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What I enjoyed most about Western Connecticut State University was the opportunity to get involved on campus. Throughout my time at WCSU, I have joined organizations like Student Government, ACSA, the school radio, and more. These endeavors have led to great networking opportunities and a better social life during college. They also gave me the chance to give back to my community through fundraising and being a voice for the student body.
Prospectives should be aware that Western Connecticut State University is currently largely a commuter school. This means that the majority of students attending do not live on campus. Therefore, it is a bit difficult to encourage students to attend on-campus events and be social in their community. However, I would not let this stop me from pursuing activities on-campus. Just be aware, but do not let it deter you from making the most of your college experience!
WCSU offered a hybrid option, which allowed me to attend classes both in-person and at home. I do not have to make a 45-minute commute to Danbury as WCSU shared a campus locally in Waterbury with one of the community colleges. Classes were generally in the evening/night for in-person and at your leisure online, which meant I was able to maintain my full-time work and home schedule in balance.
Overall, there really isn’t much I can say that I didn’t like about WCSU. I was able to transfer all of my ADN credits over for my BSN degree, however, some of the core BSN classes seemed a bit ridiculous. I felt that at 28 years old I didn’t necessarily require a physical education class to excel in nursing.
I like how inclusive and engaging the community is as well as how my professors are understanding and striving for me to achieve my goals.
Communication is the key that will get you through to this college. Be involved in what's available to you and what activities you can participate in.