- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Studio Art
- Gender: F
- High School: New Fairfield High School
- Transfer Student: N
The big picture of Pratt is basically, you are going to work, and you're going to work hard, or else you are not going to succeed. I'm not talking about getting A's in a class, I'm talking about making meaningful relationships with your peers and faculty, relationships that are mutually benefical and productive. This school is run poorly. I think good intentions can only go so far. I want to know where the money is going, because it's certainly not going towards my education. Different offices and departments do not work together cohesively, it is disappinting and makes it difficult to love this school. I love this school because of my peers and teachers.
Most professors in the Fine Arts Department really get to know their students. However, you have to put in the effort to get to know them. Asking questions is probably the best way to develop a relationship with a professor. Showing them that you care about the class is also obviously a plus, if you put in the work they will notice you for it. The liberal arts classes need to be revamped. The amount of classes is crazy. I am taking eight classes right now, totalling 23 hours of class per week. This does not include homework time. To graduate on time (four years) you must take around 17-18 credits per semester, at least in the first two or three years.
It's hard to get to know a lot of people because there is so much work. The friends I have are really awesome, though. There is a good pool of people to befriend. Dating is hard to impossible, though. If you want a boyfriend or girlfriend, you are pretty much forced to search outside the Pratt circle.
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