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.
If I was able to I would vote Zero Stars!! After completing all academic classes and receiving a 3.8 GPA my internship was brought to a halt thus not allowing me to graduate. This was done in a very unique setting and without any direct supervision from the school advisor. I later was told I was dismissed from the program. Forfeiting all money spent and any chance of completing my masters degree. DO NOT WASTE YOUR Time and money going here!!!!
The UWS is a great part of the city. The best if you ask me. There are lots of food spots, speckled with great little local coffee places. Loads of diversity with smaller crowds.
Restaurants are probably hat NYC has the most of.
I do enjoy the program. Being an international student, I feel that there needs to be an emphasis on health care programs in other countries and how that would potentially effect the role of child life.
Very safe. Entry only with valid ID. Security Guard on site at all times.
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.
Bank Street consists of one building, no campus. I have not seen anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
This is a graduate school of education, but there are many niches available. I chose this school, for example, for the program in museum education.
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!
Plenty of options, even for VEGANS! They even serve Stumptown Coffee!
Its Just One Building – There are not a lot of student groups or events, other than lectures.
The summers are hot and humid. Winters are not too bad.
It's Grad School – You're expected to take care of your self. The One strict rule they have is that if you miss more than 2 sessions of a class you are in danger of failing.