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Conn coll is a small school where you will really get to know everyone. This is a good thing, but it can sometimes feel suffocating, especially in the social sense. The campus is full of amazing resources if you are brave enough to seek them out and go outside your comfort zone. New London is a fabulous college town, don't be scared of it. It's amazing. Conn has a very normal front but underneath its got this totally awesome artsy side full of musicians and dancers.
Conn Coll takes alot of pride in creating a sense of community for its students. Whether it be clubs, organizations, or school funded events, you will always be welcome at any party or any event on the college. A notoriously fun thing about the school (which continues to amaze visitors) are the school funded late night dances and parties which do in fact serve booze to the students and usually make for a sloppier, wilder version of high school dances. Can be fun but can also get old pretty fast. Depending on what your used to the school can be a bit small. If you do something stupid or do sweet M.O's (thats sweet make-outs if your not kosher with Conn lingo) you can bet your drunk***you will see them the next morning in the dining hall. I would have to say the biggest complaint about the on-campus life is the lack of real communal space. While the school does boast a nice Student Center, several game rooms (pool, ping pong, etc), and a music/opium den called the Barn, students still lack a place to congregate for late night activities.
One of the best things about Conn College is the honor code. The administration puts a great deal of trust in their student body. This means that during finals students may self-schedule their own exams, this flexibility actually alleviates so much stress because you can study at your own pace. Another great thing about the school is the small classes and the accessibility of professors. I have never had a professor that i hated or that was not understanding. In fact I have had several wonderful teachers. One thing I would change: the food. It's not horrendous but it could be better, I usually prefer Pizza.
The best thing about Conn College is the camel mascot, hands down. And Marc Zimmer. If I could, I would take this school and put it in NYC to remove the "bubble" factor of this campus that removes us from the real world (which is not so appealing as our world is New London, CT). This school is too small, which is probably one reason why most people ask me if I mean I go to UConn when I mention Conn College. No, I know what school I go to, thank you. It may also have to do with New London being in the middle of nowhere and possessing qualities that match its location. Despite this, there is a good amount of school pride. Conn College doesn't feel very much like a "real" college because it's so small that many things run on a more informal level and allows for a lot less bureaucracy than most schools. On the whole, Conn College is a cool place for those resourceful enough to find something to do in this teeny uneventful place.
Conn is a very small school (around 1900 students), but this can be both a good and a bad thing. It's good because it leads to smaller classes and an easier environment for making strong friendships. However, I have found that small size has given Conn College the feel of a "high school atmosphere on a college campus." When you see the same people walking around campus everyday, you quickly get sucked into a gossip machine that spreads every occurrence on campus like a wildfire in a dry forest. This atmosphere has been facilitated by an website called ConnColl Confessional, where students can post anonymous comments about anything they so desire. It is a prime example of something that was created with the best intentions, but it has turned into a place where students can plug into the gossip machine without anyone knowing their indentity! It's also resulted in some very hurtful personal attacks being made against specific students by unknown attackers. So I'd say, come to Conn if you're looking for a close, tight-knit experience, but don't be surprised if the social atmosphere resembles that of the school you just graduated from.
One of the main appeals of Connecticut College is its location. Standing on the top of the green during a sunny day overlooking the Long Island Sound you see why. The greenÕs breathtaking views, combined with the old dorm buildings truly make Connecticut College a unique place. Spatially, Conn offers more than a view also. ItÕs location as essentially a mid-point between Boston and New York (an hour and a half and two hours away respectively) makes it a draw from both locations. They might not be that close, but no other liberal arts school can offer the proximity to two big cities. Unfortunately, location can also be one of ConnÕs downsides. Due to ConnÕs minuscule size (less than 2,000 can eventually wear on you) many students feel the need to get off campus from time to time. The only problem is the utter lack of a college town. To get even get off campus you need a car, and the only place to go is New London, which isnÕt for everyone. Despite what people say though, it is a burgeoning city with many great places to eat. You just need to find them.
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