Touro College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (4)
Although Touro College is primarily a Jewish college, the college is privileged to have diverse staff members and student body. Touro College has several campuses in several locations throughout New York City, the United States, and internationally including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Kew Garden, Kew Garden Hills, Long Island, Los Angeles, and Bay Shore. The academic schedule allows Jewish students to take off from courses for Jewish holidays without missing classes. I would recommend Touro College especially for Jewish students.
I attended Touro College of New York for my Freshman year. Coming from a most school it was a great fit for me. The class sizes are smaller allowing a better opportunity to learn. This also allowed me to connect better with those in my class, many of whom were on the same career tract. The professors in the school were also very involved. The classes were very straight forward yet remained challenging. Overall, it was a great experience and the night classes allowed me to study while maintaining a job.
Touro College is a private Jewish college that allowed me the comfort of my upbringing while providing a quality higher education. I believe that this balance is what encouraged me to begin my higher education and continued to help me excel. However, choosing to follow my dreams in an environment that encompassed and accommodated my religious lifestyle came with a price tag. Tuition is very expensive for a school that I felt did not offer the services that should come along with exclusivity and personal attention in a private college. I made Deans List almost every semester and graduated Magna Cum Laude but the scholarships associated with academic excellence are hard to come by and relatively meager. Student services is lacking. I mention this with disclosure that there were several professor and department chairs that went out of their way. I have personal relationships with several faculty members that have extended passed graduation because they have a sincere love for teaching and pride in their students success. However, I feel that the school student services department, student advisement and career advisement were not readily available and were ill informed. I am furthering my education and was accepted to the school of my choice but unfortunately I don't feel like I share this accomplishment with my alma mater. Touro College allowed me to see my own potential in academics, appreciate my commitment to education, and realize that perseverance comes from within. Some of the lessons I learned shed a negative light on Touro College but the lessons carried me thus far so if I could do it again I don't know if I would change my decision when making my choice for undergrad.
This school is absolutely terrible. It is over-priced and you get nothing for it. You also get a breakdown of the costs ie books and lab fees but they don't supply you with either of those things. You have teachers that read off slides with exception of a few. Be prepared to teach yourself. Also take note that teachers don't stay teaching there. RED FLAG. All exams are on the ipad and timed so if you need extra time good luck with that. The faculty are not supportive of the students. If you fail a course in 1st semester and then 2nd beware that they will make you start from the beginning and make you audit the entire semester and retake classes below a B-. Be skeptical of the 100 pass rate and that they were on probation. Another RED FLAG. Wish I went to another school I got into but I already gave them 1500 to save my seat.