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The State University of New York Purchase College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeD
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC-
SafetyC-
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Condescending, Unhelpful

Female
SAT:1640
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Individual Value
F
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
A-
She cares more about Individual Value than the average student.
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
I need to leave now. I am a freshman in the school of Art + Design and although the program there is top notch, I can't finish my freshman year here. "We are only 1/2 an hour away from NYC" my ass. I am a commuter from the city (the Bronx). It takes me two hours everyday to get to campus (subway, metro north, Purchase Loop). That is four hours a day commuting, which becomes a problem when considering the shop and lab hours in the Visual Arts Building are mainly in the night. Again I can't complain about the quality of teaching in the VA but it is definitely not a commuter friendly program.
Neither is the rest of the campus either. The commuter lounge is a little ringy dink room in Campus Center North aka The Hub (a eatery on Campus where the food is comparable to fast food places at a mall). The Purchase Loop is supposed to come every hour. More often than not, it is very late and barely if at all sticks by the bus' schedule. If you miss the bus, pray it is not past 7 pm so that the 12 beeline can get you off campus.
Which everyone does on the weekend. They either go home or simply spend their time away from the square, dull brown, extremely ugly campus buildings. Their monotone color scheme just brings out the blandness of this campus, which was by the way designed by a prison architect. But don't worry, they are renovating it! You will get to here the construction everyday while walking or participating in class! Enjoy......
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