Southern Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- NEW HAVEN, CT
Southern Connecticut State University Reviews
Rating 3.48 out of 5 1,383 reviews
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It was tough and a lot of it was on your own. Some teachers were good and helped but. most of them felt like they didn't care if you were even there or not.
I decided to attend SCSU to save money. When the pandemic started, I decided to commute because of the restrictions on dorms and confusing information. Classes are mostly online and my in-person class quickly was moved online because the professor found it more convenient. I know fellow students who are mainly taking async classes where you teach yourself and the professor just grades (this includes a chemistry class). There were many events on campus, but almost all of them are empty. Everyone goes home on the weekends, I have been one of 3 people left in the building on Saturdays. Overall, extremely lonely and isolating. Clubs are hard to figure out and theres no one contacting you about meeting times.
I'm in the theatre department, an underfunded department with nearly exclusively white male professors in a department that is riddled with misogyny.
Upon being transferred into the school, I was completely lost and no one was able to constructively guide me through the process of the transition.
Online learning just overall isn't great and there's not too much the school can do but over all SCSU's response hasn't been too bad.
What I would like to see change at Southern State University, is to respect students privacy, sometimes students maybe going through things. It is better to ask than to assume that outside sources are right, when the outside source may not even have the full entirety of whats going on. Dont allow outside sources to execute negative actions that other people may pray on happening to your fellow students. Respect is key!
I do like all of the extracurriculars and support programs offered at Southern. I do not think that the advisors give h bst advice n trying to get you out on time in the most efficient ways.
I would like to see more diversity. Many of the teachers were caring when it came to making sure that the students understood the material being taught.
My experience at SCSU was good but it wasn't what I thought it would have been. I would have liked to connect with more students. One of the main reasons I applied to SCSU was because of their great nursing program, which is very competitive. Knowing that, the advisers here didn't really encourage you to try and get into the program. If you had one "okay" grade, they would basically tell you to switch your major. Although it isn't necessarily their job to ensure that we do well, it would have been nice if they at least gave us some encouragement or tips on how to do better and what we would need to do to ensure we get a shot at getting into the program. Other than that, SCSU isn't a bad school at all. Many of the professors are willing to give help if you ask for it. Overall, you just have to make the best of your experience.
I spent my freshman year at Southern. Terrible experience. The dorms were dirty and run down, there was grafitti in the closets, and the bathrooms were disgusting. I was constantly getting tonsilitis and it was definitely from how unsanitary the whole place was because I haven't gotten it since I lived there. The professors and curriculum were ok. The food was ok. I would go home every weekend although I was paying to live on campus because of how badly I didn't want to be there. Also, most students don't graduate on time because you can't get the classes you need as they fill up very quickly.
The campus is the only thing appealing here. The surrounding location is sketchy and unattractive. The teachers are average, some are unlikable and pushy. There are many useless classes. There is little freedom in the classroom. The students are unfriendly and cliquey. The dorms are less than average and have no air conditioning. The food is mainly unhealthy and gives you diarrhea. The bathrooms are disgusting, old, and smelly. The showers are of poor quality. This place is a business and us students are the customers.
The halls are not in the greatest condition and they don't put a lot of effort or money into students staying in the less expensive halls. The only students who really benefit from living in the student halls are the honor students.
Every semester I've had at least two bad professors whom either cancel class, are pushovers, or just have no idea how to teach a class or really know what they're talking about. I feel like my money is not being invested in anything worthwhile other than to learn how to party and socialize, which even then I'm struggling with.
this is big and you can get lost in the shuffle quickly
NO one cares about students. everyone just a paycheck or number
They are rude and do not know how to speak to students
Really bad and not good