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The Stevens Institute of Technology

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Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB+
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Date: Nov 08 2011
Major: Music - Composition/Theory (This Major's Salary over time)
Before coming here, I looked a lot on this site and others to find out about the Music and Technology program, and I couldn't find much. I ended up coming here, and I wish I knew more about the program before I came.

Basically, we learn theory, history, and other parts of music. We learn a bit about production and other media also. This all sounds rather good and productive, but it doesn't actually get you to a job you may think.

The program is new, therefore, there aren't too many graduates to base the success of the program off of. The ones who have been placed in jobs, however, aren't showing too much promise for it. I came looking to get a job somewhere in production, but due to how the industry is, getting a degree isn't enough. Getting into this industry is extremely hard, and the career service department here can't help too much.

So, if you're looking to graduate with a job in production, you will likely be disappointed. Graduates have jobs working in second-rate magazines, for local music departments, and others.

If you're looking for an easy major, music and technology is great. Engineers are often jealous of our easy schedules and "classes," most of which give little to no homework. We do have to take Stevens-required courses such as programming, which will serve no use to us and are a waste of money.

The social life here is rather lacking because engineers have so much work, so be prepared to be bored often. It's fun having free time, and, depending on what you make of free time, can be beneficial. Having Hoboken and New York so close cures boredom.

I came here expecting a somewhat normal college experience close to the city, since city colleges are a different experience, but I haven't gotten it. Most people here aren't too outwardly friendly, and there's only a slight campus feel with little school spirit. I love this school for the location, but otherwise, it's hard for a social person to be here. The only parties are in frats, and for the most part, are rather lame. Our entertainment committee sets up a few really fun things, but most events have low attendance due to the fact that most kids would rather sit on their computers or have homework to do.

So, for those looking into the music program, I'd ask those in charge of the program MANY questions about job placement and prospects. Otherwise, you may come here and realize your thousands of dollars are going toward what you don't expect.

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