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Here's the thing, I go to the ManahattanNot so brightEngineering Department
Here's the thing, I go to the Manahattan campus so things are a little different here than in Old Westbury. You have to actually try to make friends and do things on campus, as there isn't much to the spaces available. There are cliques and crews that may make a student who lives at home initially seem unwelcome, but it is very easy to join up with the various clubs and events that take place.

Is it the most difficult school in the world?
Not in the least, although you are expected to learn material and for the most part carry the information into succeeding courses. Although meant to be a career oriented university, some classes are best described as "repeat what the professor said and get an A."

Staff is helpful for the most part, and I have not had any major troubles yet (knock on wood) and when I did have financial aid issues, the SSC did help me. In short: not the hardest school, but not entirely a pushover, helpful campus resources, but needs a little help in forming a true school community between the campuses.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Surrounding City: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C
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Since no student has posted from the SchoolQuite BrightArchitecture
Since no student has posted from the School of Architecture, i figured i would shed some light from my perspective and hopefully help clear up some of the comments made so far. NYIT is in my opinion an fairly good school. There are plenty of issues, don't get me wrong, but i had previously attended other colleges, and visited/stayed with friends at other universities and NYIT is not so bad compared to the rest. In fact it is better in most instances. Some of the negative aspects include the lack of a student social community. Due to the very diverse populous here international students tend to keep to themselves as well as other ethnic groups. And then you have the cliques formed by majors, perfect example being architecture students. The School of Architecture and design in my opinion is STELLAR. Taking place in the heart of Manhattan (OW is not to far either) there is no better place to learn mastery of Architecture. The faculty (for architecture) differs from campus to campus however. On the manhattan campus students are privileged to learn under practicing architects who currently are working or have worked in top architecture firms. My previous professor for example was working under Renzo Piano before taking her position as a full time design professor. In addition guest lectures like the one hosted by Richard Maier really add to the quality of this top notch program. The OW faculty are more laid back and understanding. They are there to help you learn and are less aggressive with your output (or lack there of). Overall, when considering architecture as a major, OW is much easier but in Manhattan you are with the best of the best, and will learn much more.

Additionally, a heads up on some more negative aspects of student life on campus that may lead you to decide NYIT is not the perfect fit for you:

MA CAMPUS- ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE FOR STUDENTS JUST TO RELAX. We did have a building but it eventually got destroyed due to aggressive student activity. Now it has been turned into the offices for Student Government. There is one little place in this building to get snacks but no real cafeteria.

OW- there are places for students to congregate but for 20,000/yr tuition it would be nice to see some updates.All in all i am happy being an NYIT student and will be proud when i graduate to say i went here.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A+, Social Life: C
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Based on a visit I took here inQuite BrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Based on a visit I took here in March 2012, I would have to disagree and say the administration is extremely nice. Being from out of state, I had no idea how the public transit here worked. Apparently the bus only takes coins, anyways, what amazed me was that the entire staff in the admin building searched their handbags and scrounged together enough fair for me and my dad so we could head back to the train station. I was in complete shock at the incident and their quick, kind, caring, and swift action!Recently realized how easy it was to come here and post anything, even if you havent ever attended the school. I purposefully gave an awful review with ease, questions are actually asked in a negative tense/wording. Dont believe everything you read here, most seek out sites like these to dump on a schools reputation. Of course that does not apply to all, some really do want to give advice...watch out and seek advice from real current students.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
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