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Having lived on the west coast in the suburbs my whole life, it was quite a change coming to new york city. But if you're a big fan of NYC, itÕs definitely worth spending four years here, and the dorms are nicer than any apartment youÕll find in the city (you have a kitchen and a living room). Also, I can only speak for the Lincoln Center Campus here....the school is divided between two campuses so I really don't know much about the other one. Basically, donÕt come here if youÕre looking for the typical college experience. If youÕre not from the tri-state area know what youÕre getting into before you come to the city. YouÕll have a lot more responsibilities than most college students, but also a lot more freedom. Prepare to learn how to be an adult and do things for yourself, because if you want the support group atmosphere of most college social scenes you can forget it. If youÕre coming from far way (like I did) you better be independent and mature because no oneÕs going to hold your hand and baby you into doing stuff. You gotta learn how to manage money and stuff, too. I learned that pretty early. Overall itÕs a good experience, I feel like IÕve become a stronger person academically and emotionally. ItÕs like they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, If New York City doesnÕt kick your***nowhere will. Except maybe like Detroit. I hear Detroit kicks peoples asses.
The faculty is mostly helpful, with a few notable exceptions. Ask someone about a professor before you take a class so you know what youÕre getting into. If you get into the honors program you should do it. YouÕll work your***off, but youÕll get a good education and it makes core alot easier to finish, as youÕre pre-registered for classes.
There are alot of hipsters here who care more about looking artsy than actually possessing any talent, but I guess that's true for most city schools since the city is full of hipsters. There are also a fair share of rich trust fund babies who want to go out and hit the bars every night because itÕs the first time theyÕve been away from mommy and daddy. Though itÕs hard to make friends with commuters at first (because theyÕre always gone) youÕll find they are some of the nicest most down to earth people here. Res life is highly overrated, and I think you're better off finding an apartment somewhere like Harlem or something, because the dorms are really lame. Clubs are for the most part pretty crummy, as the administration is too strict to let anything fun happen, and most people donÕt stay around on campus. Also, alot of the clubs are for a set niche of kids, for example it only took one SOL (students of latino origin) meeting to figure out I was unwelcome because I came from a middle class background. That was pretty offensive to me. I've found my background impedes a lot of my opinion of the school.
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