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The City University of New York City College

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The CUNY system sucksQuite BrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
The CUNY system sucks but City College isn't bad. Though the college itself is roughly 15,000 students, the Art dept is really small and very dedicated. they knowledgable staff, my only issue is the curriculum, which could be way better.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: F
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CCNY isn't a bad college if you thinkAveragePsychology
CCNY isn't a bad college if you think about it. Its just the staffs and the professors that make the experience seem off putting.

The bad? Some professors are just here to eat your money and refuse to teach students properly the aspects of the course that they need. The Math department is absolutely horrible. They hired a RANDOM student who wasn't even a Math major to substitute for a Math professor [who had to leave due to pregnancy]. I complained to the head of the Math department and all he said was, "I don't see a problem" Hello? This is pre-calc and calculus class we're talking about.

The faculty is not that all forgiving either. Especially the science faculty who are full of stuck ups. Even if you have an appointment with one of them, there is always one lady who forces to sit your ass down for 2-3 hours in a wait line to see your counselor regardless of your appointment. Even worse, for those students who undecided about their major, the staff there treats students as if they were just high school students. This one lady started snapping at a student once he took out his PSP in the waiting room saying how we students don't know better and all that stuff.

The good? Students here are quite friendly but most students are overly shy. Depending on the type of professor you get, classes can be quite fun although over the years, courses has gotten quite tough and challenging. I say that especially for the Engineering department in which a high number of my friends had to change majors because the classes are too difficult. Probably one of the best classes CCNY offers is the PSY 102 class with professor Melara. Its a huge lecture class so prepare to sit in a auditorium with 100+ students. But this professor is hilarious, funny and tries to make the class fun and entertaining.Overall, this is a mediocre college. Unless you're willing to sacrifice your spare time and work really hard, graduating in 4 years is impossible. As a 3rd year, my classes has gotten unbelievably tough with new professors coming from various schools such as Columbia.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Campus Maintenance: A-, Surrounding City: D+
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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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