but if you put effort into your classes you will get a lot out of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your classes early, and don't be shy when it comes to making friends!

    In three sentences

    UConn is a great college that provides a high quality education. The atmosphere is great here and you have all the tools you need to succeed. There is always something to do on campus when you're finished with all your studying and homework.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UConn has over 300 clubs and societies on and off campus. UConn often hosts concerts, comedy shows, and other extraordinary performances at Jorgensen center for the performing arts, which are always enjoyable. On top of that, UConn has a world renown sporting program, which includes the 2011 NCAA National Champion Basketball team. Attending games are a campus favorite, and always offer a great time.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining halls have been great. They accustom to everyones taste, including vegetarian, gluten free eaters, and those with food allergies, to name a few. Not only that, but there are surrounding sources of food, including BBQ, pizza, catering, and UConn's own ice cream shop, the dairy bar!

    Dorm Life

    The residential life at UConn is fantastic, with a wide variety of selection and location. UConn offers living communities based on major, which are optional, but very helpful when it comes to doing groups. The rooms are clean, a good size, and will certainly make a great second home.

    Academic Rigor

    UConn has been rated as the number one school public university in New England, and has several programs ranked in the top ten among all universities in the country. The work load is tough, and incoming freshman will be challenged by the transition to college and the work that comes with it. With that said though, Uconn is there to help every step of the way, offering tutoring in every subject, and professors who carry a small-school approach to meeting students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely try to come in with some credit under your belt, and with some math/science experience. If you have AP or ECE credits, being ahead of the game is invaluable, so definitely take advantage of those opportunities. It will ease up your schedule, and make course selection less stressful.

    In three sentences

    UConn has been brilliant so far, and I've enjoyed it all. It's challenging, yet welcoming atmosphere should be something every college freshman should look for in a school. The campus is gorgeous, the people are friendly, the dorms are fantastic, and the course load is challenging, but not overbearing.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love Mirror Lake

    What to do for fun

    I go hang out in the student Union

    Food and Dining

    You get tired if eating the same food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't like sharing a bathroom that much but it's not that bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn what your options and your priorities are.

    In three sentences

    Uconn is a very great experience for me personally. I enjoy the how big they re about diversity since I didn't come from a diverse area. As for the party school it is only like that if the individual makes it that, college is what you make of it.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt unsafe. There are so many blue lights in case of emergencies, but really, I feel fine walking back from a late classes by myself.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is and isn't huge. If you are into partying, then it is, since they host most parties. If you aren't, then you may just notice them around. Either way, Greek Life is helpful, philanthropic, and they are not allowed to haze.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you want a club, they've got it. If they don't, you can make it, and it's not that hard to start one. There are so many clubs, intramural sports teams, and more to do to get involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a large campus, who want to be with lots of people, or who just want to try many different things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball. A giant volleyball tournament, all in courts filled with mud. It' probably one of the most fun activities on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, it's pretty expensive, but I personally love it here. There's always something going on, always something to do.

    What to do for fun

    Storrs isn't a hopping town yet, but a new strip mall is being built down the street. On top of that, UConn hosts a lot of events, many free, and brings concert to the school. This spring, we had Wiz Khalifa and Bo Burnham!

    Food and Dining

    With seven dining halls, as well as multiple other places to eat, the food here is amazing. If you don't like what one dining hall is serving, just go to another!

    Dorm Life

    With so many options, each dorm offers a slightly different experience. However, the RAs are nice, and the people are generally friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are a breeze, especially the general education classes. Others require more work. There's plenty of teachers and TAs and people available to help, and someone is always accessible for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit UConn before you come! The campus can be overwhelming at first, but walking around and you'll get to know your way before the first week of school is over.

    In three sentences

    The weather is typical New England, always changing. The people are always friendly. The classes are interesting and the right amount of challenge.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social, don't mind walking far or attending large classes where student attendance can go up to 300.

    What to do for fun

    There are fairs that happen throughout the year, but those aren't very often. There is also a dairy bar on campus that makes its own ice cream, and I hear that people often hang out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely look up the professors when you register, otherwise you might end up with a professor that doesn't suit your academic needs. I do extensive research before I register for classes and it often ensures that I'll have a great semester. Otherwise, all the classes are interesting and you can't really go wrong. The campus is big, so it does take some getting used to, but that didn't take me very long.

    In three sentences

    There are some great professors, who make the classes very interesting. Lots of subjects to pick from when you register for classes. A range of majors to choose from, I changed mine halfway through my freshman fall semester and love it!

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I found the dining to be great. We tried the food in the student union and it was good. The choices seem to be great.

    Academic Rigor

    I am think the academic rigor will be fine. I am looking forward to the classes. I hope I don't have to take too many classes taught by grad assistants.

    In three sentences

    University of Connecticut seems to offer many different and unique choices. I checked out the Learning Communities and I think I will participate in one. The rooms seem to be adequate and the food plans allow you to eat anywhere on campus

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The parties of the weekends are fun but if you do not like to go out, there are a lot of other activities for you to do.

    Food and Dining

    It's pretty good, a lot of fattening food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small and sharing a bathroom with that many people is gross. For as much as it costs to live in a dorm, they are not worth it. If you can find an apartment, find one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful who you make friends with, some kids are all just worried about cheating to get ahead. Use all of the resources that UCONN offers!

    In three sentences

    It is not a school to be taken lightly, the curriculum is hard and you have to be willing to work hard for your degree. The professors mostly do not speak english very well but are all available and willing to help outside of the classroom. Paying attention in lecture is crucial.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Some aspects of campus safety are really good. They have blue lights all over campus and UConn actually has its own police station so when you call for help they are right on campus. However, on the weekends many students walk through woods intoxicated and it is very dangerous.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is really big at UConn and all those I met who were apart of it really seemed to enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    UConn has tons of clubs and activities on campus that can appeal to many different students. Some of the clubs are not ran as well as others but for the most part the clubs are very active around campus and do a lot for the community.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who LOVE big sports, who are okay with doing a lot on their own, can keep a high GPA, and are okay with not having a lot to do off campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Carriage is probably the most unusual tradition/location at UConn. Although it is not specifically on campus, it is where many people go on the weekends and it is crowded and not fun at all. There is just so little to do on campus that students will do anything just to have a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    For those who live out-of-state students UConn is an expensive school and I personally do not think I got my money's worth when I went there. When you are paying a lot of money to go to a school you want to feel like a valued member of that institution and due to the size of UConn it is difficult to make students feel that way.

    What to do for fun

    The sporting events at UConn are always a blast and I always had a good time going to those. However, there is not much to do around the campus at all and even if there is unless you have a car you are unlikely to be able to go anywhere. There are a lot of off campus house parties but those are usually very crowded and require a lot of walking through the woods.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the dining halls have good options once in awhile, but for the most part there are not many healthy choices or fresh fruit.

    Dorm Life

    There are some quality dorms but they are usually hard to get into unless you are a lucky freshman or going to be a junior.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the schools within UConn are more difficult than others, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is not difficult for the most part. Whereas the Engineering and Business Schools are very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really do your research! By research I mean, learn about what you plan on doing in the future, the dorm life, the students, athletics, and even campus life and surrounding area!

    In three sentences

    UConn is a VERY big school with A LOT of students. The classes are huge which makes it very difficult to create relationships with professors and other students. However, for the students that really enjoy being there the school pride is phenomenal.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can feel completely and totally safe at UConn. Not only does UConn have emergency lights every about 200 yards (that can be hit and within 4 minutes have the police arrive) but we also have a program called Husky Escorts which is available until 2 am so that no one has to walk alone in the dark.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is huge at UConn. They have plenty of organizations that you may like. Greeks are very active on campus and have events often.

    Clubs and Activities

    Apart for our 500+ clubs, community outreach, club sports, UConn also has cultural centers in our Student Union - International Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center and the Women's Center. You can feel at home in any of these centers, hang out, and do work.

    Bang for the buck

    UConn is totally worth it. Compared to other universities, UConn is about half the price. Not only that but UConn has a very prestigious reputation. UConn provides tutors for their Quantitative classes, which seem to be a bit difficult and also provides voluntary students at the Writing Center, who help come up with ideas for, edit, evaluate, or re-write papers for different classes.

    What to do for fun

    UConn has 500+ clubs that you can get involved in. Plus, if you don't like any of those you can start your own club. We also have a Community Outreach Program with even more options for volunteering; Club sports and so on.

    Food and Dining

    Same as dorms, some dining halls are better than others. All serve different food so keep that in mind. UConn has an app that tells you what each dining hall serves, check it out!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not terrible. Of course, some dorms are better than others. As you get older and gain more credits your options get broader.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Connecticut is one of the top 20 public schools in the nation. With that said, it is not an easy school; do not go into the school year thinking that it will be a breeze because you will be in for a rude awakening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not underestimate college in general. College is very different from high school, in many many ways. Stand firm in what you believe in because if you do not, you will fall for anything.

    In three sentences

    UConn provides you with an unbelievable amount of opportunities for your future as well as your time at the university. It is a great school for networking and definitely encourages higher education.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is really important to know about. Uconn has a really big campus but students can call husky watch or husky service, if they have to walk back from the library late at night and don't want to go alone, Husky Watch picks students up even on the weekends until 3 in the morning, they even go off campus just so that students don't drink and drive and they are very reliable.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of Greek Life, but I have a lot of friends who are, and they love it. It is a great way to network, meet friends coming in as a freshman and each sorority or fraternity has a different philanthropy and they help different causes and raise money which is fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and Activities for every type of student and every type of major. The more activities and clubs a student becomes apart of the better their college experience will be. Every year Fall and Spring semester there is a Club fair, all the clubs come out and have their own stands and students can go around and see what they like, and if they are interested they sign up. Usually Clubs have weekly meetings or monthly meetings and they set up different types of activities all around campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many thing to do for fun, there are always some sort of activity going on around campus. You can join an intramural sport, or join a club sport for fun. If you like to dance there is BAILE, which is part of the Puerto Rican Latin American Culture center, and it is a great way to meet people and learn to dance latin music like bachata, salsa, merengue. If your into school spirit you can join the fan club, and you get to go to football games and go all out in Uconn colors, some people paint their faces, transportation is provided and students stay out the entire day at the Hartford stadium.

    Food and Dining

    South Dining hall is said to be the best dining hall, but after eating at the same dinning hall daily it can get very tiring. Every dinning hall has different foods, South is typically homy foods, like mash potatoes and gravy and meat, but it can vary. I would recommend getting points for the Union Market, because you can make your own salad or make your own tacos and they recently just added a Dunkin Donuts which is perfect when you want to grab a coffee before class.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is incredible, there are activities set up monthly so everyone in the same dorm building can get to know each other. I would definitely recommend living in a dorm it can completely change your college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging, especially with the class size. If students get to know their professors during office hours, they will see that the professors are willing to help as long as students as for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and get involved in as many activities as possible, Uconn may seem like a big school but once you begin to meet people and immerse yourself, you'll feel right at home. Everyone is welcoming and helpful, you won't feel alone.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is a perfect school for students who are interested in becoming involved and having an active college experience. There are multiple clubs to join and even if there isn't one you are interested in, you can start your own.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UConn is in the middle of nowhere, there really is no danger. As in any situation, travel safely and don't act stupid and you will never have a problem. There are also campus police EVERYWHERE.

    Greek Life

    Not that large of a part of the population percentage wise, however it feels more prevalent. Greek life has its merits, and many people enjoy it immensely. I will say this however, its not for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in Alpha Phi Omega, a National Community Service Fraternity, and joining was the best decision of my life. My best friends are among my fraternity brothers, and being a part of this fraternity has opened doors I never thought possible.

    Great for these types of students

    There is really something for everyone. UConn hosts people of all shapes, sizes, colors, and dispositions. Whatever you like, you'll find it somewhere at UConn!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Horsebarn Hill - SO PRETTY, especially during sunrise or sunset. I like to go running around there or just go sit and enjoy the weather while eating some Dairy Bar ice cream (a MUST). There are also some cool hiking trails in the area.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes its frustrating how difficult it is to get into classes, considering a pay $20,000 a year to go to UConn. Otherwise, I have had no problems with my education.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said - GET INVOLVED! Join a club, or a frat, a group, whatever it may be, get involved. Fraternities and sororities often open doors for fun activities to do, and you can plan adventures with your friends. There are always parties for the wild type, and there are also usually fun activities hosted by the university as well. Go to late night and get free stuff!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are pretty good. My personal favorite is North! The best part is the unlimited swipes, you can eat as many times a day as you'd like!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms suck, but thats going to be the case no matter where you go. Take advantage of your RA and your neighbors, nothing like bonding over microwave popcorn and a bad movie! Also take advantage of the dining hall, you're going to miss it when you live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UConn is HARD. There are all sorts of levels of classes, especially for the sciences, and some major are harder than others. Don't let the fact that its a state school fool you, you will have to work here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Join a club or start one if you don't find anything you like. Introduce yourself to anyone and everyone. Seeing familiar faces around campus makes it seem much more manageable. Ask for help when you need it, and stay on top of your studies and duties. Most of all, HAVE FUN! Good grades are important, but a well rounded person knows when to let loose!

    In three sentences

    UConn blooms from fields of corn and cows, however you will meet your best friends and make your fondest memories here. While there is no city near, there is tons to do at UConn, and the country is beautiful and peaceful. I learned how to be myself and live life during my two years at UConn, and I will be desperately sad to leave in two more years!

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get out of ones dorm and put the books down. After one is done with everything, there are many clubs and activities that one may participate in. From the gym to sky diving, one will be able to locate their own fun that will make one smile.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on the location that one eats, one will find suitable taste. No one dining hall will accommodate everyone likings. Explore and find yours.

    Dorm Life

    Do not choose a roommate that will drag you down, but rather choose a roommate that is sophisticated and has ones priority set straight. Follow your heart content either one wants a fun college with high academics or a fun college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    All majors are difficult, choose the one that your heart desire and pursue it and never take a step back. Do not change because ones is having a difficult time in a course, but rather take the flaws and grow stronger.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get caught in choosing in a specific major in the first year, but rather take introductory course, if possible, to explore all opportunities out there. Use your time wisely and plan accordingly.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a great public university with many variety of majors. UConn allows one to be independent and strive for their ones personal goal. It allows you to become an individual.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lip Sync! Homecoming! Midnight Breakfast! Sports Events! Spring Concert!

    What to do for fun

    Campus SUBOG Events!

    Tips for prospective students

    Network! Go study abroad. Build relationships with professors. Take advantage of all opportunities especially internships.

    In three sentences

    Great academic institution. Great in-state price. Overall great university opening many opportunities.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved and go to events! There are dozens of sport games, speakers, parties, and programs to look into in addition to clubs and groups. Not to mention every friday night is Late Night at the student union.

    Food and Dining

    UConn has above average dining, but nothing beats a home cooked meal. The food is good, but you will get sick of it after a while.

    Dorm Life

    I unfortunately lived in North Campus, which was not great fit for me because of my commitment to my school work. North is very loud and chaotic, and I found that the academic atmosphere became more and more prevalent the further south one travelled on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor certainly varies between majors, courses, and professors, but I found my work load at UConn to be entirely manageable. I am an English and Philosophy double major and I was definitely able to balance my 4-6 classes in addition to social events and activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely look into learning communities and getting involved around campus. There are hundreds of groups, clubs, and teams available to students, so finding the perfect niche is remarkably easy.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a wonderful institution for students looking to major in mathematics or science. This institution is equipped with the latest technology, intelligent instructors, and state of the art equipment. For students seeking a more creative outlet in the humanities departments however, I would not recommend.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Over 350 clubs and activities to get involved in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The U is the main hang out spot on the weekends and every friday night they have late night with different activities, free stuff and dj with karaoke!

    What to do for fun

    Depends on your hobbies. If your interested in sports, UCONN is D1 and always a pleasure to watch. If you like to play sports, you can either try out for the school teams or the intermural and club sports. UCONN has over 300 clubs so there is bound to be something that interests you. A lot of events on campus to attend as well as the usual hanging with friends, parties etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best. Nothing like a home cooked meal, but there were plenty of moments that the food was really good.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live on campus, the dorms are bigger or smaller. That's true for any school. Alot of opportunities to meet people and from my experience very trustworthy people.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load is intense, doable if you put the time in. Very intense for science, math and business students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a tour of the school before you go! Make sure you look for things your interested in and don't just go because your friends are. Try to get involved in the many clubs and activities they have. Looks great on resumes and great way to make friends and do things you enjoy. Don't knock anything until you try it. School is not just for parties. Get the education you paid for, It's definitely worth it!

    In three sentences

    UCONN Storrs is huge, which is great for meeting new people. The work load is intense especially for science, business and math students. The school has a lot of activities for students to participate in and a lot of free events to get your mind off of studying;Everyone needs that!

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. Even if you take night classes, there will always be someone else walking around campus too. There are also the blue lights near the buildings that you can press if you do feel unsafe but I haven't found a need to use them yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and activities here that can interest everyone. And if there isn't, you can start your own.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun, the Student Union has an event called Late Night almost every weekend in which you can participate in game shows and get free stuff. There are also a lot of clubs with events and the sports and Greek life there are also big there.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is alright, but not spectacular. One important aspect of the dining here is that for holidays and every once in a while there will be random themed dinners, like a Simpson dinner, or a Valentine's day dinner. It is a good idea to change up the menu once in a while especially since most campus foods have mostly the same thing often.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has been good for me. I am in a learning community and I think it helped me meet a lot of good friends because it is so close knit. You also see a lot of your fellow learning community people in a lot of your classes, especially freshmen year.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors and TAs are very careful with your grades and they take time to speak with you if you set up an appointment. This is a good school so there shouldn't be any slacking off or you will fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although it's a big school, you can feel as if you're an individual and not a number. After you get used to it, it isn't all that big. I came from a high school with a graduating class of 70 and at first I was overwhelmed by the size, but in time you get used to it; I love it here.

    In three sentences

    Overall a great University and learning environment. There are many opportunities at the University of Connecticut. If you put in the effort, you can get one-on-one time with the staff even though it is such a big school.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are movies at the every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is Late night in the Union every Friday night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and get a feel for your interests. Make sure you check out the Living Learning Communities

    In three sentences

    A broad range of study. A great social life. Prestiguous research university.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    TONS!!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are outgoing and love to meet people will love Uconn. Also, people who don't like to deal with drama and gossip will probably like Uconn as well, because there's so many people, it's impossible to know and gossip about everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty good!! With the rising cost of colleges, Uconn isn't too pricey in comparison, however because it's a division 1 school, MOST scholarships go to athletes, leaving few for students. Unless you had a nearly perfect high school GPA there isn't much opportunity for merit scholarship. Also, this school doesn't give the best Financial Aid, but maybe that's because the cost of attendance is so low compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There is such a long list of things to do for fun!! Go to the dairy bar, go for a walk, go to a party! Greek like at Uconn is amazing and there are lots of fraternities and sororities to join to make life long friends and go out with. There's also lots of comedians and concerts throughout the year! In addition there are tons of clubs and groups to join. Uconn also offers late night, which is a Friday night program that offers free crafts to make and take, free fun things for your dorm and room at home, as well as free music and food!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Uconn is good, at least on par with most other universities. Uconn has such a big variety of dining halls and lots of options, as there are 8 different places where one can swipe their dining card unlimited times. Also,there are many cafes and places to get food that accept points, which are parts of the meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small, but they're no smaller than other colleges. There are also LCs, otherwise known as Learning Communities, where people of similiar iterests or academic major can work, learn, study, and party all together. In addition, living in a dorm is so much fun and it's great to be with friends all the time!

    Academic Rigor

    University of Connecticut is quite the academic challenge and superior to many other schools. From our extensive research opportunities, to independent studies, to individualized majors, our academics are our number one priority and people can get involved in their academics in a variety of different ways. With such large classes study groups are important, not only can you exchange notes, but it's a fun way to make new friends who you share classes and interests with. However, failing to study can be fatal to one's GPA and classes require extensive effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give a big school a chance, I thought I was going to be overwhelmed, but it turns out I like the diversity of a big school, and the fact that because the school is so big there's always different things to do. Also, don't let high school grades stop you, college is a good time to buckle down and focus!

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is super fast paced, energetic, and diverse community, where there is always something new and different going on. From our Division 1 athletics games, to free food and fun, to concerts and comedians, there's something to entertain everyone here at the University of Connecticut. Aside from our various recreational pursuits, Uconn is also known for it's rigorous academics and intellectually motivated students!

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Having gone through the Citizen Police Academy on campus, I can say that the police are some of the most friendly people except when you're on the wrong side of the law. They really do their best to ensure the safety of every student and have a great sense of humor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Husky Chant can be appreciated in any environment from sports games to just walking down the street and no one ever gets tired of it. The basement of the library is a great place to study that is not as popular as the upper levels and the bathrooms in Wilbur Cross are amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    The bookstore is probably the worst bang for your buck but the tuition is the best. I feel that the worth of my education could be around Ivy League prices but the fact that I don't pay that makes me and my family happy.

    What to do for fun

    I love Late Night because I'm not a party girl. I can walk through the union, meet up with friends, and get a ton of free stuff. I am safe and sober and love every minute of it.

    Food and Dining

    If you have a kitchen, use it as much as you can. If you have a meal plan, use it as much as you can. Either way make sure to eat healthy and exercise to ensure the most amount of energy and avoid the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, especially if you get along with your roommate. The freedom and gained responsibility makes you more of an adult but you can still decorate everything in zebra print if you want. Make sure you follow the rules and get to know all the people on your floor!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics don't have to be a pain if you focus on the reason you're in college. Your education is of the utmost importance and therefore should be your number one priority. Utilize the library and tutoring services rather than the bar and who said what.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for incoming students would be to manage not only your time, but your money as well. Its extremely important to have a savings accounts and to build it constantly to ensure that emergencies won't be as stressful. Surprise expenses and the fact that books are expensive will be no problem if you start saving now.

    In three sentences

    The university is diverse in the sense of academics and extra-curricular activities. I love how big and open the campus is however there is room for improvement in the diversity of ethnicities on campus. I often feel that the ratio of minorities doesn't reflect the national ratio and would like to see that change.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties, parties, parties, bars, parties, bars, eat, parties, bars, and food. Cow tipping is generally frowned upon, so just have some Dairy Bar ice cream instead (way worth it). UConn Late Night is a sober activity that's pretty nice too, you can get some awesome free stuff there. Other than that, make friends and the rest will take care of itself.

    Food and Dining

    I don't love the food at UConn, it's got a ton of sodium, and isn't the tastiest. You do get used to it though, and the Union has WAY better options. Also, there are quite a few little food shops around campus so no worries.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are not that nice to look at, or cram into, so that is a downside. However, the sense of community that a lot of dorms have, is awesome. UConn really provides the quintessential college experience. Laundry rooms are always packed, but it's free so that's nice; and study lounges can go either direction: really good or really noisy.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not an easy school. The School of Engineering is very supportive, but it's also got a rigorous academic schedule and standing. One would do well to put in extra effort in these classes if they're looking to stand out in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a lot of warm clothing, find a trustworthy friend to go out with on weekends, and try to get involved as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a huge school, but because of the countless activities and clubs, it's easy to make it feel like home. It is overwhelming at times, and some professors speak very little comprehensible English. Overall though, it's exactly the kind of place you'd enjoy spending the best 4 years of your life.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is great.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is important at UConn; however you can easily avoid it if you are not interested.

    Great for these types of students

    Professional students such as pharmacy. Business and Engineering. Agricultural studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal or you will not graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    Good education for a fair price.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Enjoy the recreational facility. Attend shows and movies at the school Auditorium.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls and other restaurants are located throughout the campus. The dining hall food is above average for most University dining halls. The restaurants on campus are great too and they take school points.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and spacious. Dormitory life allows you to make many friends without really trying. Dorms are located all over campus and the University accommodates everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Educational standards at the University of Connecticut are increasing each year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply to UConn. The University is developing into a high ranking educational facility. The local community is great and prospering. Additionally, involve yourself with everything the school has to offer. Most of us will only go through once, make sure you enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is an up and coming university that raises the bar every year. The university is located in the beautiful countryside of Northeastern Connecticut. The campus itself is wonderful and there are many engaging activities for students.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am involved and I love it. It is not a huge part of campus though, you find your group of friends no matter what, but it always helps to meet people similar to you!

    What to do for fun

    go out, exercise, go to events at the school

    Food and Dining

    Quite pricey

    Dorm Life

    Sort of small, but very nice compared to other schools I visited

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet someone with a car; If you don't have a good advisor, switch; Get involved!

    In three sentences

    It is a good school, but I feel it is too expensive and too excluded. Tuition is continuing to rise and there is really nothing around for a few miles, not even a grocery store. I have liked many of my professors.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There always events going on on campus, plenty of clubs and student organizations to join, and some good places to eat and hang out with your friends on and off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are plenty of clubs and organizations to join and enrich your college experience.

    In three sentences

    An amazing university, of which I am proud to be a student of. Academic rigor is quite challenging but never fails to push you strive for excellence and achieving your personal best. Professors are extremely helpful and do everything in their power to help you succeed.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe for students in or out of trouble

    Clubs and Activities

    PLENTIFUL

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE... no matter sex, race, religious preference

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UCONN!!! HUSKIESS!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs and activities as well as sports. Dairy Barn is the best ice-cream in town.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty for all backgrounds.

    Dorm Life

    Very roomy and cooperative.

    Academic Rigor

    The best academic school in the area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Makes sure you follow the school's checklist. It is clear and easy to follow and everything will run smoothly once completed.

    In three sentences

    An amazing welcoming school that takes pride in school spirit. It welcomes all students to a wonderful education. A safe and friendly atmosphere.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are different types of transportation that the college provides so the students can get home safely from meetings, the library, and more.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great way to get involved and help others. It is also a great way to meet a ton of awesome people.

    Great for these types of students

    The college is great for sports fans. There are so many games to attend and the tickets come in great deal packages.

    What to do for fun

    You will always find something to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming into the university can be a tough transition. Study hard, and do not get distracted.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is an elite college that educates to the fullest. The challenging work requires a various amount of time and effort. Overall I believe this university develops students who will make a change for the better.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing Jonathan the Husky's nose for luck! Don't step on the seal in front of the library. Midnight Breakfast before finals (yum!). Oozeball (mud volleyball) every spring. Spring and winter concerts. Camping out before the Syracuse game.

    What to do for fun

    Anything!! If you like it, UConn has it. Although you will have to take a bus to go shopping. UConn has its own movie theater, where you can see recently released movies for just $2, Jorgensen Theater, Late Night at the Union, concerts, and other events all year. And if you are going to be a Husky, you have to show your Husky pride at the games. Of course we have amazing basketball games, but we also love to cheer on all of our other teams as well! There are also club sports teams, which are competitive, and intramural leagues that can get very competitive as well. There is always something to do at UConn.

    Food and Dining

    Every one of my friends who attends another university is jealous of the meal plans at UConn. Unlimited dining access, quick sandwich places, the cafes, and the delicious food at the Union make it so you can always find something to eat at UConn. South and Northwest dining halls are known for their varied options and their delicious food, while Whitney Hall offers a great salad bar along with vegetarian and vegan food.

    Dorm Life

    There are many options for dorms on campus, although the housing pick process is one of the most stressful things at UConn. The best dorms are taken by upperclassmen before underclassmen are able to pick housing. That being said, the dorms are a great place to live because everyone is around the same age, and there are dorms reserved for freshmen so the transition from high school to college is even easier. The dorms are the best place to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I know that, as a biology major, I have to stay on top of my classes by reading and studying and meeting with my professors. Though the classes have been challenging at times, especially those that are required for B.S. students, I have really enjoyed the classes I have taken here. The general education requirements have a wide variety of options, and if a class is too difficult or not challenging enough, there is an add/drop period at the beginning of every semester. I have really enjoyed some of my gen ed classes, like anthropology and philosophy.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is very different from high school, especially in such a large university, because you have to take control of your future. The professors and faculty at UConn love to help students, but in large lectures, you are going to have to attend office hours to seek personalized attention. Also, join something that you are passionate about! You will be able to meet people with the same interests and values as yourself.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a great school where there is something for everyone. From classes to activities to weekend plans, there are so many different people and different activities that anyone can feel at home here. I couldn't ask for a better college experience.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is also something to do for fun at Uconn. With so many clubs and activities going on, there is something to do at all times. The school offers activities every weekend so there are many chances of receiving free goodies or just hanging out with friends. Sports events are very fun. Even if you are not a sports lover, the sports events bring out your school spirit, and that is a great feeling.

    Food and Dining

    Uconn has numerous dining halls so there is something out there for you. Since Uconn has a diverse set of students they try to accommodate their foods to everyone. The dining halls range from one that serves Kosher food, to another that serves organic food. There is also a restaurant on campus where you can use your points, if you are in the mood for a nice sit-down dinner.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. Depending on if you are shy or not there are definitely people out there for you. Uconn is a large school with many different people and personalities roaming. The RA's are great and there are many opportunities for floor bonding and etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major that will affect the academic workload. Overall the academics are rigorous, it is definitely not an easy school where you can expect to receive and easy A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to join new activities and meeting new people because Uconn offers so many different clubs and activities and also has a diverse range of people.

    In three sentences

    Uconn is a great university and it has so much to offer. The student body there is terrific and everyone comes together to support our school. Uconn also has a significant amount of school spirit.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everywhere you walk on campus, there are blue light safety posts set up. It's rumored not all of the posts actually work, but the point is no one on campus has actually had to find out. Safety is 99.9% not an issue.

    Greek Life

    The Panhellenic Council lets students sign up for rushing before you even get on campus. If Greek life is your thing, you definitely get an opportunity to be involved in it. However, if you'd rather not be a part of it, you won't feel left out. It's a win-win situation.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check online, where there is literally a list of everything you've ever wanted to join, and more. Also, check out the Activity Fair at the beginning of each semester, to get a feel for what you want to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody has a place here. You just have to find that place, with a little work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most of the campus is comprised of Average Joes. If you consider yourself especially artsy, definitely head for East, where you'll find dreads and paint-splattered individuals galore. If you're looking to be in a sorority or fraternity, consider living in Towers (closest to Greek housing) or Northwest.

    Bang for the buck

    Most students are in-state, taking advantage of the lowered tuition rates. Even if you pay full tuition, you're getting your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    If drinking and dancing are your thing, UConn does have the occasional house party. But trust me, those get old fast. My advice is to join one of the hundred-or-so clubs offered, or look into the Greek life. Plus there are different levels of sports, volunteering opportunities, study abroad programs, etc. etc. etc.

    Food and Dining

    If you are an All-American diner, these dining halls are your dream come true. There is an endless supply of pizza, burgers, and fries. However if you prefer to eat on the healthier or more diverse side, don't get your hopes up. Kosher food is available at Towers, and vegetarian options are available at East, that's about it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are predictably cramped and, well, not all that great. There are exceptions to this, but odds are you won't have the seniority to live in those exceptions. Bring cleaning supplies and double-sided tape, and plan to pack lighter.

    Academic Rigor

    Every school has its easy classes. But most of the professors at UConn are top-notch and really DO want their students to do well. Definitely keep up with assignments and reading, or you'll regret it come exam time.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. DO come to UConn with a plan to be involved. It's easy to get lost in the crowd, unless you're willing to stand out. 2. READ YOUR SYLLABUS. Also, while you're at it, do those assignments and stop skipping classes. Sometimes you really have to ignore temptation. 3. Don't stress about which dining hall you're at or where you live on campus. The food is identical no matter where you go and, except for South and the apartments, none of the dorms are particularly appealing. 4. DO go to the gym and Putnam. When else in your life will you get free Zumba classes? And 5. Appreciate walking in the spring and fall. Come wintertime, you'll have memorized the bus schedule like the rest of us.

    In three sentences

    Are you looking for a big school adjacent to farmland and...not much else? Whether or not you are artistic, sporty or an intellect, you'll find your niche at this state school. There is a particular focus on educating left-brained students, but everyone else gets by just fine.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe, even when you walk around at night

    Greek Life

    its there if you want it, about 10% i think are involved

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many and you can definitely get involved

    Great for these types of students

    people who are go getters and will find resources on their own without begin spoon fed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not too many

    Bang for the buck

    its not that expensive, but they charge you for the most ridiculous things.

    What to do for fun

    you have to entertain yourself and look for campus activities

    Food and Dining

    we get unlimited swipes into the dining hall, so there is always plenty of food with the meal plan, but the meal plan is expensive compared to other schools.

    Dorm Life

    some dorms are great and some are bad. south and the apartments are great, but expensive. commons is good middle ground. towers is ok. north and northwest are not so great, but cheaper.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes, especially math and science, are demanding, but please try to look around for the good professors. Humanities classes are really not that bad at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to come to the campus and check out the resources beforehand.

    In three sentences

    It is a very large school with a lot of resources if you seek them out. There are many options for plans of study, but some can be limiting. The pre professional advising is good if you utilize it.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties around campus , game room in student union, clubs and different volunteer opportunities

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of foods and they are all good for the most part

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean for the most and people are fun and respectable for the most part

    Academic Rigor

    There are many challenging classes for one biology 1107.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and study hard do not wait until last minute to study for midterms and finals cramming is usually not effective. Keep up with the required readings in classes.Ask questions and PARTICIPATE.

    In three sentences

    I think that the Unviersity of Connecticut is a competitive and challenging school. Alot of the classes are very interesting and engaging. The campus life is also very fun and the people are very diverse.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police officers around to ensure the campuses safety, especially on the weekends. The campus has the blue light system, which are stationed emergency call buttons all over campus. There is also GuardDogs. If you feel unsafe, or need a sober ride, a male and a female student will both come pick you up and drive you safely home for free.

    Greek Life

    Very large Greek life, but it doesn't overtake the school. There are very many people who do not take part in Greek life and still have a great time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to take part in. You can do any type of sports club, you can go on outdoor adventures (rock climbing, mountain biking) with the outdoors club, there are excercise classes, fun Greek life, and community services groups as well.

    Great for these types of students

    To go to UConn all you really need to be able to do is take school seriously and have a great time. Very simple.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing that goes on every year is Oozeball, which is a mud volleyball competition. The entire campus gets together in the Spring to make this happen, and it is the most fun experience.

    Bang for the buck

    The student body gets very into UConn pride. Football and basketball games become a really big deal during the seasons. People paint themselves and are very loud, so be prepared to have a good time!

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING. Sports games, partying, on campus activities, concerts. There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are pretty good. As with all colleges, the food gets boring after awhile. But overall, not bad.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun. There are so many different people, and you become great friends with the people you live with. There is always something going on and people to hang out with!

    Academic Rigor

    Many general education classes that you're required to take as a freshman or sophomore are easy, but the classes do get more intense and serious as you head into major-required classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is becoming much harder to get into UConn, so make sure you are serious about learning and take your grades seriously. UConn is a very fun place to be, but the large campus and amount of students can get overwhelming at first. You get used to it!

    In three sentences

    UConn has a large and beautiful campus with many new facilities and classroom buildings being constructed. The student body is diverse, fun, and interested in both learning and having a good time. Although the university is large, the professors take time to help students out and have discussions and office hours for extra help.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This has improved over the last few years. School buses talk to warn pedestrians that they are approaching. The police are good about catching thieves and stopping drunk drivers. Don't get nervous if you have a little contraband because marijuana is decriminalized in the great state of Connecticut, however, do not partake on the school grounds, you will get caught. There are services that escort you home from anywhere on-campus and that will drive you home if you are off-campus.

    Greek Life

    Its there. I think most parties are thrown by a Greek house.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs to list but I definitely appreciate the large amount of intramural and sports clubs. There is a club for everything from LGBT to Break Dancing. We represent at UConn!

    Great for these types of students

    Academically focused and goal oriented student, party animals, athletes. If you like big open campuses and going to a school where you will constantly see and meet new people, this is a good school for you. People are friendly here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The woods have trails that lead to interesting things. The best tradition was Spring Weekend. It's a big block party at Carriage on Thursday, one in Celeron on Friday and another in X-lot on Saturday. This is usually done on the last weekend before the last week of class. It has been suspended by the administration but it will resurface this 2012-13 year. Learn the UConn chants at football and basketball games. Attend Late-Night at least once. Go to Horsebarn Hill to hang out and watch a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is still relatively cheap. Out-of state gets to be on par with most private institutions. It's a good school. But there is great need for improvement. Such as, more dorms need to be built, a new gym needs to be built and more parking spaces are needed. The town in going through a renovation so it will be under construction for the next few years. I predict UConn will be a very good school once all of that is done. It is just during this transition period that we see the ugly side of the University.

    What to do for fun

    That depends. It's traditionally a party school. Most partying has been quelled because of the deaths of a student because a lot of non-students like to use our facilities as well. Spring Weekend has been suspended but this year the senior class will resurrect it. There are a lot of clubs, sports and other school sanctioned activities as well. Going to the gym is a great place to meet people and get in shape. Hanging out with your friends is the most fun, the whole school is wide open for almost any activity.

    Food and Dining

    South Dining Hall is the best. Towers is really good and has Kosher and Halal. The North and Northwest Dining Halls are good and have a good stir fry bar. East is not bad and Putnam is mediocre. McMahon is good from 7:30PM to 10PM. I like to research the menu so I know where to eat. On days when there is Pasta Bar or Stir Fry Bar, get there early because the lines will be huge this year!

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are fun. Some of the Hiltop dorms are party dorms because the athletes live there and it is upon a hill so you can see everything around you. McMahon is nice because you have a dining hall that is open late hours within the building and it is in a central location. Living in a double is easy. Just get to know your roommate. A triple gets a bit clustered if you really need to have your privacy. Don't get stuck in a four person quad because that is just horrible. Because our school is so smart and refuses to accommodate the increasing number of students each year, we are overcrowded, so try and befriend some upperclassmen who can pull you into a nicer room assignment for your second and third years.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't play with your grades. This is not high school where you can absorb all the material by simply showing up to class. Skipping class is very unwise. Teachers like to pull most of their test questions from their lectures. Attend office hours, don't be shy. Talk to your advisor as much as possible to map out your academic route. Your advisor is the first person you should talk to about figuring out your future, they will help you as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since the campus is large, I recommend you learn the names of buildings and map out your routes to classes before your first day of classes. If you are having any trouble in any classes, DO NOT hesitate to ask you TA or teacher for help. Most teachers are willing to drop your lowest grade, but only one so do not fall behind because you are too shy to seek assistance. Go to football games, they help to prepare you for the seriousness that is UConn Basketball. Explore the campus, it is filled with hidden Easter Eggs of folklore and knowledge. I recommend trying the tuna melt sandwich on a croissant at the Co-op Cafe.

    In three sentences

    The students are hard-working and the professors are helpful and available. The administration is lacking in adequately supporting the students; because, they spend all their money on unnecessary projects like repaving sidewalks instead of building new dorms or parking lots. However, the campus is beautiful and filled with a plethora of niches to study and do research.

  • 08/13/2012

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    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the school and take advantage of their open houses and husky for a day tours.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    A little bit of everything! Bad Movies club, skydiving club, Undergraduate student government, and all forms of Greek life just to name a few.

    Great for these types of students

    Sports fans definitely, But it seems like everyone would find their niche in a club, sorority, or fraternity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a rock on campus that clubs paint to advertise certain events. There is also a Husky statue and attendees of the college rub his nose for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    UConn has a bus that goes to the city and also has Greyhound and Peter Pan that will take you to New York, Boston or any other major cities on the East Coast. UConn is also a big sports school and has relatively cheap sports games as well as theater and speakers and even a Bad Movies Club.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    UConn boasts a dorm for people who want to save the environment and a dorm for people who want to meet other students from different ethnicities or countries

    In three sentences

    UConn is a large school but don't let that fool you. They seem to be very close knit and classes are generally smaller than most larger schools.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the bluelight system, campus escorts if you are feeling unsafe and our own police and fire department. I have never once felt unsafe walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a fun traditional part of UCONN but not everyone takes part in it. A lot of students choose to rush and become a member but there are plenty of students who do not.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities. There is something for everyone. A full list can be found at studentactivities.uconn.edu. There is also an involvement fair at the beginning of every school year where all the clubs set up booths and hand out information.

    Great for these types of students

    Great place for students who like to get involved and love school spirit. Also a great school for people who focus on school and want to succeed later in life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every group or organization at some point or another sneaks out in the middle of the night and paints a rock symbolizing there organization. During homecoming and Greek week the rock is painted differently almost every day.

    Bang for the buck

    Although UCONN is a bit pricey, especially for of state students, the variety of activities, food, entertainment, utilities, helpful information and technical help they provide is well worth the money spent.

    What to do for fun

    School spirit is huge here. Everyone is decked out in blue and white and found at all kinds of sporting and spirit events. There are always clubs and teams to join and if you just wanna hangout there is bowling, movies, game rooms, rock climbing walls, the gym and much more all free to students.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of dining halls that each serve something different. There is something for everyone from an all organic dining hall to an international themed dining hall. The food is very good you will find yourself going back for seconds and thirds. Mama's home cooking does not have anything on UCONN.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the best college dorms I have seen. Freshman are usually put with other freshman to help you make friends at first. The closets are huge and the rooms have plenty of space for two or three people to comfortably live.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not always easy but they are not suppose to be. They are meant to challenge you and entice you to learn but as long as you keep up with your work you will succeed in every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of everything this school has to offer. From hundreds of clubs to free events, from free assistance in almost every aspect of life to the amazing food in the dining halls this school sets itself apart from all others by focusing on students needs and wants first.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut has everything you need and want. The constant support and motivation helps one become more independent and successful. There is always something to do and with this diverse friendly group of individuals you will never be bored or alone.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus, to the point where it is almost too much. Blue light telephone stations for student safety are placed all over campus and there is a strong police presence.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is available at Uconn but the social factor of the university is not run by Greek Life

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs for everyone! So many you don't have time for!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During football games students stand for the entire game to show their respect and pride for UCONN!

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable tuition prices.

    What to do for fun

    There are well over 350 clubs and organizations to get involved in! It is hard to find nothing that interests you!

    Food and Dining

    Great food that is fresh and healthy! Tons of options including manty vegan and vegetarian foods.

    Dorm Life

    Fantastic dorm life, resident assistants are always there to help with any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Very academically oriented university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply! You will never regret it!

    In three sentences

    A great University with a comfortable and friendly environment. The staff here is willing to help you with all of your needs. Great family-like community.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can honestly say I have never felt unsafe on campus. There are blue lights everywhere for emergencies, but I've never heard of anyone ever needing one. Campus is well lit and very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is only about 10% of campus. The people in it absolutely love it and it is a great group of people, but you definitely don't need to join to feel included on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs than one can even imagine. If you can think of it, it probably exists. And if it doesn't, get enough people to support you on it and the school will pay to start one up for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a rock on campus that different organizations will take turns guarding and painting their name on. You are not truly a UConn student until you have painted the rock

    What to do for fun

    Most of the social life is right on campus or just off in walking distance. There are 3 bars right off campus that are very popular as well as several restaurants. On campus there are often concerts and various events going on. Never a dull day.

    Food and Dining

    It depends on the dining hall, but the food is great here. Students who live off of campus are always begging their on campus friends to swipe them into the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is average to other colleges. It is normal for students to live on campus into Junior, even Senior year. There are a lot of housing options, but the better ones are difficult to get into.

    Academic Rigor

    Because it is a state school, UConn has a rep for being not as challenging, but this is not true at all. The course work is challenging and involving, but definitely doable for those who put the time in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a willingness to meet people and get involved. Like any college, you will only get out of it as much as you put in and this school has a LOT to offer.

    In three sentences

    This is a fantastic college with more opportunities than one person could ever take advantage of in just 4 years. It is a big school with a small community feel and there is a place for everyone. People on campus are extremely friendly and helpful and I have heard few complaints.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Union always has something to do, especially Late Night of Fridays and Saturdays. There are always club related activities all around campus to do that you con participate in even if you're not part of that club and you get notification of that through your email. There's always fun things to do! Next week I'm going Zorbing and that's just one of the thousands of cool things one do

    Food and Dining

    UConn has umerous Dining Halls all around Campus that cater to many different palates. McMahon Dining Hall is the newest and currently most popular Dining Hall on campus that has numerous gourmet option, Whitney caters specially to Vegans and Vegetarians (with regular food items also), and the others host an array of options from soulfoud, to Mexican, to breakfast for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome, especially is you join a Learning Community. Learning Communities are based on interest or major, or both, and you live with the people in the community and grow together based on activities and services around that concentration. Examples are EcoHouse, Leadership House, WiMSE (Women in Math, Science, and Enineering), Community Service House, EuroTech (Engineering and German Majors), and many more.

    Academic Rigor

    UConn is in the top 20 best for a reason. The staff and faculty are there to help you grow as a student and as a life-long learner. It is quite rigorous but the hard work and diligence is well worth a University of Connecticut degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you work as hard as you possibly can. UConn is ranked as one of the top 20 Public Universities in the country so as you imagaine, getting in is NOT easy, but it's also (obviously) not impossible. Just be sure to work hard, do your best, and then carry that into your college life - wherever you go.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a great school in all aspects: academically and socially. There is never a dull moment around UConn and if to come with the mentality and drive to learn then you are in the right place. Students today, Huskies for Life!

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm in greek life and I love it!!!!!!!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    People who can balance parties/the social life and hard academics. It is no easy task...

    What to do for fun

    Greek life, parties, hanging out with friends, intramural sports...

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely bring fall/winter clothes from the beginning unless you live close. It gets cold quick. And make sure you join clubs and go out. College will not welcome you if you do not welcome it and have an open mind!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love UCONN. The social life, the size of the school, my professors/classes, and the amount of clubs is amazing. I would say the only thing that could be a negative is the dorms are slightly on the smaller side and it is COLD so be prepared.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The programs that they offer here are AMAZING. Husky Watch and Guard Dogs are the two programs run by students and the campus police. Their job are to make sure students are safe, escorting late night walkers back to their dorm if they just simple call for an escort. If it is out of walking distance, raining, or snowing they will pick you up in their car from one side of campus and bring you to the other side. Dorms are also locked 24/7 and police blue lights alert systems are around campus with a 60 second respond rate!

    Greek Life

    They offer many different sororities and frats here on campus. They are a GREAT way to get involved and meet close friends. Not only do they offer amazing social life to their members but they also give back to their communities. Community service projects, sponsoring programs, and helping the cause of their choice. They are a great way to get involved and you'll never find yourself sitting in your dorm room alone or bored.

    Clubs and Activities

    UConn offers almost any club that you could think of! If they don't have it, then guess what, you can start it!

    Bang for the buck

    The university is a little on the expensive side, however there are scholarships and grants out there! You just need to apply, apply, apply! Coming here is 100% worth paying due to the fact that a degree from one of the top twenty leading public universities in the United States is not something to just pass by.

    What to do for fun

    -Clubs (They have everything you could think of!) -Sports (Division 1 or club sports) -Body Wise (work out classes) -Late Night (activities put on by the college) -Concerts -Movies -Comedians -Sororities/fraternities

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are very high quality for college dorm food. The meal plans give you unlimited access to every dinning hall on campus!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are actually much quieter than one may think. During the week most students are busy studying for exams and doing homework so you'll find the environment to be very quiet. The weekends are little louder; however, most of the parties actually happen off campus at houses or apartments. So you can choose to surround yourself with the party crowd or enjoy a nice quiet evening in the dorms with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are amazing here! Although the work load is heavy there are tutors, study groups, and friendly professors that don't mind taking time out of their day to help you. As long as you put in the effort, they put in the effort!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. The campus may seem huge at first sight, but once you learn where all your classes are you'll feel right at home. There is also a great bus transportation system that will bring you anywhere on campus for free. Plus, once you have declared a major most of your classes will be held in the same area of campus, so the walking is cut in half! (Example: school of business) 2. Live on campus! I was not a fan of sharing a bedroom, or a bathroom with twenty girls for that fact. However, living on campus has been one of the best experiences here at UConn. Not only have I met friends that I will keep in touch with forever, but I'm always only a five minute walk to class! My first year I lived off campus in an apartment and I was lonely and bored. Everyday I drove to school, sat in class, and then drove home. Living on campus gave me the opportunity to meet people and never have a boring moment! 3. With that being said; take advantage of the resources! The library is a great place to get away from the noisy dorm. It also is stocked with every resource you could imagine, and if they don't have it there they will get it for you. 4. Get involved! No one likes sitting in there dorm room, or at home, alone. Join a club, meet friends to have lunch with. Study groups, work out classes, club and sports... You only go to college once as a young adult, make sure you make the most of it!

    In three sentences

    The campus life here at UConn offers an enormous amount of community service opportunities, clubs, sports, entertainment, and friendships that will last a life time. The professors make the classes interesting, and are always available to give you one on one help. The University of Connecticut has turned out to be everything I could have dreamed of in a school.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Guard Dogs! And Husky Watch are two great examples of how the University cares for the students when they're out, for safety. The campus is remarkably safe, I am never afraid of danger or being attacked.

    Clubs and Activities

    A huge variety of clubs on campus, pretty much anything you can think of probably already exists.

    Bang for the buck

    I LOVE UCONN, but it is getting more expensive to go there. Overall, they take really good care of the students, and have a lot to offer. I would definitely recommend going there. I've been really happy to live on campus for two years, if you're a commuter you will miss out.

    What to do for fun

    Late Night at the Student Union is always fun, and they usually have a lot going on for students. UCONN is basically in cow town Storrs, CT, so there isn't much to do off campus except party. They have been cracking down on partying though, and if you want to then good luck.

    Food and Dining

    I LOVE the food here. South and North are excellent dining halls, and many others on campus have local dairy and produce. McMahon has been newly renovated and it honestly feels like you're dining in the future.

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful dorms! And if anything goes wrong, they are quick to repair. Really nice atmosphere overall.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class level, most gen eds are easy, but the upper level classes can be very time consuming. I would not recommend taking more than 15 credits a semester unless your classes are short.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay safe and don't get into the partying scene, grades are the reason why you'll get into this school, so keep up the hard work.

    In three sentences

    A very clean and green university that is investing in infrastructure. Professors are generally helpful and are quick to respond to student's emails. The school is raising tuition, and it is getting more expensive.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Join Uconn Outing Club if you come! We go hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, bungee jumping, and other stuff all the time. With 2 or more trips almost every weekend, there's plenty of variety and chance to get off campus and do something different. A lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    All schools are outrageously expensive now; especially when compared to other developed countries. Uconn is a pretty good deal by USA standards, if you are paying in-state tuition that is.

    What to do for fun

    There's a Theater, always something happening at the Student Union, dozens and dozens of clubs, and you are bound to make friends with similar interests. There's virtually always something to do; each dorm has some sort of game room, and there's an arcade in the Union if billiards and ping-pong don't suit your fancy.

    Food and Dining

    There is great variety between the dining halls and even within themselves. The newly renovated McMahon is extremely fancy and servers on artsy plates with food made by real chiefs. South has the greatest variety and servers ethnic food of all types. East is also notable for being the most vegetarian friendly. None of the dining halls are explicitly bad. Even the worst food seems as good as food from summer camp.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is nice, with so many options on campus. The dorms themselves vary greatly, however, and one must attempt to get anything but West or North. I was lucky with a South random pick; I feel like I live in a hotel now, it's very nice. Most dorms do not have air conditioning, so be wary for late and early school year.

    Academic Rigor

    Uconn's academic courses seem to hold to it's top 25 Public Schools in America title. The courses often have a reasonable amount of useful work, and I have yet to do busy work. We aren't getting loads like my friends at CMU or Yale, but one should expect that here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Decent grades, SAT scores, and extra-curricular? It shouldn't be too tricky to get in then. Administration can be a pain to deal with once you are in (but it sounds like that's true for all schools). Thoroughly think about what it'll mean to live in a mini-city of college students and prepare accordingly. Have fun.

    In three sentences

    What you've heard is likely true. A respectable school with a lot to do in a big town inside a little town in the middle of nowhere, Connecticut. The classes will push your knowledge and give you more while the staff offers concise help.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UCONN storrs is a very safe campus. They have many options to get back to your dorm if your out late at night. All you have to do is call guard dogs or husky escort and they get you to where you need to go if you dont feel safe and it's all free!

    Greek Life

    Im personally not a part of greek life, but I do see them around a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and organizations are at UCONN. Anything that you can think of they probably have a club or organization for it. And if they don't then you can create one!

    Great for these types of students

    UCONN is great for any student. This school has a place for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't really any unusual traditions that I noticed on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do on campus for fun. They have hundreds of clubs and organizations that any student can be a part of. UCONN also has a lot of parties going on. If you aren't a party person then they have other ways to have fun like Late Night which occurs every friday.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. If the dining hall near your dorm doesn't have a menu that you particularly like then there are many other dining halls on campus to choose from which will definitely have something that you like. Also there are plenty restaurants that deliver on campus so there would always be food that you like around somewhere.

    Dorm Life

    I Love my dorm! it's in a convenient place on campus and the rooms are nice. They are a good size. I also get along well with my roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is nursing and so far the work isn't too hard. the work does require time everyday, but not much time. You'll still have time for a social life

    Tips for prospective students

    For me personally the only thing that I've had a problem with so far is getting distracted from school work. There are a lot of things going on on campus which are very tempting at times. I would suggest that any prospective student try to learn self discipline skills, if they don't already have it, so they will be able to stay focused on what they are here for.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is a very great school. They provide many opportunities for students, both academic and social, and its a very comfortable campus. I would recommend everyone to come to this school

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Sports is a huge thing, so there are always games, sponsored events, fundraisers, etc. to attend.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different choices on where and what to eat on campus, and the food is well-cooked and well-prepared. It's all delicious and there's a wide variety.

    Dorm Life

    There is such a strong sense of community in each residence hall, with most floors holding group events like planning meal times all together or going to a sporting event/activity on campus. Orientation and move-in weekend provide plenty of opportunities for students to get to know one another and bond.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and filled with research facts and other information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers and never hesitate to go to their office hours; they love to help and are great at doing so! Also, take the time to explore all around the campus to take in everything that is offered. And don't be afraid to get involved; it's a great way to meet new friends!

    In three sentences

    UConn offers great classes that go above and beyond incorporating knowledge and experiences into their curriculum. It has a beautiful campus with a good variation of activities available to participate in, not to mention countless clubs for everyone. The staff are not only highly intelligent and talented at teaching their courses, but they are also very friendly and welcoming.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe at UConn whether it is the day or night. If you do not feel confident walking back to your dorm from a night class, there is a service you can call and they will escort you to your residence hall. Always use the buddy system if you do not feel safe however. If you ever happen to be in the worst case scenario and do not know where you are, the campus is always lit up with blue emergency lights that you can follow. Also, if you ever want to report something bad, you can always call Watch Dogs, which is our own UConn police department.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the Greek life but there are many sorority and fraternities a person can join. They range from people with similar majors to people who share a common ethnicity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and Activities that I do not know where to start. During the first two weeks of class, be sure to check out the Involvement Fair where the 500 clubs and activities gather to recruit new people and to keep the students informed about what goes around in the University. It ranges from showcasing the break-dancing club to Dumbledore's Army, which will be pretty popular for Harry Potter fans. One of the Programs I am in, called Jump-start, works with little kids to help them transition into school surroundings.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are big on your ethnicity or culture, make sure you visit the Cultural Centers at the Student Union. For example, the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center always celebrates Hispanic heritage by putting together dance classes to teach Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and so on. They also host parties and Community Outreach programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure that at your Orientation for the University of Connecticut that you at least visit the statue of Johnathan the Husky, our mascot. It is good luck to rub on his nose. Also, do not walk straight through the seal that is in between the library and the Center for Undergraduate Building because I was told it was bad luck by graduate students. make sure you at least visit the famous UConn Dairy Bar and try their home made ice cream. It's delicious!

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of the sales at the University of Connecticut Co-op store because it can get very expensive. Also, there is a coupon book that your Resident Assistant will give you during the first few weeks of school that has discounts from restaurants in Storrs. Take full advantage of that because you will not always want to eat a the dining halls.

    What to do for fun

    while many undergraduates come into college expecting to party, it is not the only way to have fun on campus. There is an arcade in the Student Union with all the game systems, ice hockey, two lanes for bowling, and so much more. My personal favorite is the Guitar Hero game because I am very good at it. You can also go to Late Night, which is an event at the Student Union every weekend night where they offer henna tattoos, karaoke, so many other things. You will always know what it is going on here at UConn because of the email system that alerts you of all the different events you can attend throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is overall decent but I personally was tired of it quickly because I missed the home cooked meals. However, there is such a variety of food that you will never go starving. One of the dining halls is specifically for vegans and vegetarians while another one serves comfort food in a buffet style. Take advantage of the points that come with your meal plan. Points are kind of like money and you can use them to buy food at the Union Street Market where they sell soups, salads, pasta, burritos, pizza, grinders, and so much more. Basically one point is the equivalent of one dollar but make sure you use them wisely because once they are all gone, you cannot get anymore until the nest semester starts. If you are in a hurry to class or do not have time to sit down and eat, you can always stop at a Grab-and-go location where they can quickly make wraps, sandwiches, and grinders.

    Dorm Life

    The residential life is great here, especially if you decide to live in a Learning Community. As part of the Women in Math, Science. and Engineering Learning Community, I have found it easier to have connections with people and find my true friends. It creates a smaller community within such a large campus that focuses on bonding with your peers by engaging in community service programs and attending social events together. It truly feels like a second home here because there is a sense of unity among all of us. Once you become an upperclassman and feel like you can afford it, you can live in an apartment with friends or request to live in a suite.

    Academic Rigor

    At times many of the assignments seem impossible or you may feel as if you cannot get all your work done on time. I promise that if you take deep breaths and take breaks while studying and doing your work, you will be just fine. Also, take advantage of your Professor's or Teaching Assistant's office hours because they really do want to see you succeed and are always to willing to help if you do not understand a topic discussed or need some clarity. Also, if you feel like you are struggling with your classes, you can always sign up for tutoring at either the Writing Center to get papers edited or at the Q Center where they can help with Chemistry or Math courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walking will be your new best friend here so be prepared to walk a lot, especially if you are not sure how the bus schedules work here. Also, make sure that you get involved in activities and clubs starting your freshman year so that you can build up your resume but no so much that you feel overwhelmed. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people and expand your circle so take advantage of that so that you are not sitting in your room with nothing to do. Do not become lazy! College is a whole new world where you are completely independent and can make your decisions so make sure they are good ones.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Connecticut is a great school and I would give a four out of five stars. It is in a secluded area but it is not too far away from urban areas so it is very convenient.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties are within walking distance for the most part. If the party is far or its cold out there are plenty of sober drivers for students.

    Food and Dining

    Multiple dining halls around campus, the best is Northwest.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are decent. Location is key when it comes to dorms. Best dorms location wise for freshman is West or Alumni. As for quality Towers is the best hands down.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging depending on your major. For the most part, it depends on the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off Freshman year, start off strong or your GPA will take a hit and it will be difficult to raise.

    In three sentences

    UConn's school spirit is everything at this school. The classes are top-ranked and the students are very involved in the campus life.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems to be very important. Go above and beyond to make sure students feel safe and comfortable with the options available.

    Greek Life

    A lot of helpful and welcoming fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from. Something for everyone. Will even let you make a club if there is one left out. The college will fund it if they see it being successful.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are okay with a big school, spread out and in the country, this is the college for you. You really don't have to leave campus for anything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A great tradition is at the end of each football game, at the post game show, we ( the marching band),always end with the alma mater song. Like one big happy family.

    Bang for the buck

    Great! The only college I wanted to go to. Now I know why. I am getting an awesome education and am experiencing the best years of my life, so far.

    What to do for fun

    Football games and basketball games with friends. Play in the band for both sports. Hang with friends. Go to concerts.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plan, the best. Don't lose your card. One of my favorite past times.

    Dorm Life

    I've loved every place I've lived on campus. I have made friends for life.

    Academic Rigor

    Five star. You have to put the time in to make the grades. Everything else will fall into place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a sport, join a club. Join the marching band, get involved. You'll make instant friends and this will make your transition from high school easier.

    In three sentences

    I could not have made a better choice. Our academics and sports programs are the best. The music department and school spirit rule.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There aren't many crimes around campus, just remember to lock your door and you'll be fine. There are always police around, and the Blue Light system is usually in sight. They're very nice and helpful as well so if you're having any issues with your safety feel free to contact them. They will not arrest you if you call 911 for someone getting alcohol poisoning. They're very understanding and aren't really looking to get you in trouble.

    Greek Life

    A HUGE part of campus life, way more than I expected. There are a decent amount of parties thrown by Frats so if you're a guy I would join or you'll have a little trouble getting into those parties unless you want to pay an outrageous cover fee. You also can barely walk 5 minutes on campus without seeing someone wearing greek letters on any given day. I tried to be in a sorority but its quite a hefty fee. If its something you're interested in just do it, you can always back out if it's not for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities but the uconntact website is not the place to contact people about joining things. Definitely go to the involvement fairs, thats the best place to join.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're interested in doing anything with Greek Life you'll love it here. If you're a fan of UConn athletics you'll also enjoy it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball (I think thats how its spelled) Where you play volleyball in the mud, the various rocks on campus that are constantly being painted, and rubbing a Husky statues nose for good luck are all pretty unique things. Not sure of any unusual locations Its a state college its pretty generic.

    Bang for the buck

    Included in your tuition are free fitness classes at Bodywise, a free Gym membership, free transportation on buses, and a lot of other cool stuff.

    What to do for fun

    The UConn campus tends to come alive on all nights of the week, particularly Fridays. Frats tend to throw some of the better parties but if you're a guy its hard to get in without paying or knowing somebody. If you're a girl you'll have no problem. On another side there are lots of clubs and activities to do (check out the Undergrad News letter that comes daily. Super annoying but full of plenty to do), and theres always a sporting event to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't all too great. There are lots of dining hall options based on location, however you need to find the one you like best. On the down side most of them have weird hours (Towers Dining Hall closes at 7:15, where others are open until 10. Also they open at 10am on weekends and I find myself starving to death if I wake up early). Get a good meal plan, because the places that require Husky Bucks and Points happen to be the better food options, and they're super convenient to have in the Union.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are not very glorious, and a huge problem I've noticed is that the ceiling tiles fall off. Bring lots of things to decorate with like christmas lights and posters, tapestries are nice too. Some rooms have curtain rods too. Not all rooms have Wi-Fi so make sure you can hook up to ethernet or bring a router to plug in. The RA's are very laid back in most cases and as long as you're not being loud or annoying they don't care what you do. Room inspections are a joke in a sense. My friend keeps a lizard in her room and they didn't even notice. Don't leave alcohol out and you'd be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    You will spend a lot of time on school work. You are responsible for your own learning in a sense, teachers cover a lot but its up to you to memorize it and know it for their tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for a specific school or major if you can. ACES is hard to get into and getting into a major from ACES can be even more difficult than applying as a freshman.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a very diverse and large school. The campus provides many opportunities and interesting things to do. Greek Life plays a huge part socially.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a number one priority here at Uconn but you can probably say the same for any other campus. Police cars are always seen around campus 24/7. We even have our own police and fire station right on campus for the convience of any emergency. The University also sends out messages to alert everyone on campus whenever something goes on so we can also be aware of our own safety.

    Greek Life

    Again there are also a great number of different Greek Lifes. In the beginning of the fall semester, there is usually a Greek picnic where you can go out and see all the different types of Greek lifes that Uconn offers.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find a wide variety of clubs and acitivities from the trampoline to the skydiving club. Every type of activity that you can possibly think of, we have. And even if the activity isn't offered here, starting your own club is pretty easy!

    What to do for fun

    Attending the sport games here is high up in popularity when you want to have some fun. We huskies are very into our school spirit and love cheering on our fellow students.

    Food and Dining

    Located in the middle of campus is the Student Union which has a couple of fast food places which can come in handy when you don't feel like eating at a dining hall. The dining halls vary from food or even theme nights but for the majority, they basically all offer the same food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is not all that great at the University of Connecticut; not completely bad nor great. The rooms can be a bit small, of course depending on where you are put. The higher up in grade level you are, for example a senior, you get the priority where you want to live; this may be the same at other schools.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not easy nor impossible. There is a great amount of tutors who are there to assist anyone with help or tips to studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage prospective students to get involved in at least one activity that the university offers. There is a wide range which one can choose from. It is a great way of meeting new people.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut offers a wide variety of opportunities and activities for not only its students but those who wish to participate also. Everyone is very welcoming and assure you that you will feel right at home.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who can manage partying and studying. Since this is a huge college and there is so much to do, people need to be able to manage their time properly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball Spring Weekend WoW Weekend

    What to do for fun

    Attend the events at the Student Union such as Late Nights. Attend plays and concerts on campus. Join clubs and participate in fundraisers. Go to movie nights at the SU>

    Food and Dining

    You will gain the freshman 15! There are so many varieties of food that you will have trouble restraining yourself from stuffing yourself. Also, there is a kosher and a halal selection for students.

    Dorm Life

    You will make tons of friends with the people in your dorm. Although we do party, we also know how to buckle down and study. Organize study groups with your dorm neighbors and you will be set to go.

    Academic Rigor

    Most people think that public universities are easy for kids since we typically get multiple choice tests only. However, the professors challenge their students by making the tests hard. The classes for science and math majors are extra hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study before hand, especially for science classes. Although most of the professors post their lectures on the website, you will not learn anything unless you attend class. Also, get to know your professors because they can help you out on an individual level.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a big school and can be a drastic change from a typical high school setting. However, the professors and the faculty deeply cares for the students and will make their time here worthwhile.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good precautions, but on very open campus

    Greek Life

    Very prominent

    Clubs and Activities

    Good variety, but they don't offer a lot.

    Great for these types of students

    Go-Green enthusiasts, athletes, greek-life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing the Husky's nose for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    SO expensive for out of state students

    What to do for fun

    Sports events and bars. There's nothing else to do without leaving Storrs!

    Food and Dining

    Some dining halls are good (South) and some not so good (Putnam). Some variety, but would like more! Cafes and the points system is good.

    Dorm Life

    The newer ones like the apartments, South, Alumni and Garrigus are good. Places like North, NW, East, and West are not so great.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard exams, but doable if you work hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Hello Future Husky! My advice to you would be to get all of your general education requirements out of the way as fast as you can, so you can take all the classes that interest you. Also, go to all the sports games, try all the take out joints, and make the Homer Library your friend!

    In three sentences

    I loved my experience at UConn. My friends, teachers, classes and sports team were all above and beyond what I expected. Great campus, but nothing to do near campus!

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    very good

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are serous about security here. There certainly no reasons for you to get worried. The police are always vigilant, and there are emergency buttons that you can press all over campus. Moreover, they have an escorting service that any student may solicit by phone if they feel they can't walk to there destination.

    What to do for fun

    They have a small mall on campus that student hangout in, and all sorts of sport facilities for student use. Moreover, there is always some sort of event you can attend. They also have a wide variety of clubs you can join (including sport clubs).

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the food selection and the flexibility of all the services. You can't go hungry here.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends where you choose to dorm. There are a lot of dorm buildings on campus, and some even off campus that the university can help you find.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not fall behind in your studies. There is always a way to get help if you need it, but its up to you to get your work done. The work load depends on how many courses you decide to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first semester is tough, but you'll get used to it. This is true for practically any college. This University, like most, help you get through it with many services and orientation sessions you can attend.

    In three sentences

    I like this University. It really tries hard to keep the campus clean and there is always something going on on campus that you can attend.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would rate UConn as a very safe college. It has UConn Police (obviously), Email/Text Safety Alerts and my favorite-big blue poles with a button that calls the police if you need help. You are always near one, since they are spread all over campus and supposedly at any given location you always see two of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    You are bound to find some club or activity that will fit your needs. Be sure to attend the Activity Fair in the first few weeks of the year. Most of the clubs are represented and some even give out free gifts.

    Bang for the buck

    Since UConn is a public institution, it is way cheaper than most other private colleges. I got accepted to multiple private universities, but if I had to choose again, I would still go to UConn.

    What to do for fun

    The weekends do get somewhat boring, because you are surrounded by a forest and cannot go to the city unless you want to pay. However, if you join a club like the UConn Outdoors Club you will be occupied during weekends, meet new people and have fun in the process.

    Food and Dining

    UConn boasts five large dining halls spread all over the campus as well as few smaller ones. This goes in addition to Panda Express and DD at the Student Union as well as multiple other places at the newly opened Storrs Center right by Buckley Residence Hall. The food is decent, but be sure to visit McMahon dining hall. The food there is simply better and you also get to try cuisines from around the world.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic. The RAs organize a variety of events during the year that allow you to meet and develop friendships with many people of various backgrounds. The housing is alright for the most part. Tips for doing laundry-Monday or Saturday morning is the best.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends entirely on the type of classes that you enroll in. Some of the professors are naturally stricter than others, but that does not mean that they are worse. On the contrary they might even be more knowledgeable about their fields. I also have never had a problem approaching my professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    As with any college, the key to success is making friends at an early stage. They will be the people you depend on for the rest of the semester if not for the end of your college career. Also, if possible load up on AP credits-they help A LOT.

    In three sentences

    UConn has a beautiful campus and for in-state students it is a no-brainer. You will finish college with a diploma, less debt than your friends at private colleges and the Husky experience. UConn is simply the best-Go Huskies!

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what you make of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to do really well on the SATs to get into the Honors Program! There are many perks associated with being in this program and it's a great community of people. Make sure you visit.

    In three sentences

    Initially I did not want to go to UConn but after being here for a semester, I cannot wait to go back! The academics are great and everyone is so friendly; there are many clubs to join so don't worry about not finding your niche. The campus is gorgeous; however, the only thing lacking about UConn is that there is not much to do on the weekends unless you enjoy partying or staying in.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency areas all around campus so you feel really safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on campus, you get to know a lot of people.

    What to do for fun

    Football and basketball games are fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is what you make of it, it has a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun, you can get to know so many new people.

    Academic Rigor

    It takes a lot of studying and hard work to do well in classes, but it is what is expected in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    UConn is not a school where you can sit around and do nothing and get results. You must work hard and create a good study ethic to do well.

    In three sentences

    Univeristy of Connecticut is a school that challenges its students. The activities it offers and the school spirit is hard to recreate. I highly recommend attending.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very well protected and in a very safe area.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is good with managing their own education. UCONN is a party school, which is why I commute. It's great if you're into that scene though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 1,000 ton sundae is a great thing. Just pile up buckets of ice cream.

    What to do for fun

    Storrs is in an area kind of set back from any local cities. Most of the activities are on campus but subbog does a great job in keeping you busy.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but from my friends opinions they love the dorm life. Considering they are all still on campus it's very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as academics go the university is in very good standing. You do learn if you go to class although many classes aren't very personal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to know where your class buildings are before you make your schedule. The buildings can be spaced out and you may not be able to make it from one to another with out scheduling.

    In three sentences

    The university is a nice school when looking for a good education. Personally it is a bit too large for me, which is why I'm transferring.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    can seem a bit scary at times, but as long as you know the campus well/are always walking around with people, you'll be fine! there's also police circulating campus frequently!

    Clubs and Activities

    over 500 organizations to choose from!

    Bang for the buck

    Right on!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and plan activities with them!

    Food and Dining

    If you are used to homemade food like me, transition can be a bit difficult but it is not so bad.

    Dorm Life

    Can be fun, convenient, and a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging courses at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep a balance between work and fun in order to enjoy the best of both worlds. Work hard and you will be fine in all of your classes. At times, the campus seems boring or you can feel isolated but just get involved and try to keep yourself as busy as you can.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school academic wise with challenging classes and helpful professors. While classes are difficult, there are a bunch of resources to help you also. The college life is also somewhat fun, as long as you can keep a balance between work and social life.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. State police are everywhere especially at night, and there are blue safety lights to help someone who is in need of help at any time of the day.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big and has a Greek living area called Husky Village.

    What to do for fun

    Going to athletic events are a big part of campus life. Basketball, football, and soccer are Uconn's popular sports and students love to go out to support their classmates.There are so many clubs to get involved in, from dance, to sports, to videography and more. There's always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining halls to choose from all over campus, some open from 7am to 10pm. There are always choices of food and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    Most people dorm. Even those who live 20 minutes away from UConn tend to still live on campus. Not many people go home on the weekends so there are always a lot of people on campus both weekdays and on the weekends. There are many different places to live, from dorms, to suites, to on campus apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    UConn is competitive, especially when a student is looking to get into a particular program. While students can scrape by, if you're looking to keep a good GPA and get into the program you want, you need to put in a lot of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Don't be afraid to join a club or knock on a stranger's room to just introduce yourself. Making friends and meeting new people is the best way to make the best out of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a spirited, upbeat and competitive university. With many majors to choose from, the different studies going on vary greatly. Being such a large campus, there is always a place for someone to find where they belong.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am constantly fascinated by campus safety. At UCONN we have our own police department and the communication with the students is extraordinary. In the case of a breech of security, campus officals communicate with students and constantly update our knowledge of procedures. I have never felt more safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is not what I expected. As a member of Greek life, I was hesitant on the morals and customs. However, I have found Greek life to be one of the most positive aspects of my life on campus. Greek life has provided me the necessary balance between academics and activity through multiple philanthropy events.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are as essential as academics. There is a club for everyone on campus. Personally, I learned that trying new activities will only open doors for someone. I am also involved in establishing a new club on campus; so even if a club does not exist that a student desires, he/she can begin one.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who understand the importance of a well-rounded education will thrive at UCONN. At a univversity as large as UCONN, students will learn more than the material in lectures, but also important life skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As a member of Greek life on campus, there are a lot of fun and safe things to do with friends that are special to UCONN alone. In my opinion, these things are wonderful and allow each and every student to feel like a true husky! The basketball games on campus are also a thrill to be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    This past semester has taught me how much the university has to offer its students. Resources like resume editing and free tutoring on quantitative subjects are available for any and all students to use.

    What to do for fun

    There is a multitude of activities to do on campus! My freshman year I was afraid to get involved in too many things, but soon realized that trying out different activities would only benefit myself. Balancing between academics and personal life is critical. Students who have an outlet will thrive in challenging academic environments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students: Researching a school before attending is invaluable. The University of Connecticut has a program for prospective students to follow a current student and attend his/her classes. This also provides students with an opportunity to ask questions he/she may not have thought to research otherwise.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is a wonderful institution where I have been free to become a better person on multiple levels. The academic programs at the University of Connecticut have challenged me while the student life has allowed me to establish my personality further. The University has also provided a place for my leadership skills to shine.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can attend Late Night in the Student Union, go to the movies, go see a play or concert in Jorgenson, or pretty much anything else that you want to . There is a bunch of stuff to do on campus at Storrs. Just remember that academics should come first. However at the regional campus, activities are VERY limited. Besides the scarce hypnotist show or health fair, you are pretty much there to attend classes and that's it. The Associated Student Government plays a large role in the activities at the GHC, so if you want to change the lack of activities, I suggest joining.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls offer a variety of options, such as vegan food, taco nights, pizza nights, etc. The dining hall that I would suggest is McMahon, because it offers lots of healthy choices in appropriate portions rather than serving you in a buffet style. If dining halls aren't your thing, you can always order wings, pizza, calzones, etc, or go to one of many nearby restaurants. Also Insomnia Cookies delivers until 3:00a.m., which is excellent for late night snacks. At the regional campus, you can either dine in the cafeteria, or go to one of the nearby restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I don't have a dorm as a commuter, but I have been in plenty. They are pretty tiny, and if you aren't comfortable with sharing such a small space with someone, I say to spring the extra money for a single. It will save you a lot of headache. Also, try not to room with your best friend, because you will most likely grow to resent them. The atmosphere in the dorms is great though, and you usually grow very close to the people in it, especially if you live in a learning community.

    Academic Rigor

    As a commuter, I have taken classes at both the Greater Hartford Campus, and at Storrs, and they are both very rigorous. The classes at Storrs are slightly more difficult than the ones at the regional campus, as the class sizes are much larger and many programs try to weed out students. At the regional campus, class sizes are smaller and more personal. However I think the quality of the education and the motivation to succeed thrives more at Storrs,

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage you to strive to keep your GPA up, and apply early. As more students apply, the less your chances of getting into the main campus at Storrs becomes. However, you can also attend one of several regional campuses, which can save you a lot of money.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a great university that offers a great variety of academic courses and extracurricular activities. Students are always encouraged to get involved, and most professors care bout your success. There is a closeness that the students share that truly verifies the slogan Students today. Huskies Forever.

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At Uconn there are so many options for instance, joining the Greek Life to experience their values and sister/brotherhood. There are also a lot of Late Night events that are held during the weekends, which may include dancing, making sundaes, making T's, or simply hanging out with friends at the Student Union.

    Food and Dining

    Here at the University of Connecticut there are a lot of food options at the cafes and even more fast food restaurants on the actual Storrs campus. The food tastes like homemade food for many of us who may not have the opportunity to go home every weekend to get that.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus to totally get the feel of dorm life, but I do visit our Storrs campus often and I see perfection as in the newly renovated dorm rooms and architectural sites.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are accessed so easy through HuskyCT, here at the University of Connecticut, which makes it easier to get homework assignments or needed help from our teachers if classes were to be cancelled or etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help, GET HELP! There are so many centers around campus that are willing to give you the expertise needed, you just have to go get it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut has a very diverse student body! I love it because you can interact with human beings from all over the world. Uconn definitely thinks of the students safety, for instance they cancel classes when they believe the campus isn't at its uttermost best shape. Also the faculty here give a really warm vibe to their students, making it easier for us to communicate with them.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have had no problems, nor have heard of any recently.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am on Club Swimming and Scuba Diving and I love it!

    Great for these types of students

    All. UConn is a great melting pot for athletic, musical, and academic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I am aware of so far.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are great but there is ALWAYS construction and the facilities are not all up to date.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus things to do club activities, intramurals and more.

    Food and Dining

    We are in a rather rural area so there aren't many places near by to eat if you don't have a car but the dining halls are not bad.

    Dorm Life

    I don't actually live in a dorm, I am close to home and can't afford it but I have friends that tell me all about it and it sounds awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are genuinely interesting and challenging. I look forward to going to class!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in a club activity, it is a great way to meet people develop a family and stay active.

    In three sentences

    Uconn is a great place to attend college. There are many opportunities here to explore interests and further your education. The recourses available are excellent as well.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It may seem like everyone at UCONN is a part of Greek Life which might pressure you to join, but don't join just for friends. Many sororities and fraternities take up a LOT of your time and leave little time for things like studying and sleeping. Though they can be a lot of fun, rushing should be done second semester of freshman year so that the transition to college can be the entire focus of first semester. My friend rushed first semester and said she was so busy she wish she waited till this semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do here and so many clubs that everyone will find something that makes them happy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Horsebarn Hill is awesome to climb at night and look at the stars or a meteor shower. There are also cows and horses that are taken care of by the students that people can see. There are also many events like the Homecoming carnival and parade and Lipsync is so fun!

    What to do for fun

    There's always Late NIght in the Student Union on Fridays and Saturdays and there's usually pretty current movies playing in the Student Union Theater. There's also off-campus frat parties, bars, and a hookah bar too.

    Food and Dining

    South and North are really good. Avoid Buckley and Putnam.

    Dorm Life

    For the most part the dorms I have seen aren't that bad, but it's not so much the physical dorm that's important, it's the friends you make in your dorm that make it worth living there.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the honors program and I can say that the academic rigor so far has not been too hard. I think it's easier than my AP U.S. History class junior year of high school. There is also a lot more free time so managing time well and not procrastinating are skills one should learn early on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the involvement fair and get involved in everything that interests you. Go to a bunch of meetings and then figure out what you are really interested in and stick with those few things. I have found some of my best friends through clubs that I joined. If I had gone to a smaller school I would not be able to do all the things I do now and would have half the opportunities that I do at UCONN.

    In three sentences

    I am a second semester at UCONN and so far it has been awesome. Since there are so many people here it is so easy to find your niche because theres a group here for everyone. The classes are pretty big lecture halls until you get into more major specific classes but if you keep up with your homework and tests college is pretty easy.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Work very hard. Come in to the school with a major picked it's much easier.

    In three sentences

    This university is over-priced for an out-of-state student. It is a great academic school. If you want to live in the middle of nowhere for 4 years definitely come to this school.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always many resources available if you feel unsafe on campus. We also have blue emergency poles all over campus.

    Greek Life

    If you're into that, there are a huge variety of options from the generic sorority and fraternity life to honors and community serve organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that loves a spirited, engaged environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure you get in to see the Benton museum, it's awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    I pay out of state tuition and it's definitely worth the education I am receiving.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of parties going on pretty much at all times. There are also options for people who aren't into that.

    Food and Dining

    McMahon international dining hall has really high quality food and fully prepares every kind of meal you can think of.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are good and get even better as you become an upperclassmen (obviously.)

    Academic Rigor

    This is not an easy institution. Professors expect a lot out of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must get involved immediately upon arriving at UCONN. Otherwise, you will sort of get swallowed up by its sheer size. Figure out what you love to do and go find it because I am 99% sure there is a club or organization for it somewhere.

    In three sentences

    This is a fantastic institution that balances rigorous academics with real college life. The athletics, school spirit, and desire to succeed is overwhelming on campus. I absolutely love UCONN.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at UConn. Every street and every corner is lit up by an emergency pole. These emergency pole's have alerting buttons that call our on-campus police/security and respond immediately. We also have a shuttle system, bussing students from one side of campus to the other. On the weekends various Sober Ride cars make rounds bringing students back to their dorms safely, intoxicated or not. UConn has a fantastic safety program and I couldn't feel safer anywhere else.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big at UConn, but it isn't the most important thing. Greek life here offers a family oriented college life and is very social and popular. But it isn't to say that if you aren't in Greek life you wont meet anyone or do anything fun. Most students are not in Greek life and still have amazing experiences here.

    Clubs and Activities

    You find what you look for. Here at UConn there is a club for almost anything. And in the rare case that you don't find that club, you are more than welcome to start it. Even so, the clubs here are well organized and very welcoming of new members.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Connecticut is good for anyone who would like to try something new. It is definitely beginner friendly. I had never rock climbed before, and the students in the rock climbing club were very friendly and open for helping me learn. I feel as though my friends and I have all gotten great opportunities to try things we usually wouldn't, and it seems to be an on-campus habit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Horsebarn Hill is located behind the famous UConn Dairy Bar (home of some of the greatest ice cream ever). This hill is fantastic for sledding, star gazing, and just has one of the best views of the campus itself.

    Bang for the buck

    As I've mentioned, UConn is a great bang for your buck. Not only do you get the same value education as you would in an Ivy League but you have better options as well. There are a lot of exchange opportunities making study abroad much more affordable then you'd think. On top of that we have a fantastic meal plan and great deals with student prices for travel, shopping, and events.

    What to do for fun

    UConn has over 500 student organizations, and if you can't find something for you all you need is 8 people to start something new! But really, there will probably be something for you. UConn does a fantastic job at giving it's students opportunities to try something new, from Late Night (weekend activities every Friday and Saturday) to movies, marathons, adventure races, Improv shows, concerts, and many opportunities to travel.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus students must have meal plans. These meal plans are very much affordable and worth it! With 7 dining halls multiple cafes and grab and go (subs/wrap) spots UConn has solved on-campus hunger! Students are given unlimited swipes to dining halls, points to use in cafes and restaurants, and even flex passes to bring in guests to our dining halls. The best part is that the food is delicious, and very friendly to allergenic, vegan, and organic specialties.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Connecticut has been around for a long time, needless to say a lot of the buildings here are older. But the University has done a fantastic job upgrading these buildings to maintain comfortable and nice Residence Halls. With our Co-Generation Plant we never lose heat or energy, even in the worst of storms, because we produce our own electricity and heat.

    Academic Rigor

    All of UConn's faculty are top of the line PhD, thus more than qualified for the job. We get incredible education and even more incredible opportunities to challenge ourselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask students on-campus what they like to do with the University of Connecticut. It will surprise you when you hear the amazing places and activities we have from rock climbing with the outing club to adventuring with the sky diving club.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is diverse, from a fantastic school of engineering to an inspirational music department, anyone can find their place here. UConn is also beautiful, it has the right balance of nature and structure with modern buildings and rolling hills. Lastly, UConn is a big bang for your buck, with top of the line meal plans and a great education for a good price.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TOP NOTCH!

    Clubs and Activities

    OF course our huge basketball program

    Bang for the buck

    You get so much for a reasonable tuition rate. Compare to private schools and you'll see.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on around on campus. For example late night. late night is just about every weekend and you get free stuff.

    Food and Dining

    Great! The meal plans are so much better than other schools. Unlimited diningn hall access, points, and flex passes. Very nice.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is really nice. The bathrooms are relatively good. The RA's are cool. The janitors are always the funniest.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the engineering program and yes it is hard. Dont sleep on UConn

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus. GO out and meet people. Do things you never have done before.

    In three sentences

    The university has a top notch education and sports programs. The students and faculty are always willing to help you. There is always something you can find to do if you try.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are poles with emergency buttons scattered all around campus and police are around at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    twice a year there are involvement fairs with hundreds of clubs to join

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing motivated students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    2013 was the first year for the underwear mile run, they have an oozeball tournament every year, it is mud volleyball basically.

    Bang for the buck

    Uconn for in-state students is a great value, the education is top notch

    What to do for fun

    The union has a gameroom and theater, some dorm buildings also have gamerooms. There is plenty of spaces outside to adventure also.

    Food and Dining

    food choices get boring as they recycle the same menus routinely.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. leave your door open when you are around and it will be easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are to be taken very seriously here

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a challenge, this is a serious school.

    In three sentences

    Uconn is a competitive school. It is critical to have a high GPA if you have interest in any of the engineering programs. The campus is nice, has a decent amount to do, and feels safe.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources the University provides, you can literally find help for any subject or resume building. The center for undergraduate education and the library are full of resources for students.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UConn at Storrs is generally very safe, there aren't any hoodlums per say, roaming late at night. I walk back from the library at ungodly hours of the night frequently and it is very quiet.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities on campus, I cannot possibly write down all of them. Join the right one for you, and I assure you it will be a great experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs you can join. Beginning of every semester, there is a club fair where you can walk around and learn about the different organizations and sign up for meetings if you like.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are independent, motivated, and have a lot of goals will thrive at UConn. Many times, UConn offers a ton of great opportunities but students miss it because they aren't aware. If you are willing to seek them, you will get them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a trail that leads to the apartments slightly off campus, and it is called the rape-trail. Don't worry though, nothing actually happens on that trail.

    Bang for the buck

    UConn is very affordable, compared to many other universities and we are one of the most top-rated public universities nationwide.

    What to do for fun

    Join on-campus activities provided by USG or by SUBOG. Amazing opportunities are available quite frequently, like going to NYC, watching movies for a cheaper price, ice-skating, and Late Night.

    Food and Dining

    Food can be a hit-or-miss.

    Dorm Life

    Joining a learning community is probably the best way to connect to your floormates because they generally have the same interests and courses as you.

    Academic Rigor

    Science courses can be extremely rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your game despite what anyone tells you, always manage your time wisely and branch out to different organizations and groups on campus. You never know what you will actually enjoy.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, challenging workload, and great dorm life makes Uconn a very enjoyable university for undergraduates.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Really, join clubs. You'll network and meet friends! Specifically there's Oozeball, Greek parties, Late Night....

    Food and Dining

    So much variety I don't know where to begin! Though food does get boring -- I eat it everyday, every meal mind you, it has to be one of the better dining colleges, especially with the new dining hall which serves brick oven pizza daily!

    Dorm Life

    Listen, I lived in an all guys building -- the only on campus, which was also one of the oldest, smallest, and most far away... and I had a BLAST! So many people live on campus there's always something to do. That said, the housing selection is competitive.

    Academic Rigor

    I've so far lucked out with professors, rating websites are both to be avoided and utilized (they can scare you away from good classes, but some professors are just BAD)

    Tips for prospective students

    *GET INVOLVED! (join clubs, attend sporting events) *never be afraid to get help from the Q Center or office hours *an on campus job is truly worth it

    In three sentences

    The school has everything a traditional college has to offer and more. It's a solid public university with great athletics and academics. Just be wary: this isn't the most exotic choice and from time to time it feels like I'm going to school in the Arctic.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you are an in-state student and want to go to grad school, UConn is a great feeder school to top grad institutions. Why bother spending 50k+ a year when you can pay 23k for the same quality if not better educational experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of clubs to join and things from student activities office.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of choices from the 8 dining halls to the offerings in the Student Union. There is always something to eat especially when everyone with a meal plan has unlimited swipes into any dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are a great place to meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you will have different course challenges. If you study, go to the TA and the professor you will do fine. There's also tutoring available to all students in math and science courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find something you like to do and find something that is related to your career. These activities will act as a foundation in your student involvement. Meet other freshman! These people will most likely be your friend base for the next four years.

    In three sentences

    UConn is more amazing, more exciting, more fantastic than I thought it would be. Everything that a college has to offer UConn has. The new StorrsCenter is bringing the college town feel to Storrs, CT.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is pretty safe. I see uconn police drive by the campus to make sure everything is going alright.

    Greek Life

    we have our our own greek village, they throw a lot of parties there.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs activities to do on campus, ranging from christian groups on campus to clubs like sky diving.

    Great for these types of students

    im not really sure what the question is asking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are crazy traditions at uconn football games and basketball, we have a lot of huskie pride.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful but that are some flaws, like dinning all food.

    What to do for fun

    I like to take hikes around campus. I also enjoy attending late night activities that uconn provides.

    Food and Dining

    You're truly going to miss your home cooked meals. Sometimes food at uconn get get repetitive and boring.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my dorm. I lived in the nursing learning community which was where I meet my best friends. The down side is that it can be a little noisy on the weekends due to the college parties.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, school can very pretty difficult. It's no longer highs school so you have to step up on your reading and test taking skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you feel comfortable with having a classroom filled with over 200 students because most of your classes will consist of this class size. If you are struggling in a class be sure to take advantage of the free tutoring that uconn provides, depending on what class you need help in.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy this school. I really enjoy the big campus, its almost like uconn is its own town. There are also nice trails and hiking spots located in and around uconn.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs, sports, activities and such to do on campus! I really believe there's something for everyone there.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a big selection, but then again, that could be deadly! Be wary of how much you're eating, especially compared to how much is constantly available!

    Dorm Life

    I only have visited one dorm and I was impressed. The size was larger than I expected, and there are not a lot of people per floor (in the dorm I was in). This ensures a good chance of making new friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Students at UCONN seem to be very committed to their academics. There is a very strict set of mandatory classes required for each college alone, on top of your major. They really want to see you succeed, but you will need to put a lot of work in to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus before you make your decision. The size of it is very daunting, and may not be right for everyone. As for involvement and such...don't worry, it appears like they have a lot to offer everyone!

    In three sentences

    UCONN is very committed to making new students feel welcome. Their campus is like it's own little town! Very diverse with a lot to offer students.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Rush Alpha Phi Omega!

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports! Community Service is huge.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, friendly, motivated.

    Bang for the buck

    UConn's price cannot be beat for the education received.

    What to do for fun

    Work out, picnic on Horse Barn Hill, get ice cream at the Dairy Bar!

    Food and Dining

    I don't mind the dining hall food at all!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are typical college dorm sized, but the arrangement of them is great! If at all possible, live in a Learning Community!

    Academic Rigor

    In the Honors Program, the classes are difficult but rewarding at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make your college essay personalized and creative, and come and visit the campus.

    In three sentences

    UConn is one of the best public institutions in the world. The academics are held to high standards, and the school spirit can't be beat. I am proud to attend the University of Connecticut!

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police always driving around and very few incidents of people getting hurt. The Mansfield police also assist the UCONN police in any matters that get really serious so there really is nothing to worry about. Its located in farm country anyway so there aren't any big threats.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great I would guess since they have their own housing unit. They host events and fundraisers and community boosting meetings. They care so much about each other and I hear they don't haze though I would guess that some do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs do community service of tutoring at elementary/high schools. Mostly resume boosters though some are geared towards having as much fun as possible.

    Great for these types of students

    Very self-centered, holier-than-thou types of students do absolutely wonderful here. Minorities not so much.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I hear that the Carriage housing unit is big for parties and you'd be surprised how many people talk about taking Ritalin.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for though most of the campus culture seems geared towards the clique-oriented type of person. Its like high school but on a larger scale. Though the campus itself is very beautiful since a lot of our money is used towards aesthetically pleasing renovations.

    What to do for fun

    UCONN hosts their own parties on the weekends and there are a lot of social opportunities such as movies or comedy shows. And people have their own parties as well.

    Food and Dining

    It's definitely an experience; don't exclude any dining halls based off of someone else's preference, you'd be surprised how good the food can be.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on your personality but most dorm halls have a lot of chatter and people partying all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very challenging especially for math and science oriented majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with as many advisers as possible to get the best help for your specific career goals.

    In three sentences

    Very clique oriented. Major focus on the student as a number and not an individual. Challenging with a rich party culture.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always on-campus gatherings and activities for students to get involved in. There is fashion shows and concerts and Huskython which is not just for fun but also for a great cause! Check it out!

    Food and Dining

    Such great food, huge cafeteria and dining area in the student union and a bunch of other good restaurants nearby. In a great location, plenty of things to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, I have never lived on campus as I have commuted my entire academic career there. But I do have friends that live on campus and at off-campus apartments that wouldn't trade it for anything!

    Academic Rigor

    I am constantly challenged by the curriculum and I feel that I am definitely getting my money's worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    UConn is definitely a great choice if you are looking to get involved. It is one of the best places to meet new friends and become part of not just a friendship but a family.

    In three sentences

    This university has one of the best sports programs in the country. They are constantly trying to challenge you with their interesting academia. They also have some of the best on-campus programs and groups I have ever been involved in.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The blue light system around campus helps. Hit the button and police will be there in 90 seconds or less. Students who feel unsafe can request an officer to escort them around campus and student who are drunk or under the influence of any substance can call a number to drive them within a one mile radius of the campus for a really small fee to prevent accidents.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Union offers a lot of activities -- movie night, karaoke, stuff-a-husky plush. There are also lots of clubs to join that have great culture nights and parties are usually an option.

    Food and Dining

    Very good choices and you can eat however much you want at nine different dining halls -- you also have unlimited number of times you can get into them which is great for a college student. McMahon Hall has such diverse choices in terms of meals, Menus are also found online daily.

    Dorm Life

    Small, but comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major and what you took in school -- if you took higher level courses, you're going to be more prepared and gen eds are going to be easy to get rid of off the bat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask about the different clubs going on and talk to the students there -- they're your best resource. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

    In three sentences

    It's an affordable, diverse academic experience with amazing people. There is so much to do around campus and the school is constantly improving. It's easy to get into UConn activities and you truly feel the school spirit.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always the rare case of someone getting hurt or violated, but most of the campus is safe and there are emergency poles everywhere around campus so that if you are in trouble, you are not far from one and campus police are on duty all the time.

    Greek Life

    Many different sororities and fraternities on campus to choose from. They are cliquey though. Most of the parties are hosted by Greek people

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of options to choose from, get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Party people, rich kids, people who are from Connecticut who want to stay at school with people from their hometown, and easy going people who can adapt wherever they are

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a wide range of activities, such as the fall and spring carnivals, parades, Asian Night, basketball games, and all these fun things to get involved in and go see. We do Oozeball in the spring which is volleyball played in a mud pit, which is always fun and always a really big hit.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive for a state school, between the housing and the dining plans and the rise in tuition. There is barely any financial aid given out and scholarships are rare and small.

    What to do for fun

    They just built the Storrs Center, so there are more options of things to do, but in the past there wasn't much to do besides club activities, so it made it very easy to fall into the trap of partying on the weekends, as there was not much else to do. Be careful of that and get involved with other things because there is so much more out there, if you want to have a more well rounded experience. Also, some of the frat houses are just dirty so don't wear nice clothes if you want to go party.

    Food and Dining

    It depends on the dining hall, but I know that meal plans are required if you are not living in an apartment, which is kind of sad, because some dining halls have an awful selection for food. Also, there doesn't seem to be enough healthy options in the dining halls and many foods are just really greasy and not good. Maybe two or three of the dining halls will have a good option once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    It is competitive to get on campus housing, but if you get it then hope you get a good roommate. Honestly, this could be the case for all universities, but it really makes UConn great if you have a good roommate and you know how to organize and get along with them. You can make friends with people from all over the dorms, though, and it is a very social place, especially throughout typical freshman and transfer student dorms, such as north and northwest. The rooms aren't the best condition when you pay for the least expensive rooms, and even then they are overpriced, but you get the social aspect of dorm life if you are willing to pay an outrageous sum of money.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a hard school and the teachers take the work very seriously. You aren't going to breeze by here, but if you take the time to put some care into your work it won't go unrecognized.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in clubs and activities, because it is easy to just get sucked into the party scene and not do anything. The school has a lot to offer even if it seems difficult to find at first. Make as many friends in as many different activities as possible and you'll do fine! Work hard and know that there are always resources to help you if you are struggling academically.

    In three sentences

    The school has some nice buildings on the south east side of campus and the new ones towards the middle, but the math and sciences buildings could improve significantly. It is a big school that is very cliquey and many students are superficial, you just have to find the ones who aren't. The academics are tough, but manageable and the professors and TAs are usually available for meetings when needed.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    As an in state student, I have received an excellent education and great experiences for the tuition I pay.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different things for students to do. The hundreds of clubs and organizations as well as the great athletics on campus make there endless possibilities for fun

    Food and Dining

    It depends where you go to eat but there is always something available to eat which is good

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life was absolutely great. If you live in one of the many learning communities you will find yourself in a small community with a lot of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends how much work you want to put in, you will get out what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous about the size of the school or the classrooms, you will meet so many people through class, your dorm room, and extracurricular activities that make you a part of a small community where you feel comfortable.

    In three sentences

    UConn is a big school in a nice rural town that is essentially a town of its own. Even though it is a large school, it really feels like a small community where anyone can find themselves taking part in something they love. The school is great for so many different aspects of education.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Student services volunteer on dropping you back to your dorm after 12 if you are studying in the library. Also, it gets pretty dead at night but we have emergency blue poles that cater to anything suspicious.

    Greek Life

    Great to get involved, too clichy though. If your looking to spend your college days with one gang of sisters then go for it! They look awesome, not my cup of tea but I'd try it for a semester. Try rushing for one that has a good cause so it looks good on your resumes!

    Clubs and Activities

    GREAT! UConn has numerous groups to cater to student needs, and if you don't see a club that isn't there - you can make one! So much diversity, opportunities and ways to get involved. There's not enough time in the day to do everything!

    Great for these types of students

    Sports fans, competitive, organized, independent and used to a big environment in the middle of a town!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Basketball games in a nutshell: UCONN! HUSKIES UCONN! HUSKIES UCONN HUSKIES HUH

    Bang for the buck

    Getting more expensive due to construction but it looks beautiful so can't ocmplain!

    What to do for fun

    STUDY! You'll need the extra time going through everything, and there's never enough studying that can be done. There's a campus bar and hookah bar that you can go to depending on your age and tons of resturants on campus. Not much of a city feel so students depend on basement parties and drinking, not very classy but it gets the job done.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome! UConn caters to Halal, Kosher and International foods. Although variety varies with each dining hall, it's worth the walk to have amazing food. Chefs are also willing to switch it up if you suggest something to Dinning Services, open to new ideas!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. I didn't get an interactive R.A. so I wasn't that involved with residential activities but if you branch out yourself you get by. Try joining a learning community, it's a wonderful way to meet new people in your building with similar interests that can help you in your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    UConn definitely is a university that challenges your intellect. You can memorize the information, but will only succeed if you know how to apply it. Being a 3.6/4 student in High School I was decently bright but compared to students at Storrs, the competition is insane. Especially if you are in engineering or the sciences like me, good luck.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class, even if you don't cover anything. The more the professor sees your face, the more likely you are to get additional points. Also, attend office hours. You do get busy but make time out to see your teacher on a personal level, no harm in a coffee if you get an awesome recommendation for future purposes. Extend your network, academics are important but social life is too. Your new family is at this college so make use of it and branch out, people don't bite!

    In three sentences

    UConn is rising to be one of the top public schools in the country. It excels in infrastructure, academics and student activities. I'd definitely recommend it to any student looking to go to a big university with a competitive student body.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Team building clubs to join

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources available on campus (clubs, activities). Become involved

    In three sentences

    The school is well rounded and offers a lot of opportunities. The campus is large and very scenic. The school is well ranked.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Do not walk alone at night, I have walked alone at night before and nothing has ever happened to me but you must be careful and stay alert. It is a big campus and you should really only be extra aware if you are on certain parts of campus along, especially at night, for example, if you are by east dorms, by horsebarn hill rd. that is not very safe if you are alone because there have been students in trouble there before. Also if you are going to walk to a party be careful, even though there are a lot of students, a lot of them get drunk so you want to stay safe and be with friends who care about you and are willing to have your back for anything. There are these blue poles around campus and if you are getting chased you press the button and you can run and press the next one and that will alert and they will know where you are. Remember there are escort vans and guard dogs who will bring you around campus if you do not want to walk alone, and there are also walking escorts who will walk with you from one location to another if you do not want to walk alone and have to walk alone for whatever reason it is.

    Greek Life

    I have a lot of friends who are greeks and this is also something you could get involved with if you do not wish to be a part of other organizations because this does take a lot of commitment. There are various greeks, in other words, one for every race, sort to speak. Anyone could be a part of any greek organization so just do your research and make sure to explore your options because not every greek org is for someone, you want to choose once that's best for you, and greek life is not for everyone. It is a very good way to build all your skills and network so keep it in mind. People will always talk about some negatives associated with every greek org but it is up to you to find out what is true and what is not, and if it is not good then do not be a part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I already covered this as well. You will find at least one organization that interests you, if not then you can make your own. There are a lot of activities, we have a student's activities office and you can always call or visit them to see what is going on campus because there is always something going on. Every Friday we have late night and you basically get free stuff but you do have to wait in line. you could get a pillow cover, tattoo, food etc. During the first week it is the week of welcome also known as WOW weekend, this is mostly for the freshmen, so there is an ice-cream social, free shirts which you usually get at various events during the whole year, and a BLOCK PARTY!

    Great for these types of students

    I believe every type of student will enjoy this campus. You will find an organization or friends that will make you feel welcome. Dont' be scared to get out and get involved. There are cultural centers in the student union and those are very exciting, I am a part of the Hispanic and black cultural center and I love them so much because I am similar and share the same cultures as others involved with those centers but there is also an asian cultural center and a women's center and rainbow center.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We do the UConn husky chant whenever we feel the need to share our pride, usually at sporting events/games.

    Bang for the buck

    I have covered basically everything, if you like a big campus and are a social person this is the right college for you.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone does various activities for fun. It is a big campus so some students like to play outside on the volleyball courts, basketball courts, or even on the grass for tanning of frisbee etc. Some people find the gym and the activities in there to be exciting, there is a rock climbing in there. Other people go out and that is also fun, depending if you are very social. There are various bars that you must be 21, but there are also house parties, you just have to be careful and make sure you go to a safe one and always stay in groups and have a buddy with you. Never walk alone, especially at night. There are escort vans and guard dogs who will take you off campus but they usually do not take you if they know you are going to a party so be careful with your choices. There are also sometimes parties on campus hosted by organizations and those are the safest, and no alcohol allowed in there. Usually it is held in the student union.

    Food and Dining

    Every dining hall is different but overall the dining halls are similar. To me, south dining hall is the best and it is also the biggest one. However I encourage you to try out various dining halls to see which one you like. No matter what dining hall you go to you will get tired of the food because that's just the way it is. During breaks when you go home you will be able to eat your parent's food again and you will see the difference. At first the dining hall food will seem so good but everyone reacts different to it. Make sure to go to the gym if you are eating out of your routine. Also keep in mind that you will most likely eat in the dining hall you live closest to or the one that's closest to your last class that you eat right after. It all depends on your schedule. It is a big campus so if you live in south and stay close to there, you will not want to go all the way to northwest to eat there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a different experience for everyone. There are some very good dorms, and there are some old not so good dorms. As a freshmen you do not get to pick where you live but you will get to pick after that and checking out the dorms inside for yourself is better than having a friend tell you about it. To me, south campus is the best, and more upperclassmen are there or learning communities. There are co-ed dorms and some with all boys or all girls, keep in mind that if you are going to be very involved like me, then you will not spend so much time in your dorm but you still want to live in a dorm whose location will be close to your classes, whether it be music/arts, sciences or social sciences.

    Academic Rigor

    Your success and everything you are able to apply to your career depends on you. You will make everything out of your college experience so make sure to take advantage of everything and try to benefit from every opportunity. Remember that your major does not equal your career. As long as you have a degree, more doors will open for you. But networking is very crucial, so take advantage of that as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to communicate with your professor if you are having difficulties with your classes. Do not skip classes right away because your grade depends on how well you know the material, how the professor is presenting it to you which is a big deal if your grade is only based on your exam grades, and not all classes are easy to pass with just reading on your own and skipping class. Make sure to explore everything on campus and get involved because it enhances your college experience. Try to stabilize a good job your first to second year so you can count on one job if funds reduce. South campus have the prettiest dorms.

    In three sentences

    It is a very big campus with a lot of involvement opportunities. There will be at least one organization or club that will interest you, if not you could always start your own organization. There are a lot of networking opportunities.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, sport matches, game centers, Recreational centers, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Great food selection. all the main dinning halls have their own themes, some focus on international foods, others in only organic foods, and others have a closer to home menu.

    Dorm Life

    many different areas to live in ranging from single to quads, and apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes in Uconn are tough. many transfer students point out how much harder the classes can get than in their previous Universities or colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to find a balance with your academics and social life, there is so much to do here you can sometimes get to involved.

    In three sentences

    Uconn has a great campus that is always growing. It has many great sources for academics, and career services. It also has one of the best basketball teams.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always random things to do at UConn. There are always pick up games of basketball at the gym, Ultimate Frisbee in any of the fields and plenty of other recreational activities, going to the fraternities and sororities on the weekends, actually any day for that matter. Fun is how you make it.

    Food and Dining

    There are only 3 dining halls that always cook delicious food (S, NW, McM), however, some dining halls are known for having the best specific items.

    Dorm Life

    It's like any other University. Unfortunatly, there is absolutely no where to go on weekends except for frat and sorority houses. That doesn't mean the shenanigans aren't sub-par. Underclassmen dorms are generally terrible, which is the reason why I only use my room to sleep in. However, once youre a Junior/Senior, there is a HUGE difference in the quality of living.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm Pre-med/ Pre- PA so there is obviously a lot of work involved in studying. Dont go into this when you know that you're not physically or mentally able to endure 5-8 hours of studying. In Science courses, your grade really does reflect the time and effort you put into the material and try your best to not fall behind and at all possible avoid cramming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get into the habit of reading the material before and reviewing the lecture notes immediately after the class is over. Ask the professor what you must do to get an A in the class and do what they say and persevere. Whenever your feeling anxious about studying, study. There is nothing worse than feeling terrible because you know that you should have been studying when you eat a late dinner.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is a very immense school that provides students with plenty of opportunities that will help them in achieving their dream career including research, internships, and even several programs that provide networking for future careers. It really is a school that prepares you with life skills involving time management, work ethic and getting out of your comfort zone and overall, going to the University of Connecticut impacted my life a lot. The size of the school matches its population which means that you will meet someone new everyday.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The schools in the middle of nowhere, if anything happens. Everybody knows about it instantly

    Greek Life

    Its rules this school. If your not greek, your nothing

    Great for these types of students

    Rich people. Smart people who don't have social lives

    What to do for fun

    Well from my experience, there really isn't to much. You really have to get involved in clubs to do anything. But if you find the right group of people, you will do find things to do. But most of your time will be dedicated to studying. There are weight rooms if you like working out.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is cafeteria food. Its food at the end of the day, sure people get sick of it, but they keep a good supply. There are 6 cafeterias, there is one really good one called south. They have alot of options when it comes down to selection of food. There is one restaurant on campus, I will admit its actually pretty good, if you can afford it.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorms get really alters the experience. The freshman dorms are very miserable. There to hot in the summer and to cold in the winter. Also some of the neighbors can be very loud. I would say though that they are pretty livable. The upperclassman dorms on the other hand are actually pretty nice. In fact I would recomend getting into the upper class dorms, because they are nice. Better bathrooms, more hospitable living conditions, overall better place to stay,

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are passionate about what they teach here. They don't want you to know the information, they want you to understand it. In order to do that many hours of studying will be involved. Getting an A here is not easy, this school will put you to the test mentally. If you are dedicated to your work, you will do fine. I The only letdown is that some of the professors tend to not be so helpful in the classroom. This is when studying comes into play.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school will push your limits academically, if you are not prepared from day one. You will meet certain consequences. Get your academics planned early, also it helps to have a healthy study schedule. You have to be self-disciplined at this school.

    In three sentences

    A competitive research school, that engages students with new opportunities. Located in a rural area, Uconn is a interesting school. The students are most rich white people.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety buttons all over campus, and emergency services including a 24-hour infirmary, are always available.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a part of UConn. They put on a float parade for Homecoming weekend and also participate in many philanthropy projects. There is also Husky Village where you can choose to live if you are part of Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is everything - it would be impossible to list them here!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who would enjoy a large-campus style university! UConn is also a very green campus so if you are interested in the enviroment, UConn has many opportunities to explore. There is also a huge amount of research in every field at UConn, so if you want to get research experience under your belt, UConn is the place to go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oozeball, Lipsync, One-Ton Sundae, Greenhouse, Gampell (home of the famous UConn Huskies)

    Bang for the buck

    In-state price for the quality of UConn is nearly impossible to beat. Out-of-state is a little bit rougher, but overall it is good bang for your buck. UConn also participates in the New England college agreement where you can go for in-state tuition if per say you live in MA and want to study something that is not offered in your state (so then you can come to UConn for in-state price).

    What to do for fun

    There is everything and anything. The involvement fair is the first step to discovering what you want to be a part of. There is every club ever thought of and many different levels of sports. The Union, gym, and SUBOG on campus offer many fun event like the One-Ton Ice Cream day and Oozeball. There is simply too much to be able to write down!

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited buffet style. It is wonderful. Though the food isn't always amazing 100% of the time. UConn makes a great effort though, and personally having to stay on a gluten-free diet, I enjoy the choices that are available at UConn.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UConn is great, because it is very easy to meet new people and there are many learning communities that you can live in to meet people with similar interests.The campus is surrounded by dorms, so you are sure to meet some great people. Don't be discouraged if your first random roommate doesn't turn out to be your best friend - there are plenty of other people to meet!

    Academic Rigor

    UConn is great because it has a good Honors Program for an extra challenge, but there is a large gradient of easy to hard majors. It also depends on where your interests lie - if you are not interested in a class, it is going to seem much harder to do well in it. Overall, the easy and hard classes average out so that you have to work for it, but it is definitely plausible to do very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try everything in high school - find what you like and what you're good at to further explore in college Do your best in your classes, but remember, grades aren't everything - it's okay if you don't have a perfect GPA Do your part in the community Get involved after school - sports aren't your thing? Join a club or start something yourself

    In three sentences

    UConn (University of connecticut) is a wonderful university to be at, inside and out. The campus is beautiful, there is a large and diverse student body, and they have every major you could possibly think of available - they are even the only college in the U.S. to offer puppetry as a major! UConn keeps current and is always growing, so it is a place to be if you want to make an impact on our world's future.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    You definitely won't be starving with all the different options available.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are awfully small and awfully overpriced.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended class yet but it their engineering department/ classes are very rigorous.

    In three sentences

    Its a friendly environment. .They provide students with everything. I feel like its very expensive but I think it will be worth it.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, cops patrol and they have emergency stations set up all around campus.

    Greek Life

    Yes, they have that too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any sane thing you can think of they have it and if they don't you can start it with 7 people and an advisor.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type, it's very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a strange chant that gets exchanged between groups of people.

    Bang for the buck

    For the where the school and for how selective it is getting for accepted students you are definitely getting the bang for you buck!

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want, sports, clubs, concerts, shopping, studying, and plain old fashion hanging around.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining halls on campus and they serve great food and free ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small and could use a bit of updating, however it does promote getting to know others.

    Academic Rigor

    UCONN is challenging and requires you to show effort and produce consistently good work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't ever think that you don't have a shot.

    In three sentences

    UConn is an amazing school and I am extremely excited to be starting the new chapter of my life there. The environment is very warm and inviting and it feels like a home away from home. I think UConn is truly on the rise as one of the best public universities in the nation and I honestly believe that one day It will be recognized worldwide.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a major one priority. We have nightly escort services to students. We have seminars in safety and we have foot patrols as well as car patrols monitoring all campuses. We have cell phone alerts for school bad weather, and for all safety issues. I have always felt safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have numerous clubs and activities. I am a member of the Astronomy Club and another club to help foster awareness of individuals with disabilities.

    Great for these types of students

    All students benefit from UCONN. All ages are respected and accepted here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Spring weekend that focuses on three major pillars. Learning, service and care for the community,

    Bang for the buck

    UCONN is an exceptional university that I am proud to be a part of. There are other State Colleges however, we are rated highly and I can never forget the ninety-two games that the woman's basketball team won that led us into the Hall of Fame!

    What to do for fun

    We have a long list of calender events however, our UCONN games are one of the most popular to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Food choices are numerous with healthy choices and nearly all cuisines. I enjoy a snack or lunch often while studying.

    Dorm Life

    I did not attend dorm life. However, those that I know that have say it is a wonderful warm and friendly, experience. As for me I have raised five children and help raised two Grand Children all while attending college. The main UCONN Storr's campus has the housing however our satellite campuses are equally friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself nothing is impossible. UCONN has empowered me to be the best I can be. I am on the Phi Beta Honor Society which is a great accomplishment for me. I strive to do my best and it pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, Don't goof off and follow directions. If you don't understand something always remember the only dumb question is the one question you have however, don't ask.

    In three sentences

    UCONN is an dedicated school for exceptional learning. You work hard however, the instructors are precise and your never in the dark of what they expect of you. All my former instructors to present have had a deep passion for what they are teaching and this fuels your desire to learn. Many instructors I have remained friends with and they encourage your growth. I am a severely hearing impaired non traditional student and UCONN makes sure I am equipped with a note taker and compatible hearing devices to accomplish my goals. I have earned A's, and B+ grades.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Make sure you are always with someone at night. Uconn has their own police department. Also has their own Escort services, more information will be at: 860-486-4809.

    Greek Life

    If you want to get into GREEK life, make sure you go on their website, and apply. It is very fun, and have a chance to make a sister or brother you never had. They are filled with activities and support.

    Clubs and Activities

    I currently joined UCONN EMPOWER, and i love it, its projects to help kids in AFRICA and ASIA. If you join clubs and activities, its a memory you will have forever, because its a lot of fun, and a experience that you will never forget. i strongly encourage you to join at least 1 or 2 clubs or activities.

    Great for these types of students

    USE THE SUPPORT CENTERS AND GO TO YOU PROFESSORS HOURS, it helps a lot with your grades.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a ice skating ring, which i think is pretty neat. every spring they do ooze-ball, UCONN was the first to come up with that tradition. and go to at least one of the basketball games, its filled with spirit and joy.

    Bang for the buck

    Uconn has a lot to offer. Their own outdoor club, languages, different dining halls. Late nights, and many more. Explore whenever you have free time, and you will find something that you enjoy doing. I go to the game room whenever I have free time with a couple buds, and they have pool, video games, ping pong, and a few more things to offer, its great!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do for fun, there is late night, which is every friday night at the Union, which is filled with activities. There is ooze-ball which is volleyball in mud during the spring semester. There is uconn palozza, and many more. Keep your eyes out for fliers, and you will see what UCONN has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    They have 7 different dining halls, which exclude the student union: which has student union market. Some of the dining halls are open late. But most close at 7, and they also have grab and go, which is kind of like subway.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best, but its up to you if you want to make the most of your dorm life. Be involved with the RA and the activities he/she has to offer. And join clubs, or dance teams, they are a great way to meet new people and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to be very rigor, especially when it comes to course work. Do not postpone or procrastinate. I know its really easy to procrastinate, but be very strict with your time, because once you get something done, then you have free time for the majority of your day.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you do all your work, you will be fine. However, you need to take the extra step sometimes, in subjects that you are not that great at. The professor does not care what goes on in your life, as long as you complete his/her work.

    In three sentences

    University of Connecticut has very high standards in everything, from course work to clubs and activities. Everyone is very friendly, and it is up to the student to determine if he/she wants to be involved and to get good grades. 9/10 difficulty.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    This depends on where you are dining. There are so many places that you can go to grab a bite, so it's all down to your personal preference.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are usually very clean and well kept, only sometimes would you have to worry about something being dirty of wrong.

    Academic Rigor

    Since Uconn is a R1 research institution, its academic rigor is high, however, they have some of the best professors here, and a lot of tutoring so you will be able to succeed.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because of the size of the campus, it always seems like we're getting alerts that something has gone wrong. It was kind of scary at first, but no one I know has had any trouble.

    Greek Life

    I love my Sorority!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive for an out-of-state student.

    What to do for fun

    I joined a Pharmacy Sorority. We've participated in fundraisers and charity events as a group multiple times. (i.e. Relay for Life, Special Olympics) There are always events going on on-campus, too!

    Food and Dining

    The food quality is good, but its pretty much the same thing over and over again.

    Dorm Life

    Fun! I love living on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very challenging, especially as a Freshman!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find at least a couple of friends with the same major as you, but definitely take advantag of the diversity of the student body and meet new people!

    In three sentences

    The course work is challenging. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with clubs and societies related to my major (Pre-Pharmacy). I only wish that my advisor was more knowledgable and helpful with pointing me in the right direction.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe at UConn. The police are present when you need them and it is a very safe campus

    Greek Life

    Greek life is growing rapidly. Husky Village has filled up and as more fraternities and sororities establish themselves on campus, more space is needed to house greek life!

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 200 clubs and activities, you will not find yourself bored unless you sit around and don't join anything!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for kids who love to be involved and outgoing. If you love to watch sports, party, and interact with others, UConn is right for you!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is relatively cheap for in-state and for out-of-state it could be worse. Definitely worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and organizations to join. More importantly, sporting events! UConn kids love to go to the soccer, football, and basketball games! Also, house parties and the bars are a great time on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UConn is great. The food selections are all available each day online and on the iHusky app. There is a type of food consistently being served that will satisfy everybody.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms may be somewhat small, but the dorm life at UConn is so fun. There are lots of activities set up for you when you live in the dorms and it is a great place to meet people and pregame for parties!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely harder than high school. The large lectures require a lot of independent studying, but if you put in the work it is manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and score high on your SATs.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE UCONN! Updated campus, tons of involved students with lots of school spirit, great sports teams along with awesome parties makes for a great college experience. Huskynation!

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always events going around campus. Comedy shows, movies, BBQ, organization meetings. Keep yourself occupied!

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to current students and ask for advice in choosing classes/dorms/meal plans etc. You'll be more prepared and know what you're getting into.

    In three sentences

    Some teachers are the best you'll ever meet while others have less experience and are not particularly good at teaching even though they may know a lot in their field. There's a good blend between the extremes. Choose wisely.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Stationed every where are emergency light post where you press the button and an official while come to your rescue. Plus there are people who give their services to people who don't want to walk home alone.

    What to do for fun

    You can watch movies, join different clubs, do community service, dine at the different local restaurants, or just hang out at the local volley ball courts within certain residence halls.

    Food and Dining

    With eight different dining halls you have a wide variety of food to choose from making every meal worth your wild.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a learning community house allows you to meet people who love the same things that you do. It's a great way to make new friends automatically, plus the rooms are not small.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are here to help you succeed while there are teacher assistants that lead labs and give a comfy situation to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get nerves about the size of the campus. Though it may seem big after a while it just seems like another part of you. You get use to the amount of students too, soon it just seems to feel like a second home.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere here is friendly and sweet. Everyone is open and very willing to make new friends. Also there is always something going on campus that you can attend.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police and fire department on campus, there are buses running until midnight as well as HuskyRides escorts running until 230am, there are also emergency lights/buttons located all over the campus (which is well lit)

    Bang for the buck

    For in state students Uconn is not too expensive, of course we would all enjoy lower tuition fees, but overall, Uconn has a lot to offer and is not egregiously expensive.

    What to do for fun

    The Union, Gample, The Jorgenson, and the Storrs Center all present students with a wide variety of entertainment and activities to choose from, there are also off campus parties and such - Uconn is a 20 minute drive from Manchester (Buckland Hills Mall, Guitar Center, Target, etc).

    Food and Dining

    Towers Dining Hall is amazing, there are plenty of choices and variety, that being said, there are about 6 dining halls serving a variety of different foods, including an all organic dining hall, and a killer food court in the Union, additionally, the Storrs Center at the edge of campus includes a Moe's, Mooyah, Insomnia Cookies, a nice Italian restaurant, and of course there are other college food places around campus, great places for wings, pizza, mexican, etc.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorms and apt buildings on campus, the dorms are not the greatest, but they are clean and spacious, I lived in Hilltop Apts last year and loved it, Uconn definitely has a beautiful campus and the dorms are no exception, they are nicer than many of the dorms I've visited at other universities

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on which major you choose, you may have a very heavy course load with little downtime, although many of the courses offered here can be very challenging, they are also very rewarding and you do in fact learn and retain information!

    In three sentences

    Uconn is the perfect place for those who wish to challenge themselves, both academically, and socially. With a plethora of different academic programs to choose from, Uconn provides all of its students with an opportunity to thrive. Additionally, the newly constructed Storrs Center, along with the various frats/sororities, and University sponsored groups and events provide students with the opportunity to branch out, try new things, meet new people, of simply go out for some food and relax.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    <3 <3 Kappa Alpha Theta FAITH HOPE LOVE

    Clubs and Activities

    Nutrition club, SUBOG, Greek life

    What to do for fun

    I'm a kappa alpha theta and I'm a volunteer big sister for Big Brother Big Sisters!

    Food and Dining

    UCONN FOOD IS AMAZING

    Dorm Life

    every residence hall has good and bad things about it. depends on where your classes are and how important certain things are to you (bathrooms, room size, etc...)

    Academic Rigor

    depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like small schools, UCONN is not for you.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is great. The classes are challenging but informative. The campus is big, yet fun.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe, but its still a good idea to walk with someone at night.

    Greek Life

    Not really into that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Choir, Volleyball, Big sister.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, smart, fun-loving, active..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mooyahs!

    Bang for the buck

    Great value for in state students.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you enjoy. The possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    Try new things. I was surprised at how good the food is.

    Dorm Life

    Take time to get to know your roommate. It doesn't just happen.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough school, but great teachers. Get to know the teachers. They are more than willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as much as you can. Even if you don't have time to continue, It is a great way to meet as many people as possible.

    In three sentences

    It is great. It is wonderful. I love it.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Response time is super quick. I'm not quite sure of the statistics but it's something like 2 minutes and over 80 blue lights on campus. There's a police station on campus and a fire department not more than 10 seconds off campus. There's always a chance for danger but if you're smart and keep your room locked, don't prop doors, etc. etc. you'll be fine.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always a club that you can join! There's also an involvement fair at the beginning of the semester so you can go and see most all of the clubs represented at Uconn and talk to different club representatives. And if there's still a club you want but they don't have you can start one yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who don't mind a large public university and are very self-motivated ( a must at Uconn) If you like rural New England even better since Storrs is pretty much right in the middle of rural Mansfield. Willimantic isn't too far away and the bus will take students there for free as long as you present your Uconn ID.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween is pretty big here so expect that! Late night is another big thing and always fun to go to if you can make it. The Dairy Bar is also a must for everyone at least once. They make their own ice cream fresh and it is delicious! Just don't get the large sizes because they pack a lot of ice cream into even a small bowl.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent value for a pretty good price. I'm an in-state student so tuition is cheaper for me but even so since it's a public university it's not that bad. Around the average college price tag nowadays. As long as you're willing to seek it out, there's plenty of things to do so the only excuse to be bored is that you're lazy. The academics are great and the faculty and staff are friendly. Students are helpful and it's a nice place to be if you like scenic southern New England.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do at Uconn so it really depends on what you want to do! Late Night is always a lot of fun - they leave the Union open until 2am on Friday and Saturday and have free things and different activities depending on the theme and the night. They always have free food as well. There are movies at the Union all weekend and most of them are fairly new releases. They have Friday Flicks which are older movies (past few years) shown for free. The other movies are $2 with a valid student ID. I'm not sure if anyone considers this fun but there's a fully equipped gym with a lap pool and rock wall that is free to students again with a valid ID. They also have free ice skating nights at the ice rink generally on Fridays and Saturdays. If you bring your own skates it's totally free otherwise it's around $4 to rent skates. If partying's your thing there's plenty of that too. I'm not too big into party life but there are parties every weekend so definitely opportunities for that.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part the food is excellent. It's an all you can eat buffet style and all meal plans come with unlimited swipes into the dining hall during dining hours. You can go to any dining hall on campus so if you have class in one area that's far away from your normal dining hall you generally don't have to worry because there's probably another one close by. Within each housing area there's a dining hall close by and some dorms (McMahon, North) have the dining hall right on the dorm. If you can't stay for a meal at the dining hall you can get a grab n' go at participating dining halls. You use a flex pass (the number of flex passes depends on the level of your meal plan and you can add more if you want them) to get a grab n' go which consists of a deli sandwich, bag of chips/cookie, piece of fruit, and a drink. There's also several cafe's on campus where you can get a bagel or bowl of soup or some other snack on the go. The cafes are some of the only places that take points which are convenient but not quite money-wise in the long run unless you eat at the cafes once or twice every single day. Points do not carry over and are only good at cafes but are convenient if you don't want to deal with cash or debit cards. Husky Bucks are like points except you have to deposit them (almost like a bank account) and you can use them pretty much at any vendor on campus as well as a few off campus. Husky Bucks do carry over. 1 pt = 1 Husky Buck = 1 dollar Flex passes get you grab n' go's or let a friend/family member into the dining hall. Your level of meal plan will determine the number of flexes as well as the number of points on your account. The most basic plan has 75 flex passes and no points. There are other places to get food both on and off campus. There's 2 nearby Dunkin Donuts and a Starbucks in Storrs Center. There's also 3 Subways in the area, a Wendy's in the Union, a couple pizza places, etc. etc. No chance of being hungry at Uconn!

    Dorm Life

    Not super but not awful. For me it was either pay for a dorm room or pay for a car and live 20 minutes away at home. Having a car is a real hassle on campus and I don't recommend it because it's such a nightmare to drive around and find parking. If you're a commuter you have to park far away in one of the outer lots and if you're a resident student you need 54 credits to have a car on campus anyways. The dorm staff does an excellent job of keeping the bathrooms and common areas clean and tidy. There are certain points of the day where things are less-than-neat but that's to be expected somewhat in a college dorm. The rooms are decently sized - I believe they're actually slightly larger than an average dorm room. Depending on where you're housed your room will be different. Most freshmen are housed in the Northwest Quad but you can be put anywhere if you select random for your housing. For the most part the other students are respectful of quiet hours and whatnot. It is a college dorm though so there are points where people are being rambunctious. The RAs do a good job keeping up-to-date information and are very realistic in their expectations. They're not out to get you which is a plus. There's no air-conditioning when it gets super hot though (this can happen in September sometimes, it IS New England) and they don't generally turn on the heat until mid-November. They do have AC in the bathrooms and common rooms - same with the heat. A good window fan is recommended as well as a couple others to keep air flowing. I'm pretty sure heaters are not allowed so bring a lot of blankets and sweaters if you're the type who hates cold/gets cold easily. Mini-fridge is also a good idea but only 1 per room so make sure you coordinate with your roommate(s) as to who will bring it. There's a height restriction of 32 but not too big of a deal since most mini-fridges are smaller than that anyways. You can rent one from the university if no one brings one. Rooms are generally doubles and there are never forced triples or quads (rooms that were doubles being used for 3 people) You can get into a triple or quad if you want to and if you're a freshman and they run out of housing you might get placed in a triple/quad even if you designated that you wanted a double. It doesn't happen too often though and I don't actually know anyone that it's happened to but it's a possibility. Filling out the housing application and returning the deposit as soon as possible is a good idea.

    Academic Rigor

    Uconn is academically strong. I'm an engineering major so the subjects are fairly difficult but they're not impossible. I get the feeling that all the faculty really want to help the students so talk to them if you have any questions on the material! They will be willing to work with you but you have to make yourself known since the freshmen classes are so large. Don't expect too personal of an academic experience with your professors though unless you're talking to them all the time. Most of them will have over 1000 students (not in one lecture but over a few lectures) which is a downside of the school. The TAs are excellent though. You can get to know them better if your class has a discussion since discussions are generally capped at a max of 30 students. (Most discussions I'm in have no more than 20)

    Tips for prospective students

    Some schools only require 2 continuous years of highschool language but Uconn requires 3 so make sure you come in with that otherwise you'll be taking 2 semesters here. If you have to take Chemistry 1127 I recommend taking it at one of the community colleges instead of here since their program isn't known to be too good. The professors are willing to help if you go to them but it's a really tough course. The best way to get your questions answered is to talk to students. They offer the best insight on what classes to take, how to organize your schedule, which dining halls are the best, etc. etc. The advisors and faculty will try to help but because it's such a big school there's a lot of bureaucracy and oftentimes you'll be told by one department to talk to another department which will then direct you to another department - so on and so forth. And if a student doesn't know the answer to a question you have they'll be able to easily direct you to the best person to answer your question. Students know the most :)

    In three sentences

    Uconn is a top research facility with abounding opportunities. Large school which can be a downside in certain aspects but the faculty and staff are always willing to help if you seek them out. There's always something to do on campus.

  • 10/26/2013

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    In three sentences

    Its beautiful, a confusing layout but easy to navigate once you get the hang of things.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Has had problems recently with partying and underage drinking but if you do not get involved in that scene then there are no issues.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state costs it is extremely cheap given the quality of education. The financial aid packages also cut down costs even further. For a top 20 public institution I pay about 10k a year which is not too bad in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater on campus as well as a multitude of recreational sports and clubs to join. The gym is always filled with people lifting, playing basketball, bad mitten, or volleyball. If you start to build a network on campus you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be hit or miss but overall it is fairly good and there is an extremely large selection including gluten free and vegan options.

    Dorm Life

    Beds are very uncomfortable and the rooms are fairly small but with all of the events on campus there is not much reason to be in your dorm that often.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be fairly hard but most professors will make the material accommodating and try to help each and every student understand the material. Some professors are obviously harder than others but in general I have had success after not being very successful throughout high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the community and join some clubs or recreational sports. There is literally something for everybody at this institution. It also provides an outstanding education being ranked very highly in national public universities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is an outstanding institution with a multitude of ways to be involved and build contacts and relationships to help students prosper upon graduation.

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police roam the campus day and night in case anything happens. People are nice and usually mind their own business if you don't know them. You feel real safe when walking around campus at all times of the day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs and organizations. If you want to make your own organization it is also possible.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone

    Bang for the buck

    Great education but tuition can get really expensive for out of state students.

    What to do for fun

    Movies are shown on the weekends at the Student Union. Friday movies are free. Movies on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday are $2 for students. Many other events are always taking place on campus as well by different organizations. There are concerts from a variety of artists. Athletic events are also a big thing on campus with our basketball teams being recognized nationally.

    Food and Dining

    Different dining halls have different types of foods. There are several dining halls and different places to eat on campus. We have national food chains such as Dunkin Donuts, Dominos and Wendys. We also have smaller local places such as Wings Over Storrs and many pizza spots. Many options on where to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice and not as small as you might think it will be. However, you will need to find the best way to fit the amount of stuff in your room as it can stack up rather quickly. Some areas might get loud with college students having fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Might be the best school in the area if not the best. Everyone takes their school work seriously, myself included. Professors are there to help anyone who needs it and Teaching Assistants are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school might seem as if you are going to get lost often around campus but after a couple of weeks on campus you will know where the majority of places are. The campus shrinks down very quickly. There are many things to do on and off campus so do not worry about the amount of fun you will have.

    In three sentences

    One of the best colleges in the North East United States. Great environment and very nice people.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I know nothing about Greek Life here.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking and dedicated to their studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stay off the trail to Celeron House.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't a lot to do here. It's a rural college, so the most excitement you'll get is going to college-run events and fraternity parties. There is a new downtown area they're building, but most of that is restaurants.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know the prerequisites for your intended major in college. Apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Don't stress about getting lost, just find your classes before school is actually in session.

    In three sentences

    It's a really great school overall. There's amazing opportunities here and it's all very student centered. I would only ever come to UConn.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think it is rather affordable in comparison with other schools with such high ranking.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do on campus from parties to educational activities that are fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your course of studies. It will be easier to know what you want to do, save money and time!

    In three sentences

    This is a great School. I have learned more than just textbook material, it has been an eye opening experience. They cater to adult learners and for that I am very grateful.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Really good teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    Work Hard

    In three sentences

    UConn is a really good university. It has various opportunities and good teaching resources.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of police on campus and usually are quick to respond to phone calls.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very important on campus. The fraternity and sororities do a lot of events on campus and really like to get involved with everyone. The dance-a-thon is one of the major events they do to raise money for children.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus from running clubs to academic clubs. You can even make your own club. If there's anything you are interested in you can find it on campus and many people who enjoy the same passion as you.

    Great for these types of students

    UConn is great for any kind of student.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Connecticut I would say is a bit on the expensive side, but they're constantly improving around campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of social activities to do on campus. There are an ample amount of fraternity and sororities to join and not to mention the athletic life is more than fun. The area councils at the several dorms always think of different activities that they can do to make the campus fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining halls on campus all within walking distance and I would say the food is average. There are special nights some dining halls have where the food is exceptional, but the majority of the time its average dining.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UConn is welcoming. The majority of students are welcoming and the dorms are comfortable to live in. Some of the dorms are a little small, but it is livable.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Connecticut challenges students very much academically. Professors will push you to think beyond your comfort zone in order to challenge you mentally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be to build relationships with the professors and more importantly the student body. Networking is one of the most important things to do in school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is prideful. UConn always puts its students first. UConn provides opportunities for its that other universities can not offer.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights and police around, but there are definitely sections of campus I wouldn't walk through alone at night. The buses are nice and run late at night on weekends.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved, but they have a fairly active presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    LARPing and slack lining are really popular around campus and you can't walk across campus in nice weather without seeing either of them being done.

    Bang for the buck

    Frequent tuition hikes

    What to do for fun

    There is late night at the Union every weekend and also good movies running in the on campus theater. Almost every dorm has a large game room, where I like to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food here...sometimes too much!

    Dorm Life

    Some are fairly small, but after your freshman year you can pick where you live. Also, dorms are guaranteed for your four years, which is definitely a plus.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should go to a class with a student. There is a big difference between a tour and an actual class. Try contacting your department's office or a a student from your high school that went there, if you know any.

    In three sentences

    There are so many great opportunities and connections for jobs and internships. There is also a lot of flexibility in meal plans and lots of events on weekends. It's a great place to live on campus.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life on this campus is an amazing way to get involved and help make the school seem smaller.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and professors offer a high level of academic knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    UConn is a home away from home that has so many opportunities that has helped shape me into the person I am and the person I hope to become. This University is large, but makes you feel so at home with the school spirit and friendly faces all around campus.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus there are blue emergency poles all over campus to contact police officers if necessary. Furthermore, there are police officers roaming the campus all the time. Also on late nights and you are leaving a building late and feel unsafe there is a number you can cal and a campus van driven by approved students can drop you off at your destination. There is also a quick notification to our students emails and phones through text if there is a current emergency. I can honestly say i feel safe on my campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    Greek life exist but it is not prominent for everyone to see. People only know about what goes on in Greek life if they are involved in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of diverse groups and clubs you can join. There is literally a group for everyone. There is a group for people who like to Dance, Sing, Live Action Role Play, and many more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am only a freshman so i am not aware of the many unusual traditions and or locations on campus yet.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am getting my monies worth. There are multiple places to eat, so I am not confined to the same food. There are many useful places to get help with school work, studying habits, and or disabilities. The dorms are up to par and are comfortable to live in.

    What to do for fun

    Every weekend the the student union host a fun filled night with different themes, so students are not bored. There are a lot of school plays put on at our many theaters on campus. Also there is a movie played every night in our student union, if you have nothing to do. Also there are Greek steps shows and concerts offered. So you are always able to find something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great for college. Their are healthy options and options for vegans and vegetarians. Also there are multiple cafeterias all over campus which offers different foods and if you don't like the food there are familiar chain restaurants you can go to such as Subway, or Panda Express. A lot of the food is natural because they have farms on campus. The food taste pretty good at Uconn.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very comfortable. I have met tons of people on my floor due to the fact that our RA has floor meeting so everyone gets to know each other better. That makes being a freshman on campus for the first time easier. Also the RA is always there for their residents, whether there are questions or concerns. Our dorm as conducts monthly activities to get residents to mingle and create strong connections.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is very difficult and is a challenge. Even classes you may think are going to be easy are still difficult. However, there are systems in place so you don't fail as long as you put the effort forth. There are study centers and the teachers and teacher assistants are open on certain hours to help with anything in their class causing you problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should come in with good study habits. In college you can no longer cram the day before and exam and expect to pass with a good grade. Also future students coming to a big campus shouldn't be afraid to make themslef none, because students can get forgotten and lost in the mas of students.

    In three sentences

    My college is amazing, its full of pride and a connected community. The president is very attainable and open for opinions, which can better our school. The campus is very beautiful and spacious and integrated in nature.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to parties or games

    Food and Dining

    Food is the best

    Dorm Life

    Great

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn better study habits.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great school. Athletics are great. Life long connections.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights are everywhere and services are provided to maintain safety

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Energetic, smart, fun, creative

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Husky pride :)

    Bang for the buck

    With my financial aid/scholarships I pay $3000 a semester...its the best value you'll find.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many free activities and stuff given away, just pay attention and you'll have so many options for things to do.

    Food and Dining

    A wide variety

    Dorm Life

    Your friends are always around to have fun or help out!

    Academic Rigor

    Depends greatly on the class and/or professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be brave about branching out and making friends totally unlike any you've had before. As long as you join clubs and find your niche you will not be overwhelmed by the size of the student body.

    In three sentences

    A flourishing university with engaging professors, a highly diverse student population, a spacious campus, and great buildings, including all seven dining halls! Easy to balance a mix of your social life (yes there are plenty of parties, greek life if you choose), but to remain strong academically. Add in the awesome sports teams and UConn really is the best value for your money.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Depends on what you join or create. I'm not involved in any clubs so it doesn't really apply. However, I am part of a tutoring group that uses campus space.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students especially. I am a communications/English major, so there isn't much for me personally, but I have a lot of engineering friends, and they think it's great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I've noticed.

    Bang for the buck

    It's the price of a community college for a university experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym, but the ventilation is awful. The library is pretty nice though, and the IT center is usually pretty quiet. Other than that, there's not really much to do unless you form your own club on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Could be better

    Dorm Life

    No dorms for my campus so doesn't apply.

    Academic Rigor

    In all honesty, it's not that hard if you apply yourself and make time to do your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends throughout the campus, especially with the staff. Do not order your books from campus if you don't have to.

    In three sentences

    I think that the campus I attend could have better resources. However, I do like the classes themselves, and most of the teachers are willing to work with you outside of class. Overall, I would recommend this school to others.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek is

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of clubs and activities so you will find something that you will love.

    Bang for the buck

    The money is worth for the education and experience, especially its cheaper compare to other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    I am heavily involve with clubs, as well as work and the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good especially compare to a lot of colleges and you have more variety .

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life style at Uconn.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic wise, it is hard no matter what major you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus, at Uconn it is easy to get lost when it comes to school.

    In three sentences

    University of Connecticut is an amazing place to be.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is not bad but there are places in the campus where the police or people can't see you and you can get mug or get hurt.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is the tennis club, chess club and many more there are about 500 different clubs so i will not name there all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a seven mile run that the crew team does every morning and they can wake u up because they are very loud.

    Bang for the buck

    so if you go to the student union you get a discount on things because you are a student from the university and it helps in the long run.

    What to do for fun

    if you want to have fun you can go on runs, join a team to play sports or you could go on travels with friends to bostons.

    Food and Dining

    The food like in every place there are good places to eat and bad places depending on the type of food you like. there are two places that are claim the best north west and towers.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what you make of it. But you never know who you really are going to get because the process is completely random and is just one of those things that just happens and you go with it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is great there are great professors that make you do good work and are as passionate as you are about the studies that you work in. There is a broad areas of difficulties when it comes to classes there are classes that make you think for minutes and some for hours but they are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never try to be late to class. Always strive to do your best Always show people that you are devoted to do great work. Have fun.

    In three sentences

    The university of connecticut brings students to new heights and set of mind. The university of connecticut gives individuals the opportunity to strive to greatness by means of education. Lastly the university has a great ecosystem that allows individuals to have a better communication with other students.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police and the paramedics are always professional and rapid in my dealings with them.

    Greek Life

    I have no involvement with Greek Life to be honest, I don't necessarily have the time to make it worthwhile.

    Clubs and Activities

    The intramural sports are awesome and fairly well run at UCONN, and there are always events on campus to keep you busy.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in getting involved with research. I personally am applying into the Kinesiology program which is #1 in the nation and has researchers that are top authorities in the field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The old depot campus is rumored to be haunted and is a pretty creepy location just off campus. My hair stands on edge whenever I run on the neighboring trails, its rumored to be an old insane asylum.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of UCONN's tuition is rising, but there are also many opportunities that UCONN allows that I couldn't have found anywhere else, so I don't necessarily mind.

    What to do for fun

    I really enjoy running the trails in the UCONN forest and exploring the trails.

    Food and Dining

    Food is awesome at UCONN, there are many different options with respect to dining halls and it is very easy to eat healthy. If you are looking to go out there are many awesome eateries in the Storrs Center Complex which is right on the edge of campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is not enough housing for everyone on campus, and the housing is old and out-dated.

    Academic Rigor

    UCONN's classes are extremely challenging and there is almost always an honors section available, so each class can be made more difficult if it is found to be too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    The honors program is heavily favored and if invited I would strongly suggest accepting the offer. It affords you many opportunities that are very worthwhile in the long run.

    In three sentences

    The University of Connecticut is a great university for those interested in participating in research as an undergraduate. Classes at UCONN are challenging and the teaching staff is very good on average. The large population/enrollment at UCONN allows you the opportunity to find your niche and enjoy yourself.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sometimes things go haywire, but the safety is pretty good here actually. The campus is not in a bad area, and police are on the prowl most nights. The police are not there to get you in trouble, rather to make sure you get home safe. It is all about safety up here.

    Bang for the buck

    22k might sounds ridiculous, but considering what it is worth, UConn could easily be much more. The university offers so much that you cannot say that you aren't getting a deal. You can easily apply to scholarships (which they email you about when the time comes) and there are a lot of job offerings on campus too so you can start paying towards your tuition now.

    What to do for fun

    There is TONS to do on campus. Besides the parties which are pretty fun by themselves, there are great clubs that anybody can find interesting. The selection of clubs is amazing. There is the student centers where karaoke and little events happen. There's iceskating (only 3 dollars) at the rinks on campus, there are shows that happen with well known artists, we have our own movie theatre, and a lot of great people. Most dorm buildings have pool tables too.

    Food and Dining

    Considering the fact UConn (Storrs) is on a farm, the food is delicious. You have fresh farm food all the time. The cafes stay open later than most other universities I know too, which is a plus. If you're able to get a ride about 10 minutes down the road, there's a TGI Fridays and Outback right down there too.

    Dorm Life

    Probably one of the things that may seem of most importance is the dorm life. You can choose between all different sizes of dorm rooms. You can get a single, double, triple, etc. Most of the time, underclassmen will get the less luxury dorms because they have less credits. But fortunately, the sub-par dorms are not anything to gag over. Plus, you meet tons of great people either way! Once you get to your junior year, you can pick out some nice suites if you can afford it. ***Apartments are also offered around campus and they are actually quite nice as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at UConn are never extremely easy to pass. At times, you don't need to put forth 100% of your effort though. Other times, there can be one course that you spend days working on alone. If you focus enough, you will pass though! Plus, the teachers help as much as they can and tutors are all over campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    UConn is not for students who do not take their education seriously. If you want a challenge in order to make your future resume look sharp, UConn is a great choice. The university exceeds in most areas of study, so whatever you are looking to pursue will work! If the money is frightening, studying at the regional campuses is not only cheaper, but it is easier to transition to after highschool (and it is the same exact education).

    In three sentences

    UConn is an incredibly helpful and noteworthy school. The courses offered are interesting and vast, while the faculty is so knowledgeable in their areas that you feel safe in their hands. Overall, the university offers a fun, challenging, and very direct learning (and socializing) environment at a reasonable cost.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All students, Uconn is so diverse

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The dairy bar is famous and a must if you visit.

    What to do for fun

    The are nurmous clubs on campus. There are game rooms, movie theater, late night in the union as well as a free gym and workout classes. The greek life is very active as well. The university has concerts, special guests and trips all the time as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Uconn is getting harder and harder to get into (especially for in state students). My advice is to work hard in high school, take difficult classes and participate in lots of activities. The admissions office looks at all of it when accepting students.

    In three sentences

    The University is very diverse and exciting. The classes are challenging but rewarding. There are always things to do on and off campus.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want that typical college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club and make friends. Be a leader!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be serious about your studies and join a club to make new friends!

    In three sentences

    I rate Uconn an 8 out of 10. The academics there are challenging, and you feel as though you've learned a lot. The professors and staff are friendly and you don't feel like an outsider. Certain facilities within the Greater Hartford campus should be of higher quality but overall it's a great school.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Take a walk around campus.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy all the different options we have on what we can eat.

    Dorm Life

    UConn has accepted too many students and it is overcrowded.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY!

    In three sentences

    5 out of 10. The campus is big and it takes a long time to learn where everything is located. The classes are very difficult and take a lot of time to study for. However, a huge negative is the cost is still very high for a state college.

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Good eats!

    Dorm Life

    Personally haven't attended a dorm but there facility's are spacious and relaxing.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenges you to achieve more and makes you more than you are.

    In three sentences

    Very Beautiful Campus and a lot of bright minds attending this place. People are passionate at what they research and do.

  • 04/27/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Im not sure about the food.

    Dorm Life

    The doorms seem small, but every college is like that.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics for the freshman year is ridiculous because you aren't introduced to your classes for your major until Sophomore year. Other than that I don't know much else.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun during the weekdays. The best you can do is probably go to the gym or hang out with friends. UConn is like a small town, so you will not find anything near by that students can go to regularly. On the weekends, there are the usual parties. We mostly throw parties in our frat houses due to neighbors and police. Girls get in for free, but guys do not if you aren't in the frat that is hosting; unless somebody puts you on the list. (which is stupid I know) For the guys, if you want to party, join a frat, because I have seen many guys do nothing on the weekends because they can not get in to parties. If you are hoping to experience crazy parties at UConn, let me be the first to burst your bubble, it doesn't happen like that here. I am in Pike and we also struggle to throw parties due to cops and neighbors. There are a lot of families that live in the houses near UConn , so they call the cops regularly. If you join a frat, join it for the parties, and always try to remember that SCHOOL comes first. Too many people get lost in all the hype, let there grades fall, and forget why they came here in the first place. I would not recommend this school if all you want to do is party.

    Food and Dining

    After a while, you will grow tired of the dining halls. The food served in most of the dining halls are horrible on a daily basis. Towers dining hall is probably the only dining hall on campus that is consistent with good food. Avoid Putnam dining hall at all costs, the food there is horrible. South and McMahon are decent, but by no means are they good. Honestly, you will have to get used to the food in UConn, it will not be easy.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are horrible. Places like North, Shippee, Towers, etc; they all have horrible living arrangements. The bathrooms are not in your rooms, so everyone on the floor takes a shower in the same bathroom. If your floor is crazy, be prepared to have filthy restrooms year round. For Towers, the water used by the showers is shared, so if you are taking a shower while someone else is, the water will most likely be super cold or lukewarm. You will rarely take a hot shower if you are showering at the same time as other people. The rooms that are doubles are not too bad if you push the beds against the walls, and elevate them so that you can put your desks under them. This will free up a lot of space in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    UConn's academics are pretty rigorous, if you do not study. The easiest of courses can turn into very difficult classes if you slack off. You will end up teaching yourself most of the material you learn. It is important to devise a study schedule when you arrive on campus. This will help you to divide your time, so that you can still party, but also get A's. If you study daily, you will be more than fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is extremely important for you to join an organization or some type of club when you enter UConn. This will allow you to become friends with people you would normally not associate with. It will also make the first-year college experience interesting, and help you grow as an individual. The most important piece of advice is to always be yourself, that will make for an easy and comfortable college experience.

    In three sentences

    UConn has an excellent academic program, the courses offered are pretty rigorous. The student life is pretty bad, there are not a lot of things to do on campus. Overall the school is great for education, but it is horrible for student life.