- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Film Production
- Gender: M
- High School: Princeton High School (Princeton, NJ)
- Transfer Student: N
Our school is about 4,000 kids, and I think that's just swell. The student to faculty ratio is about 17 students to 1 teacher... I think that's a big draw here. I've encountered very few teachers who are here just to teach as opposed to sharing what they LOVE. So, yeah, that's a cool aspect about are campus. It's all about the love.
My acadmeic schedule is delightful because I'm in a conservatory for film, meaning as a sophmore, I only have two more general education requirements (ie, social science and western civilization) and apart from that I'm taking all film classes. Our program is great for literally every reason: freshman students start shooting on 16 mm film the first MONTH there here, it's all hands on; all four years here you're graded almost entirely on homework---your films--- as opposed to papers and tests. I like it all I s'pose.
As I've said, the student body is very diverse. Honestly, it's what makes Purchase, our students and teachers. I guess that sounds pretty underwhelming. Yes, I suppose students and teachers make up any school anywhere. But why it's better at Purchase is because literally every student is dynamic. I don't mean that everyone here is necessarily super outgoing or creative or spontaneous, etc, etc... certainly, these are good qualities, but when I say "dynamic" I mean that everyone is an intergral part of our school. It's like a stupid metaphor about a wonderful machine, and each and every lovely person is a needed wheel or mechanism... only, it's totally true.
The Best Things
Our students and faculty.
The Worst Things
It's very bricky. But really, who cares?