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| Um, man, what can be said about CNR? It was the first college I attended, and needless to say, I went into the Fine Arts department under the impression I could go into Graphic Design. I basically learned the hard way I was LIED to about this, and when I confronted the staff -AND- the Dean of the department (it was a pretty small department) they still lied to my face and tried to tell me that I could still go into it, and you can learn ALOT of things from Fine arts that you can use in Graphic Design (They hardly taught computers, nothing but maybe 2 courses in the entire BFA program, and really, they were the dumbest "intro to" courses, and they hardly taught anything about Fonts, mostly HOW to use the software - VERY stupid). They only had TWO computer courses throughout the entire school and I wasn't going to wait around for 2 years to finally learn Photoshop. I ended up leaving and bouncing around Westchester schools until I finally ended up in at an Art school in the city. Long story short, if you are in a lib art school with a VERY small program that is concentrated on what you want to do, chances are you are wasting your money and you might as well spend it on a REAL school. I know people will try to argue that you can get this kind of education anywhere, blah blah blah, but that's bullshit until you really look at what these schools have to OFFER in comparison to what so happens to be in your area. I mean, by no means is school suppose to be paradise, but if you are getting something out of your education, that's what counts in the end. I have a friend going there now who got kicked out of the BFA department and she had a 3.4 GPA! They simply told her they didn't like her work and they were demoting her to a BS. I tell her story because it can happen to anyone. She was in the same department as me, Fine arts. Total bullshit and not worth it.Also, they have some of the rudest people in their Bursars and they get some REALLY dumb and trashy people on campus. My friend had this roommate from HELL who would constantly touch her shit and make rude and snide comments and me and my other friend once we left. There are some amazing ignorant and crazy people (not to mention teachers) as well. There was this one girl in my English class who always fall asleep in front of the teacher (WHO DOES THAT?) and she was this total bible nut and hated gay people ROFL and she would just bring it up randomly in conversation without warning too, off the bat, that she hates "the gays" wtf that means lol. Just be prepared to meet a lot of stuck up, self absorbed and REALLY WEIRD people. |
|Oct 08 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| A '85 graduate of the College of New Rochelle - I really enjoyed and miss my days on campus. I had great friends and a wonderful roommate - and we just emailed one another the other day - we can't believe it's been 20+ years.|
I majored in Communication Arts and received a wonderful education in public relations and marketing. Many of life's lessons I learned as a student at CNR. I found the classroom size to be small enough - that faculty were extremely helpful and friendly. Everyone knew everyone on campus by first name for the most part. Although a woman's college, Iona College and CNR had many join programs together and the campus seemed to be buzzing with males coming and going (although there was a curfew on when men had to leave the dorms, it kept us from fighting about when boyfriends had to leave).
CNR prepared me educationally and socially for the world ahead. Its proximity to New York City allowed me to serve an internship at NBC Studios - where I interned 3 days a week/9-5 my senior year. This was an excellent introduction to the working world that laid ahead of me.
Every September when the leaves start to change and the temperatures become cool, I miss the days on the beautiful CNR campus and long for the times when my friends and I would hang out in our dorm, go to parties in the area, and laugh together in the cafeteria about the food, boys, and the party from the previous evening! It was a great time that over the years I have learned to appreciate each and every year.
|Jul 31 2008|| 4th Year Female --
Class 1985 |