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If your considering chemical engineering, expect the lastAverageChemical Engineering
If your considering chemical engineering, expect the last two years of your college life (4 out of 4) to be pretty challenging. Thermodynamics, Process Analysis, and Process Control were probably the worst classes for me, personally. Most of the professors in the department are really nice and understanding. Stevens can be a good school if you dedicate yourself. Also, if you plan on having a social life, I would suggest joining greek life. Greek Life is very big at Stevens. It's a good way to meet people beyond people in your major and class.
4th Year Female -- Class 2012
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: C
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Before coming here, I looked a lot onQuite BrightMusic - Composition/Theory
Before coming here, I looked a lot on this site and others to find out about the Music and Technology program, and I couldn't find much. I ended up coming here, and I wish I knew more about the program before I came.

Basically, we learn theory, history, and other parts of music. We learn a bit about production and other media also. This all sounds rather good and productive, but it doesn't actually get you to a job you may think.

The program is new, therefore, there aren't too many graduates to base the success of the program off of. The ones who have been placed in jobs, however, aren't showing too much promise for it. I came looking to get a job somewhere in production, but due to how the industry is, getting a degree isn't enough. Getting into this industry is extremely hard, and the career service department here can't help too much.

So, if you're looking to graduate with a job in production, you will likely be disappointed. Graduates have jobs working in second-rate magazines, for local music departments, and others.

If you're looking for an easy major, music and technology is great. Engineers are often jealous of our easy schedules and "classes," most of which give little to no homework. We do have to take Stevens-required courses such as programming, which will serve no use to us and are a waste of money.

The social life here is rather lacking because engineers have so much work, so be prepared to be bored often. It's fun having free time, and, depending on what you make of free time, can be beneficial. Having Hoboken and New York so close cures boredom.

I came here expecting a somewhat normal college experience close to the city, since city colleges are a different experience, but I haven't gotten it. Most people here aren't too outwardly friendly, and there's only a slight campus feel with little school spirit. I love this school for the location, but otherwise, it's hard for a social person to be here. The only parties are in frats, and for the most part, are rather lame. Our entertainment committee sets up a few really fun things, but most events have low attendance due to the fact that most kids would rather sit on their computers or have homework to do.So, for those looking into the music program, I'd ask those in charge of the program MANY questions about job placement and prospects. Otherwise, you may come here and realize your thousands of dollars are going toward what you don't expect.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: D
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Too much cheating!
2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: A+, Campus Maintenance: F
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