College Senior 2013-02-24T19:14:39Z
Given that we're in NYC, there are a variety of cuisines to try.
College Senior 2013-01-05T17:24:21Z
I don't think the process is different than that of other schools. I wrote a personal statement and submitted recommendation letters. I think they take into consideration the commitment to the field and the academic achievement of the applicant. My tips for admission would be to present as clearly as possible what your goals are and how involved you've been in the field in which you want to progress academically.
College Senior 2013-01-05T17:12:39Z
This is my first semester at TC. I'm overall happy with the program and with what I'm learning. I learn a lot from my fellow students. They are always available to discuss any subject and I am enriched by their experiences and knowledge. Teachers are also very approachable and open to new ideas. The environment is academically enriching. I would definitely do it over again if I could. I plan to work overseas in the educational field and am not concerned about finding a job.
College Senior 2012-12-31T02:30:46Z
TC does not provide off-campus housing list. They give tips on selecting and contracting housing. But, students interact very actively on housing on facebook and TC portal.
College Senior 2012-12-31T02:25:21Z
The security of Teachers College is awesome. You can call a TC guard to escort you from a certain time. If you are a woman, this might be helpful. However, generally I have felt quite safe walking near the campus alone as a female. Besides, TC emails students if something happens near the campus. For example, if a robbery happens, TC emails us next day about the accident where it happened, how the criminal looked like, what we have to be careful about. So, all in all I am very satisfied with TC security.
College Senior 2012-12-10T16:53:36Z
The workload isn't too bad for grad school, but my program is awesome. Everyone is in it for the same thing, and often we are more than willing to help our fellow classmates out. The professors and staff are very accommodating and talk with you/discuss any concerns you may have. I enjoy the people I've made. I do however, wish there were more employment opportunities
College Senior 2012-12-10T16:51:35Z
Semi-diverse. Then again, it's only been my first semester so it would be hard to judge. I would say though, it is overwhelmingly white.
College Senior 2012-12-10T16:49:22Z
Health & Safety:
On campus, we always have a guard outside that checks students. So, I'm not concerned about safety on campus, it's just when you walk off campus, that's when it can get worrisome. Especially if you're walking to the D train.
College Senior 2012-12-10T16:46:46Z
Hasn't started snowing yet, so unsure. But it's closed during major weather events (Hurricane Sandy)
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-22T16:28:40Z
Guys & Girls:
a lot of really cool bars on broadway and amsterdam. Pretty average college campus, although people are more likely to congregate at the library than the football game. dress varies from preppy elitists to disheveled english/journalism majors. All and all pretty typical, way more laid back than would be expected for an ivy league grad program.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-09T22:29:34Z
Health & Safety:
Safe, Collegiate Atmosphere – Columbia's campus is accessible to everyone during the day but closed to anyone that is not a member of the university otherwise. This & more lends an air of safety to the campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-31T04:30:07Z
Teachers College Dorms – The dorms are in good locations and close to classes. However, the prices are high and if you would like air-conditioning you would need to bring your on source of air to campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-19T03:45:54Z
Health & Safety:
Never Had a Problem. It the city, so there is some crime. Luckily, I haven't experienced anything horrible myself.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-19T03:43:49Z
Used a Broker – I already knew people in the city, which might make it easier to look for an apartment. It is less expensive to live outside of Manhattan, but it will be a bit of a commute.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-19T03:40:56Z
It's New York City – If you aren't a fan of the city the area might be difficult to get used to. There is always something to do and new things to try.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-19T03:38:41Z
Depends on Your Commute – If you are living on campus, the weather doesn't really matter since you might live across the street. Commuting in NYC can be a pain when it's raining or snowing. The subway is sometimes unreliable.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-07T19:40:14Z
Expensive, but Full of Options! TC is smack-dab in the middle of the greatest city on Earth, so apartments are always available. They have an office that helps with off-campus housing, so be sure to use that as a resource if you need it. Obviously, living in New York can be incredibly expensive, but it's worth it to be out on your own, living with friends, rather than thrown into dorm life as a graduate student.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-07T19:37:53Z
Lots of Options... If You Have the Right Major – There are a ton of scholarships for certain majors and degrees -- certification and focus in math and science will open up a lot of scholarship doors for you. Since I'm not getting certified to teach and I'm focusing in policy, I have had some trouble finding scholarships. However, the Financial Aid Office is very helpful, so I recommend heading there to talk to someone in person if you have questions.
College Senior 2012-06-28T01:58:27Z
Easy to Apply. Not too demanding an application process, but apparently, a very selective school.
College Senior 2012-06-28T01:56:29Z
Wouldn't Know. Not enough housing for most grad students. Being forced to find an affordable apartment in New York City is tough, and it stinks that TC doesn't give you a choice.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-11T06:06:52Z
we have pretty good weather I'd say. Last winter was pretty mild.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-11T06:05:40Z
Enough Variety – There is enough variety that you don't have to eat the same thing every night. There's lots of pizza, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, African, and coffee and dessert.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-11T05:57:22Z
To be honest I'm not even sure if there is Greek life at Teachers College. If there are Greek organizations, they're very low key.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-06T20:05:52Z
OF Course! We are in NYC! Of course there is amazing nightlife wherever you turn!
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-06T20:01:21Z
Usually a Good Balance and I Love the Seasons! I studied at U of Miami for my undergraduate degree, which was perfect weather with torrential downpours each day for 15 minutes, so I am a little bit spoiled. However, TC also provides a nice change from the perfect paradise that is Miami! I love that the seasons change, I love that I get a chance to wear boots and sweaters! When it is bitter cold out, I get a little bit sad, but I have enough to occupy my time with that it is almost unnoticeable at times.
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