Sad truth is, that for many job positions in Poland graduates of private schools are not even invited for interviews.
I know of at least three big Polish companies that have a blanket policy on this - degree from a private university and your CV goes straight in the bin, unless you're being headhunted. The problems with grades being bought is so high in these universities that it simply doesn't make sense to trust them.
delphiandomine, you seem bitter.
At any rate, you're wrong on most of your assumptions. Some are ridiculous so I will ignore those.
Oh, I'm certainly not. You bought a cheap education, nothing else.
I doubt someone who spells recognize with a "s" would know what was required of American students. When my diploma was being nostrified, I was explicitly told by the office on Jerzolomiskie that it needed to be recognized throughout the States. You are correct (in this instance) that I neglect to mention the part where the statement must also permit you to go on to post-secondary studies.
I suggest you read the relevant law on the nostrification process to find out exactly what it says.
As for the fact that I use an "s" rather than "z" is meaningless - why wouldn't I know about the nostrification process?
I don't believe it is right to classify CC's library as poor. It's a smart business decision. Foreigners pay a fraction of the tuition that they would at UW and can use BUW resources by only purchasing a library card for a few zloty. Plus, anyone can also use books at the PISM library for free. So, I believe that it's a great decision not to duplicate resources that students can get cheaply elsewhere. Moreover, I received instruction from some UW and College of Europe - Natolin's best professors without dropping 5,000 EUR on tuition.
A great decision? No, it's a dreadful decision and shows that it's a joke of an educational school. Quite normal for private schools, however.
As for receiving instruction from them - really, knowing quite a few people who teach in such universities, I imagine they had similar contempt for you. In Poland, it's not exactly a secret that these schools exist to provide papers for people that were simply too stupid to get into the real universities. No-one serious in Poland takes these schools seriously - the diplomas just aren't worth the paper that they're written on.
The cheating thing is universal. It is probably worse at public schools here and it's also present within the teaching staff at public institutions. My girlfriend recently purchssed three books by professor from UW only to learn that he plagarizes 80% of his own work in each of the books. So the fact that UW ranks somewhere in the top 500 holds no water for me, especially if you are referring to the Shanghai Rankings which have been criticized for the methodology employed.
It's irrelevant - the UW is well known in Poland and scores highly internationally. CC is...well...unheard of.
My assessment still stands. For a school that is only 13 years old, has a small student body, and has done well enough by having students move on to even better schools (IU - Bloomington, for example), it is a good option.
It is a good option if you want a worthless piece of paper that people in Poland will openly laugh at - yes.
It is a dreadful option for anyone that wants a reputable, serious education.