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September 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Good academics program consist of nurturing professors and competitive research environment

Downers

Lack of diversity, immediate career prospects beyond research or grad school

Comments

Connecticut College has one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

7 Areas of study, but no core courses for the entire school. We can design our own majors, and most classes are interdisciplinary which reflects the interconnected nature not just of our school and society but of the world: no ideas or departments exist completely on their own. Average class size is 16 students, but Freshman Year Seminars are no larger than 15 students and your professor is your advisor: it allows for a smooth transition from high school to college and you begin your college career with adequate guidance. My advisor changed three times, but as of second semester of Freshman year I was all set and she has helped me shape my entire college career! I am graduating with many more credits than I need, even though I am a double major. It feels fantastic. Professors have been exceptionally friendly and accessible in 99.9% of cases, and I made an effort to get to know all of them outside of the classroom (it wasn't hard, but some students choose not to stay after class or meet them in their office hours, that's just not me). I have loved how Conn is not as competitive as high school: I have never been asked by, or felt compelled to tell another classmate my grades which was amazing. I did not study abroad, though over 50% of students do, and don't feel like I missed out but I know people who go abroad feel great about their experience. The workload has always been manageable, although Midterms and Finals are always rough! I think the Sciences are the most difficult in terms of grading, but the papers I have had to write as a Film major and the effort I had to put in when taking Chinese were notable, but I could always handle it.

Quality of Life

I have lived in "the Plex," the newer housing on campus, for 3 years and have LOVED it. Our Housefellow and Floor Governor system works wonderfully. I am very happy here- minimal crime, great community of involved students, and our Honor Code means that we are treated as adults.

Admissions

Interviews are highly respected, as is applying Early Decision: I did both, interviewing on a random day after I toured and applying ED round 1. I only submitted my SAT II scores for admission, and now Conn College is SAT optional, which allows the student to shine through, not just their standardized test scores.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

seven areas of general educations requirements, foreign language requirement, writing across the curriculum, small classes (avg 19), 55% study abroad,

Quality of Life

very good

Admissions

completely test optional , essays, interviews and visits strongly recommended, common application, early decision (no early action) and early decision II, and regular

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

8 gen ed requirements plus your major

Quality of Life

good

Admissions

common application and interview--have early decision options

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

7 general area requirements very broad

Quality of Life

Housing is great, food is medicore, students are very happy and friendly

Admissions

Common app, can have interviews but not required, extensive supplemental essays

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

general requirement easy to fulfill, professors easy to meet with, workload average to difficult, class sizes small and interactive, many research opportunities

Quality of Life

everyone is very welcoming and kind, safe campus, overall high level of happiness, great dining, great services in library, great relations with New London

Admissions

unique essay questions in supplement, interviews important, financial aid given

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Distribution Requirements (7 areas), declare your major by the end of your sophomore year. you are given a faculty advisor from freshman year until you declare your major and get a major advisor. You can always do research with a professor if they are doing it. There are many opportunities at conn to get your hands dirty, and do what you set your mind to.

Quality of Life

housing is guaranteed all 4 years, i would change very little about the quality of life at conn, outside of the area

Admissions

Connecticut College has its own supplement to the common application, and while we do not make interviews mandatory they are extremely helpful. Conn has both ED and regular decision - I chose regular because I can't make a decision for my life; conn is also need blind so they make it work for you

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

7 Distributional Areas that need to be filled, Language requirement, Writing requirement, Many study abroad opportunities

Quality of Life

Great campus and overall community feel, Tight-knit community due to small size, Most students are happy with their living situation at school

Admissions

Common App with a short supplement essay, ED I and II and Regular Decision

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

We have 7 Gen eds. My major of government, which wasn't a choice on the previous page, requires 10 classes and 11 for honors studies.

Admissions

We had a unique question about the Honor Code and the college is completely need based financial aid.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

7 requirements plus language, writing, and freshman seminar requirements, requirements vary by department for majors, everyone has a major advisor, average class size is 18, professors are very accessible, research opportunities are abundant, pretty competitive, lots of study abroad opportunities

Quality of Life

housing is good, cost of living relatively high, campus is beautiful, wonderful facilities, nice library, decent food, okay community relations, very safe, very happy

Admissions

early decision I and II, common app, financial aid promises to meet all of demonstrated need, interviews are optional, test scores are optional, two essay questions in addition to common app essay

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

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