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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueD- University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Apr 25 2006
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
My experience at NYU was not at all what I expected. Academically, it really depends on what school you are in. I'm in the General Studies Program, so there are a lot of pointless requirements that I wish I didn't have to take. On the other hand, most of my professors are very easy to talk to and accessible. The biggest advantage of this program: small class size. It's much easier to get to know people in your classes and your professors when the classes are small. Keep in mind that this is a very liberal school, so many of the teachers preach their liberal ideas. As someone else commented, they can even be a little anti-Christian. But not all of them are this way. I've had some great professors that I really love. There is a wide variety of classes to choose from, but it might be difficult to get them depending on your registration time.

Socially, it is hard to make friends at this school. The people are very unapproachable and not friendly at all. The size of the school does not make it any easier. Mostly you meet people in class or in your dorm, but once everyone has their clicks, they really aren't interested in making new friends. The school boasts about it's diversity, but mostly everyone sticks to their own clicks. The lack of a traditional campus takes a real toll on social life as well. Because there is no campus, people just go off in their own direction. There is nothing to unify the school.There aren't many on-campus activities going on either. Part of this is because students are just not interested and distracted by all that New York City has to offer. I do not feel like a part of a community at all. I just feel like I live in city and go to class. I don't feel like I go to college. I kind of feel like I skipped over my undergraduate experience and went straight to grad school. That being said, if you don't feel the need to be a part of a community, there are many things to do in the city.

My advice for anyone considering NYU: if you have any reservations/hestitations about coming here, then don't. I wasn't very nervous about coming to NYU, but I wasn't really excited either. Looking back on it, I wish I had picked a different school. I'm hoping to transfer next year. Really spend time here before deciding. It is hard to say this though, because I never would have known all of this if I hadn't come here. For those who aren't sure about NYU or the city, you might want to go to a school with a traditional campus and try the city for grad school.

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