The best thing about Southern was that it is very easy to commute to. I would definitely go again for grad school. I would hire students from Southern.
The surrounding area of New Haven can be a little rough. Also, it is difficult to transfer credits from other institutions to your degree program.
I love how community oriented it was, and how even with the large class size, you could walk to class and always see someone you knew.
Drainage! I know its silly but often the walkways would get flooded when it was rainy or snowy, and you would have to go to class with wet feet.
The best thing about Southern is the people who go here as well as work here. Everyone is nice and friendly willing to help.
The worst thing is the lecture halls. I do not recommend taking large lecture hall classes. They are difficult to understand what is going on in them.
Being located in New Haven, accessible professors, being personally involved in an athletics team.
A lot of people are from nearby so they go home on the weekends. Over the years the amount of students who stay on campus though has increased