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Marymount Manhattan College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkD+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: May 18 2011
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I regret spending over $25,000 a year (just for tuition) to go to this school. There are much cheaper schools in NYC if you want to study in NYC. For my 300 square foot apartment, I pay $1500 a month, and that is for a year's lease, no month to month in NYC! That's $18,000 per year whether you stay in NYC for the summer or not!

It is a theater arts school, nothing about the other programs are challenging. They are pathetically easy if one tries minimally. I would recommend going to any other school if you really want to learn something. The school is small, 2000 students, which is actually great for class size. The most I've had is about 20 per class.

But, the issue is that they DO NOT OFFER ENOUGH CLASSES to graduate on time. One feels "lucky" to graduate on time (four years) because you have to figure out how to fit in all these "mandatory" classes, but they don't even offer some of them! And some are only offered once per year, but you don't know which ones until you really get into it and look at the schedules every semester. Then you get to know what is offered when. I have had sooo many of my friends have to come back for one extra term not because they are stupid and on the five year program, but because the school doesn't offer the classes that are needed when you need them. That one extra term is another 6 to 12 thousand dollars because you can't take the classes you need.

Or, another issue is that since it is such a small school, the mandatory class is only offered once per semester, but then it will conflict with another mandatory class in that semester you need (not want, NEED), and so you get screwed because they will not allow you to take it outside and transfer it back to MMC. Plus, by the time you figure out how screwed you are (Junior or Senior year), you have invested too much time and money into this crap of a school and so you stick it out. And by the way, instead of graduating on time, you find out you won't and now you have to pay rent for another five months (probably a year since you can't find apartments that lease month to month) when you could have graduated on time if they only offered a realistic variety of classes with a reasonable quantity of choices per semester. Even the "capstone" class I have to take, only one, is only offered in the Spring. So if you don't take it then, you can't take it for another freakin' year.

The rest of the issues are okay, the faculty, some good, some bad, student body is a mix, mostly female though, gay, straight, whatever, get over it, you live in NYC, so it's great but it is VERY expensive. The school is in the Upper East Side, which is a pretty expensive area of Manhattan. Just a sandwich on a roll will run you about 6 or 7 bucks easily. 2 bucks for a soda. The cafeteria serves cafeteria food, get over it or bring your lunch. Having read some of the other "positive" comments, I just wish they would shut the hell up about how great it is because what they are not saying is that the bottom line is you need a lot of money to come here and to live here and "enjoy NYC" because it is expensive, period. Yes, the park is free, yes, it is free to walk around "the village" and "soho" etc, but one can "walk" anywhere and it is free, the difference is where you do it.

BTW, the school is literally a building (well, two connected in the middle by a terrace). No gym, no campus, no sports etc, so if you are look for frat parties and a school driven social life, it ain't gonna happen here. The positive to that is if you want to sit on grass, Central Park is only five blocks away.

Safety is a joke. The unarmed guards do nothing, and couldn't stop anybody if they tried collectively. They are old, fat, and useless. I've complained so many times about getting things fixed. For example, this stupid doorknob, it's a simple thing, right? It took months and finally a professor who got locked IN the room (the handle finally broke) to call and get it fixed. I'm glad she and the class weren't really trying to get out of the room, like during a FIRE!

The library is a joke. It's basically a chance to facebook and sleep on the floor. No kidding. At any given time, you will find a dozen students sleeping in the library on the floor in the aisles. It's like bums in Central Park but without the smell.

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