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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueC- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Apr 14 2008
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
I'm just finishing up my freshman year at NYU and I have to say I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The only thing that might stop me from attending next year is the astronomical price of tuition, which only continues to rise year after year, regardless of inflation.

The bad - NYU does not care about the student, per se- they want your money. Once you learn to accept that fact, which you are likely to encounter at most institutions, you will find that the school is a really wonderful place. My program - GSP - is absolutely great and has really shaped my experience here. For other people in the College of Arts and Science, I have heard mixed reviews. But for other students in GSP, they unanimously agree that it is truly a special program. We read great classic books, have absolutely amazing professors, and have small seminar classes with no more than 30 people per class (and that's pretty big- my classes were 15-20 average).

Before committing yourself to NYU, you must visit. End of story. For anyone confused as to where the sports teams and green grassy knolls are, you won't find that kind of thing here. Sure we have sports and grass, but not in abundance like the typical college campus. Same goes for Frats and Sororities. Living at NYU is actually living in New York City, not a gated-off community like Columbia's. If you get in here and can afford $40,000 per year, plus spending money and loan interest, and you aren't deterred by an atypical school experience, then by all means apply and come visit.

NYU is the only school I can see myself attending, for the city has helped cultivate my independence in ways that other schools wouldn't have. I have 2 internships (getting ready for my third this summer) and have already gained invaluable connections. Don't miss out if you're the independent go-getter type: you will be inspired by New York and will succeed here.

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