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I'm in my third year here as aQuite BrightArt & Design Department
I'm in my third year here as a transfer student and there are a lot of good things and a lot of bad things about this school. The Good: it's in New York City, one of the greatest cities in the world. The campus is actually quite nice; there is a decent amount of greenery in the area. The Bad: the administration is absolutely useless, there is a lot of red tape for EVERYTHING. The school is extremely crowded and the CUNY system is doing nothing to alleviate this issue. Because of overcrowding, classes fill up quickly, leaving you stranded if you need a specific class to graduate. Many of the non-academic employees act like they have a chip on their shoulder. The student workers (Work Study) are very arrogant and condescending. Many of the students seem to have a chip on their shoulder as well, as if they don't want to be there. The Art department has some issues as well; the secretaries can be extremely rude. Much of the time, the faculty are unavailable. And some of the classes are good, but expectations are unclear. It's cheap to come here, but it's not worth it. If you want to go to a CUNY, go to Hunter.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2011
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I was a studentAverageCivil Engineering
I was a student of Civil Engineering and I recommend, try your best NOT to go to this school. Faculties are arrogant and school doesn't help to grow for professional world and most of my friends were jobless after their graduation. Not sure about other departments but can't be better than these...
4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Perceived Campus Safety: B+, Education Quality: F
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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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