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Hi, I've been shopping around for art schools for the better part of the year and I really want to go to a school in NY. I can't afford to go to a private school and would like some recommendations for CUNYs and SUNYs. So far I'm down to Hunter, Queens, Brooklyn, and City in the CUNY system and Purchase and New Paltz in the SUNYs. I'm sure that all of these schools are really competitive, but how much so? And competitiveness aside, which one(s) would you recommend? I'm a nontraditional (second degree) student, majored in English, going back to school to study art. Don't know what I'll major in yet but my interests so far lie in sculpture and printmaking.
On a related note, the SUNYs I looked up have portfolio requirements, but I can't find any on the CUNY websites, just info saying that if I want to do a BFA I should reply after I'm X credits into the program. Do CUNY art schools not require portfolios?