CUNY City College Top Questions

Describe the students at your school.

Peter

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

Natasha

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.

Donald

For most of my classes, my classmates are culturally, economically, and educationally diverse. They represent a broad spectrum of perspectives and focuses, and add greatly to both the learning environment and the social environment. They can truly be regarded as the identity of the world today.

Arifur

In many cases the City College of New York is a more affordable college experience for an individual seeking higher education learning opportunities. It has been passed around by word of mouth that CCNY is a cheaper and far less sophisticated version of Columbia University which is located a mere twenty blocks away from campus. This stereotype has been supported by many false opinions and comments. CCNY is indeed a very financially friendly campus with yearly rates that are a fraction to that of Columbia University and most other private schools. However, the comments stating City College's standard for education is minimal and falls far inferior to that of other private schools is not a fact. Moreover, these are the facts that are not known to students: CCNY has produced the most ever Nobel Peace Prize Winners, programs in CCNY fall under top national rankings, the budget at CCNY is outstanding which provide students with services and resources that are top notch, student government and student life plays a large role and influence the manner in which the school is run, CCNY networks with various professions, clubs and organization to open doors for the students, and CCNY has established a campus that both isolates the school from society and interjects the school into society at the same time. The Spitzer Architecture Program, the ranging Engineering Programs, the Sophie Davis medical program, and the teaching academy are accredited courses and schools embodied within CCNY that have elevated this institution to be one of the top ranked in the nation. In the last few years, the athletics programs have vastly improved. Fraternities and sororities have begun to flourish and establish a new element of college life on these grounds. Social organizations, student government, clubs, and honor societies have created layers which make the college experience a lifestyle, rather than making City College solely a grounds for education. CCNY may be a fraction of the cost of Columbia University, however it is not a fraction of the entire college experience nor is it a fraction of the quality of education.

Arifur

In many cases the City College of New York is a more affordable college experience for an individual seeking higher education learning opportunities. It has been passed around by word of mouth that CCNY is a cheaper and far less sophisticated version of Columbia University which is located a mere twenty blocks away from campus. This stereotype has been supported by many false opinions and comments. CCNY is indeed a very financially friendly campus with yearly rates that are a fraction to that of Columbia University and most other private schools. However, the comments stating City College's standard for education is minimal and falls far inferior to that of other private schools is not a fact. Moreover, these are the facts that are not known to students: CCNY has produced the most ever Nobel Peace Prize Winners, programs in CCNY fall under top national rankings, the budget at CCNY is outstanding which provide students with services and resources that are top notch, student government and student life plays a large role and influence the manner in which the school is run, CCNY networks with various professions, clubs and organization to open doors for the students, and CCNY has established a campus that both isolates the school from society and interjects the school into society at the same time. The Spitzer Architecture Program, the ranging Engineering Programs, the Sophie Davis medical program, and the teaching academy are accredited courses and schools embodied within CCNY that have elevated this institution to be one of the top ranked in the nation. In the last few years, the athletics programs have vastly improved. Fraternities and sororities have begun to flourish and establish a new element of college life on these grounds. Social organizations, student government, clubs, and honor societies have created layers which make the college experience a lifestyle, rather than making City College solely a grounds for education. CCNY may be a fraction of the cost of Columbia University, however it is not a fraction of the entire college experience nor is it a fraction of the quality of education.

Jamie

There are racial and religious groups on campus. They are open to everyone and are about celebrating different cultures and having discussions about a religion. The is a LGBT organization at City College, which everyone is free to join. I don't believe any student would feel out of place because of the immense diversity of CUNY colleges. Most students are casual. Students wear what they feel comfortable in. I mostly wear jeans, t-shirts and sneakers, as do many other students. There is a lot of interaction between students. I cannot describe tables of students because in the cafeteria there is always a mix of different people sitting together talking about classes or even having just met each other. Students come from all different backgrounds. The financial situation varies but most are from middle class backgrounds. I have never discussed with any of my fellow peers potential salary for our chosen professions/fields.

Rema

They are okay but not so social at first.

Lizhu

My classmates are respectful and friendly to me. They help and listen to my thoughts and ideas whenever I needed. College is a huge place and the students are willing to help, they do not show any sign of discrimination becasue college is a diverse place to start with. I am glad that my classmates are able to help me out with school based questions and I am able to know more about their cultures and backgrounds.

Juan

My classmates have a wonderful knack for astonishing me with unique life stories.

Stacy

My classmates are diverse in every sense of the word; racially, sexually, and even in terms of maturity.

Karyn

Not apt to socialize. Diverse.

Rushane

My classmates are very diverse, they represent many different cultures and ethnicities.

Dean

My classmates are somewhat diverse ethnically and in terms of their goals.

Timothy

My fellow students come from various backgrounds, belong to various races, have widely varying goals and take education with varying degrees of seriousness; some of my classmates see the college as a poor man's Harvard while some are going only to avoid working for a few years; some are using it as a platform for environmental activism, and some just to hone their debating skills, drawing any one around them into a discussion on whatever they happen to be studying, often recruiting a passing professor into the impromptu seminar; being on campus for a few minutes reveals its vitality.

Keith

The three words to describe my classmates are intersting, caring, and fun.

Danielle

They are very diverse, representing all the different races of the world.

Ashley

My classmates are freindly and willing to help others with coursework.

Bernadette

My classmates have been friendly so far. Although I haven't made any friends while in college, you can definitely count on your classmates to assisst you in your school work or other concerns.

LEROY

MOST OF THE STUDENTS T HIS COLLEGE ARECAREER AND GOAL ORIENTED AND VERY.COMPETITIVE

Lourdes

Eclectic, bold, clever, studious, opinionated and well informed.

Estefani

My classmates are the greatest people I know, they are always there when you need them, they'll take notes for you and help you when you are struggleling.

Yan

They are very friendly

Hui

They are all cool and nice.

Estefani

Every class I have had so far has being pretty diverse which is great since that way you are expo to more points of views and come to new findings.

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