Let me start out by saying I transferred from LIU to a CUNY school and I was satisfied with it because I did have an experience to compare it to. If you read most of the reviews on this site you'll realize that almost every single college in America nearly got a bad rating as far as administration. Sometimes you don't get answers and you have to pester them a little bit, especially if you're an out of state student but I never had an issue.
The campus is 72% female, so you won't find many guys on campus period but they are there. I didn't get into clubs or whwatever but I did meet a lot of friends through classes and we hung out. You're not going to find any NYC college with a good campus life because it's NYC! The only people that don't understand that are out of state students. Why would we have a small little party on campus where they monitor everything you do when you can just go to Times Square and have yourself some fun.
As far as the professors, you get some good ones and you get some bad ones. It's all about opinion. I never heard of a whole group of students dropping one class and I think something would be done if something that dramatic were to have really happened. People don't hold your hand in the university. They aren't going to explain everything to you, college is for you to teach yourself. The real problem is that most of the students haven't gotten out of the HS idea so they don't like the way college works but like I said I've transferred from another college so I know what is expected.
The most serious and competitive students are those in Pharmacy and Nursing. Also, there is no such thing as guaranteed seats in both, like one of the reviews below said. If you don't keep up your average, you get dropped out of the program. Nursing and Pharmacy have to put a number of seats aside for transfer students and there isn't suppose to be priority to any students. The students with the grades get in, regardless of whether you went to this school or another. Pharmacy has 200 to 300 seats and about 1200 applicants while Nursing has 150-200 seats and about 400 applicants. At the end of every nursing semester you have to take a test showing you learned enough to move onto the next level.
The school has a very nice campus, as for the surrounding area, no it's not a posh neighborhood and you're not paying tuition for how nice of a neighborhood the school is in. Again, this is going back to out-of-state students needing to research the area the campus is in. I lived in New York so I knew all about the area it was in. They have open house and orientation at the campus so there is no way you couldn't see what kind of area the school was in. The campus security is excellent and to me I've never heard of security as being "too strict". I mean they don't frisk you or anything. They ask to see your idea and ask where you're going sometimes yea.
It has steep tuition, you can look on the website and see that yourself. Luckily grants and scholarships paid my way through but it's not like it's a secret and when you register they hit you with a high tuition. They ars a PRIVATE school which means they have the ability to raise their tuition as much as they like, just because they can. Not necessarily because their academics and social life are up to that par.All in all, the only thing I can tell you is that instead of spending all your time on StudentsReview, you experience the school yourself, as about 15 reviews out of 11,000 students doesn't really say much at all. College is what you make it and everyone can find something wrong with every school if they set their standards a little too high. Next time research the school before actually enrolling, then you'll know exactly what you need and when so the administration doesn't have time to "screw you". If you know the deadline for the financial aid, you won't complain when they don't offer you the money. If you know when health forms are due, you won't run back and forth yelling because health services are slow picking up there phone and if you read the stupid undergrad book or your majors website, you would know what classes you need to take instead of whining about how academic advisors are confusing. To put it shortly, know what the heck you have to do and stop waiting for someone to tell you!