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CUNY City College


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latisha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advice myself that High School is nothing like college, I have to work much harder and know that the professors woul...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advice myself that High School is nothing like college, I have to work much harder and know that the professors would not be as easy going as the teachers in High School. I would also remind myself that I will basically be on my own in college, professors would not be questioning or showing much concern about one student's missing work or test. I would advice myself to just stay focus, sit in the front of every class, and make sure the teacher atleast knows my name. Understanding the material, no matter how many questions needs to be asked is essential in college, especially that the tuition for each course is so expensive. So my biggest advice to myself as a whole, is to keep reminding myself that the college life is much different from that of High School.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about City College is that it offers many extracurricular activities and it also offers much tutoring centers and help from fellow students or teachers. The extracurricular is great because everyone is interested in different things and at this campus, you can always find something that suits a person. The tutoring centers are great because they are really helpful for when someoone is struggling in a class. Going to the tutoring centers can surely boost up a student's grade for a class.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew more about the scholarship packages at this college before I came. I thought that they had many opportunities and various scholarships for students who were doing well, but they do not have that much variety of scholarships. Most of the scholarships are need-based, and not academic scholarships, which is what I need

Andrea
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to complete the FAFSA in the beginning of January. It should get finished right away so it would be one l...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to complete the FAFSA in the beginning of January. It should get finished right away so it would be one less thing to have to worry about. Also, focus onschool work!! Don't worry about what other people think of you and don't feel the need to have a boyfriend. That will only take away from the valuble study time. When I got a job, I should have saved most of the money for when I transfer schools in fall of 2014. The final thing I'd tell myself is to not be too outgoing. Go back to being the shy girl I was in 8th grade. It would've kept me out of the little trouble I was in and also prbably would've helped my study habits.

Michael
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Life is very competetive. Treat everyone around you as your competitor. Make friends, but only use them if they help you stre...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Life is very competetive. Treat everyone around you as your competitor. Make friends, but only use them if they help you strengthen your goals, and lower their chance of succeeding.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The research experience is simply phenominal. As an undergraduate I am able to say I have done Cancer Research. The experience and connections I have made are unmatched.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The internship opportunities; finding a good job over the summer because of my volunteer experience helped me able to afford to eat for the following semesters.

Kirsten
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

City College is an open fun and divers campus.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

City College is an open fun and divers campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I’d tell myself that college is nothing like high school, studying vigorously and smartly is a requirement. High School, although it taught us an amazing skill did by no means prepare us for college, especially in the sciences which will later be our major. I’d advise myself to immediately look at the requirements of our major and plan out which courses to take from that semester until the semester we graduate. Do this by aligning your major requirements, with advice of peers who have already been through the major. Do not rely on your advisors advice because you will have 7 advisors throughout your college career. None of which will ever know you by name because they change with semester, and most of which are unfamiliar with the college courses and requirements. The advice taken from them will on most occasions be wrong and set you back. In summation I’d tell myself to have a plan for my college career, in essence not wait for the information to come to you but to seek out the information yourself, and plan accordingly. College is an extremely autonomous place, where your future and its success are in your hands.

What's unique about your campus?

The best about City College is that it provided quality education, for an amazing price. I helps low income student who otherwise couldn't afford and education, have and education. Their are plenty of clubs to join, and if you can't find one you like you can it quite easy to make one of your own. The students are all very friendly and eager to learn.

Crystal
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to make the most out of your senior...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to make the most out of your senior year because it'll be the last year in high school then it's off to the real world. I would encourage myself to join clubs, make new friends, and to join different sports. I would also like to make sure that I did my homework every day, take notes, and to study. If I were already used to that routine, it would have been a much smoother transition in to college. I would have also suggested to apply to more colleges and apply for more scholarships since their are so much oppurtunities in the world and paying for college would be much easier. If I had this advice while I was a high school senior, I would have an easier transition to college and it would be much less stressful. I want to take any oppurtunity that I can in order to succeed in life. The earlier, the better! So don't delay and prepare for the future.

sashan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have entered college as a double major instead of just choosing one, and I would have made up my mind about what I wa...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have entered college as a double major instead of just choosing one, and I would have made up my mind about what I wanted before I got to college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The service at the financial aid office is the worst. You spend most of the semester worrying about paying your bill instead of focussing on your classes.

Steven
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to high school, I would tell myself to enroll in college ASAP! I am 48 and waited late in life. Co...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to high school, I would tell myself to enroll in college ASAP! I am 48 and waited late in life. College is about 5-10x the cost of what is was back then, and the cost of living has skyrocketed. So, self, do NOT wait 30 years after high school to enroll in college! DO IT NOW!

bethani
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If i could go back in time to talk to myself about college. My advice will be to never wait to the last minute to get work d...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If i could go back in time to talk to myself about college. My advice will be to never wait to the last minute to get work done. You want to get all the important things done because the deadline for things are not as long as you think. Waiting for the last minute to get things done will put you in trouble depending what needs to be done. Plus, it's better to get work done so you won't have so much stress on yourself. Sometimes when you wait too late you don't get everything done. I would also tell myself to do lots of scholarships and grants because that can help you pay for school. There are lots of scholarships that are being offered today because of the college tutitions are expensive. Another advice I would say is to be focus on school. Too many people are going to school and not being focus. When your not focus you tend to forget about school and get bad grades or drop out. Being focus can help you keep a good GPA. These are the advice I would of told myself about college.

Peter
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful and go through extents to make sure their friends know the material

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful and go through extents to make sure their friends know the material

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself would be to study notes on the daily/nightly basis. I realized the importance of note-taking and studying my notes every day and not cramming information into my head the last second. I honestly believe if I had a more forceful and encouraging teacher that would have brainwashed us to study our notes and textbooks, I would be in a higher education school like a SUNY or even an Ivy League. There are so much people with the potential to exceed great limits and become someone great in the future.

What's unique about your campus?

Very diverse and has numerous buildings. When you enter the campus and see the numerous buildings surrounding it, you know that you are entering a place of learning and not just a building near fast food restaurants or stores.

Natasha
Describe the students at your school.

Every morning after a two hour commute on the one train, I am greeted with the faces of my peers from different cultures and ...

Describe the students at your school.

Every morning after a two hour commute on the one train, I am greeted with the faces of my peers from different cultures and backgrounds, who all come to one place in pursuit of knowledge.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The City College of New York has excellent public service learning scholarships for those interested in community organizing or public policy. This school also possesses a spirit of activism with various programs in the space of City College dedicated to this work, such as the Colin Powell Center and the Assata Shakur Center.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Initially, Barnard College was my dream school because of its excellent women's studies program and its impeccable reputation. Reality struck me when I realized my SAT scores, GPA, and low income background didn't reflect the majority of the Ivy League’s school standards. I was so limited in my thinking that I could not even fathom the prospect of going away for school, much less apply to an institution asking for more money than my parents made. If I could reach my high school self, I would motivate her to apply to less safety schools and try going after reach and target Colleges such as Mount Holyoke, or Barnard College.I would urge myself to research schools, majors, and scholarships before applying anywhere. I would also encourage myself to have more confidence because I still have a chance of being admitted into those particular reputable institutions through programs like HEOP, Seek, and College Discovery, despite having low scores. As a backup plan, I would tell myself to enroll in a 2 year school and complete an Associates of Arts degree, then transition to a 4 year school to earn a Bachelor’s degree for women and gender studies.

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