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Parsons has some good resources about fashion, butNot so brightOther
Parsons has some good resources about fashion, but the fashion industry is very disappointing. Unless you are super rich, your job in the future is not gonna be creative at all with long hours and shitty pay.

The female to male ratio is probably 95:5. And 90% of the guys are gay. Dating scene is non existent. Everyone is exhausted everyday. Most design classes are useless. Social life is non existent. I felt like I jump right into a job rather than attending college. Highly regret attending. Should have gone to NYU instead.

2nd Year Female -- Class 1920
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Social Life: F
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Parsons is both awful and helpful.Quite BrightOther
Parsons is both awful and helpful. Don't expect to go there and party and have fun, or even be happy. You will fail if you go out often. I'm an extremely optimistic person and as a senior at this school I've become depressed, anxious and miserable. There's a reason the social workers are always booked. I've spent every waking moment working on my senior thesis or working at my internship. Some of the professors are also much better than others and the school has really cut back on necessary technical skills in favor of conceptual bullshit. The name looks great on a resume and in combination with internships it's a great way to get a job in fashion but it will be the worst 4 years of your life. My advice, save your money and go to FIT. You'll still go crazy as anyone in a good fashion school will but you'll save some money and learn more technical skills that you need.
4th Year Female -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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Attending Parsons school of Design was one ofDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Attending Parsons school of Design was one of the most costly mistakes of my life. The culture is completely unhealthy and overall unsupportive of the individual. Many of the teachers were so overworked and disgruntled. There was weird favoritism and such an extreme and unbalanced workload that many students fell very ill often or developed horrible habits. The worst yet was that I was saddled with a huge debt to an error on the part of the school's financial office. I truly wish I never attended this disorganized and overhyped school. Awful experience through and through.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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