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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC- Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkD- Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationC-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsD
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She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Feb 21 2009
Major: Anthropology (This Major's Salary over time)
I'm somewhat ambivalent about NYU. I'm not really sure what to make of it. On the one hand, I'm attending a top notch university and have AMAZING opportunities in NYC. I currently have an amazing job and an internship, which makes me love being in a city—I already feel like I have an edge on everyone else.

HOWEVER, I'm not sure if the abundance of opportunity in NYC makes up for the lack of a campus and absolutely horrendous social life. Don't get me wrong, people party..a LOT (a lot a lot). By "bad social life" I don't mean we're one of those schools were everyone sits inside and studies. Now I love a good party but the problem is that everyone goes off and parties in their own individual cliques. There are no "NYU" parties—everyone goes off to different clubs and stays with their clique the night. There are a few bars that are frequented by NYU-ers but they are mainly frat/sorority functions so they get lame (ie Still, La Zarza, etc..NYUers know what I'm talking about). I long to feel like I'm in an actual community.

Also the people here drive me insane. I have the BEST group of friends ever, but I can't branch out at all because everyone else is so damn clique-y and snobby. DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU AREN'T WEALTHY. This school is horrendously expensive and social life is determined by your economic wealth. ie all the rich kids go to the expensive clubs, and the less well off kids are stuck w nothing to do. My parents are middle class, and I have to support myself. I'm going broke going out all of the time and trying to keep up with my friends.

All in all, NYU has been an…. interesting experience. Not what I expected at all. However, the opportunities that are here might ultimately end up keeping me here—they are simply too good to pass up.

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