Making friends in college is hard, especially if you are in a community college. The social scene in most community colleges tends to be fickle and transient at best, with most students attending their classes and then heading out to hang out with friends, colleagues, and associates outside of the college setting as soon as classes are over. The social scene also tends to be lacking, due to the fact that most community colleges in New York City do not offer dorming, with the exception of some schools in the upstate regions of New York. Here is a list of the top community colleges in New York City, with somewhat of a social scene.Borough of Manhattan Community College:
Or BMCC for short, is right smack in the middle of TriBeca, a hub of financial institutions, shops, entertainment centers, and boutiques. This community college is in the middle of everything social in New York City. The location is also a hub of cultural diversity, allowing for a diverse student body stemming from all boroughs of New York City.
The school offers weight training classes, open pool sessions (with permission of course), with intercollegiate teams that include men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and baseball. Almost any student at BMCC will be able to find a suitable club as well, with the college offering more than 50 clubs. Starting your own club at this college is also a viable option as well.
Laguardia Community College: This community college is commonly recognized for its academic rigor, garnering national recognition from the Policy Center on the First Year of College and the New York Times. In 2003, Laguardia Community College was also noted as being one of the top community colleges in whole the nation. The school is located in the Hunter's Point area of Long Island.
The Queens Plaza mall is one of the more recognized mall hubs in New York City - and it's conveniently close to Laguardia Community College. Food courts, luxury stores, and beauty kiosks makes it a haven for Laguardia's female population. Also, the school's proximity to Manhattan allows students to easily reach many entertainment centers via the train.
How to Make Friends at Any Community College
The key to making friends at any college is simple and straight forward: Attend clubs and school organizations. Break the habit of just going straight home from your college classes and attend a club. This is one of the best things that you can do if you want to improve your social "aspects" in college. It will take a proactive, hortatory type of approach if you want to improve your social life.