Southern Connecticut State University

  (2.09/5.00)   |  6 Reviews
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Southern Connecticut State University is a Public, Non-Sectarian, Interdisciplinary, University established in 1893. The campus is located in New Haven, Connecticut, USA and hosts students with an endowment of .  
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6 Student Reviews of Southern Connecticut State University

  • My nephew should have stayed in NY. The staff especially at housing suck and have favorites that kiss butts. Those are the lifer RAs busy sleeping with all the incoming freshmans or the ones that drink till they drop and cant get up, lie that they have class or test to get out of work then talk about the honest workers that work and staff believes w/o addressing the issue. RUN bc they teach you to be rewarded to be a con like the Don then honesty. Concerned parent glad it is soon over and he does like his school but that’s a serious con

    Overall Score: (2.18/5.00)
  • Southern CT State University is located in New Haven, CT. SCSU has approximately 11,000 students attending this college, making this a pretty large state school. SCSU is very affordable and had an okay financial aid package.

    I attended here because it was located within commuter distance from my place of living at the time, as I would not be living in the dorms. SCSU boasted many of its clubs, activities, and well-educated faculty (83% have PhDs). For these reasons, (mostly being close to my hometown and affordable), I chose this college hoping to make the best of my college experience. Sadly, I left very disappointed.

    SCSU is definitely not the best school out there, and you’d be a fool to think that this medum-sized state school would provide an excellent student to faculty ratio. I got that, but I was not expecting my college learning experience to be so. . . non-existent, really. I spent two years commuting there, basically coasting by on average to awesome grades in the required courses and finally experiencing some in my major. I learned quickly that textbook prices at this school, as with all schools, are extremely pricey and most times you will not open the book at all. Also, I learned that with SCSU especially, you have to use the professor-rating website to decipher which professors you will take. My grades literally were made or broken due to the wide discrepancy of professors there. Most professors were bored lecturers in a class of 50+ and only had a few exams. Fortunately for me at the time, barely any professors took attendance and so I used that to my advantage to coast by my classes barely going to classes. One day in the second semester of my second year, I grew to the cold realization that I was going to be a junior in college soon and that I had not learned a thing.

    SCSU was typical in its disorganized administration, crappy food quality, its sheltered location from the ghettos of New Haven, and rampant party/drug scene. The real kicker for me, however, was the poor education I wasted money to receive.

    The college life at SCSU is awesome – if you live there. There are a ton of clubs and shows to get involved in, movies and fun campus programs and fundraisers. Commuters are sadly left out of most of these activities and programs, especially if you are also working. A lot of the students that attend this school are given a full to partial ride by either their parents or sport scholarships, and use their extra money or part-time job solely to fund parties. SCSU is definitely not a dry campus. Fraternities and sororities have huge parties off campus, but beware of date rape and alcohol poisoning. Many people drop out due to too much partying. Weed is rampant throughout the school. A much smaller percentage utilized other drugs, but they are there for the tempted.

    I ended up leaving, feeling jaded about my college experience thus far. However, I had a few friends graduate here that enjoyed their time spent at SCSU, so take my review with a grain of salt. I was one of those students that actually wanted to learn stuff, a lot of stuff, and I was left empty-handed and under-stimulated. I can count the number of great professors I’ve had on one hand, and the number of classes I’ve dropped or switched out of due to horrible or lazy professors on two.

    Overall Score: (2.72/5.00)
  • Southern Connecticut State University proved to be a roller coaster of expectations and let downs. This was the only school that I applied to because I wasn’t really sure that I was going to make it to college anyway. I chose to live on campus because I wanted to experience “college life” which honestly means I wanted to party and meet new people. That turned out to be a lot easier than I expected. It was addicting and brought my focus far away from education. However, that was my personal mind state. As a education system I thought it was quite weak until you get to your Junior or Senior year. General Education requirements are exactly what they are and are treated the same by the majority of the student body. Big lecture halls are filled with a bunch of tired, hung over students that don’t want to be there. We are all focused on a teacher that probably doesn’t get paid enough and also doesn’t want to be there. I think SCSU has turned into more of a “how to pass” instead of a “how to learn” school. If you are content with gliding through the system with bear minimum effort and care you will probably fit right in just like I did. As you get more specific into your major though you should be becoming more interested in the subject matter. Most of the stuff you learn you might not think that you will use after school, but you probably will. As long as you stay focused and actually care about your classes you should do fine.

    Connecticut Hall “Conn Hall” was way worse when I first went there. They didn’t service food after 8:00pm. Now they serve food for almost the entire day. The quality isn’t that great but you will survive. Eggs in the morning, Pizza is served lunch and dinner, make your own sandwiches, stir fry. It’s alright nothing crazy. The student center has a couple of different options like Mondo Subs and Blue Agave. Again, the quality is not that great but you learn to love it.

    Keep in mind that this is a suitcase school so A LOT of people go home for the weekend… every weekend. Mostly to do laundry and see family. I was not one of those kids. I enjoyed spending the weekends down in New Haven. If you are looking to go out then you have 3 options. Stay in the dorms and be quiet, go to a house party (if you know someone), or go downtown. There are plenty of places to go if you are under 21 and about the same about of places to go. It is going to be repetitive and sometimes boring. Beers are generally around $4 and well drinks are about $5 too. I wouldn’t waste your money on buying expensive drinks we are, after all, starving college students.

    The campus in general is okay, but it is based almost entirely around a huge cemetery which is pretty annoying. Walking across campus is never fun but not the worst thing. The shuttle service is actually pretty good if you learn the timings and very helpful during the winter.
    I guess the overall consensus is that it’s a typical “state school.” Mediocre on all levels unless you are really into defining your education.

    Overall Score: (2.90/5.00)
  • this place eats a dick

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Can’t spell SCSU without SUCkS! Located in a nice part of the ghetto, we have the world renowned SCSU campus, complete with its ugly buildings and poor staff. Everyone who is on that campus, from the guards, teachers, and students, I hate every single one of you with a bloody passion. That school is the epitome of whats wrong with the world.

    Dumbest mistake I ever made was thinking I’d get a good education out of that school. I’ll take my money and go to Housy, thank you very much.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • if you like alcohol and going to class high this is the school for you

    Overall Score: (2.72/5.00)

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