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Reviews 45 total reviews with an average rating of 3.0

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Graduate school campus is great, designed by the famous Gensler firm.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: NYSID offers a lot of opportunities outside of class for students, but they don't have a better way of connecting with students outside of emails. Focusing a career in interior design, my favorite experiences have happened outside of the classroom, being involved in organizations such as the Contract Club and IIDA Representative. These experiences have proved invaluable in networking and meeting professionals in my field.

3 College Junior

Career Services: I have not had much interaction with the career center or alumni network. As a graduate student I think there should be more interaction with valuable alumni that could give direction to soon-to-be-graduates and recent grads.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: As a graduate Interior Design student, I feel I am supported by my professors. There's always one person that is difficult, but I don't blame NYSID for that. There are opportunities to grow and learn a lot, but we don't have time to really explore them. Facilities are great, however it would be better to have doors on our studios for more privacy. Workload is extensive, it would be nice for professors to have more interaction so that projects could be intertwined as opposed to jumping from class to class and minimizing "busy work."

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Graduate School Only

Curriculum - demanding, classes are pre-defined

Class registration - a bit confusing and muddled as classes are not clearly defined at times

Workload - heavy; difficult to maintain part time work, full-time would be impossible

Special study - N/A

Interior Design - NYSID's reputation is impeccable

3 College Junior

Student Body: Graduate School Only

The diversity is minimal, with a large portion of the population being female. Most ethnic diversity comes from international students.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: There is not a lot of deference given to individual needs/knowledge. The curriculum is extremely demanding and limited based on the functionality of being a masters program for individuals that may have the needs of working to support themselves, parenthood, and specific personal needs.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition is pricey with not a lot of direction provided as to how much you will need to spend outside of school to function. The first semester we spend almost $1,000 on materials we never use again. Computer programs are expensive as well and must be purchased as individuals, however, there are a lot of free student trials offered.

Financial aid is not covered in mandatory summer classes (graduate school only).

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Computer programs should be updated to the latest versions; also facilities should be open 24 hours as our work takes many hours to complete. Finally, computers should be fitted to maximum RAM output to avoid crashes and faster usability.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Food selection - graduate campus - is limited to non-existent with one vending machine.

Most facilities are located on the larger, undergraduate/administrative campus, which is sorely in need of updating as opposed to the newly designed graduate center.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: They fired the last financial aid individual and rightfully so. Most people understand that a college can't tell you what financial institutions to select for financial aid - but they should provide help in selecting them and educating the student body. They didn't even offer financial aid through the government directly when I started there. This came with the new financial aid individual.

3 College Senior

Student Body: It would be nice to have classes geared more towards working professionals and to have limited interaction with younger students that are less mature.

1 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: No flexibility of classes, hassles and frustrations are typical weekly.

2 College Senior

Career Services: Again, they are very limited. They do not have a career center and the job prospects take advantage of students - in regards to how much they are paid and how much they actually learn.

1 College Senior

Campus Resources: There is no campus, although NY City is the campus. However, there is a $ requirement each semester for activities that are very limited and do not consider the entire population of the school.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: In addition to the above, the registration process was recently updated to online registration which is good, but is still not updated to other schools. The curriculum is good but also needs to be updated to the current industry and reality of industry outside of school. Budgets are not taught and although allowing students to not feel restricted with creativity, it would be beneficial to learn how to still be creative within a budget. Business techniques are not taught and should be an integral part of the curriculm.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: It's great for high school students who know they wish to obtain a degree in interior design. Like all schools, there are great professors and not so great professors. For the most part, NYSID does have a good staff of professors for the industry. The school does not make it easy for existing professionals to obtain a degree because of the lack of available time slots of classes. It does not offer online possibilities nor does it seem to be future focused on how to teach their students. They have a great reputation and most students who even apply to the school and have good grades are perfectionists to begin with and have a dedication to learning, passion for the industry and overall goal to exceed expectations. Their job opportunities are lacking and the workload is intense. The facilities are not suitable for the degree and they need to renovate. They also recently put a lot of money into their master's facility in which undergraduates are not even allowed to enter or utilize.

2 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The Financial Aid process has made my experience very negative

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: One of the things I do like about the school is the amount of places were you could print all your projects, the wireless access allows us to use our personal computers. They've placed computers in the classrooms but I feel like it makes it hard for us to draw our drawings with a computer monitor on our desk

2 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: My experience with Financial Aid and the Bursar's Office hasn't been as great as it's been with the other schools I've attended.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Most courses are given twice in the morning and afternoon/ evening but some important courses are only taught by one instructor at one time of day.

3 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: Online job board available to all students who have completed 12 credits. Very helpful in finding an internship or entry level position in the industry as well as finding salary positions.

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: A lot of networking opportunities as professors are professionals in the industry but very difficult to focus on networking when so much time is spent trying to figure out the courses and complete demanding coursework in such a short amount of time.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Only one major in this particular school which means all Interior Design all the time. Makes for a very competitive environment and very minimal talk about other subjects

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Workload is extremely heavy. Very difficult to attend full-time and carry a job which is necessary to pay for the expensive tuition.

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