Central Connecticut State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
I was hired 2 years before I graduated for the states largest construction company! Says it all about the school, they train you for a career!
It is a solid school. I had a really great time there. My original plan was to transfer to UConn after a year, but liked it so much I stayed. I would definitely recommend students to get involved in clubs and student government. They have a lot of options.
Excellent school. Campus was wonderful. Many great clubs and activities. Would recommend to anyone.
I received a great business management education and it was relatively inexpensive.
Love my school. Once you get involved in student life and meet more professors, a lot of opportunities can open up for you. The psychological science department is amazing. Our research methods class is intense, but will help you really learn the intricacies of research. Our professors are top tier and truly focus on student learning. CCSU's professor are largely hired due to their ability to teach, unlike many schools that just hire professors who have published a lot of articles. Though both are important, students need great teachers who they can learn from, that is something you can get at CCSU.
Central is a very good school. It has grown exponentially during my time there. I have enjoyed every moment. You will come across others that you do not agree with but that is life and you have to find a way to navigate around these obstacles.
As an undergraduate, I was looking for a school that was far from home but as a graduate student it was important to find a school closer to where I lived at the time. Central Connecticut State University is located near the highway making my commute fairly easy especially in the winter months. I've always heard that New Britain, CT was not a safe place however I have found the area near and around the campus is quite safe. I personally have never had any problems feeling safe walking across campus at night by myself. The school is really expanding from when I completed my graduate degree. They have added another academic building, a new sports field and I've heard they are planning to add more housing. Parking at Central has never been an issue. Coming to class in the evenings I was always able to find a spot on the first floor of the parking garage or even in the parking lot located close to my classes. I absolutely loved my graduate program. While doing my research I was looking for a program that would help me work in the higher education field but not focus completely on the administrative side of things. For me, I knew I wanted student interaction more so than creating policies. This program has more of a focus in student development but we also learned about creating policies, learning outcomes, objectives and other administrative areas. Summer courses are available and I would highly recommend taking advantage of them. For me, I wanted to complete my degree in two years and was able to by taking classes during the summer session. They do offer some courses online however at the time I was not interested in online learning. With the counseling courses I completed there was a nice mix of students who were pursuing other areas of counseling such as school counseling, marriage and family therapy and drug and alcohol counseling. This made for great class discussions about counseling techniques and group dynamics. Other courses were specifically for those looking to work in higher education such as the Student Services course and also Program Design. I especially enjoyed the Program Design course because it gave us the opportunity to discuss how learning outcomes and goals impact different areas of an institution. I enjoyed my experience at this school so much so that I have been looking at applying to a doctoral program at the university. Unlike my undergraduate experience I had a great working relationship with my advisor. It was helpful to have her as my professor for a few of my courses as well because she got to know me in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. Working closely with my advisor helped me to determine what I would complete my capstone project on and also helped me in finding an internship and practicum experience. Ultimately my internship site hired me shortly after graduation. Many of the people I graduated with have gone on to find full time employment not too long after graduation in our field of study. Although I was advised not to work full time while in the program I did find it manageable to have a part time job and attend classes full time. My only wish is that the program had state licensing courses built in to our program. Although the courses are offered they are not part of the graduation requirements for my program. There are only about 4 or 5 courses before I am able to take the state licensing exam and I plan to return to Central to complete those courses next fall. I really believe this program is great because we do not just discuss counseling but we really discuss cognitive development as it pertains to students in college settings. Since the program is built as a cohort model it helped in making connections with other students. I look forward to returning to the school to continue my education.