University of Connecticut
Storrs Mansfield, CT, USA

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University of Connecticut
3.92 Average Rating

Lilia from Willington, CT

a current student here
20 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
Tips for prospective students
Get INVOLVED! It might make the difference between loving the school and hating it.
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.
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Matthew from Waterbury, CT

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In three sentences
Coming to Uconn has been the best decision I have ever made, and can't imagine myself anywhere else, including the other schools where I initially applied. From the food, to the busy campus, to all the friends I have made, my short time at the University of Connecticut has already been the best time of my life. Uconn is truly a great place to be, with people that care about you and your journey through college.
Tips for prospective students
Well the first tip could really apply to any school and is really cliche(you have probably read it in a ton of articles already) but you have to GET OUT THERE! Don't sit around waiting for the college experience to come to you, you have to go get it. Talk to as many people as you can, try different clubs that you wouldn't normally try, play intramural sports if that's your thing. Do whatever you can to get involved and to make college all it should be. Second tip is definitely bring clothes for all types of weather. The weather here can be weird and the first semester starts out really hot, but by the time winter break comes it gets very cold.
Academic Rigor
My time at Uconn has been very demanding academically, but I have also learned a bunch since I got here. I'm only a second semester freshman so most of my classes are still electives, but even these are mentally stimulating and challenging. Most of my professors have been interesting, funny, and seem to actually know what they're talking about, not hired off the street. They also have been very willing to help throughout the semester. I spend as much time as I can at the library, doing homework and studying especially between classes during the day. You can definitely do well academically, but you have to apply yourself.
Dorm Life
Dorm life has been terrific in the time I've spent on campus. I live on a co-ed floor which is atypical for the university, but I love it! Most of my best friends are people that live right on my floor! Everyone always has their doors open(except maybe midterms and finals week) so it makes it really easy to make friends. The RA's enforce the rules of the dorms, but are really cool and fair. I would say the rooms are average size for a college dorm room, but there's plenty of space. My building(Towers) is really far from most of the classroom buildings, but most dorms are a lot closer.
Food and Dining
Out of all the colleges I've visited, Uconn easily had the best dining options. There's something like seven or eight dining halls on campus and we get unlimited dining hall swipes to all of them. The food is actually surprisingly very good, and the dining halls do a really good job of mixing up what they put out so you don't really get tired of eating the same food all the time. The Student Union also has great food including the Student Union Market(which you can use points at) and Subway, Panda Express, and Dunkin Donuts. Also, you can order food from Wingz Over Storrs, DP Dough, and many other local places, most of which are great and reasonably priced. I'd definitely give the food a 10 out of 10. I eat better at school then I do at home!
What to do for fun
You may have heard that Uconn is located in the middle of nowhere and that there is nothing to do besides watch the cows, but this hasn't been true in my experience. There's a movie theater in the Student Union, which plays new movies every Friday night. Also the Union has Late Night every Friday night, featuring karaoke and great food. There's an ice skating rink right by campus for when it gets colder out. Athletic events happen every single day, throughout the entire year, where you can watch the Huskies dominate their opponent per usual. Sometimes the university has really cheap bus trips to places like Boston or New York, which are a great way to get away with your friends for a day. There are also a bunch of parties Thursday-Saturday, especially when it's warmer out, which are really fun and a great way to meet a bunch of new people. On top of all that, Storrs Center is only a two minute bus ride away, with a bunch of restaurants and stores where you can shop. I rarely find myself bored on campus, and when I do its very easy to gather up some friends and find something to do.
Bang for the buck
At Uconn you truly are getting an affordable but, priceless education at the same time if that makes any sense. The school's out of state rate is very competitive with a private school, and their in state tuition price is really low. I live in Connecticut, and this was the best option for me financially, by far. You get the college experience and education of a private university for half the price.
Great for these types of students
I'd honestly say Uconn is great for all kinds of students just because it's so big and diverse that it can accommodate really all types of students. But, I would say that if you want a big school(about 20,000 undergraduates) with the feel of a small school, Uconn is perfect. It's just big enough where you can meet new people all the time, but small enough where you won't feel like you're just another student, but that you actually matter.
Clubs and Activities
I'm not exaggerating when I say there are hundreds of clubs on campus. There's a club or activity that fits EVERYONE's interests, guaranteed. There's clubs that are very involved on campus, and some more laid back clubs. Intramural sports are also really fun, I played flag football this semester and it was a blast. If you get out there and look you can definitely find a club that suits your needs.
Campus Safety
Just like any other big schools, there are sometimes problems that happen on campus, but with that being said I would say it's a very safe school. None of my friends or I have ever had a problem in the time we have been on campus. The Uconn police are always around and the campus blue lights give the campus a safe feel. There's also ambulances and firefighters on campus if there ever are any emergencies. Most students look out for each other, even when partying to make sure their fellow Huskies are safe.
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M from Storrs, CT

a current student here
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Sarah from West Hartford, CT

a current student here
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Stephanie from Ashburnham, MA

a current student here
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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.
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.
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
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.
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 :)
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Abigail from Cheshire, CT

a current student here
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In three sentences
Great school. Good education for a good price. Lots of school spirit, and a generally good atmosphere.
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.
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!)
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.)
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.
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 y...
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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).
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.
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TF from Norwich, CT

a current student here
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In three sentences
Everyone here is very accommodating. Resources are easy to come by. The available courses are diverse and interesting.
Tips for prospective students
If you don't like the cold, don't come here.
Academic Rigor
Although some of the courses are tough, many of the professors are readily available and genuinely care about your academic success.
Dorm Life
Depending where you live on campus, the rooms are small and the buildings are old. I live in Towers, which is a hike from everything. Other students are lucky enough to live in the newer buildings.
Food and Dining
As a University Dining Services employee, I can tell you for sure that the food is great and well-prepared. You'll never go hungry here.
What to do for fun
Thought the student recreation center is small, a larger, more high-tech one is in the design process.
Bang for the buck
The school itself is not as expensive but other services and dining around campus can be pricey.
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Jamie from Milford, CT

a current student here
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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Alyssa from Orange, CT

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Luke from Glastonbury, CT

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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