I have Connecticut College way up on my list of LACs to apply RD for fall 2019. I’m currently an expat and hence can’t visit or feel the campus and the college, hence would like to hear from current, past students and parents. I’m planning to major in Economics with open options to double major in Mathematics or Statistics. I really liked the following benefits of this school which I’m really looking for in my entire college search process -
- No Greek Life.
- Honor code (self-scheduled exams).
- Beautiful, large and scenic campus in an already beautiful New England region.
- It's proximity to NYC, Boston, Philly.
- One plan, unlimited meals.
- Availability of substance - free, quiet housing.
- Year round housing availability for students like me who can't travel back to the other half of the earth during breaks.
- Single dorm availability.
But I still do have some questions regarding this college and would highly appreciate helpful answers -
- How would you describe the campus vibe, the surrounding neighborhoods/Environment and the student body? How's the social scene? How concentrated is drinking and drugging on the campus and housing?
- Most people seem to claim it as an elitist and preppy. What exactly is meant by 'preppy'?
- How's the Financial Aid? And is it reliable for upper-class years?
- How're the classes, professors, management and staff in general, are they good and approachable?
- How's the Economics dept. especially? Is it heavily quantitative? How well is this school's reputation in East coast finance industry, especially NYC and Wall Street? Who are the recruiters?
- Considering it's location in New London, I'm not sure of the safety both inside and outside the school. Is a car required to travel to and from the campus and the rest of the city?
- What exactly is their core curriculum and general education composed of? I'm generally inclined towards an open curriculum.
- Is it guaranteed that a student beginning from their sophomore year can avail single dorms? If yes, does it have a private bathroom attached to it?
If you have anything else to share about this school, please do.