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  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    King's has a House System, sort of like the Ivy League Hall system. Each student is placed into a House upon coming to King's. There are boy's houses and girl's houses, no co-ed ones. There is a House Competition that lasts all year and has lots of different components to compete in. Houses arrange activities with other Houses as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    The King's Debate Society was started by students four years ago, and is now one of the top-ranked British Parliamentary style debate teams in the country. Mock Trial was started by students last year, and was invited to the National's this year. Students start the clubs and teams at King's, if you want something, get some students together and start it.

    Great for these types of students

    Interested in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, Media, Culture, & the Arts, Business, Theology, and Great Books.

    What to do for fun

    It's New York City, there's never a shortage of things to do. The MOMA is free on Friday afternoons, the MET is pay what you want, and has free student events every semester or so, student rush tickets get you into top plays for $20 or so, and there are tons of other free/cheap concerts, events, plays, and whatever else you can think of.

    Food and Dining

    Currently, there is no meal plan or dining hall. Instead, students take advantage of all the restaurants and grocery stores in New York City. The apartments are equipped with full kitchens, so students can make their own meals.

    Dorm Life

    Currently, housing is in four different locations throughout the city: two apartment buildings in Midtown, one in Brooklyn, and a building on the Lower East Side.

    Academic Rigor

    If I could give 4 1/2 stars, I would. The school does fantastic with most classes that relate to the core curriculum of the three majors, but when they try to get into math and science, the class quality drops a bit. I transferred from a highly intensive math and science program, so I have not had to take the classes personally, but I did tutor students in those classes, and the teaching style was not geared for students who don't have a natural bent towards math and science.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the school if you're really interested, and make sure you talk to other students, not just the admissions staff.

    In three sentences

    Not for everyone. Only three majors, Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, Business Management, and Media, Culture, and the Arts. Great school for those who like to think, like to write, and like to be challenged.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Republicans Club Internationally aware clubs Theater Club Debate Society Foreign Language Write-Handed Book Club Think Tank organizations IM Sports Athletics And more!

    Great for these types of students

    Academics Over-Achievers Entrepreneurs Leaders Business-Minded Go-Getters Media Guru Politically Active Activists Debaters

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year, as a part of New Student Orientation, the entire campus competes in a massive, house-verse-house, scavenger hunt that stretches across the entire city. We call it The Great Race. This is an amazing bonding time for you and your fellow house-mates and an event you'll always remember!

    Bang for the buck

    As a student at The King's College you will receive a well rounded education. Not only does King's challenge you academically but also as a young professional. King's has an extraordinary Career Development office. You will find that the entire King's Community is well-connected. This means amazing internships, killer jobs, great learning opportunities, volunteer possibilities, and plenty of networking opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    Metropolitan Museum of Art MoMA Go to the Park (Washington Square, Central, Madison Square, Tompkins) Go see a show Food--there are tons of amazing restaurants in NYC! Frisbee or Baseball Hangout with Friends Get Ice Cream/Sweets Watch a Movie Walk around and explore the city

    Food and Dining

    King's doesn't have any official dining hall or cafeteria. There are a number of snack vendors and small cafe's nearby. This allows each student to grocery shop within their budget and their own liking. I've found that you end up saving money this way rather than having a meal plan. Plus you can eat what you want.

    Dorm Life

    King's is arranged in the House System similar to Oxford. Rather than living on a dorm hall, you are placed in a fraternity of sorts. In addition, King's doesn't house students in dorms. The King's College sublets several different apartments in various parts of NYC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming or Prospective Students: - Be prepared to say no. There are many great clubs and organizations you can join, but you have to know how to say no or you'll be overcommitted. - Don't assume anything. College is the time to learn and gain valuable experience. Don't assume you already know something. - Time management is essential to success. - Don't overpack. Bring only the things that you absolutely need, then have your family mail things to you if you realize you need it or have room for it. - Studying is important. Good grades don't come easy. It takes studying and working hard in and out of class. - Community: be sure to invest in your House at King's. These relationships are going to last long after you graduate. - Enjoy college! School is sometimes difficult and a drag, but don't forget to enjoy being at college!

    In three sentences

    The King's College creates men and women of character and integrity that are fully prepared to defend their beliefs in the marketplace. King's is a school for the go-getter, the leader, the doer, the visionary, and the entrepreneur. The King's College will fully prepare any student for adult life and their professional career.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As safe as a college could possibly be.

    Greek Life

    There's no traditional Greek life per say but instead there's a House System. It basically splits students into 10 different groups, houses, named after important historical figures. Six of the houses are all-women and the other four are all-men. It's a neat way to feel more connected. There are a bunch of events with house competitions and stuff like that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few notable student organized clubs such as the Mock Trial and the school newspaper. There are also sports clubs. Although you're free to create a club if you want, not many people do so there's only a small number of them.

    Great for these types of students

    ~ Highly motivated students who want to succeed. Since this college is small, most of the students here are those who want to be here and know what they want to do in life. Very few are apathetic and laidback. ~It would help if you're Christian, but it's a requirement. There are students who are neutral so to speak and don't go to church. ~Great for those who want to be challenged

    Bang for the buck

    Overall a good college experience for the tuition amount. Most of the classes are small and therefore allow you to participate and learn more fully. The education gives you a Christian outlook on the subjects. The curriculum is challenging and not something you can just breeze through. Summer classes are offered. The setting is very business-like and helps prepare you for the business world. The community is very tight-knit.

    What to do for fun

    It's New York. I'm sure you'll think of something *wink*

    Food and Dining

    I think they offer a meal plan now but I personally just buy my own food from nearby cafes/restaurants/standbars. I do like that there's access to the 3rd floor cafeteria plus they have their own small cafeteria on the 5th floor which has a microwave, a fridge, and a sink (water fountains are also available).

    Dorm Life

    More than 90% of the students are out-of-state and dorm in apartment building that are scattered throughout the city, separate from the college campus. No co-ed options. The negative side is that you still have to pay for transportation to go to the campus every day and the dorms are expensive. Many students rent an apartment with their friends because it comes out cheaper that way.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are pretty challenging and require a lot of reading and writing. But there are some (math-based) ones that are easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    ~Get in the habit of wearing business casual. ~Attend the Inviso event.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the dorm buildings all have high security/ in safe neighborhoods. classes are in touristy safe area.

    Greek Life

    none. just the house system.

    Clubs and Activities

    mostly integrated with the house.

    Great for these types of students

    students looking for a school to be a part of not to just attend and wanting their degree to represent a time where they grew and were challenged.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    currently located in the empire state building. house system and the house competitions are unique.

    What to do for fun

    a lot of school events. new york nightlife. movies. museums. walking tours. parks.

    Food and Dining

    there isn't a cafeteria/ dining hall. the city of new york is your dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    buildings are spread throughout manhattan and there is currently one leased in brooklyn heights ( beautiful neighborhood). boys and girls are mostly kept separate.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are challenging and the professors expect you to keep up with the material. the challenge is mostly due to amount of reading. great class discussions. professors actually know what they are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you visit the school and understand how the school's mission plays out in the classroom.

    In three sentences

    the professors are respectable intellectuals in their respective fields leading to great class curriculum and discussions. class sizes are typically small. school is a supportive community in manhattan.

  • 08/10/2012

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Explore the city! Walk everywhere!

    Food and Dining

    There are no traditional college-style dining facilities, so plan food budgets and meals accordingly!

    Dorm Life

    We get to live in apartments in Manhattan!

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the subway system faster by using StopHop to map your routes. Plan extra time for travel throughout the city especially if using the subway or taking a taxi!

    In three sentences

    I am so excited to attend The King's College! I look forward to studying business management and political science in the classes at Kings and utilizing the plethora of resources available in New York City! I am grateful to TKC for giving me this opportunity!

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It's New York City, the possibilities are endless!

    Food and Dining

    No cafeteria means no bad food but no free food either. You have to purchase all food.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments are nice a spacious. The tough part is not necessarily having other girls on the same floor as you.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes are challenging but doable. The professors are easily accessible and extremely helpful.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is really good. You're a call away for help and the school and apartments are in the safest areas of the city. There is always someone making sure you are ok. I love my big sister looking over me and guiding me.

    Greek Life

    We don't have Greek but houses like the old English school. It's a lot of fun competing against the other houses. You really do bond together as one.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a range of different clubs from game board club,acting club, martial arts, to swing dancing. There is a full range on the school web.The nice thing is if you don't see what you like to do, the school will help you form a club. The school added two new varsity sports that I happen to be part of. For all you women golfers come and join me. It's a great time to be on a college golf team. Also there is track, basketball, softball, baseball, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a mature students that wants to learn to be an achiever and take on real life experiences this will be the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most unusual traditions is the Great Race. All the different houses compete by racing around the city to locate something or retrieve an item. Then we all race back to the starting line. This takes hours and in the end it's Kings way of teaching you to get around the city. You earn points for your house and find new friends fast.

    Bang for the buck

    There is nothing like NYC and it really does have so much to offer. The nice thing about KIngs is they make so many things available to you, and will help you reach your goal. Its really cool when the president of the school is willing to sit down and talk to you one on one to find out what you might need to have a successful year.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fun things to do in the city. Most of the time when we're not busy studying, my friends and I will go out and explore the city. Go see a movie, maybe watch a comedy act, visit little Italy and china town, or see a free concert, The possibilities are endless and we always have a blast after an eventful afternoon of just walking around the city.

    Food and Dining

    Your on your own for this one. The school supply's you with a great apartment with a stocked kitchen of pots and pans. But you will have to learn to cook. But no worries the school always is having events with free lunches, so u will survive well you learn to make Mac and cheese.

    Dorm Life

    Who needs a dorm when you have great apartments in the heart of it all. It come furnished with the basics to make you feel at home. And all have perks to them from their location to activities that are held in the buildings. Also because you are separated into houses you have a built in support system built in your apartment. Normally you fellow house members will be in the same buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    The learning experience here so far from what I've experienced, is very good. The teachers have their own unique way in teaching which is very helpful, and they are always asking their students to ask questions incase they don't understand something. We are the 44th best college in Liberal Arts in the country, so if you still have some doubt there's proof for you right there that the students at King's College are indeed getting a good education. Our business program is top notch and is located in the middle of a where it all happens. Wall Street.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a positive attitude, but don't be disappointed if things don't go the way you want them to. Most people don't realize just how different College is to High school until they finally get there and let me reiterate, college is VERY different to High School in the fact that the pace is much faster. And at times it can be a little overwhelming. However, do not fear! Because everyone goes through this time of adjustment and is more than willing to help you so that you don't feel alone. Always ask for help if you need it. That's my tip.

    In three sentences

    A+! The King's College is a fantastic school that really has you broaden your horizons as you face the city life as well as the school's obstacles. It helps you mature and really brings out who you really are and what sort of things you might be interested in.