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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeD
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Jun 25 2011
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
Since my freshman year of high school my absolute DREAM was to attend NYU. After working so hard and doing everything I could to succeed in middle school, I finally was accepted to the university my senior year. I was so excited to begin an amazing college journey, and meet some truly amazing people.

I loved my first few weeks at NYU. Being away from home, meeting new friends and being in the heart of the city was something so new and fresh to me. But after about a month of living as a city dweller, the glitz and glam of the big apple wear off pretty fast. After welcome week, everyone has their group of friends. I made really great friends that lived in my dorm and we had some great times, but it was so hard to meet other people unless you joined a club or did a sport. Which of course, I did and made great friends that way as well. But I was probably the only one in my group of ten friends that had friends in other groups and actually did something.

Sure, NYU is a great school and the chances of you succeeding after graduation are very likely, but the academics at this school are not all too great from what they are hyped up to be. NYU is such a name school because so many famous and rich people go to school there, but all my classes had over 100+ in them, profs did not know your name, and you wasted so much time in recitations that it was just silly. The classes don't get small until your junior year. All of my friends had this problem. I think the only class my where a teacher knew my name was my 16 person writing class…the smallest class I probably would have ever had at NYU. If you keep up with the readings and go to class you will succeed at NYU no doubt about it.

The reason I hated NYU so much was for the social life. Hence the reason I am transferring and will begin my sophomore year someone else :). When people found out I was transferring they always asked why. My response:

It's not a college. Its so Boring.

"BORING?!?!?! HOW CAN NYC BE BORING" everyone would shout at me. Oh…come stay with me for a weekend and you will see. Inarguably the student body is filled with very intelligent and talented people. But THESE PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN. I'm not a raging alcoholic, but the environment of NYC is so stressful that I like to let loose once or twice on the weekend and have some fun. "FUN" at nyu is sitting in a dorm room with 10 people (MAX) and drinking pride and clark (cheap vodka) and rotting your life away inside a dorm. Probably the most pathetic excuse for a party ever. If you want Frats, house parties or any type of party with more than 10 people you know…or 10 people in general…DO NOT COME HERE. Sure there are clubs and bars galore in NYC…but as a college student a) fake ids are so expensive. b) cover fees are ridiculous. c) drinks are even more money and d) you go out with a small group of friends and never get to meet anyone from NYU. Essentially you just travel in your small group of friends all year.

In my year at NYU I got to know some upperclassman who had apartments and those parties were a little better than dorm parties, but still they sucked. Atleast we didn't have to worry about RA's. But its not worth waiting till your junior/senior year just so you can travel all over the city to go to an apt party with 15 people…and these apartments are all over…no one can afford anything by the college so have fun trying to get to brooklyn on the weekends. Sketch. sketch. sketch.

I was so upset my first semester because all I would see where my friends at their schools going to football games, huge parties, meeting millions of people and that was not the experience I had at all at NYU. During my second semester, I just gave up all hope for the NYU social life and just realized that it wasn't going to get any better, so I tried my best to make the most out of the situation.

This post is pretty negative, but I just want to send my warnings. NYU is overrated by far. Go to a cheap state school, and I'm sure you'll turn out just as fine.

If you don't like to drink, or have an endless cash-flow and have the ability to go to broadway shows, concerts, museums, and other cool things in the city, then NYU is for you. I made tons of friends who were completely happy having a small group of friends, and doing city type things. But if you are someone who likes big parties, nice people (oh because like 95% of the kids that go there are stuck up assholes who think they are so amazing and hip), and school spirit then DO NOT COME HERE. You will jump off bobst 10th floor. And IF YOU ARE STRAIGHT please do not come here. You will be even more depressed with the prude girls and over whelming amount of gay kids. I am gay myself, but I am a chill homo who doesn't advertise it around the world and who likes sports and other cool things. The homes at NYU are ridiculous and think they are the .

The NYU dorms are actually pretty nice and the food is AMAZING. But the dorms are scattered everywhere across lower manhattan. I had friends who lived in china town……some took subways to class.

Some people may be obsessed with the NYC lifestyle and think its all they want…but here's what you have to remember. NYC…like any city in america…will always be there for you waiting. Your college experience filled with school spirit, fun parties, football games, great teachers, huge groups of friends and small classes will not. You only live once…have fun before you enter the hell of the real world. And NYU (as advertised everywhere) is the real world. peace out.

commentWOW you are seriously SO WHINY.

NYU does not hide the fact that it is NOT typical university. There is no football team. You can't go to frat parties and play beer pong. You should not have been surprised that you weren't going to have the typical american college experience.

on the social front, it's up to YOU to meet people. that's not the university's burden. and don't think transferring will change the fact that you have to meet people on your own.

if you're complaining about not having the extra cash to get into clubs, etc…GET A PART TIME JOB.

All of the problems you discussed were either 1)TOTALLY WITHIN YOUR CONTROL TO FIX or 2)something you should have known about before applying to an URBAN SCHOOL WITH NO FOOTBALL TEAM.

responseThis really helped! I love NYC but you're right I should consider the traditional college experience. NYC will always be there for me, but that college experience wont. I loved your review! so honest! I still am considering NYU but I have other things to think about. Thanks!
Lol ok… someone's upset
That was directed towards the original post, not you. sorry!
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