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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueD+ University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD- FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceD Social LifeF
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsD-
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Self Absorbed

Lowest Rating
Social Life
Highest Rating
He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Mar 02 2003
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
NYU is a very deceiving school. It looks great before you go, but once you're in, you're likely to feel trapped for varying reasons. I guess it's that way with any college, but NYU is more disappointing to be like that, because it's the last place you'd expect to feel that way. There are so many things that I like about the University but much more that I hate or become easily frustrated with—simply because I am making my parents spend SO much money here it's ridiculous for the crap you end up dealing with. The only thing truly wonderful thing I can say about this school is my particular department, Dramatic Writing. It has been an extremely exciting major to pursue, and it's a place where I feel the most comfortable doing something I've always wanted to do. It may end up being the only reason I stay here. But on the same token, dramatic writing (screenplays/plays) is something I think you either have or don't have, and it's just a matter of finding the right people to buy your stuff. So I'm struggling quite a bit with figuring out if this is where I want to stay.

I definitely do not recommend this university for anyone who is not used to living in the city, or has no desire to. Save it for when you graduate college, have saved up lots of money, and are okay with spending countless nights alone with your television and bowl of ice cream, until you finally meet someone who actually has a quality personality in the city. The social life of NYU and indeed NYC is extremely cliqueish. Don't believe the diversity hype. It's rare to meet someone who wants to venture out of their own little clique.

This place is perfect for some, but horrible for others, just like any college really. But it just, for me personally, has been an extreme disappointment. They make you believe you can fit in without fitting in and have a world of fun because you're in "the greatest city ever" and it's just a load of crap. You have to go out and get everything you want, and that requires a very aggressive personality. You'll love it here if you're that type of person. If you're not, and I don't think there's anything wrong with those types of people, then you will either learn it, or avoid this college.

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