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| There is such bad comments about this school and I am not sure why. I have only been here almost a year. I transferred from a state school because I did not like it. I came here to the city and I love it. I work for the school as work study and have met so much of the faculty in my department and have already built relationships up with my professors. I am always writing up career opportunity fliers so I don't understand how everyone is saying the school won't help you get a job. My advisor already promised me an internship next year, when I will only be a Junior! I live on campus at Clark residence halls and I love it there. Everyone there said it was boring, but I have not had one boring week yet. It is not a party school, I came from one and it is not all it's hyped up to be. If you can be bored living in New York City, you are going to be bored everywhere. You have to go out and do things for yourself. Meet people, actually do your school work, get a part time job, do something, and you will have fun. I like it and I can't believe all the negative feedback the school is getting. By the way, the dorms are amazing! You live in a hotel basically, it used to be one. Its gorgeous and so roomy! I think the negative feedback may be from the Old Westbury NYIT campus, I myself did not like it there when I went to visit. Thats why I'm in Manhattan. :-) |
|Feb 09 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| I tried to like this school. I really did.|
I'm a graduate student in the Art department. The reason why I applied to NYIT was their huge array of classes they listed in their course catalog. I got into one other very well-known art school, but chose NYIT because they offered me full financial aid, and the program seemed pretty good in general.
My first semester was pretty decent. I hardly slept, and worked very hard. It was stressful, but a good stress. My second semester was another story. I had one required class where I literally did NOT LEARN ONE SINGLE THING. And in my field (Graphic Design) this would have been a very important class. The professor, while nice, talked about himself, politics, etc. Nothing about the course.
One major problem with the Art department is that they offer the same courses over and over. Like I said, in their catalog, they have tons of classes. But the same courses they offered last Fall, they're offering this Fall. I've emailed the department head because every student I've talked to complains about the lack of classes, and nothing is being done. He said, "If we offer too many classes, they won't be filled up." I'm a Graphic Design MFA student, I don't want classes in drawing. I want Design classes, and my classmates feel the same way. But they're not listening. Also, there are 3 or 4 liberal art classes that are required in the MFA program. I've taken some of them, and I've learned this stuff in Undergrad. We should have straight studio classes at the Masters level.
I think, if run properly, the program could be successful. The Undergrads have TONS of classes, whereas we have a handful, if that. The dept. head should have a meeting with the MFA students and hear us out. But I guess that would be too much trouble.
|Sep 02 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
|Not so bright|
| 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.
|Dec 08 2009|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2011 |