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Reviews 87 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: This is a graduate school, so all students are at or above the legal drinking age. Some campus events offer wine or beer, but nothing crazy. I have never felt any sort of peer pressure related to drugs or alcohol here.

4 College Junior

Computers: There are plenty of computer labs available on campus. It's easy to bring a laptop to campus as well because there is WiFi, and many classrooms have multiple outlets for students.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Its very safe because you have both NYPD and Campus Police

3 College Senior

Parking: Its tough to find parking because its New York City

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's a graduate program so the people are professionals trying to enhance their career or switch so the social aspect is safe. I am not sure about the undergraduate campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Prices are comparable to the surrounding area. Student housing is very convenient to get to classes!

5 College Junior

Nightlife: New York City -- need I say more? You have access to a lot.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Given that we're in NYC, there are a variety of cuisines to try.

4 College Junior

Majors: 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.

4 College Junior

Majors: 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.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: 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.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: 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.

4 College Junior

Majors: 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

3 College Junior

Diversity: 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.

3 College Junior

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.

3 College Junior

Weather: Hasn't started snowing yet, so unsure. But it's closed during major weather events (Hurricane Sandy)

4 College Senior

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.

4 College Senior

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.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: 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.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Never Had a Problem. It the city, so there is some crime. Luckily, I haven't experienced anything horrible myself.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: 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.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: 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.

3 College Senior

Weather: 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.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: 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.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: 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.

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