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In terms of finding the right college, I would strongly urge students to spend a day or more visiting the colleges they are c...
In terms of finding the right college, I would strongly urge students to spend a day or more visiting the colleges they are considering. There's no better way of getting a feel for a college than by actually interacting with students, sitting in on classes, and speaking to professors. In addition, I believe that college rankings shouldn't be your only guide. Instead, you should find a college that fits you and your individual desires, regardless of its numerical ranking. I also believe that in order to make the most out of the college experience, students must learn to balance classwork and a social life. Having one without that other will make for a dismal four years. It is important for work to be done on time, and to schedule time to study for exams, but all work and no play makes John Q. Student a dull boy. There are so many extra-curricular activities to take part in, and so many recreational pursuits both on and off campus that, far from detracting from academic success, can actually serve to enrich the college experience and revitalize students in order to help them succeed.
The cost of tuition - we pay Ivy League prices, but don't receive an Ivy League education.
A Jewish person who is unafraid of a heavy courseload due to the dual curriculum.
I would say that the most important thing is to visit schools. And do it more than once, too. Once with parents, and the ot...
I would say that the most important thing is to visit schools. And do it more than once, too. Once with parents, and the other time, the student should come one his/her own and spend a night or a weekend. Sit in on classes and see what they're like. Spend the weekend and see what the night and social life is like. If there is a certain thing in particular that you are interested in, look into it and experience it. This may be time consuming and a bit pricy sometimes, however it is time and money well spent, because this is a huge decision for you. I am at Yeshiva University as a transfer student because I made the wrong choice the first time. I didn't put enough time into researching colleges before I made my first decision to attend a school and it was the wrong one. So, put the time in. You won't regret it. Once you get to college, stay on top of your work. It stinks to think about it, but time management helps out a lot because not only does it help your grades - it gives you more fun time.
You should not attend this school if you expect to get good grades without doing work. Students at Y.U. do more work than the average college student - but, graduate schools and employers know it and seek Yeshiva students for this reason.
The most frustrating thing about Y.U. is the lack of parking. Except for parents visiting on weekends, when they can get parking for free, parking can be a real hassle - especially because once you finally find a space on the street, because of New York street cleaning, you have to move your car twice a week. With that said, you don't need a car. New York City transportation takes you ANYWHERE you want to go at a low price, and the school operates a free shuttle to the other campus in Midtown Manhattan in the afternoon and evening.
My classmates are nice and engagin students who are willing to help each ther out with studying, who are focused on academics...
My classmates are nice and engagin students who are willing to help each ther out with studying, who are focused on academics and careers, and who are responsibely young adults who yet simultaneously know how to relax and enjoy themselevs when needed.
I suggest that parents and students visit the colleges that they are considering and step into a dorm room or a classroom, and really ask practical questions of the students that are there. Sometimes parents and a student examine the general characterisitcs of a college such as its ranking, price, or location, but people should close examine the more specific qualities such as if the school offers a health-oriented dishes on their meal plan that can save a health-minded student a lot of headache. Or if academic advisors really assist the student in planning out a college career, rather than letting the students cope with it alone. Another issue that came up for me is the medical facilties and options available on campus when a student gets sick, or if the school offers convenient jobs or a stipend for books etc. All these details really help a student get a feel for the school and get an idea of what his life will be lke for the next four years there. With regards to making the most of a college experience, I have one thng to say. Take advantage of everything your school offers. Period.
The weather and the fact that presently there are some budget cuts that at times affect student non-academic related activities.
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I believe that it is important to consider a variety of factors in choosing the best place to spend one's four year college experience. Financial considerations are often the primary consideration for most. Parents and students should know that there are a variety of resources available to assist with financial aid, including books (How to Go to College for Free), websites (fastweb.com, scholarshipexperts.com, etc.), student loan lenders, and the school's financial aid office itself. While it may take some time to investigate these different avenues of aid, it is worthwhile to do before writing off a school simply based on its high cost. It is also important, I believe, to consider the environment in which one learns best. Do you prefer smaller classes or large classes? Will you feel claustrophobic in a big city? Do you need to have a school that has a student body that tends to "party" a lot, or will you feel most supported in a student body that places a strong emphasis on academics? These are questions that each student must consider for him or herself (and discuss with parents, advisors, etc.) before choosing a schoool.
A Jewish woman interested in advancing academically and in exploring more about her heritage through interesting and engaging Judaic studies classes. Somone who does not mind attending a school with a student body comprised almost entirely of Jewish Orthodox women. This can be a fun, enjoyable and richly rewarding place to receive a college education, but it can be an enormous amount of work (there is a dual-curriculum courseload, secular and Judaic), so the woman applying should consider her willingness to juggle a variety of different classes before applying.
Try to pick the right school that fits your needs. If there is ever a moment where you have a tremendous amount of uncertaint...
Try to pick the right school that fits your needs. If there is ever a moment where you have a tremendous amount of uncertainty and discomfort, leave. Dont allow your financial struggles to hinder your educational advancements, because in the long run, you will recieve a lot more than just income back.
The curriculum is very heavy because every student must focus on a double curriculum, but every person in there is willing to help you all the way through. This makes the school environment very warm.
I have a totally different background than most of the students there. I went to a lower income public school in the bronx. I grew up barely being raised with one parent, and I my family is not religious at all. Everyone that I've met in there is completely the opposite. I have a hard time buying notebooks, they can get materials easily.
I would tell parents and students that the "right college" is more about what you do once you're on campus than what you do i...
I would tell parents and students that the "right college" is more about what you do once you're on campus than what you do in the search process. Students should get involved in extra curricular activities from day one. College is what you make of it. It's important to get involved on campus, pursuing old interests and discovering new ones. It's important to focus on becoming part of and contributing to a community. You will greatly benefit from being part of the campus community, and after becoming involved you owe it to your fellow students and to future students to do what you can to pinpoint faults and do whatever you can to improve them. Because maybe you didn't pick the perfect university, but the "right" university is what you make of it for yourself and others.
The community. It's cohesive and there are plenty of extra curriculars that are easy to get involved in
Small math and physics department
Make sure it is the right college for YOU. Other than that, there is really no definitive advice that I can provide for a parent/student about finding the right University because people inevitably change over the course of four years. Finally, regard to making the most of one's college experience, I cannot speak more highly of those who get involved in the school. In my opinion, the students who become involved in student groups, government or sports are the students who succeed in making their choice in University the best one for them. If a student participates and takes advantage of the opportunities available on campus that best fits who he or she is, that student will be proud of their school, and ultimately of their choice of which school to attend.
The student-professor ratio.
this is the only school i applied to
this is the only school i applied to
i am married, that is why i chose not to answer the "Date" question. its definitely not the biggest decision of your life, dont worry too much. know that college is not only school, its your life for 4 years, its not hihg school, make sure you are at a place you will be able to have a good tiem in an enviornment you are comfortable in. your ideas in the begining will never be the same as in the end-keep that in mind!
someone jewish, whether religious or not this school is good for you. it will let you be yourslef and you can find someone like you no matter what
Speak to people who have attended that school who resemble yourself or who you want to be when you graduate. Go to the school...
Speak to people who have attended that school who resemble yourself or who you want to be when you graduate. Go to the school and check out the campus. Determine whether you like the location, both in neighborhood and city. Look through the course catalog and determine whether any of the classes actually interest you. Do a hell of a lot of research.
It's a top 50 school. Other than that.. nothing.
It's not co-ed, it's in the neighborhood where crack was invented (i.e. one of the worst areas in NY). I have a dual curriculum which translates to taking 9 classes each semester, attending class from 9 am till 8pm, while only receiving 17 credits. There is no social life on campus, you must go out to have a good time. Girls aren't allowed in dorms. Most of the students fit a sterotypical mold.
In order to find the right college for yourself or child you need to have a fundamental understanding of what will be most conducive to his/her learning as an example: it is small classes and better teachers or larger classes with big curves and teachers that are not as good. As for the student themselves for them to make the most out of their college experience there will be two factors, the first and most important is the friends that he/she will make, which will influence what they end up doing on campus. The second is their involvement in the school on any level, whether it is a team, club, or student government role they can all greatly influence their collge experience and what they will end up doing for their career.
How bad most of the teachers would be.
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