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Fashion Institute of Technology, NY - Sikudhani 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:37:00 AM

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)was found in 1944. This school has been around for 69 years,and when this school first opened, there were around 100 students and it was located on the top two floors of the High School of Needle Trades, the school is also public. This school is a college of Art, Business, Design, and Technology connected to the fashion industry. This is college is ranked as one of the top five fashion schools in the world.

 

          The year 1959, was when the school got it's official home- a nine story building on Seventh Avenue. FIT is located on West 27th street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It takes 41.1 miles to get to FIT from Stamford which is about 56 minutes. This is an Urban campus that was built for 1,200 students, by the time 1963 came around, there were about 4,000 students. To this day there are around 10,000 students attending this school. 

          FIT is responsible for as much as 6,400 undergraduate students and 112 graduates. The ratio is 1:17 and there is a estimated percent that 85% of females and 15% are males that have attended. The percentage of Blacks/African American 8.76%, White/Caucasian 46.84%, Asian 10.06%, 2 or more races 3.19%, Hispanic/Latino 15.4%, American Indian or Alaska Native .09%, and last Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander .4% are the races that have attened (majority of them are estimates).

          There are 60 student clubs available and there is also community service opportunities, and last there are 8 different major sports to choose from.All of the unisex sports include Cross Country/Half Marathon, Dance Company, Table Tennis, and Track and Field. For females only they also have soccer and volleyball. The most recent acceptance rate recorded in 2010 is 43%.Over the last year over 4,000 students applied for this school and approximately 1,400 were accepted. Come to find out, only 850 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming Fall semester.

           The estimated price for in state is $18,516 and the out of state is around $26,464 (which includes everything; tuition, on campus room and board, books, and fees). I really enjoyed finding out more information then I expected about my dream school. I really love all of the activites and sports that's available at the school. I really feel as if there are many students that are qualified to stay there, but they might not try as hard as they think. I say this because if they did then there graduating percentage would not be as low. Even though there is a low rate in graduated students I feel that the school is still a great school for what ever students that are willing to go there and are determined to get there work done, and graduate. I still would say that this is still my top school that I would want to go to.

 

Columbia University - Ariel 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:18:00 PM

King George the 2nd of England founded Columbia University. Columbia is only 259 years old. Columbia is located in New York, NY. Columbia is a though school to get in because it is a private school. In the winter the climate is harsh in New York, but in the summer I get a little warm. Columbia is not that for from here. Its only 40.7 miles so its not a long ride if your from Connecticut. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 4,500 in Columbia College and 1,500 in The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Columbia is approximately 51% male and 49% female between the two undergraduate schools. Columbia undergraduate students are guaranteed housing for all four years. Nearly all undergraduates live on campus all four years.

 Columbia University competes at the NCAA Division I level (Division I-AA for football) as a member of the Ivy League. Columbia sponsors varsity teams in 31 intercollegiate sports in addition to many intercollegiate club and intramural teams as well. My opinion on this collage is that it is convenient because it is close to where I live. The dislikes on this college is that it is a private school. My overall thought about Columbia university is that it’s a good school.

Syracuse University - Daniel 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:09:00 PM

Syracuse University was founded in 1870. It’s 143 years old and is known for the physical sciences and modern languages.

 

Syracuse University is located in South Crouse Avenue Syracuse, NY and is about 261 miles. Syracuse is a private school that has about 14,000 undergraduate students, has about 4,600 graduate students, has a 44:56 male to female ratio, and has over 300 clubs and organizations. Minority students represent 25.1 percent of the total student population of 21,029. This is 7.6 percent African Americans, 6.9 percent Asian Americans, 8 percent Hispanics, 0.6 percent Native Americans, and 2.0 percent of two or more races. The full-time undergraduate tuition is $37,610 per year plus housing, meals, and expenses. It has many sports in division 1 and 1a.


Syracuse University is has diverse environment, plus a lot of clubs a organizations and sports in division 1. I would recommend this school for anyone who wants a diverse environment or wants to participate in activities since there are a lot to choose from.

SUNY - Binghampton - Tanaka 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:06:00 PM

67 year old Binghamton University was founded in 1946, and is located in a small city in Binghamton, NY, which is 193 miles from Stamford. Binghamton is a public university which is known for its interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.

With a sunny but cloudy area and a suburban, there are 15,308 students that attend Binghamton University. 12,356 of these students are undergraduates and the other 2,952 are graduates. Being surrounded by different racial diversities there are about 11% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/Non-Hispanic, and 7% Hispanic/Latino.

Binghamton University has about 27,248 students that apply per year and 10,918 are selected. This is like 78% that get accepted. The tuition is $5,270 in state for a full year and $13,380 out of state for a full year.

 If wanting to find something to keep you occupied, Binghamton University campus has 39+ clubs and organizations that you can be part of, such as Animation club, Dance Dance Revolution, Fashion Industry, Pirate club and many more. If you are a sports player, or want to be part of a sport there are 25+ clubs and sports you can find, there is Division I.

I like how Binghamton University has so many clubs and organizations that student can be part of. The weather is very calm and lovely. I feel like this school is a really good school. I would recommend to students that loves schools that are in small city and is a suburban. Students that enjoy being part of different varieties of club.  Classmates that enjoy playing many different sports. Students that like being surrounded by different racial diversities and making new friends.  

Fairfield University - Tatiana 

Monday, May 13, 2013 4:19:00 PM

 

Fairfield University was founded in 1942, is 70 years old, a private school and known for educational excellence both regionally and nationally.

This campus is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It’s about a 45 minute drive from Stamford in a Suburban setting. Its home to 3,879 undergraduates, and has a female to male ratio of 6:7. The school is not very diverse with about 2% Black/Non-Hispanics, 2% Hispanic /Latinos, 1% Asian/Pacific Islanders and 0% American Indian/ Alaskan Natives.

Even though Fairfield is not very big, I think an attractive campus with student engagements activities, such as 29 clubs and 47 sports, and some diversity will meet many future students’ expectations. I would recommend this school to anyone who desires an academic challenging environment.

Norwalk Community College - Fabrizio 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:47:00 AM

Norwalk Community College

   Norwalk Community College was founded in 1961, it’s a public school. Norwalk Community College is known for being the first public, 2 year college established in Connecticut.

   This school is located in Norwalk, Connecticut. It is 6.8 miles away from Stamford. The weather around Norwalk is usually cool/average temperature. It’s located in an suburban area.

   Around 14,732 students attend Norwalk Community College in credit and     non- credit programs. There are about 5,015 undergraduate students. The male to female ratio is 59% female and 41% male. There are 45% whites, 15% blacks, 11.9% Hispanic, 11.4% unknown, 9.9% non-resident, 4.2 % Asian, 2.1% two or more races, and 0.2% American Indian.

   There are over 70 clubs at NCC. There are no competitive sports and there are no fraternities and sororities. NCC, has no reported acceptance rate. In state tuition is $6,980; out of state tuition is $20,860.  

Hofstra University - Kamran 

Monday, May 6, 2013 4:15:00 PM

Hofstra University is located in Hempstead, NY, and was founded in 1935. For not being so famous, Hofstra   is a pretty big University with 115 buildings as well as 240 acres. The university is located in a suburban environment but it is a private school. The good thing about Hofstra is that the in and out of state tuition fees are the same which is $35,950, and of course they have scholarships, grants, student aid programs, etc. Also the male to female ratio is 47% male and 53% female. There are many different races in Hofstra 62% white, 9% black or African American, 7% Asian, 11% Latino or Hispanic, 5% are unknown, 2% are non-residential aliens, and 3% are two or more races.

Also if you’re looking for an education close to Stamford then Hofstra isn’t so bad compared to most of the other schools out there. The drive is about an hour away from Stamford which isn’t really much for those people who would like to go home on weekends. There are about 6,893 undergraduates and 4,130 graduates enrolled. In Hofstra there are 22 clubs, 23 sports clubs, fraternities, and sororities. The acceptance rate at Hofstra is about 56% which when you think about, isn’t all that bad. I mean they get around 20,000 applications and of those 20,000 they accept about 11,000 so the chances aren’t that bad.

  Personally I believe that Hofstra is a really good learning environment for people who just got out of high school.  There are many good points about Hofstra that catch the eye like how they charge the same for in and out of state tuition. The only thing I don’t like is that there required GPA is a 3.13 which is pretty easy it should at least be a 3.25. All in all it’s a pretty good school considering all the majors they offer.  

Boston University - Kadeem 

Monday, May 6, 2013 3:20:00 PM

Boston University was founded in 1839. Boston University has been around for 174 years and it is one of the top Ivy League schools in the U.S.

            Boston u is a private school located in Boston Massachusetts on bland ford St. Boston u is 176 miles from Stamford CT, a 2 hour drive.  Bu is an urban school with a 40/60 male: female ratio. 32,603 students that attend the school and 18,306 of them are under graduates. The diversity of the campus is well about 49% are white 14% Asian 9% Latino and 3% Black. This is a good mixture of people of different races.

             At BU on average 37,795 students apply for the school but only 22,101 gets in to school. That's 58.40%  of the total number of students that apply per year. The tuition is fairly reasonable. There is a $75 application fee and $650 deposit. The in state and out state  tuition is $43,970. I'm prity sure that BU give out many scholarships.

            Boston U is an really interesting school to look up if your a sport lover. B U has 14 division 1 sports and 23 different clubs. B U also has fraternities and sororities. The school has an huge wide spread of activities to fit the needs anyone.

            Boston University is a fairly good school. I recommend it to any one that loves sports and want an academic challenge. Its an ivy league school with a lot of  open opportunities.

Quinnipiac University - Yadley 

Monday, May 6, 2013 3:17:00 PM

Quinnipiac University was founded in 1929. This private school has been around for 89 years being well known for its 5 year BA/MAT program in elementary and secondary education is to prepare graduates with the perspectives, knowledge, and skills to become master educators

Being an hour away from Stamford, Quinnipiac is located in Hamden, CT. So weather isn’t very different from how it is in Stamford. Quinnipiac is in a suburban area.  Quinnipiac has a total of 8,430 students enrolled in it. There are 6,262 undergraduates and a little over 2,000 graduates. The male to female ratio is 63% female and 38% male so girls get accepted more frequently than boys. There is diversity at Quinnipiac but not very much. 78% White, 4% Black, 7% Hispanic, 25% Native American, 2% Asian, .11% islander.

There are many clubs that Quinnipiac has to offer. Activities and clubs include a campus newspaper run by students, drama/ theater group, a student radio station, a student television station, and choral groups, but Quinnipiac doesn’t have a marching band. There are a total of 22 teams most of them are division 1. There are 10 fraternities and sorties at Quinnipiac. The acceptance rate is 63.1%. Quinnipiac gets a total of 18,651 per year, but only 11,772 get accepted. The in state out of state tuition Is the same for everyone being $38,000.

I think Quinnipiac is a great school that has various activities and clubs, good sports teams, and is located in a great area for those of you who don’t want to be too far from home.

Ithaca College - Chrishima 

Monday, May 6, 2013 3:16:00 PM

Ithaca College was founded in Ithaca, NY as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music in 1892. This is a private school with several buildings merged together, located in the Finger Lakes region of NY roughly between Manhattan and Toronto. The location is rural. From Stamford Ithaca is 230 miles and about 4 hours away. The climate not that warm, as there is an average temperature of about 46 degrees and an annual temperature of about 56 degrees F. At Ithaca the scientific study of old age is what the school is known for. 6,442 students attend the school; there are 6,281 undergrad students and 475 graduate students. Out of the 13,813 applicants to this college only 101 are selected. There is not much racial diversity at this college, mostly people from the Northeast region and the state of NY will attend. On campus there are 18 clubs and 17 division 3 sports. There are no fraternities or sororities at Ithaca College due to an incident resulting in death in 1980. The tuition for this college is $37,000.

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