University of New Haven '15
Majoring in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
Member since 9/16/2011
Out of every aspect of this school financial aid is the worst part of this school in my eyes. It is difficult to get answers and I've had bad experiences with the financial aid office dragging their feet with doing what they need to do. This is the one department within the school that I think needs major help.
The university issues bus passes that are valid for the whole semester. You get a new one each semester. There is also the University shuttle that run until very late at night. There are two shuttles one goes downtown New Haven on the weekends when everyone is relaxing and enjoying night life and the other shuttle is the Mall Shuttle, which runs down the Boston Post Road. I just wish there was more than one shuttle and that shuttles came more frequently than every hour.
The Beckerman Recreation Center really is a place for exercising. The school constantly keeps the center up to date with equipment and has staff available all of the time in there so that you can get help when you need it. Lets not forget the zumba classes, and circuit classes. Starting from early morning and ending at a decent time at night classes that normally require an instructor are offered by certified staff.
There is a First Year Success Center where students who are not only first year, but even graduates come for advice, to do work, and to help other students. The Center for learning resources helps you study efficiently for exams as well as reviews papers for you and gives you yet another quiet place on campus to study. These are things you have to take advantage of on your own though. I just wish these things were twenty four hours.
Very Unusual – Most students have very detailed lives. Many have children, work, and much more to deal with so education comes before making friends. Most students I know just come for classes and nothing more.
Fun and Interesting – I am a criminal justice major and my classes are pretty interesting. The professors are down to earth and know how to keep the class interested (well most the time) The workload is fair and you will spend a pretty decent amount of time in your books if you are serious about your education and when taking courses related to your major they are sure to keep your interest.(You wouldn't go into a field if it didnt interest you in the first place)
Unnecessary Stress – As far as the education process goes professors do everything and anything possible to help students reach their goals and want to see the students exceed.So the tuition I paid was well put to use. As far as the financial aid office that process is long and stressful before becoming a student and there are many forms and information needed to even be considered for financial aid. If you or your parents are making a pretty good income you are unlikely to get anything from financial aid. Though you can always go to the scholarship route like I did.
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