to go to suny purchase has been one of the
biggest mistakes of my life. I am a moderately bright
student and even received a scholarship to attend the art
and design school which is mostly unheard of for a
suny and especially if you're instate. overall I found the
education great, the teachers insightful and helpful and all around
easy to approach with almost anything. Although, the school as
a whole, should be renamed suny poorchoice since that is
what you should expect when attending.
first of all, the
school itself is known as one of THE most ugliest
campuses in the U.S., and yes this statistic is correct,
you can even check it out in the Princeton Review.
The buildings which stick out as square decaying bricks on
top of bricks are absolutely horrendous, even the insides of
these buildings are completely unaccommodating. There is constantly construction, shutting
down of buildings, fires, and always asbestos. In other words
they really should tear everything down and start new. The
surrounding city (white plains) is really no better. Even if
you want to make a trip outside of campus you
are stuck going to the mall on a weekly basis
or to the movies which will get old by the
3rd to 4th week and expensive. The campus is also
isolating and small, transportation is limited to the unreliable bus
system or it's basically a “must” to bring your car.
There is nothing designed on campus to keep you there
unless you want to drink a lot of coffee and
listen to elevator music at starbucks.
The facilities aren't even
what makes this place unattendable, it's even the people who
go here, and yes I am open minded and accepting
but apparently a lot of others aren't. There are too
many cliques within each conservatory, too many snobbish pretentious hipsters
who have no time for others if you're not dressed
in the latest shabby salvation army chic wear. So yes,
if you're even the slightest bit preppy like me you
WILL have a hard time fitting in and get stared
at plenty for not meeting the ridiculous criteria. Drugs are
also everywhere on campus and the only thing these people
look forward to everyday is getting f***ed up to an
extreme. Basically if you want to attend a “normal” like
school, Purchase is not the place for you. And I'm
actually in the process of transferring.
Also, the administration is
very unhelpful with absolutely anything. So if you ever want
a problem solved about anything, there's really no use in
going to them. Maybe it might get solved but that
will probably only happen months later.
So if you're looking
for an ordinary campus with a healthy social life and
want to actually have pride for your school...stay far, far
away from suny poorchoice.