50 States, 50 Colleges: Connecticut

Last week we profiled a Massachusetts school, and this week we’re still sticking close to home.  Let’s check out one of the colleges that Connecticut has to offer…

College in the Spotlight:  University of New Haven

Bayer Hall by welcometocollege, on Flickr
Location:  West Haven, CT (about a 2 hour and 15 minute drive from Lowell Catholic)

Size:  4,300 undergrads

Fast Facts:

The University of New Haven is home to the distinguished Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.  Dr. Lee has been a member of the school’s faculty since the 1970s and is considered a “Father of Forensic Science.”  He has worked on many famous cases and investigations, including those of O.J. Simpson, Jon-Benet Ramsey, and Scott Peterson.  The Institute houses crime scene labs; as a student, you’ll participate in crime scene investigations.  Professors stage crime scenes – you’ll be the one putting clues together to solve the mystery.

The New Haven Chargers have had quite a bit of success in the Northeast-10 NCAA Division II Athletic Conference.  The women’s volleyball team is consistently ranked one of the best teams in the region and  has reached the NCAA championship an incredible 26 times.  NFL Coach Tony Sparano is a UNH alum and coached the football team for five seasons before going to the pros.

Do you love the idea of studying abroad but don’t think you can commit to an entire semester away from home?  Short-term experience programs are available during summer and winter breaks.  The following programs are available this summer:  Food and History in Paris, Tropical Marine Ecology in the Bahamas, and Art and Architecture in Prato, Italy.  The Henry C. Lee College also offers summer programs for Criminal Justice and Forensic Science students.  Trips to Australia, Poland, China, Russia, and Italy are planned for this summer.

University of New Haven overlooks the Long Island Sound, and the Marine Biology and Environmental Science departments take advantage of that location.  The college owns a 5-acre salt marsh property along the Sound, and has a strong relationship with the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center.  Students frequently do research at both locations.

For more information, visit http://www.newhaven.edu

All information taken from University of New Haven website

 

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