I knew since, I applied, that City Tech was going to be a crappy school. I was only partially correct. Physically, the school looks nothing, and don’t feel like a college. I feel like I’m going to high school again, in an old Macy’s warehouse, however, here it’s all alone. The transition from high school to college or me was really frightening. I came from four years of the smallest high school ever, a cozy, window-less, one floor of learning. My high school had about 600 students in total, and that included grades 7-12. Everyone in the floor knew each other, from the smallest 7th grade, to the 12th grader. Coming from that to a place where there are 11 floors, thousands of people and multiple buildings, it was frightening. After knowing all the same people for four years, I forgot how to make friends. I didn’t even know how to interact with people anymore. Yet, I managed to make a few.
During orientation, I was introduced to the campus app, Oohlala. There, I was able to meet a lot of people and then proceeding to meeting them in person. Most of the people I meet there were creepers, but others were pretty interesting. I also got to meet a lot of new people from the classes I’m in. Because our English and HUS classes have the same people, there isn’t new people that we can meet. But in my math and speech class, I’ve been able to meet new friends that I am in constant contact outside of school. I’m also in contact with some of the people who came from the same high school as me. I love seeing them in the halls because, for that slight second, I feel like I’m in the one floor of high school again.
What brings me the most happiness here in City Tech is the learning center. There, you can just sit in front of the computer, and just focus on your own stuff. It’s a nice place to study alone because everyone is into their own business. You don’t have to worry about looking like a loner because everyone is focused on their own stuff. What brings me the least happiness at City Tech is the elevators. They take forever to get here. I usually have to wait about 10-15 minutes for the elevator in the morning. Since I am not athletic at all, and most my classes are above the 7th floor, the stairs are not an option for me. All in all, I would rate City Tech a 6/10. For someone to make the best out of this college, they’d have to bring all their friends with them and spend their free time with them at this college.