Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, co-educational institution that offers a wide range of majors in a small, intimate college environment. UNH attracts students who are interested in a Liberal Arts education with an emphasis on career preparation through internships, co-operative education, research, community service, and more! With nearly 100 different programs of study for 3,700 students, UNH offers a personalized experience that focuses on "experiential learning" reflecting the belief that students learn best if they are actively engaged in real-world applications of what they learn.
All of the professors have real world experience, and “are able to bring their research experiences into each lecture and provide pertinent examples for everything.” They are “completely supportive and only want the best for their students” and “challenge the students during classes,” but will give additional help if requested. Students have many options for tutoring and assistance at the university, and “there is support everywhere for all kinds of different problems,” so “it is almost impossible to fail socially or academically.”
The school puts a lot of money and “endless resources” into making sure students have all the tools they need to get the most out of their classes. Most importantly, staff members “want students to succeed, take action, and be involved.” “The University of New Haven is all about a sense of community and preparing students for the next step in their lives,” says a junior.
Partying and greek life do have their place at UNH (as do the downtown clubs: “There is a bus that runs late from Thursday night to Saturday night, picking up students on campus”), but studies come first. As for non-alcoholic options, SCOPE is a non-greek organization devoted to organizing activities on campus, which include “taking student’s photos in a giant snowglobe, to weekly movie showings, to monthly Beanhouse events where music and poetry are shared.” Students can also “jump on a train or bus and go into New Haven, New York, or Boston”; downtown New Haven offers plenty of opportunities to “eat out, shop, or walk around in the Yale green.” “It is absolutely impossible to be bored because there is always something to do,” says a student.