University of Connecticut-Avery Point
Groton, CT, USA

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University of Connecticut-Avery Point
2.77 Average Rating

Peter from Meriden, CT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A very active and fun campus with very friendly people. The atmosphere is gentle and caring along with competitive students looking to excel in life. It is a great place to be!
Tips for prospective students
Stay on top of things, and get things done early. Make sure you get involved ( which is really easy) because that is how you will meet great people. The most important tip is to have fun there! If you become to embedded in the school work, you will find yourself not having a good time. So have fun!
Academic Rigor
I wish there was a 4.5 star. The classes here are fairly rigorous depending on the classes you take and how many you take. If your looking to challenge yourself or take it easy, both can be done. But for the most part, it's college and classes can be hard.
Dorm Life
It is what you make of it and where you are. Avery point does not have dorms, yet it has apartments. If your looking for a good time, it can be found.
Food and Dining
There is Fin's Cafe around which is nice and has decent food. But since you live off campus, you better hope you can learn how to cook or else it's Ramen noodles every day!
What to do for fun
what isn't there? Movies, Games, Late-night, partys. The list is endless. And this is just whats going on at the campus. Imagine what you could do off campus as well.
Bang for the buck
It's the UCONN credits without the UCONN cost. Plus here, it is really personal between students and faculty. It's wonderful.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a haunted lighthouse in the middle of the ocean not far out. We also died the presidents hair blue for fun and we have many outdoor cookouts.
Great for these types of students
It is a very well rounded school offering many classes for many different people.
Clubs and Activities
There is so much going on. Things like bowling, movie night, Easter egg hunts, ambassadors, kickboxing, sailing and much more. Plus, if you don't like any clubs here, all you need is a few friends to start a club.
Greek Life
Greek life?
Campus Safety
These guys are locked and loaded. Real cops, with real guns. But on the bright side, they help out all the time with car problems. They even gave me a jump one time. As to campus saftey, there are no problems here.
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Tiffany from New London, CT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Most of the professors here have very good teaching skills. Prof. Crofts is a sociology and women studies professor. I have taken both courses and learned a lot because the way she presents the material is very interesting and far from boring. Prof. Strawser teaches Philosophy which I thought was a boring subject until I took his class. He explains everything so clearly that the only way any one could fail his class is if they never showed up. Prof. Parent is very thorough with the material she presents. I took her anthropology class, and even though it's a lot of reading, I learned a lot. The other cool thing about being on the Avery Point campus is that you can learn a lot about the ocean. I took a Marine Biology course with Prof. Ebbin, and because the school is literally surrounded by the ocean, we got to collect samples from the water and we also got to collect plankton. In addition, there is a program called Project Oceanology, that is available for student access. This program is used to teach students about the ocean. They take you out on a boat and take samples of the ocean water, sediments, and marine organisms as well. Any one who attends UConn Avery Point will learn a lot, guaranteed.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy going to school here because there is a small number of students that attend. Because the population is small my teachers know my name and it's easier for me to get help if I need it. Everyone on campus is very respectful and the teachers are top of the line. Each teacher has their own unique personality. I have only had one teacher who was flat out rude. Other than that, I have enjoyed the many different personalities. For me, Avery Point is great because I didn't have to leave home, it was a smooth transition from high school, and my boyfriend is two years behind me, so by the time I transfer to the main campus he will graduate high school.
Bang for the buck
It is very inexpensive to go to school here. The price is very low but the education you receive is high. You definitely get your money's worth. If you receive financial aid, the university is pretty generous with the package you receive.
Tips for prospective students
When it comes to the FASFA, get it done as soon as you can. My first year I didn't have to pay a dime for college. My second year I got my FASFA in late and had to pay a portion of tuition and I had to pay for books. So to avoid coming out of pocket, submit your FASFA on time. Also, DO NOT buy books from the book store. They are very expensive and can be cheaper if you rent them instead. Chegg.com is a very good site where you can rent books for a very reasonable price. Trust me you save a lot of money from renting. UConn offers buy back, but at the same time I have got stuck with many books due to a new edition published, or a course not being taught the next semester. It's really better just to rent, it will save you a head ache. Another piece of advice is that you need to study. In high school I never studied. College is a lot different. It's a lot more information and a lot more difficult. As long as you get your FASFA in on time, rent your text books, and study you should be fine.
Great for these types of students
Avery Point campus is great for anyone who is not ready to live on their own, doesn't like large universities, and for people who don't want to take out thousands of dollars worth the student loans.
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