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CUNY Hostos Community College Reviews

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  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    bunch of different clubs

    Great for these types of students

    the school has a big mix of different nationalities. it is welcoming to everybody no matter of the background color of the skin or the ethnicity

    What to do for fun

    the school is in the bronx 10 minutes away from the city

    Food and Dining

    i wont recommend eating at the cafetiere

    Dorm Life

    this school does not offer dorm

    Academic Rigor

    it all depends on which professor you get

    Tips for prospective students

    it is your choice if you going to take something from this college experience

    In three sentences

    it is a good school. students are sometimes disrespectful.

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hostos accommodates all types of students except if you are a C or D student this would be the school to help motivate you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to open your mind and work hard to reap the benefits.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for, with exception of the cafeteria food.

    Am enjoying being here

    The experience of knowing many faculty and students makes it more fun.

    Am learning a lot

    I have truly learned a lot from Hostos Community College.

  • 11/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Competitive programs for nursing, radiology, and dental hygine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because it is a 2 year school, do not let it fool you.

    Bang for the buck

    To me this college has the same material as if it was from a 4 year college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is really friendly and no one is judged. Everyone who's there just care about doing good and getting their degrees.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers really do care about you. They simplify the information so you can understand and so you can pass the class but also challenges you.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The school is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    For fun student can swim in the swimming pool and surf the internet.

    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Hostos have really bad scheduled (their are not enough classes) that make college so hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hostos is a great college for students who like to graduate quickly. Hotsos have good programs such as ASAP and COPE .

    In three sentences

    The building is nice. The food is bad. There is not a large variety of classes availble.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on, with over 50 different clubs in the school you get to go around meeting new people and enjoying the club activities.

    Bang for the buck

    You get out what you put in, means you will only enjoy what you put out. I think that this school is very good for the money paid, even though it is a small campus the people you meet and the experience is once in a life time. Students have very good professors, good library and a demanding system that only cares for your success at school.

    What to do for fun

    Well depends, hanging out in the student lounge conversing while watching tv, or playing basketball in the gym with the school team to playing video games in one of the clubs, there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The school cafe offers different types of food everyday, giving the students a different choice day by day at a good price range. Around the school campus there are many different types of restaurants that you can choose from also.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are very dedicated professors that are really devoted to improving students. The standards are tough but also very achievable. There are a lot of people wanting to help you achieve your academic career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in events and activities. Talk to fellow students and faculty about school resources and very well needed information.

    In three sentences

    Hostos is a great school that has some really good and caring professors. Students get the enjoy one on one learning with professors by having access to new computers, and a good library. Hostos is the definition of a family based school, from what you get out of it.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police and security is great and helpful when finding your way around the buildings

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs, organizations and activities if you are a person who enjoys doing community service and planning events for the student body

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who just came from another country because the main population of students consists of minorities---this helps with the language barrier and feeling comfortable in a new environment.

    Bang for the buck

    Great price per credit! No a very expensive school

    What to do for fun

    there are always events, parties and educational forums given by student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    other students come from different campuses and they say they loved the cafeteria. Everyday the menu is changed up and you have a variety of foods to choose from whether you are vegetarian or not.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life---students communte to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Hostos' graduation rate is not that great. Most students come here and slack off, dont graduate, or just never come back. However, there are many students who have academic goals and want to achieve them. There are honors programs specifically for these students. Also, students in the allied health programs---radiology, dental hygiene, and nursing---must have a high gpa to even get into these programs. the programs are very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students at Hostos must be serious about their schoolworlk---we are not in high school anymore---and thats what many new students seem to forget.

    In three sentences

    Hostos is a school with a lot of diversity that has a great allied health division. Many students come here to go into radiology, nursing, or dental hygiene. The programs are very competitive and students graduate with a career when leaving the school

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 19

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the school games. Swim. Run, sing, laugh anything...

    Tips for prospective students

    Patience and dedication. Work as hard for your future as you will for anything else in your life. Have fun but not to much fun. Take seriously your studies

    In three sentences

    The college is very convenient. I have huge anticipation for the future. I will enjoy my time there

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    People that are academically challenged, or need extra help.

    What to do for fun

    Very boring campus life, not much to do on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay ahead of the professors and take advantage o the resources that are offered.

    In three sentences

    This school is unorganized. The community is friendly. The school is decent overall.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is good.

    Greek Life

    There is none

    Clubs and Activities

    Sated above. there are many. You can look at the Hostos website.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is really good for all ethnicities and cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We all hang out at the library and study.

    Bang for the buck

    sure is.

    What to do for fun

    They have student clubs, activities, shows, health and wellnes, swimming, gym, and its by the train. Just a few minutes away from manhattan.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. They different foods every day in addition to stuff you can order such as sandwiches, panninies, breakfast foods etc. Also there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the close area.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I would have to give it 3 stars simply because although the professors are great and the students are very nice, there is a mixture of very driven tudents with some that don't really know what they want yet. After all it is a 2 year college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. There is always someone available to answer questions. Students are also very friendly and willing to help each other out.

    In three sentences

    Hostos Community College is a great place to get started. The professors are knowledgeable and caring and are always willing to help. At Hostos we also have a wonderful tutoring department.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security in every building and they reply prompt to any emergency

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 20 different clubs and various activities ranging from basketball, swimming, dance, etc..

    Great for these types of students

    Hostos offers a diverse environment therefore it is good for any type of student

    Bang for the buck

    Good education for Dental Hygiene compared to NYU

    What to do for fun

    While in school there is nothing to do but keep up with the readings, that becomes your fun time.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria does not offer many options however, it does offer fresh cooked food. There is a lack of healthy option around the are.

    Academic Rigor

    Quizzes are given almost everyday for each class. Lots of reading and practice.

    Tips for prospective students

    If applying for the Dental Hygienist program, make sure you to focus on chemistry and anatomy and physiology courses. These will help you in getting into the program. Once in the program make sure to make time each day to study. Dedicate at least 1.5 hours of study time per day per class. During your days off prepare in advance for future quiz/test.

    In three sentences

    Hostos offers a diverse environment. It strives to prepare students for the real world.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Hostos is a college full of flavors and culture where you can find the menu that you want and tastes different options and you will choose the food of different culture any time during you academic process. Feel free to enjoy of you delicious food at the dinning room and share with others. At the cafeteria you will be attended by a staff that do the best work for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Enjoy of a broad academics or degree programs that will increase you academic level and make you succeed in the real world, helping you community to be better as we know young people are the future of the world and in our hands depend the world getting a education and a career will make our lives better in the future. Hostos offer you the opportunity to get a education for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students no matter you race, culture or language Spanish/English you will be learning and interacting with bilingual and monolinguals students will give you a great experiences. Hostos will build higher education skills to you future and the real world, including a variety of careers or transferring.

    In three sentences

    Hostos community college is a place where you will feel comfortable and everybody tread you like a family member. People who will help you to success and accomplish the goals that you want, also is place that you can socialize with people from different race, culture or personality giving you a opportunity to meet new people. Hostos a community college full of opportunities that will make you build skills to you future.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Hostos Community College takes great recognition for ensuring the safety of students by having high qualified security officers located on every campus property.

    Greek Life

    Alpha Thetta Kappa is one of the Greek clubs that is offered on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a huge variety of clubs that will fit a student's background or religion.

    Great for these types of students

    The plus to being a student at Hostos Community College is that there is huge multicultural rate as well as equity for those who come from different backgrounds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The locations that can be quite confusing to new students would be the A building mainly because there is no 2nd floor, so a student would have to take the stairs to the 2nd floor, where as if they wanted to go to the 3rd or 4th floor they could take the elevator.

    Bang for the buck

    In attending Hostos Community College, you won't be regretful.

    What to do for fun

    Although I haven't been able to enter any student clubs due to always studying, Hostos Community College has a variety of student activities to engage in. Such as: The student leadership academy, the swim team, basketball team, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Hostos Community College's student cafeteria is very delicious. The staff who are cooking always make sure they wear gloves and they have good customer service.

    Dorm Life

    Since Hostos Community College is a undergraduate campus, there isn't any dorm housing available. Most students who attend usually have their own place or they live with parents.

    Academic Rigor

    All depending on the professor you have, however if you study hard, you should be fine in maintaining a good GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking into going to college at Hostos Community College make sure you are clear in choosing your career interest. Be on time when applying for your financial aid via FAFSA. Be determined and never give up your aspirations in pursuing a academic journey at Hostos Community College.

    In three sentences

    In currently attending CUNY Hostos Community College as a upper freshman college student, I would like to state that it is a very good college that aides students in multiculturalism, equality as well as dedication.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    outside the campus area so often feel with high school kids that likes to get rowdy

    Greek Life

    there is no fraternities and sororities in this school that I know of

    Clubs and Activities

    The only program I see worth trying out as a SAP program, massage for the major financial benefits they always have program program members

    Great for these types of students

    The schools ethnicity Spanish hispanics

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Despair is definitely in this college. Almost every week there's a school rally to motivate the kids to learn

    Bang for the buck

    only offers basketball as only offers basketball as a division 3 sports clubs. it will be very difficult to make it will be very difficult to make friends. If you do not know what the ASAP program is, basically you go to college for free

    What to do for fun

    If you're not in the ASAP program you wouldn't have any fun at college

    Food and Dining

    The food is well price but the food services around the area would be a better option

    Dorm Life

    This CUNY college does not have any dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    From my time there, I went to 1 hard class which was English.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take math classes, all the math professors I've came in contact with are very caring. If you get a hard class stick with it because the other classes are way too easy

    In three sentences

    The college is defiantly fun. The faculty are very interactive and fun to be around. Unfortunately I feel like this college does not push me to my potential

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 19

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It's a very good school. It gives a lot of opportunities to everyone. The coaches also known as counselors are helpful and caring.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 19

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I work out and play volleyball in my fun time

    Food and Dining

    great food in the cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    unfortunately, we do not have dorms.

    In three sentences

    Hostos is very diverse and well rounded. The process of enrollment n registration is made so much easier because of the faculty & staff. I give my school a full blown 10!

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 19

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Speech and Intro to Theatre. SUPERB!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to go in with determination and drive!

    In three sentences

    Learned a whole lot of material that I couldn't have received anywhere else. Glad to have experienced a challenging prerequisite that'll enable me to move on up and handle greater tasks at hand. Beautiful and engaging experience.

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 19

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to play basketball at the gym, hang out with a few friends, attend every event that is occurring around the school, I even like to eat lunch outside the school too.

    Tips for prospective students

    When it comes to scholarships, always take advantage of that opportunity because no one knows if you can be selected to earn an award. Applying for a scholarship does help provide students like me to do many things while attending college such as paying for your classes, renting textbooks, even your tuition as well. That's why I'm giving this tip to those who don't understand what a scholarship is should be able to go through this opportunity and chase that goal of what is needed for you and your future.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Hostos Community College as neutral. Although it's a good school, but I don't think that they have the course in which I want to major in. To tell you the truth, I don't like this school at all.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security guards on the campus are very serious about the safety of the faculty and students at Hostos CC.

    What to do for fun

    If you are a student who is into sports or clubs, Hostos CC have a few great events that often happen on the campus. Such as the drama club, religion club, volleyball and basketball teams, and more.

    Food and Dining

    The food that is provided in the school cafeteria is good, however, their pricing is a bit pricy.

    Dorm Life

    At hostos CC there are no dorms because it is a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those who are entering into Hostos CC or plan to apply to the college here are a few tips I can offer. Patience and Determination is the keys to what will help bring you forward in this college. It's a great school but thee are going to be professors who are very serious about their teaching and will teach material on a senior college level and if you aren't prepared then it can possibly hinder you in your goals. Remaining focused will definitely help.

    In three sentences

    Hostos CC is a great college for those who have just graduated high school or for those who are planning to start over their career paths in hopes to a brighter future.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is in a good environment, everyone is respectful from the students to the staff.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a number of clubs/activities. For example the boys basketball team which is great.

    Great for these types of students

    If anyone is interested in Nursing i think this would be a great place to go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really isn't anything unusual, but there are student essay competitions and free student activities such as bake sales, free HIV testing, dance classes, blood drive recruitment and technology workshops.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth the while as well as money depending on what kind of degree or career path one chooses.

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of things to do for fun. There is a gym where majority of the students go to work out. A huge gymnasium as well as a pool area and a place for those who have a creative to paint/draw.

    Food and Dining

    Haven't been to the food dining place but there are a number of food restaurants around that area.

    Dorm Life

    There are not any dorms but the classrooms are clean and decent.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class determines how rigorous the academic is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be challenged, but most of all stay focused.

    In three sentences

    CUNY Hostos Community College is a really great school with the best effective professors, they do not only make sure that you are learning the information they teach most of all they make sure you can understand it. Good relationships are built within the students and teachers. The only thing the school needs to work on are the technology aspects:majority of the time the equipment will not work, other than that great school.