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  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a few security guards and some cameras around. I remember one incident while I was there that threatened the safety of the students but that was it and security took care of it right away.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has a baseball team but it wasn't that put together yet when I attended, it was something they were trying out. They also have a basketball team but no divisions and there's no gym in the school so they go somewhere else to practice. The main thing they work worth is their fashion program since they also work with people who want to study fashion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library and the lunchroom are the go to places in the building. You'll find some people taking advantage of the school's help system in the computer lab. Sometimes a professor might want to meet with you there because there's less traffic.

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the money that's charged to enroll. I know they have a job placement program but haven't heard many good things about it although they do hold job fairs there sometimes. Personally I think you can get exactly if not more with a community college. For a private college there's not much to offer there students.

    What to do for fun

    Some parties are held in the school lunchroom. The school lunchroom is a main area in the school where they hold events, seminars, orientations, award ceremonies, etc. If it needs a big room, that's the place it'll be. They'll do raffles, secret valentines for Valentines day and small things as such. Most of the things I remember were coordinated through the students and had nothing to do with the school. There is a small park area near by that you can play basketball and the mall is close. Once you take a trip and see everything there isn't much around the school.

    Food and Dining

    They snacks you can purchase are pretty good and they have a lot of fast food restaurants around but if you're not planning on spending money to eat your whole stay there, pack some sandwiches or bring some snacks. There's no free food there so take my advice if you have an appetite as big as mine. Food can get expensive and quickly too.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms. It's a commuter school. The campus is mostly made up of 2 parking lots and the school building in the middle.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors are great but some are hard to build relationships with but they'll work with you. You'll find a lot of focused students in the library which creates a great working environment and you'll find some really laid back professors that you have to be on top of. The most challenging part of the academics was This male English Professor who took it upon himself to really challenge his students; other than that it was working through the distractions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you submit your application with enough time to straighten out all the paperwork. If it's 2 weeks before the schools scholarship deadline, make sure you speak with the admissions counselor right away; if the conversation never seems to actually go into discussing how much money you'll receive then do not continue the enrollment. The school is a lot of money to take out loans for and you won't see any of it because they only take what they need for your tuition and books and you'll be stuck with the cost transportation and food(They don't provide free meals in their lunch room; there's a little store in there that they sell snacks from).

    In three sentences

    The Professors are great. Admin and the finance office seem to need better communication but the environment in the school is very easy to familiarize yourself with. Doesn't have a real campus to receive the real college campus life feel and it's small.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is at the entrance when you walk in the building, and I know that the parking lots have cameras as well as inside the school. I have seem them myself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many but my favorite is The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, which I am a member of, they offer many benefits when you are a member.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who don't want the traditional campus life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering it is a private college, you really get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    The College of Westchester is in the heart of White Plains, NY which means there are all kinds of fun things to do for college students.

    Food and Dining

    Doesn't apply to me.

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't apply to me.

    Academic Rigor

    Their classes are amazing! They target things you can use in your personal life, as well your professional career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick the best schedule for you to succeed! They have a lot of options, day school, night school, Saturdays and online.

    In three sentences

    College of Westchester is an incredible school! The professors are the heart of the school, they really care about the students, not just for the semester but for life! The best decision I have ever made was enrolling in The College of Westchester.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 9

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are student clubs that appeal to everyone

    Food and Dining

    They have vending machines in the student center, 7 11 is right across the parking lot. Further down the road is the best little Italian spot that has the most awesome food and they deliver. (Yes I have eaten there a few times, lol)

    Dorm Life

    This is a commuter college. There are no dorms and it would be weird if there were.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, your classes can be hard or challenging, but that's why there is a learning center who provides tutors in all subjects and majors. And the teachers are more than willing to see you one on one for extra help or comprehension.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be serious and ready to work! This isn't the 13th grade. The purpose of this college is to get you to learn what you have to learn to be the best in your field. Slacking is not an option for the College of Westchester. If you slack then you're going to be wasting your money!!

    In three sentences

    The class sizes and content of the classes are actually beneficial to my college experience, rather than wasting my time as I have heard other colleges doing to their students.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is secured and safe and is in a very safe environment and friendly area.

    Great for these types of students

    The College of Westchester is great for students who are sure of what they want for themselves and know that with what they will gain from this school. it will impact them in ways they will have never thought.

    What to do for fun

    Study and more studying , you need to make studying fun to Ace your classes and provide a better outcome for yourself.

    Dorm Life

    Im not sure if they have a campus because i live close to the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your ambitious and determined The College of Westchester is right for you, there specialized to get you through to school faster than other colleges and with the same degrees and education.

    In three sentences

    The College of Westchester is very concern and focus on your future and education and will do everything in there power to ensure your success. Also classes don't exceed more than 15 students to address every students needs. lastly The College of Westchester have modify there programs to cut most general knowledge classes to provide classes that focuses on your major from the start of your enrollment.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 9

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It offers many opportunities for different types of student clubs and trips as individuals and families along with options to explore and experience new things and adventures.

    Food and Dining

    The only food I can speak of is the vending machines that are very diverse to fit the persons interest in fast sort of healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    Unable to speak on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    College of Westchester is dedicated to help every obtain the most they can academically and personal growth.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for a school that offers small classes offering many resources to succeed this is definitely a school to attend. The staff is very attendtive and make sure that every person entering their facilities leave without any doubt of what one can expect to withdraw from this college experience.

    In three sentences

    I am absolutely content and proud of attending this college. It is dedicated to helping individuals succeed and making them aware of all obtains that is available to help achieve their goals. Professors dedicate time to help students obtain clarity on subjects if needed.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 9

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Everyone is different in terms of having fun, as long as you'rre not hurting anybody, or breaking the law, then you an do whatever you think is fun. Just remember to stay focus.

    Food and Dining

    It's always great to eat with the people that care about you the most.

    Dorm Life

    The College of Westchester doesn't have dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The College of Westchester has majors from business, allied health, and digital media. As long as you do the work and ask questions in class, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a small school, that provides great assistance, than The College of Westchester is right for you.

    In three sentences

    This school is nice and small. It has excellent teachers, and counselor that care. It offers a wide range of resources for current students and graduates, who are looking for a job.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    7 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that want an expedited degree focusing on business or graphic arts or medical practices

    Food and Dining

    I am unsure as I am part of the online division

    Dorm Life

    I am unsure as I am a part of the online division.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty easy and the teachers work with the students to make sure everyone is a success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you want from school. Knowing this will transform your perception and you will receive only want you want to get out of every experience.

    In three sentences

    I was once a student here and now have been reinstated back to this school. I am currently enrolled with the online sector of this college. The school has a good program that is meant to meet your needs according to your accessibility.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security on campus from open to close.

    Greek Life

    They have a great honor's program.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their clubs are fun but could use improvement.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who have a strong will to succeed and take their knowledge/experience/education to the next level.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have lot's of food traditions on campus, especially during holidays.

    Bang for the buck

    Their sort of on the expensive end, but the education/experience/knowledge from their professors are the reason why I graduated in 2005 and returned now in 2013 for a second degree.

    What to do for fun

    Go to a CW Warrior's basketball game, also the school has a lot of traditional food days, where students bring in various foods from their cultures and shares with others.

    Food and Dining

    Vendor machines are in the student cafe area, and the gourmet coffee is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't a dorm, but the campus life is a lot of fun, great places on-campus to socialize and meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be challenged on a daily basis.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be challenged as a day student. Evening and Saturday students have more flexibility with online and on-campus classes.

    In three sentences

    If you want to get your degree faster than a traditional 4 year college, then attending CW is the perfect opportunity for you. They have one-on-one class room style classes, you will get he individual attention you need versus a large university with 200 students in a room.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has security guards at the front desk that will not allow anyone into the building with out IDs. As well as security in the parking lots.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs you can join and the school has two mens sports teams for soccer and basketball.

    Great for these types of students

    Interested in Media, Business, Accounting, and Medical

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs you can join and the school has two mens sports teams for soccer and basketball. The school is very small so there aren't many places to go during your break many students either hangout in the library or just go hang out at a local spot around the school

    Food and Dining

    Does not have fresh food made just vending machine snacks. However the school is located on a street with a variety of fast food chains and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The workload depends on every class but if you have good time management skills this shouldn't be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your are perusing business this is a good school for you. Or if you are looking for a school to boost your GPA to transfer school is a good choice.

    In three sentences

    A small school that has high school sized classrooms and very good teachers. You can do you Associates in 1 1/2 year and do your Bachelors in 3 years. Although, it is a bit on the pricey side without any financial assistance.