I was just finding threads about Connecticut College and there isn’t a lot so I wanted to ask a few questions. Because I am an international student, I do not have the opportunity to visit any colleges before applying and therefore your answers would mean so much to me, thank you in advance!
-What are the students like at Connecticut College? I can see some people saying that they are preppy elitists but I was wondering how you would describe the students at CC now? Also, I am not familiar with the term preppy…what does this actually mean if you would describe students as preppy?
-Since I will be applying for financial aid I was wondering if there is a divide between students who are there on financial aid and students who aren’t. Are social groups/friends formed based on their financial abilities in Conn? What was your experience like as a first-year meeting new students?
-Party scene: how is the social/party scene like at Conn? I do like to party and I want to go to a school where it’s like work-hard, play-hard definitely. Are parties exclusive (I know this is a case with fraternities but since Conn doesn’t have frats I was wondering how parties at Conn are).
-I am also a part of the LGBTQ community. How accepting is Conn, and are there many LGBTQ students? I think that being in an accepting environment is really important for me because it means I can be myself!
-I know that this isn’t true but there is a stigma in my country about liberal arts colleges that it is hard to find a job with a liberal arts degree. What is the career services like at Connecticut College, especially in International Relations/Economics, are there any career fairs on campus or opportunities for students to meet employers?
-Being an Asian student, I am just a bit worried about being a minority will feel like. Are students accepting of all races, are there any racism incidents at Conn? (I know every school is not perfect and I get that )
Again, thank you soo much for your help and thanks for reading all my questions. As I said, I don’t have a chance to visit the campus so your insights, and opinions mean so much to me and I will be applying to schools and this is the only chance for me to know more about the school. I hope you guys enjoy your day and Happy Holidays!