Why Students Choose the University of New Haven
Living in West Haven is so nice because it's in the middle of everything. So you have the beach on one side, you have the lovely city of downtown New Haven. And then you could also easily go to New York or Boston. There are many fun things to do. If you're more of the outdoorsy type, you can go hiking, skiing.
The beaches are really nice. Usually on very nice days, you'll see a lot of people there and you have sleeping giant, which is about 10 minutes away. That's a great hiking trail. At the University of New Haven, we have a shuttle system. So there's shuttles that can bring you downtown, which has a lot of restaurants. There's also shuttles that bring you to the mall, which is a great place to shop. Having these shuttle systems provided by the school makes it really easy for residents and people without cars to go to these places.
Assoon as I did my tour here, my first tour, I set foot on campus and I was like "mom, I'm coming here like there's no question about it. Like I love this school." I felt like I was at home.
I think the thing that makes our programs very popular is that right from the get go from your freshman year, you're jumping right into the field. For example, our marine biology program, their intro class goes right out into Long Island Sound in the first year.
Our music program has updated studio recording labs where students can actually get hands-on experience. We have fields you would expect to see in the College of Arts and Sciences like psychology, like communication, like music. However, within these disciplines, we have some really dynamic programs, because of the dynamic faculty that help support these programs.
My experience here as a biology student thus far has been a truly great one. There's so many opportunities for me out here, by the end of this year, I'll become an EMT. I'm going to do research, there's internship opportunities.
It's really hard to pick one thing but I think the best thing about the programs here at the University of New Haven are that the faculty and the classes here prepare you. So you ended up leaving with a portfolio of diverse work that will then help you in your job search after you leave the university.
Our facilities in the Tagliatela College of Engineering are expanding. One of the newest facilities we have as a maker space, and the idea of the Maker Space really is a place for students to tinker to just build to explore their ideas. We have a soils lab, where students work with dirt understanding it behavior of it, which becomes important than when you build foundations, we also have a hydraulics lab.
The standard size of the classroom is probably under 20 students. And as you get further into your more specialized classes for your major they get even smaller. From the first class, the engineering program is very hands on the first day you're building a bridge.
Within only college or undergraduate programs span the distance from criminal justice to forensic science, to fire science, to national security. Experienced faculty are the key to making sure that students leave well armed to deal with the realities of not only getting a job but doing it effectively.
It's one thing to read something out of a book. But to have somebody who's actually done the work is a totally different process.
The best thing about this program is that it's so hands on. So there's never an incident where you're kind of lost and you don't know what to do.
There's many unique classes and majors in the college of business, their sports management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, accounting marketing. There's also a new degree in Business Analytics. They bring in a lot of professionals in the industry and talk to the students about their experiences and what the future holds. For hospitality. We work in the hazelnut cafe, and you learn the ins and outs of customer service and cooking and food safety serve safe back in the house, the purchasing the loss the gains, it's really great because you could put this on your resume. So right out of college, you have a manager and an employment job.
The college of business has over 16,000 alumni, more than 2000 of them are in the corporate suite or above those individuals are available to help mentor current college of business students.
We've have had a long history of very excellent programs in the health sciences, for example, our dental hygiene, and our nutrition programs have been around for decades. We have clinics and labs, where you get to do all hands on work, which I think is the best way to learn.
You don't just want to learn about biology. If you want to be a doctor, you want to learn about the whole range of health sciences. What's it like to be a nurse? What does it mean to be someone who works in radiology? What do you want to know about the brain, we bring you across all those horizons and show you all the possibilities and so whatever it is you want to come, we give you the background to let you choose the path.
We have a number of different simulation centers as well as actual live clinical facilities that students can participate in or benefit from.
There's actually a birthing mannequin that we call her Victoria and you the students in the paramedic program can get some hands on time delivering babies in the hospital setting.
Everybody is so friendly, you really become a family here. Everybody's out to help each other. The professor's they've been here they've done it. Everybody's really great here. I love it.
College isn't just about classes, it's about getting involved and finding who you are. And a big part of that is getting involved outside of the classroom, in clubs and organizations. These clubs can be anything from clubs inside your major to things like Greek life. Greek life is something I never thought I joined. And I ended up joining. And I've loved every moment of it. There are tons and tons of different clubs and organizations on campus to get involved in over 190 clubs put you out of your comfort zone, they're something to better you and develop you as a person.
I found that being involved in a lot of different clubs and organizations on campus for me, has kind of given me the opportunity to grow as a leader as a person. And it's gotten me a lot better at my time management skills like communication skills, I've learned a lot through being really involved on campus, I don't think I would have had it any other way.
So here at the University of New Haven, across the board, 80% of us are required to have some kind of internship or experiential education outside of our class. For here in Lee college, it's 100%. So everybody gets some kind of internship or some kind of experience that takes them out of their class but applying their knowledge. I was lucky enough to get selected by DEA where I lived in Manhattan, working for them. I woke up really weird hours, I got to go and work on the street. They didn't hold back because they knew where I came from the school and my prior background knowledge about our street every single day and I love every moment of it.
The Nashville study away program is an opportunity for our junior music industry and music and sound recording students. They select a handful of students to go down and study at Blackbird studio, which is a leading facility in the world and in this country. And students that are interested in sound recording get to take an internship in the studio.
I had a great opportunity to intern as a chemical engineer and it was a great summer I learned so much. I've just recently received a full time offer as a strategic buyer at headquarters in North Carolina. And I would not have gotten any of these opportunities if it wasn't through the university.
In the College of Business, a really influential professor.
My internship is through the local fire departments, I get paired with a paramedic field instructor throughout that entire time I have to perform competently in my skills as a paramedic student and show them that I'm actually able to save a life in the field and under stressful situations I can rely on my training to the experiential education here at university that I've been provided with.
We are a Division II institution, the model for Division II athletics is life in the balance. I think that the university New Haven really embodies that.
When it comes to the players. They become my closest friends. When it comes to the coaches there. They bring out the best of me.
You know, our students care about the right things, high achievers in the classroom, competitive athletes on the floor. It is a sense of pride within the university. Since a private our department, we are really involved in the community. There's a lot of charity events that happen off campus. There's a lot of events on campus that we take part in.
Volunteering at trunk or treats, the Easter egg hunt, and even movie nights a baseball team is very involved with Make a wish there are a lot of traditions throughout the year. Obviously the homecoming game. That's a big one. We have the charger huddle in the fall which brings back a ton of football aluimns and a ton of athletes that have played here in the past. It really brings a vibrant life to our university. I think it's really important throughout the year.
Our sports program is open year round the students we have four different seasons, two in the fall and then two in the spring. But then we also have another option called recsports for students which is similar to high school intermurals where students can go form their own teams and play games such as basketball, flag football, and a couple of other sports as well. The Rec Center also provides what we call club sports, games and things like that. It's a way for students to get involved in and create their own clubs. For the most part, students will go there to have fun some students will go to be competitive. Overall though, it's just a fun time for every student involved.
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