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The City University of New York City College

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I'm a freshman at CCNY, and if you'reQuite BrightEducation
I'm a freshman at CCNY, and if you're interested in this school, I highly recommend you read this review. First off the school is very visually beautiful, when I first saw it I fell in love with it. It has the neo-gothic look and feel and is great to look at. The buildings are really antique like inside, at times creepy. The most modern building is the NAC building or the North Academic Center. At times this building can feel like a prison when trying to find classrooms, however everyone has classes in this building. The school isn't as bad as most say. There are a lot of minorities, and the school is commuter. They do have dorms though, called the towers. They are located not too far from the school. Virtually a 5 minute walk. If you dorm, you will pay a hell of a price, they're not cheap, a shared bedroom is $830, a private room is about $1,000 a month. Dorming does however allow you to meet new ppl and friends from other places. Other cuny students can dorm here as well but City College students get priority. Some people get upset that the towers is a separate entity in itself. The bill is not attached to your tuition bill, and they don't even give bills matter of fact. Anyways the school itself is good. My first semester the classes were pretty easy. I guess they will get challenging as the semesters go on. The worst part is the surrounding areas. If you want to live in the glamorous nyc don't come here. It's located in Harlem, with lots of bums and annoying sales people. However 125th street is very convienent if you live in the dorms, They have a nice array of stores to run errands. Anyway if you really wanna find out more take a tour and see for yourself.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C+
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If you can go anywhere else, but youQuite BrightArt & Design Department
If you can go anywhere else, but you go to City, you will regret it, certainly if you go for a graduate program. I went to CCNY (CUNY) for a graduate program in Museum Studies/Art History (there are only 2 of these in NYC, the other being the very high-end NYU Institute of Fine Arts. CUNY's program should be titled "The Sociology of Museums," b/c that's all it was about. The Art History is pathetic, most instructors are not PhDs and and barely speak English. This program was huge waste of time, and I kept thinking it would get better until the end. It didn't.The school overall is a filthy, disintegrating dump, and this condition is reflected in the attitudes of all who work there.
4th Year Female -- Class 2005
Surrounding City: A, Education Quality: F
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I have to say I am not aNot so bright
I have to say I am not a regular full time student at this school, however I spent two summers taking classes here.

I took Biology, Chemistry and Economics here, since the credits transfer to my school(an ivy league caliber school), for whatever reason.

The professors I've had here are less knowledgeable than TAs at my school. Some of the material being taught is flat out wrong. The economics professor(a guy) I had thought he was God and verbally abused students, and regularly complimented a few girls on their looks. During exams, people cheat regularly, and the professor even knows this. I had to stay after school(when it's dark)to watch some stupid commercials, which I think the professor got paid for, which had nothing to do with the subject being taught.

I cannot believe this is still a college, and genuinely feel sorry for those who had to graduate from this school, and they will be very shocked to find just how much they had wasted their time there IF they somehow find a job.

I know it's a low tier school, but the way students are treated here is ridiculous, I'd rather not goto college if I had to come here.

1st Year Male -- Class 2005
Friendliness: B+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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