Bank Street College of Education Reviews
This is a Graduate School. Do not expect a 4 year college with clubs and sports = they don't work like that. They have great programs and are very progressive. Students are primarily women - few men - as it reflects teacher population in schools. Excellent programs for preschool and elementary and they have rare programs for infant/toddler and child life. Good special ed program for young children-- Not designed for junior high or high school teachers. Complaint - should not schedule required classes at 4 pm as some teachers work after 3 pm and are commuting from queens, NJ and long island. These could be offered at 7pm sometimes. If students has problems with faculty they should report them esp with advisors- faculty is not tenured ever- if they are not doing their jobs , they will be cut by the college.School is also very expensive and students should get what they pay for.
Bank Street is located in Morningside Heights, on the West side of Manhattan, between the Upper West Side and Harlem. This neighborhood also has Columbia University, and Barnard College, so there are many young people around, plenty of coffee shops, and bookstores. It's a calmer taste of city life, with many families living nearby, as well as students. It's not nearly as hectic as anywhere midtown or in other tourist-filled locations. However, you may find clusters of tourists in front of Tom's Diner, snapping pictures of the famous exterior used in Seinfeld!
Bank Street is on the Upper West SIde of Manhattan. It is in close proximity to Columbia University, so the immediate area has many students. There are many restaurants in this neighborhood, all cuisines, all price ranges. Riverside Park is one block away, a beautiful park on the Hudson RIver. Being in NYC, there are numerous cultural events, diverse neighborhoods, always s something to do.