Central Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- NEW BRITAIN, CT
Central Connecticut State University Reviews
Rating 3.48 out of 5 1,370 reviews
What I like is how the campus is laid out, also how amazing all the professors are. CCSU also has an amazing amount of clubs and sports available. There are so many opportunities!
As a first-year student at CCSU has been stressful but I have found ways to adapt to the college setting and work load. It did take some getting used to and adjusting some of my classes but overall the campus experience has been grate! Im finally starting to find my self and the things I enjoy and want to achieve in the future my experience has been overall life changes and it couldn't have been a better pick for me.
My overall experience with Central Connecticut State University has been good. I haven't had any major complaints with the professors and subjects I have had to take. I think the on-campus food options could be better, and I like how they make improvements fast.
I had a highly unpleasant experience with the registrars and staff at my university when I asked about financial aid for new students. Their behavior was extremely rude and they even made fun of me. Unfortunately, my pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering proved to be a significant waste of both time and money. It's disheartening to believe that the education system may be designed to maximize profits by deliberately causing students to fail and re-register for courses. Moreover, my interactions with certain faculty members, particularly the department chair of Mechanical Engineering, were problematic. A quick look at websites like Rate My Professor, which is based on students' experiences, confirms what I'm saying. It seems that the pursuit of quality education often takes a backseat to financial concerns, with monetary interests overshadowing ethics and morality
Overall, I have had a great time at CCSU! You have to know what classes to take and when - I think this comes with experience of being a college student though. I have loved all the classes I’ve taken, although there have been a few that require a lot more work than others. It’s a matter of time management and accomplishing these tasks.
Great academic environment with supportive and friendly faculty. Inclusive campus and many work-study opportunities.
Overall Central is a great university for a typical or general field of study. I think I have had a better time here then most due to my majors in psychology and sociology. Both programs are great and have their share of great professors. There are definitely some budgeting issues and that is felt around the school in different aspects. However I have been granted many opportunities here and am happy with CCSU as my college.
I’ve only been here for a little under two months, but I am thoroughly enjoying myself. I am a pre-nursing major and am taking five classes right now while also studying for the TEAs. All of my professors are kind and helpful, and my advisor has done some hand holding which I greatly appreciate. It has been a little nerve wracking transitioning from a much smaller community college to a bigger institution, but it’s been pretty seamless so far.
I was an undergrad at Central as computer science major, got my BS in 2019. I had a great experience, both academically and socially. I had an internship right after graduation, but pandemic hit and did not get full-time. I got another job elsewhere as web programmer, working remote. I wanted to get a grad degree, so I enrolled in fall of 2021 in the Data Science master's program. I just graduated in May of 2023, and finished all my credits in July. I am writing this review because I just got a job in Boston, and wanted to show a success story and share my experiences at Central. I am grateful to Central, as I had amazing experiences, got my BS in computer science and MS in data science. The best value for my education. I felt like I owed it to Central to write this review. I was not the best student in high school or freshmen year at Central, but I got serious, worked hard and got my degrees. It has paid off, and I owe much less than my friends. Great value, totally worth it!
If you want the best bang for your buck, ROI and cheapest tuition for an engineering degree, Central is it. I may be an exception, but I wanted to get an engineering degree in the fastest possible time and the cheapest. I started in 2019 and finished in 2023 with a GPA of 3.7 and on a budget. Central is not the greatest engineering school, but it is the cheapest, and you get an engineering degree. I didn't care about prestige or campus life. However, I got an engineering degree out of it and that was all that mattered to me. I got my internship the year before and the second this past summer, which led me to my full time job that I just started two weeks ago. All in all, it was worth every penny. Not everyone is as motivated as me or may want a college experience instead, but I have a degree, a job less then six months after graduation, and almost little to no college debt. It is better and cheaper than an online degree, plus I got to have a college experience and meet cool people.
Central is actually a great school for the money you are paying. It is not a huge university or no good athletics, but it was good for me. It was a midsize school, professors are good, actually great for the money that I paid. This school was the best value you can get without all the debt. I had a great dorm experience for my first two years and great roommate. The party scene is good and lots of fun things to do. Food is okay at dining hall, but there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance just outside of campus. There are plenty of commuters, but there are just as many people that dorm. The people are great here, and that is what makes it worth it, from students to faculty to staff. People are friendly and open. There was plenty to do here and I never felt bored. There first two years I didn't have a car, but did not need it as there are buses that go to the mall nearby, and there is the nearby park to walk, as the area is pretty safe in and around the campus.
The campus is beautiful and they do a really good job with creating a community on campus. Some of the professors have been unhelpful and quite discouraging but most of the professors are nice and very supportive.
As an incoming freshman I am quite concerned at the capabilities of the college. My advisor wasn’t very helpful and classes start in a week and no one has sent anything out about text books or classroom requirements. This is all starting to worry me. Besides that the campus is nice and the college has many programs.
I liked it. There were plenty of things to do, and there were many class options. There were a bunch of clubs, too. I would like to see more funding and acceptance of the arts programs/clubs. They seem to fall behind the sports. Overall, decent school.
My experience at CCSU has been very surprising. Most of my professors have been great. They care about a personal relationship with the stands and genuinely want them to succeed. With that being said, most of the time it is on the student hold up their end of the bargain showing the effort and willingness to succeed. This was shocking to see as most of what I heard is that the professors do not care about a personal relationship, and just want to teach and leave. Which I have had an experience with that, but I could confidently say that is an outlier unlike most of the other professors. The facilities are great, as they just renovated the rec with new everything. The dorms are on the lower end of quality, and it makes you want to spend the least amount of time in there as possible. A renovation for them is definitely needed within a decade. The only other thing I would like to see change is more diversity in food, in a lot of the times it feels you are eating the same thing every day.
The professors at CCSU helped to guide me through a rough patch in my life, allowing me to maintain my love for learning.
The tuition is the cheapest college around, which is why I went and you get what you pay for. Professors are either hit or miss, some professors are really good at teaching material, starting discussions, and have a wealth of knowledge to draw on, while others struggle with the material they teach and fail to engage the class. Most professors just read off a powerpoint which is the same as what the book tells you. Advisors are useless and constantly tell students to take the wrong classes. Campus life is fine.
I’ve been a student since 2019.. finished my BS in STEM and now going for an MS in Data Science. While at times it may seem like the professors are disconnected, there is nothing they’d rather do than see you succeed. Go and talk to your professors there. I still find myself going back and getting side tracked talking to my metabolism professor for 45 minutes at a time. Administration is meh, as they screwed up my transcript after the department chair had emailed them and said I met requirements and could sub classes. Administration also tried to tell me one of my transfer credits from a VERY prestigious college was no good (some gen ed that I was told would meet a writing requirement), but thanks to other professors in different departments we got around that. CCSU is by far one of the best “bang for your buck” institutions out there. Proud to be a blue devil, and would highly recommend you check the school out and talk to someone there before writing it off. Cheers mates!
CCSU is a great place to feel included. The atmosphere is welcoming and overall inclusive. I've met some amazing people from almost every state. One of the best things about CCSU is, that you're not alone. It is an amazing feeling to know that there are people out there who may be going through some of the things you are. Wishing you nothing but the best on your college journey!
My first year at central Connecticut state university was just a wonderful time. At first it was a little bit difficult but soon that all cha fed and the experience was great.