- Class: Junior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Colorado Academy
- Transfer Student: N
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.
The academics are wonderful once you get a sense of the best teachers in your department. All your professors will know your name and your life story, if you let them. I am close with almost all of my professors, past and present, and I have baby-sat for them more than once. Class participation is unavoidable, but that is a good thing. Students are not competitive and are always supportive and respectful of each other. I have had many a substantial conversation out of class. The academic core requirements are a little annoying but they will push you to take classes outside of your major and you will therefore learn more. The majors at Conn are geared towards whatever you want them to be geared towards. If you want to spend four years taking weird English classes and doing creative writing than you can. This might not seem like it would allow you to get a job after college, but it will. With this education you are so much more prepared than you know.
Conn College has a bit of clique problem, but this is only an issue if you let it be. If you don't care and can just get over it, than you will be fine. Make friends with whoever you want and don't let other people sway your decisions about who is cool. Most Conn Coll students are wealthy and white and from 20 minutes outside of Boston. But that should not be held against them.
The Best Things
Great academics, cool people, great arts, so beautiful, and fun!
The Worst Things
Student apathy and cliques