Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT, USA

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Southern Connecticut State University

3.53 Average Rating

Sonia from Bridgeport, CT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Southern is a school with alot of opportunities. A school with caring and enthusiastic professors who are there to help you at any moment. Southern welcomes everyone with open arms and willing to help you succeed.
Tips for prospective students
Plan out what courses you need to take and when you want to graduate. Set goals for yourself so you don't fall behind and are left out of courses you need to help you move toward graduation.
Academic Rigor
Southern challenges its students academic as well as set goals/expectations for all students to meet and maintain. Though challenging, the professors at Southern are always there to help and guide students when needed.
Dorm Life
Dorm rooms are welcoming and clean and give you a home feeling. Every dorm building is in walking distance to every campus building. There is always someone in residence life available to help with any issue and safety is a priority and you can see that.
Food and Dining
Food is great at Southern and there is food available in every building and the prices are decent
What to do for fun
Southern is located just walking distances of great places to eat and great bars and clubs for those who like to hang out and enjoy a drink.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is at a decent amount and it is definitely worth your money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Southern has a unique and warming library dedicated to Chemistry majors and its comforting to know students before you and students after you have and will spend as many hours in that library stressing over your classes like you are. Most of the Chemistry majors have made this room their second home and everyone comes together in this room to help anyone when needed.
Great for these types of students
If the economy hit you like it did for most people, Southern is at a great price and your education quality doesn't have to suffer.
Clubs and Activities
There is a club for everything and everyone is inviting. Every club and activity help invites students of every majors to participate.
Campus Safety
There is always a cop or security guard around, my safety has never felt in jeopardy.
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Jessica from East Haven, CT

a current student here
17 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Southern Connecticut State University offers a vast amount of courses dealing with culture, liberal arts and offers several majors and masters programs. For example the study abroad program is an amazing opportunity that students can experience.
Am enjoying being here
I love attending Southern. The campus is beautiful, the classes and staff are interesting, and the students who attend Southern enjoy being there and have a desire to learn.
Bang for the buck
In comparison to other colleges, students will recieve a wonderful education for a decent price. Southern offers several classes and programs for just about everyone
Tips for prospective students
Students should take advantage of all that Southern has to offer such as different courses, sports, clubs, job opportunities on campus, and the helpful staff. In addition, students should get involved as early as possible and find an advisor that will help them navigate throughout their years at Southern
Great for these types of students
Those people who wish to become educators, nurses, and any major for that matter should become active as early as possible attending club meeting and taking courses in their field, therefore they will be able to apply to those programs and be accepted early
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Max from Naugatuck, CT

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are a wide variety of classes to take with a large spectrum of subjects. Also, the faculty is very helpful and for the most part truly cares about his or her students education.
Am enjoying being here
The school has a nice, up-to-date campus that is aesthetically pleasing. Also, the dorms are not very far from the center of campus. One thing that Southern lacks is a large population of students on the weekends. For the most part, students go home on the weekends or just commute to school. Southern has tried to stop this by disallowing freshman students parking passes so they have no choice to stay which is good for most freshman.
Bang for the buck
If you live in Connecticut, Southern is one of the best schools for the money. Out of state students do pay quite a bit more so I am sure there are better options from a out-of-state student if they are looking for a cheap state school.
Tips for prospective students
If you have interest in this school, make sure you come to a campus open house so you can check out everything to really get a feel. Also, if you are looking for a good education and not as much worried with the social aspects than this is the best school for your money. Check out the college's website for their sports and clubs and see which one you would enjoy as this is the best way to guarantee a strong social relationship with other students living on campus.
Great for these types of students
Most students can find this school beneficial because they have many programs and majors. Also, they have many sports and clubs which are available to most students.
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Allen from Waterbury, CT

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The professors are good. You could probably enjoy being with them.
Will enjoy being here
This is probably the college that you will have the most fun at. The environment is okay, but there are so many things that you could do. Football, hokey, and basketball are one of the many sports offered on campus. It is sometimes noisy though.
Bang for the buck
The price will be good if you have in in-state tuition. That will be no problem. However, the out of state tuition is very pricey.
Great for these types of students
-positive people
-willing to learn
-willing to have fun
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Amanda from CT

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Southern is a school that offers lots of help as needed for any student. Many teachers are available through email and some offer extra help sessions that are very helpful. Learning can be done on your own but it is very helpful to have staff available if need be.
Am enjoying being here
I think that it is a well respected school and I think that is a good school. I enjoy some of it but it was not my first choice school. It is a good second choice though.
Bang for the buck
The cost is pretty low for a college. Scholarships would be helpful paying as well. It is even more inexpensive when living off campus as I am.
Tips for prospective students
Future students I encourage you to visit schools and then try to choose the right school. Southern is a good school and good for commuters.
Great for these types of students
It is great for students wanting to get a degree and still live life.
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Danielle from Vernon, CT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This was my first choice school because I got an amazing vibe visiting. The students and staff were so welcoming and excited to have new students coming to join the campus. The psychology program, is one of the best also. So my major is going to be worth all of the hard work.
Tips for prospective students
Students thinking about attending this college should know how to have good time management skills as well as organization. It is also good to learn to be independent, it could be hard coming here and jumping right into it.
Academic Rigor
The teachers at this school are amazing and willing to help the students with any of their worries. I take advantage of office hours. The teachers know exactly what they are doing and they try to make it understandable for us to learn.
Dorm Life
Right now, I am living in a wonderful dorm with my own bathroom. This hall is awesome, one of the best on campus. We have central air and everyone here is so nice and gets along great. It is very clean too.
Food and Dining
The food here is like any other college, its college food. We have many different varieties and options to choose from which is what I like about it.
What to do for fun
Usually the school puts on a lot of activities to get students involved. There are many shows put on.
Clubs and Activities
Clubs and activities are a big part of campus. Everyone wants to be involved and this is how to do it. There are a wide range of clubs and activities. It is a great way to get to know people.
Greek Life
Greek life isn't that important on campus, they honestly don't do much.
Campus Safety
This is one of the safest campuses, even though we are in the middle of New Haven you would never think that. The campus police are always around making sure everything is okay. That is why I like it here, I feel safe. If anyone has a problem you know you can go to the police. There have been no issues this year. There are also blue lights all around in case of emergencies.
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Gabriel from Waterbury, CT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Southern Connecticut State University has given the opportunity to excel. A safe enclosed environment in New Haven. A place for me to study and succeed.
Academic Rigor
They range an any academic carrer
Dorm Life
I commute
What to do for fun
Join clubs!
Clubs and Activities
Join any club and no one will judge you.
Greek Life
Is fun and safe, a great way to get involved.
Campus Safety
We have our own police. I do not think any one has their own police.
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Brianna from Shirley, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The campus is very big and is newly renovated.
There is always something to do on campus.
You never feel left out with the e-mails from the school.
Tips for prospective students
The campus is big so if you have class on opposite sides of campus a bike would be a good option. Don;t worry if you're shy because there are always things to do to get to know people and the CA's are really nice.
Academic Rigor
Some of the classes can be challenging but you just have to put your best effort forward. Most professors are willing to help you during their office hours.
Dorm Life
The dorms I live in are very spacious. The one down fall is that you have to share with 3 other people and all the beds are in one room. There are always events going on in the community room to get to know the students in the building.
Food and Dining
The dining hall always has different food everyday. There is also a salad bar, a pizza bar, and a stir fry section. There is also a selection of desserts. If you go in the student center there is a Nathans, a pizza place, a sub shop and a Spanish place.
What to do for fun
There is always something organized on campus to do. They organize trips and have game nights in the community rooms. Also you can go to downtown New Haven and explore all the shops. You can always find something to do.
Bang for the buck
I think that this school is worth my money especially with me being an out of state student. The food is delicious, there are always activities to do and the rooms are spacious. The academic buildings are also newly renovated and they are re-building the library right now to make it bigger.
Campus Safety
There are a lot of blue lights around campus and you can call campus police to come escort you back to your building if you don't feel safe. The campus is also very well lit.
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Angela from East Haven, CT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This is a great school if you want to be challenged.
Everyone on campus from students to professors are all focused and helpful.
The opportunity in research for aspiring biology majors are great!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you are focused and always in class on time.
Handle your business with financial aid and scholarships.
Make sure you are visiting your academic adviser daily.
Academic Rigor
Biology
Dorm Life
I currently don't live on campus but I have friends that do, and so far they have nothing but positive things to say about their life away from home experience. I say take a shot at it, as long as you stay focused and don't fall into partying everyday you'll be fine!
Food and Dining
The food is awesome, Southern has lots of great meals providing their students. Even outside food restaurants such as Dunken Donuts! my personal favorite.
What to do for fun
Southern has alot of great activities for their hardworking students. I have experienced student appreciation day which included carvival type activities and free food and ice cream, plus there are student trips available. Joining a club is always good, I am currently in my biology club and loving all the fun meetings and activities we have during the academic school year.
Bang for the buck
The bang for your buck would be, the experienced professors. Not only are they teaching their subjects but they are actually in the fields and can be great networking access for your future careers!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
so far I have'nt seen any unusual traditions of locations on campus, maybe I will this fall!
Great for these types of students
Southern has almost about everything any student of difference can benefit from, you just have to search for them! Southern is all about diversity.
Clubs and Activities
As stated before I am apart of the Biology club and that is going great for me, but there are plenty of clubs to join on campus and if your have a club idea to create, you can do that also!
Greek Life
Greek life seems very heavy on campus, i actually turned down and chance to join one of these groups because it takes a'lot of dedication and I am too focused on my studies; how ever these associations always have new events going on!
Campus Safety
There are plenty of on duty police officers walking around campus to make sure students are safe during the day and night.
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