SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY, USA

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SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
3.70 Average Rating

Alicia from Winsted, CT

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I am planing on learning as much as I can and pass my knowledge on to others.
Will enjoy being here
When I went for a campus tour, it felt like home, I felt great there. This college is definitely for me
Great for these types of students
Those who like the counrty setting, who are intersting in learning about Agriculture and some other areas of intersts. If you perfer a smaller sized school.
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Trisha from Farmingville, NY

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
SUNY Cobleskill is a beautiful campus set in a scenic environment. The staff and students are a pleasure to speak with and more than happy to help. Success of the students is their number one priority.
Tips for prospective students
Research your desire major in depth. Make many trips to several colleges to decide which is best for you and how comfortable you will feel. Discover all of the activities and programs the school has to offer.
Academic Rigor
Stay focused on your goals. No matter how tough it may feel at times remember the end point and how it will be all worth it in the end. Never give up.
Dorm Life
Very safe with a RA on each floor. The school has its own police department. You have three options to decide which suite is best for you.
Food and Dining
Many places to eat and pick up food on the go. They have a program called Cobycash and it can be used in dining and several other listed locations outside the campus. Very convenient.
What to do for fun
Since Cobleskill is located in the mountains and the weather is usually cold and doused in snow they're many ski resorts. Also many parks to explore, if you are the out doors type. Several barns and stables located near the campus. Small town to do some shopping and errands. The school offers many programs for the students such as events throughout the semesters.
Bang for the buck
If you are a New York resident and wish to travel upstate this school is very affordable. They offer financial aid assistance as well.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a barn across the street from the campus. Many horses, pigs, rabbits and goats.
Great for these types of students
If you are majoring in agriculture there is a wonderful program. Also all animal lover students who wish to get a degree involving the study of animals. Great for pre-vet students. I believe there are some computer classes as well.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs and activities for just about anyone. Here is a link with the list of clubs and their description http://www.cobleskill.edu/campus-life/student-life/clubs.asp
Campus Safety
SUNY Cobleskill has their own police department.
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Mary from Jefferson, NY

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
i am very impressed with the level of education i've recieved here. the faculty of the plant science dept. are outstanding on both an academic and personal level. i'm learning more than i ever thought i would, and having alot of fun doing it; we get hands-on experience as well as lectures.
Tips for prospective students
don't be afraid of your professors, if you like your advisor, chances are you will become friends, if you don't, it's ok to change. if you take entomology, start your bug collection early. try to arrange your schedule so you're taking at least one class you can ace, one 4.0 can save your gpa in case you tank other classes.
Academic Rigor
this is college. some classes may seem easier than others, some harder, but you will have to work. if you're falling behind or can't understand something, tell your professor right away so he/she can help you.
Dorm Life
i am a commuter student, this doesn't apply.
Food and Dining
the food is varied and tasty.
What to do for fun
i am an old commuter, i go home.
Bang for the buck
other colleges and many government and private companies favor
cobleskill students due to our well-rounded, practical education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
you may just see a professor walk through your lecture with a piece of aluminum foil on his head, looking for the mother ship...........
Great for these types of students
students of all ages who really want to learn something that they can use in real life.
Clubs and Activities
wide variety of clubs campus wide. something for everyone.
Greek Life
no greeks.
Campus Safety
i've been here nearly four years, and know of no serious incidents on campus. upd are strict enforcers.
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Naja from bronx, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I Love the diversity
The library is the best place to go for academic help with studies.
Picking my own classes that suite my major helps a lot.
Tips for prospective students
Apply even if your not 100% sure visit if that helps you to change your mind.
Academic Rigor
I personally love the small class environment. Haven't actually been in a class that was really large so that's good for those who like the attention in the class where the professor will notice you attend cobleskill. Professors are very understanding and they work with you whenever you need the help and they have office hours that helps a lot.
Dorm Life
Just the set-up is so weird and i personally don't like it. All the money i pay for my attendance is not worth what the freshman dorms look like.
Food and Dining
I rate it a 4/5.. Why because its good when you first try it of course they switch up the meals here and there but after awhile you get tired of the food.Be careful for freshman 15 /
What to do for fun
Having the chance to actually be off campus using your school id bus pass to go to Albany mall, parties off campus, restaurants in town , Just being off campus period is fun or just another great experience. Being on campus there is something everyday going on so you will never be bored.
Clubs and Activities
Good amount to choose from. I'm on the cheer leading team and that is going pretty well so far :)
Greek Life
It's just a long process but it's pretty good from what I've seen. Can't really speak much of it because i haven't pledged.
Campus Safety
Great UPD is on a 24/7 watch
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Theresa

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
SUNY Cobleskill is a great school and gives students great opportunities. It is a very diverse school but the least judgmental place that I've ever been in my life. People are very friendly and the teachers are wonderful.
Tips for prospective students
This school is an agricultural school. Therefore, it's a lot of farm. If you are looking for a big city school, this isn't the school for you. The classes are small and the teachers are wonderful!
Academic Rigor
The Academic's at Cobleskill are wonderful. The advisers make everything very clear and help you go down the right path that you are interested in.
Dorm Life
At Cobleskill dorm rooms are kind of small but it is college, so you shouldn't expect huge rooms. Some dorm rooms have bigger rooms then others but the RA's and RD's make the experience wonderful.
Food and Dining
Prentice and Hodder are my two favorite places to eat. Champlin is more of a buffet style. It really just depends on what kind of foods you are interested in.
What to do for fun
There are lots of clubs and there are always comedians and movies to watch on campus. If you have nothing to do, there is a rec center in each dorm room and plenty of friends you can make within walking distance!
Bang for the buck
I mean college these days is pretty expensive but Cobleskill's expenses is well worth it. You get a good education for a decent price.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for agricultural students but also has a great early childhood education program!
Campus Safety
The UPD is out at all times and they are always willing to help a person in need!
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Maii from Jamesville, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
SUNY Cobleskill is a well rounded school. It is are committed to making the best out of its students with the supplies and resources it has. The school cares about students education (academics), safety (residence halls), exploration (different clubs) and many other aspects.
Tips for prospective students
The school itself isn't as big as other SUNY schools, and it has limited resources. However, the majority of the instructors are excellent, and make the best use out of the resources the school does have. Whenever you are unsure of something, don't hesitate to ask the instructor or even the tutors in the library. If you're having a problem with somebody in the building or on your floor go to the Resident Assistant or the Resident Director of the building.
Academic Rigor
At the beginning of each semester, the teacher tells the students the syllabus. The majority of the time, the class sticks to the schedule. The instructors are usually there for the students in case they need help. If an instructor fails to come to class, the school finds a replacement and the class goes on.
Dorm Life
The residence halls are safe and welcoming. There is a sense of community within the buildings. There are programs going on almost every night of the week.
Food and Dining
There are a few different dining halls, which offer a semi-limited range of foods. The dining halls are starting to shift their menu to a more healthy and nutritional one. Any allergies or specific suggestions are taken into consideration.
What to do for fun
During the week the Resident Assistants have programs that are either educational or community builders to bring people together. Also during the week there is a building called Brickyard Point that has a different activity going on each night of the week.
Great for these types of students
SUNY Cobleskill is well known for Agriculture, working with John Deere. I would recommend students who want to seriously excel in Agriculture to come here. Business and Graphic Design are also two well known majors.
Clubs and Activities
There is a wide range of clubs at SUNY Cobleskill. Whether it's culinary, outdoors, getting to know international students, or even archery, a long list is available and the school supports clubs greatly.
Greek Life
Greek Life isn't recognized by the school. Any sororities or fraternities that are available are all underground.
Campus Safety
The school is extremely safe, there are emergency poles in several different places on campus. UPD (University Police Department) is always around in case anything happens, even if it's late at night and somebody doesn't want to walk alone, they can ask UPD to accompany them. The walkways are well lit at night as well.
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