Right now I go to Kaplan - which is about the same price at Kaplan, its a fairly new school - so there's a lot of problems there still working out. So far I guess it's OK (i'm not in love- lol) but as far as the teachers at City College - it really depends on who you get. There are teachers who will make sure u get a passing grade, and there are teachers who really want u to learn, and there are teachers who just dont care. It's totally up to you - if u want to really learn the material - then you have to read and learn by yourself, but honestly there were about 2 or 3 classes i took that I passed with an A, without ever opening a book. The passing grade is a B for all nursing classes and yes they do allow you to use calculators - or you can do like some of the other students and say your using your blackberry for a calculator when your really looking up the answers online.