- Class: Senior
- Major: Government
- Gender: M
- High School: Henderson High School
- Transfer Student: N
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.
Academics at can are really what you make of them. You can ultimately coast through your four years at Conn with minumum effort with low C's and the occasional B. However, the proffessors are always there and, thanks in part to the small class size, you can become engaged in any of your classes in a way not possible at bigger schools. If you want a challenge there are classes and proffessors who will push you and make you work. The bottom line is that for Conn there is an easy route for those students who wish to cruise through at the bare minimum (I think it's called the American Studies Major), but there is also a harder, more challenging road that will take you into close contact with proffessors and engage you in small, discussion based classrooms.
Conn student body is predomintely white, over-tanned, and skinny as hell. Well thats the females anyway. There are pockets of diversity nestled in sparringly which do give the college a bit more flavor. But remember that Conn is a high-income private liberal arts school in New England. That having been said, I have met some incredibly interesting people during my three years at Conn and there are people from all walks of life if you look for them. I play soccer with a few kids from Nepal. The Co-Captain of the tennis team is from Maui. One of my best friends' father is the Secretary of State in Uganda. You can make some real cool (and potentially lucrative) connections at school, but you have to be willing to throw yourself into the mix. If you sit back and and stick to what you know, then you will probaly sit with the same table, drink in the same room, and go to the same classes with kids pretty much the same as you.
The Best Things
The cool as people lurking almost everywhere you look
The Worst Things
JAPPY chicks who think they are way better, way cuter, and way more popular than they are, or ever will be