University of Connecticut Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (23)
I attended the West Hartford branch. The classroom sizes were small. We are questioned at the beginning of every lecture to begin a thought process. The professors were great, each of course had their own mannerisms. Upper level courses often had over arching principles for the semester. Life is what you make of it. I made a lot of my education at UCONN. My art lessons were based on the use of constructs. The teachings were mainly of the formalist school of art theory.
The physiology and neurobiology program at the University of Connecticut is phenomenal. For anyone that is considering going to medical school, this is the biology track for you. Not only do the course requirements for this major fulfill all of the medical school prerequisites, but they also foster strong critical thinking and laboratory skills. Considered one of the most challenging majors on campus, the physiology and neurobiology program provides exceptional preparation for the rigors of medical school. The required WQ course will give you a solid research foundation to build upon. The faculty are extremely good lecturers and provide flexible office hours to help reinforce difficult concepts. There are plenty of opportunities to develop a senior research thesis as well.
It seems to be the paradox of the modern student that the more professional opportunities that become accessible, the harder it becomes to decide on a career that one personally identifies with. In my personal experience I found the ACES program that is in place at UConn to be exceptionally helpful when I arrived at the university as an undecided major. ACES is part of a special department outfitted with advisors and resources to help undecided students arrive at an academic goal and a plan of study. Early on, my advisor helped me choose courses that allowed me to work toward graduation requirements while also sampling various areas of study I found interesting. Even after staying in the ACES program until second semester sophomore year I found it easy to graduate on time with my decided major of Allied Health Sciences with a minor in Molecular and Cell Biology and also having fulfilled the requirements for a Dental School application. I was confident in my major because ACES helped me round my education with subjects that I otherwise would have not known about or not known whether I wanted to pursue as a career. This system works particularly well at UConn because the institution provides a high standard of education and career preparedness across a wide array of disciplines.
To really excel at the University of Connecticut and experience all that it has to offer, students have to take initiative with their studies and get involved in as many extra-curricular activities as possible. Classes are large and professors expect that student know how to learn at this point, so if they are experiencing difficulty with the material students need to find ways to make it conducive to their personal learning style. Professors and Teaching Assistants will not go out of their way to make sure students are learning the material, instead they expect that students will not only keep up with the material every week but to also seek them out during office hours if clarification is needed. Lectures are long and often dull, but it is important that students attend them regularly especially in science programs. Professors add in information that is not always present in the text, so I recommend that future students come to class early, find a seat at the front of the room and record the (with the professor's permission) to refer back to if needed.
UConn is a university that has something for everyone. It is a large university that some may believe you can easily get lost in the crowd at. However, if you pursue what is interesting to you, then there is no way you can get lost in the shuffle. At UConn, you learn to advocate for yourself because the professors do not baby you. You learn to be self sufficient while earning a great education.
UConn is an excellent university. It is very rigorous academically and graduates intelligent and hard working students. However, it is important that students are able to motivate themselves because professors are adequate at best. UConn is primarily a research school and professors are definitely more interested in their research projects than their students. It is up to the individual stay current in their classes, but UConn provides plenty of resources.
UConn provided me with the safe space and learning environment to learn about myself and the world around me. My teachers were fantastic, my coaches were ever-so-caring, and the friends I made there are friends for life. I loved it and would highly recommend UConn to any students seeking a global education in this ever changing and diverse world. Go Huskies!
The University of Connecticut's program is a very vigorous program that will definitely challenge you in the first few years of your education. That being said however, I feel that those challenging classes best prepared me for the current workforce of today. I highly recommend this school to any high school student that is interested in pursuing a career in chemistry. My best advice is to also try and get into a research lab if you can and take advantage of the advising that the school of chemistry provides as well.
MY ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AT UCONN HAVE BEEN VERY POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE TOWARD MY PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION. THE UCONN CAMPUS IS NESTLED IN A RURAL COUNTRYSIDE YET OFFERS A DYNAMIC CAMPUS LIFE. IT'S A GREAT FIT FOR A RANGE OF STUDENTS.
At first I was very set on not going to an In-State school, but due to the heavy cost of an undergraduate education I ended up choosing UConn. immediately I realized I could not have made a better choice. The education and facilities here are outstanding. I was able to get involved in so many clubs and activities pertaining to my major and future career as well as easily become involved in the research facilities on campus which have, without a doubt, expanded my knowledge and real-life application skills of Speech Language Pathology. The professors here are the best of both worlds with their in-field and research experience along with their dedication and genuine fondness of their students. I couldn't have picked a better place for my education. The only downside to the University of Connecticut is that the cost of tuition is gradually rising, even for in-state students and it is becoming more difficult to obtain my undergraduate degree without taking out loans. This is unfortunate because I still plan on attending a graduate program, which is another cost in and of itself. With the rising prices of undergraduate education, my options for a graduate school are becoming increasingly limited as far as finances.