Nyack College

Nyack, NY, USA

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Nyack College

3.36 Average Rating

TESOL major at Nyack College

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Nyack College is a great school that seeks to be a welcoming and diverse campus. Although it is a small community, Nyack College offers much opportunity for students to grow in terms of their Christian faith, leadership skills, and in expasion of their personal and professional relationships with fellow students and professors. Nyack College the perfect choice for students who wish to be in a supportive and friendly environment while attempting to complete their degree programs.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to leave your comfort level. Go out, meet people, and experience all that the college has in store for you.
Academic Rigor
I am most familiar with the School of Education, being that I am an education major. The courses I took were academically challenging, and prepared me to take and pass all three New York State Teachers' Certification Exams (NYSTEC) on my first attempts. The professors are strict on deadlines, but very understanding and eager to help you to succeed. For that I am very grateful.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is excellent. Dorms are not coed, and there are rules in place which prohibit excessively disturbing behavior such as quiet hours, requiring all residents to not surpass a certain level of noise in their dorms so that the residents neighboring rooms can study or sleep.
Food and Dining
There is not a huge variety of different food at the cafeteria, but overall the dining experience is good. There is always the sub sandwich station, pizza station, wstir fry station and salad bar for those students who don't always want to eat what is offered on the hot food line.
What to do for fun
Explore the town of Nyack. It is really a unique place. Take a walk downtown or catch a ride on the bus to the Palisades Center Mall if you're looking for fun off campus.
Greek Life
None.
Campus Safety
24/7 security guard. No record of crimes on campus.
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Elisabeth from Bay Shore, NY

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am not just learning a lot academically, but spiritually as well! Nyack has taught me how to be independent in my faith. I have learned how to think like an adult and apply my knowledge to my faith, and vice versa!
Am enjoying being here
I love Nyack so much! I transferred here from Messiah College. This school really fit my needs. It was just far away enough for me to be independent, but it was close enough for me to go home when I needed to go home!
Bang for the buck
Nyack is a lot cheaper than most schools. Make sure you ask a lot of questions about financial aid though! They cannot help you unless you ask!
Tips for prospective students
Make friends with your admissions counselor! Everyone in admissions is happy to talk to you about anything. However, you need to show them that you are interested by asking questions. Confirm that they received your application, pastoral recommendation, etc.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who is looking to strengthen his/her relationship with God! The campus is small, but it is great for people who want a tightly-knit community!
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Farrah from Horsham, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The Professors are more than Helpful! Engage Yourself
Am enjoying being here
New York is an amazing place to be! So Much to do!
Bang for the buck
It is a pricey place - spend wisely!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you are ready for a Christian enviorment. This is not a party school it is a place to grow and learn!
Great for these types of students
Outgoing, Christian, Fun People!
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Christiane from Flushing, NY

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I will learn alot about the college life and gain a sense of independency.
Will enjoy being here
I will learn more about the lord Jesus christ and enjoy that because he's all I need to make it through the world we live in today.
Great for these types of students
Those who want to serve the lord or those who just want to learn more about him.
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Leonard from New York, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Nyack College is a highly uplifting source for personal spiritual and academic growth. The administrators and, especially, the course instructors, inspire persistent self-inspection, academic proficiency, and Christian servant participation. I am truly blessed for making Nyack College my choice for higher educational advancement!
Tips for prospective students
I recommend immediate and consistent interaction with course instructors, advisers, and students. Understanding your professors' teaching ways is vital to every scholastic pursuit and developing effective and efficient studying bonds with classmates yields tremendous self-growth. It is also important to lead your on-campus life as the caring and serving Christian you are when at your house of worship and on the harvest field!
Academic Rigor
Nyack College builds character and academic prowess.
Food and Dining
There are many eateries within the school's proximity.
What to do for fun
Listening to the school's choirs and observing the cultural events on-campus are avenues of fun!!
Bang for the buck
Great relationships for future growth and career investment are prime assets at Nyack College!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We travel to the Nyack, N.Y. home and burial site of the school's founder, A.B.Simpson. It is a mandatory class for each student.
Great for these types of students
This school features degrees in a plethora of fields of study!
Clubs and Activities
Students Against Hunger, Nyack College Business Club, Student Government Association, Orchestral and various choral groups are available
Greek Life
I am not fully informed about the fraternities, but I have participated in the literature club, called Men of Letters.
Campus Safety
Safety is a valued premium at Nyack College!
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Joanna from Flushing, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
If you are a Christian, loves going to church and loves school. Nyack is for you! Worship and praise in the elevators (usually Monday), teachers who actually care about your academic achievements, and students who would not mind helping to achieve.
Tips for prospective students
Ask! Don't be shy to ask for extra credits! Teachers in Nyack College wants you to pass!
Academic Rigor
Teachers expect high, but they are not afraid to help with your academic needs.
Food and Dining
You get to cook your own omelet. That's already a plus!
What to do for fun
Shop! Espeically, if you are in the Manhattan Campus, you are in the heart of SoHo. If you are few hours early, shop; after class, shop!
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Joel from New York, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Nyack College provides an environment that advocates academic excellence and social unity. As a student at Nyack, you should expect to be embraced by your professors and fellow classmates, as well as feel encouraged to achieve your full potential. It is a Christian oriented school, but it is very welcoming and open to all.
Tips for prospective students
Understand that is a Christian based school, and so prayers and biblical allusions are often made. Also, something called Chapel will be mandatory to attend. It serves as a mini service like Church.
Academic Rigor
The professors strive to help students discover their highest potential.
Dorm Life
The Rockland county campus contains beautiful acres of nature. One should expect to walk up and down hills between their dorms and class rooms. There are no A.C's inside student dorms on the account of the cold weather that is rampant during the winter season. Students would be advised to dress accordingly to the winter weather. There can be a large number of snow days in which classes are cancelled.
Food and Dining
The food is not five star gourmet cuisine at Nyack. I would advise to stack up on homemade foods or be willing to eat out often, (which can be expensive).
What to do for fun
There are many sports clubs offered at Nyack. There is a women's soccer team, as well as a lacrosse team, and there are baseball and basketball teams. There are various other clubs in the school aside from sports as well.. Nyack College at Rockland is located approximately ten minutes away from the renown Palisades mall. This mall is the second largest shopping mall in the New York Metropolitan area.
Bang for the buck
Although the dorms are not modernly designed and the food is sub par, the student life and experience is definitely worth the expense.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are these folktales that circulate the school about witch trails. They are said to be located in the woods right by Hillside.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who wish to attend a Christian college, as well as great for athletes who want to get into a good school and play. Nyack is very open to everyone.
Clubs and Activities
There are many sports teams and clubs to join.
Greek Life
Greek Life at Nyack is not very common.
Campus Safety
Campus Safety is regarded as one of the most vital necessities at Nyack. Classes are usually cancelled due to inclement weather to assure the safety of the students. The auxiliary unit at Nyack is very attentive and responsive.
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