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Reviews 47 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Since this is mainly continuing ed, scholarships are very popular. most people get the loans they need, though. The staff in the office are absolute gems and make the experience as simple and quick as possible.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: There are 2 buildings for housing. The central air doesn't work so you will be miserable in the hard seasons. The space is good, and the residents are friendly enough. But that central air makes everything miserable.

2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are no varsity sports. There is a basketball court and tennis courts on campus, which dont get heavy use. The gym is a nightmare. Small, no circulation, broken machines, and leaks. The cardio equipment is old and impossible to get a spot on. The benches are falling apart, wobbly, and need new pads. I would suggest joining the planet fitness on flatbush ave or just running in Prospect Park

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The campus hall is run by Sodexo. If you get there during peak hours its a frustrating wait and the salad bar will be empty. The wit for the sandwiches is long but usually worth it. They have a burger and fry station but the buns are usually stale and the fries are luke warm at best. the pizza is atrocious (go out for pizza, its brooklyn).

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am in the accelerated nursing program, which takes students with previous bachelor preparation and moves them through nursing courses in 15 months for a BSN. It is hectic a lot fo the times, administration can be disorganized, and faculty is not always the most keen, but for SUNY prices, it cannot be beat if you have a little self-motivation.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: As in any school, some professors leave a lot to be desired. On the other hand, some professors will go out of their way to help with the smallest of things. It is a small cohort, so building relationships with professors is fairly easy. Professors do a good job sticking to their office hours or making students aware of changes. Clinical placement has proven to be disorganized and frustrating throughout the entirety of the program. Registration is pretty simple since the curriculum is so structured, so getting into classes is no trouble. The office of the bursar is very friendly and acceptable for any financial matters.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are so many aspects of healthcare that attract people from all different plights. It's very easy to engage in discussions about race, gender, sexuality, politics, and people have seemed to be respectful of other people's beliefs. There is a good amount of exchange students on campus, a lot from India and China. There is also a large population of Orthodox Jewish students. The LGBT community is active in promoting tolerance through events on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: This is a second degree and post-baccalaureate school, so the student body is at least 21 and up. Students are very hardworking and the library is always packed. the girls and guys dress professionally for the most part. There are a good amount of attractive people on campus, but it's hard to get a date just because most people are already in relationships or are married to the library. If you're just around to look, though, it' a great place to be.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I like the school, the program, the professors and the students. I enjoyed my experience at this school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The campus is located in a little bit of dangerous area, there's been a few incidents of students being assaulted or robbed. With that said, there always appears to be plenty of security, you cannot get into the building without your ID and there's also shuttle services.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It was easy for me to get into the program b/c it's new and b/c I have a BS in Computer Science. Programming was a requirement for this class. The admission process is normal, the only tip I have is to take programming classes ahead of time to ensure you're accepted.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I enjoyed being in my program very much. It was a fun experience and I learned a lot. I loved the Internship at Kings County hospital and I thought the workload was acceptable.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I have no idea what this question is asking. I am not aware of any Greek communities and I don't believe Greek people would be treated any different than other ethnic groups.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The campus is very diverse due to the area it is located in and also the reputation of the programs offered. There's many ethnic groups, from various economic backgrounds and various religions.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I didn't notice any strictness outside normal expectations of no drinking on campus no using drugs.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I never ate on campus

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There's a gym and pool on campus which is really nice. Student Center and library are pretty good. There's a lot of events always scheduled during the day and after. They really make an effort to get all students involved into various events. The school looks like a State school, it's a little bit run down in a few places, our lab was a bit outdated, but they upgraded it for the next year students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: MS in Medical Informatics is a very difficult program to find in New York, this is one of the few programs in NY and it's very good. This is a growing field and this is an incredible opportunity that's affordable.

Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I attended evening school and didn't go out for food.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The classes are small, the instructors are very good, they teach cutting edge technology and provide a lot of opportunities for learning in classroom and through internship. The workload is very manageable, curriculum is challenging but very effective in ensuring a good learning experience.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors are very good, very sharp and are very well versed in the industry. Registration is online and most of the time hassle free. The Internship is a great learning opportunity.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus

College Senior

Nightlife: Clubs and parties arent a big scene at Downstate

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly crown fried chicken shacks or other unhealthy food chains

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: People in this school dont look interested in finding love or relationships

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