How good is the B.Arch degree in CCNY?

Hi everyone,
I'm a student in Ireland and I'm thinking about studying architecture in the USA. I am trying to find information about how good the course in CCNY is? I have read the college website and checked out a few other websites too. If anyone know where is a good place to get information about the course from or has an opinion about if from experience or whatever I really appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks!
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On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 08:00:17 -0700, irish student

Are there still B.Arch courses out there? I thought NA changed to all M.Arch courses?
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There are still pleanty of B.Arch courses. The reason I'm asking about CCNY is because a portfolio assessment is not necessary to get into first year. Does anyone know if the CCNY course is good or if there are any good courses in the US that don't require a portfolio assessment in first year?
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I think you can make any school of architecture 'good' if you are willing to work. New York is a rich architectural environment in addition to what you will get in class. New York is also expensive.
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wrote:

Try Boston Architectural College. Excellent programs (mainly evening) for us poorer folks.BA and MA. Try www.the-bac.edu/ EDS
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irish student wrote:

Thinking about what people said, I think you are missing the point. To make it in Architecture (or any kind of design) you must be able to present your ideas visually and in writing. You can learn to do both in a year of CAD courses, a sketching course and taking a lot of walking tours. Get around and sketch details you se around you. Learn to sketch different kinds of massing. Kepp a notebook about your impressions. Don't worry about quality of presentation until you've done it a while Read online and in libraries about various materials, about structures and about built solutions to various kinds of environmental and social issues.
Then you can come out with a portfolio and be able to decribe it as well. Perhaps you can support yourself on a part time job while you get it together. Or if you already have some skills, you might work a year or two in an architectural firm.

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