2017 Best Colleges in Connecticut
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I absolutely love attending Yale University. I feel that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am entering my third year in the fall and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. What drew me to Yale was the close knit community and the welcoming and inclusive social space. I have friends from all walks of life and love to interact with people form all different backgrounds. I truly feel that I have grown as an individual as I have become equipped with the vocabulary to express eloquently just who I am and where I stand on certain issues to my peers.
- New Haven, CT
- 913 reviews
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The Dance Department is amazing. The professors are great mentors, the classes are engaging and interesting, and the performances I've done have ranged from intriguing and thoughtful to exciting and silly. Every moment has been wonderful. You can't get this kind of training except from a conservatory. If you're at all serious about dance, Conn should be one of the top schools on your list.
- New London, CT
- 370 reviews
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Always There to Help – the teaches are always there to help you know matte what. they give you there office hours, and you can make and appointment and discuss any problems that you are having in the class.
- Groton, CT
- 51 reviews
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The school can do better in terms of diversity. It can get really clique-y really fast, however I also think it helps build a sense of independence. It allowed me to build a tough outer shell where I did not care what people think. It's hard when you come from the inner city than suddenly you are surrounded by rich, upper class people who wear name brands. I am actually enjoying the school, and I was able to break the classicist barrier with SOME people and make amazing friends. Often, people need to check their wealth privilege. Let's see. The Classes are small and intimate, which allows you to make a connection with your professor. This means your professor is more willing to understand about certain circumstances. There are many intelligent teachers, and very helpful staff around the school. It's not much of a party school and many people care about grades. The campus is BEAUTIFUL. They also try to incorporate commuters into the community which I find really nice, since in most schools I've heard commuters don't really hangout. It's a good school overall. For non-rich upper middle class students, it either causes you to have thicker skin or you break down.
- Fairfield, CT
- 690 reviews
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Considering the circumstances it's okay. The school is a 100% commuter school, so it's not as involved las a campus with housing. that is not to say that there are lack of events. The clases are small, you'll never be in a classroom with more that 40 students. There are about 2,500 undegrads, so it's not An isolated school. There is a huge population of foreign students a well. It is very affordable, specially if you live in the area.
- Stamford, CT
- 158 reviews
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Sleeping giant state park is great, class sizes are great, dorms are great, campus location isn't ideal. Always feeling the need to have to have a car to go places because no one walks, so much Greek life it is overwhelming and makes people who aren't in it feel left out, great school spirit at hockey games, schools within college are growing so fast they are having a hard time keeping up with number of classes to offer for all students interested in taking the class.
- Hamden, CT
- 1,674 reviews
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I chose this school for it's great study abroad program they also had my major along with the very helpful professors. I don't think I can find a study abroad like this in any tech school for architecture, that is why I stayed at this school. I wouldn't want to choose this school again if I had to do it all over because this school is not diverse. I am from a town where there are all different cultures around me, not just white and black, but from where I am from I had friends from Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Ecuador, India, Italy. Here I have met very few Hispanics, and very few Asians that are not international.
- West Hartford, CT
- 1,449 reviews
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Pretty Good Experience – I kind of keep to myself most of the time being on the run to classes & the library to do homework. Education comes before my social life but when I do have time I do socialize with people that I've seen around campus.
- Waterbury, CT
- 82 reviews
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I transferred to Southern this last semester and it's very different than my experience at my other college. I am still getting used to the transition. I like how diverse Southern is, my high school was diverse so it makes me feel more comfortable. I commute because I live so close so it's nice to be around an area that I am used to.
- New Haven, CT
- 1,153 reviews
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The environment is very refreshing and freeing. The students all seem extremely welcoming and willing to give you tips and information that not only you but they believe is good for you to try to make the most of your time there.
- Bridgeport, CT
- 807 reviews
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I was a commuting part time student at WCSU last year. I didn't go here because it was my first choice and I loved it, but because I didn't feel I was ready to fully jump into a 4 year college situation. In this way, being part time at WCSU offered me a good transition from high school. I was able to take a few classes and see what college was like while still being comfortable and close to home. I found it easy to meet people and find things to do. Some classrooms were a bit run down, but hanging out on campus in good weather was nice. The science building is really nice, and I got to go to class there often. I'm now applying to schools for 2016, and I don't think I want to stick around here for 4 years, but my experience was worth it.
- Danbury, CT
- 674 reviews
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I love my school because it exposes you to things you would never be interesting in.
- West Hartford, CT
- 299 reviews
Yesterday i made a pillow in my spare time, I'm not sure many other campuses even care how their students sleep or what they sleep with.
We have yoga, writing, painting and stress relieving classes and ALL of them are free.
Zumba is here every Tuesday and Thursday and boys are allowed to come.
I love my school more because i know every part of it. I built a connection with my ad-visor and she even know my favorite color.
It's about the love you feel when you wake up and go to class because you know you're not just a number, but your professor knows your middle name. It's about feeling like you belong and that's how i feel.
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