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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueD+ University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC+ FriendlinessB-
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsD+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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Surrounding City
She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Jan 11 2009
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
NYU is exactly what people describe it as: a university within the city. If you are looking for the typical collegiate experience, do not come here. There is no campus and little to no school spirit at all.


People are generally pretty friendly and will make polite conversation, but it is difficult to stay in contact with them. NYU takes away the 4 "buffer years" that are associated with college where everyone parties with each other all of the time. Instead, NYU thrusts you immediately into being an adult who has to work extremely hard to get together a group of people for a simple Saturday night hangout. Once people at NYU form their cliques, its very hard to become a part of them, so choose your friends wisely.


If you are coming here, I highly advise you to decide what you plan to study. If you are either undecided or planning to major in a traditional major, do not come here. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is a waste of time and money. There are a lot of required classes for any major in CAS that do not relate in any way to the majors. The MAP requirements tend to be stupid and very easy to b.s. It is easy to manipulate your way into getting a good grade in the class, so if you care about more than just the letter and want to actually learn, I would not advise coming here. That being said, if you are in Tisch, Stern, or Steinherdt, the city makes a great "second classroom". However for those in Gallatin, it is often difficult to take classes at the other colleges, though that is the foundation of individualized study. Most classes are only open to those that are in a specific major, and will not allow a student from Gallatin in.

All in all, the city is great if you know what you want. There is a lot of competition at NYU, even in the friendship department. If you are looking for a typical college experience, again, DO NOT GO HERE! Also, it would be unwise for you to attend if you are planning to go to CAS or Gallatin, as they are just wastes of time and it is difficult to take classes that truly interest you. Think twice about coming here and read all of the reviews. Chances are, you can save your money and get a valuable education elsewhere.

questionHello! I was accepted into Steinhardt, but seeing so many negative reviews I'm a little ambivalent. Do you know how the internships are for studio arts and what kind of jobs students land after?
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