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| Parsons School is tough!!! If you expect to have fun and party - don't go there! No sleep for four years! Tons of work and extreme competition. Excellent teachers and program. If you are not VERY hard worker with strong motivation and ambition, you will not like it. |
But it gives you the "real-world" education. Gives you the best oportunities after graduation and the fastest growth curve.
Again, this school is not your ordinary college, there's no college life and partying. And yes, they are not very concerned about your life outside school like commuting and dorms. They expect you to be grown up enough to solve this by yourself.
Believe me, in the real world, nobody will take care of that for you either. What will everybody want to know thou is how well you can work right NOW! And the school gives the best education for that.
| Starting Job: assistant designer, Preparedness: A+, Reputation: A+ |
|Nov 29 2005|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| i transferred here as a sophomore. i do not see where the negative posts are coming from. all of the buildings are designed extremely well, aesthetically and functionally. there is a lot of work, but if you truly love what you do and strive to do something with your life rather than be that typical college type and drink every night at the local fraternity, then parsons is excellent. there arent any frats, sororities, or sports, which i think is a great thing. all of those things are meaningless and only perpetuate stupidity and arrogance. |
if youre into that kind of stuff, dont come to parsons. parsons is about getting a reknowned education and utilizing the amazing facility that is new york city.
as far as credentials go, parsons' are undeniable. first fashion, graphic design, and communication design programs in the country, located in the village, and some of the country's finest artists got their education here - edward hopper, norman rockwell and so on.
the faculty are working professionals in the field - many of which will incorporate their real life work into the class by bringing in guest lecturers and having critiques with professionals.
new york is expensive - deal with it. you dont have to live in manhattan in housing - in fact it is cheaper to have an apartment in brooklyn and just commute. i commute from brooklyn everyday, and its never a problem.if you love what you do and don't mind working your ass off to be successful, then parsons is great. if you want to drink 7 days a week, join a fraternity, break things, smash beer cans over your head, shout obscenities, pop your collar, wear pink shirts, or the like, then please, save yourself and us the trouble and go somewhere else. thanks.
|Oct 11 2005|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2008 |
| I've had an excellent first year at Parsons. Everybody is really eager to meet people and start life in the city. It's in an excellent area of town and there's always something to do. If you want a campus, however, don't come here. It's in the heart of New York and the "campus" is shared with everyone else in the city. If you like the city, however, I encourage you to come. Theres tons of recourses available to students in all feilds and all sorts of companies and professionals to relate to. Sometimes you'll have them as a teacher. |
|Jul 18 2005|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2008 |