StudentsReview :: New York University - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Boston University -- Boston, MA
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

New York University

There are 37 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
I went to NYU in the 90's -BrightOther
I went to NYU in the 90's - the Tisch School of the Arts for Film, but transferred my junior year. I would have to say that since the university is so large, it really depends on the college you're in - the dept. - in terms of having a great social experience. I made friends with many of the people in my film classes, but that was probably because we had to work so closely together. As far as the location - what better place to be than NY if you're interested in the arts, right? Well, if you're loaded, sure no problem, if not, look out. Even back then the tuition was outrageous, dealing with Financial aid dept. was a headache and the class I took outside of Tisch was lacking - it was a creative writing class and everyone in it thought he or she was the best writer in the class - kind of pretentious. I couldn't put my finger on it then, but what I think I was sensing in the other class was a little rich kid trying to be hippyish-cool vibe. I'm still paying on that flipping student loan for the one year that I attended. Look at the dates potential NYU'ers - it's 2003 now - I was there 10 years ago. Think carefully before choosing this school. If you don't have a lot of money or you're not in love with art/culture and NYC in general, go somewhere else. If you do your homework, you will find that there are plenty of great schools out there that are socially rewarding, academically strong and affordable. I wish I would've done that a long time ago instead of setting my sights on the monolithic NYU.
1st Year Female -- Class 1993
Education Quality: A, Faculty Accessibility: B
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
NYU has the most applicants of any schoolQuite BrightUndecided
NYU has the most applicants of any school in the entire US because of it"s reputation :location and entrance requirements. Graduating from NYU will look impressive on your resume and will open doors for you in certain fields such as media and entertainment where your GPA will not be heavily weighed. So if you're considering Tish, for example, the entrance requirements are not that hard ( weight is given to your "audition") and the coursework is easy. However there is no school spirit here no matter what division you are in. Everyone has a sense of the school not really caring about the students. It's a depressing atmosphere. Not what was expected. The administration and faculty are arrogant and condescending and don"t expect to graduate from NYU with a respectable GPA unless you can get by on one or two hours sleep each day. The coursework isn't hard but the volume of material they give you here makes it impossible for you to maintain a decent GPA. The school doesn't seem to care about that. So if you are willing to put the time and work into getting good grades consider going to another school because it's practically impossible to attain that here. You might leave here after having worked your ass off with a low GPA. But if you are willing to sacrifice a decent social life and academic record you can have the brand NYU on you for the rest of your life. Your decision. If you don't care and are only interested in the brand name, no matter what the quality, then choose NYU, as you might choose to wear a pair of sneakers that were too small and hurt to wear but you wore them anyway just to show off the brand. Be careful in what you choose. Sore feet heal but a poor academic record does not.
1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Campus Maintenance: B+, Faculty Accessibility: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
I am a senior in a NYC high school.BrightUndecided
I am a senior in a NYC high school. I have known about NYU even before I came to this country 6 years ago. This means...NYU is popular and is a Brand name school!!! Lets face it, we know that most colleges that cost 50K a year will probably provide the same excellent education (not because they want to, but because they have to spend that money somehow ex. Clubs, superstar professors,etc to attract future applicants). NYU is different in that it carries a name of a city that happens to be the CENTER OF THE WORLD,whether it is fiscal, artistic, medical, etc.

Another intersting aspect about NYU is that it is a University that is "in and of the City". It was designed to take advantage of the City and it certainly does. There is no clear campus--most of undergrad buildings are in "the Village" right next to many landmark sites. If you want the typical college lawn and frat parties NYU is not the place for you. You feel like you are living in the City and just in between, you are going to class.

This Year (2008) NYU has lowered its admission rate from 34% to 24%. with the biggest applicant pool in the country (37,000 applicants and will prob get bigger every year!), NYU selected a smaller class. The admission rate for NYU is projected to lower every year and its rank will go up every year (appearantly there is a correlation between rejections and rank).

NYU is very competative with Columbia U, the "other" NYC University. At any rate, NYU is the place to be if you want to be in the center of everything and actually PARTICIPATE (meaning:no notetaking)in the various activities that run this city.

About the Schools in NYU:

College of Arts and Science the most popular college and its the biggest ( I go here). It is optimal for Undecided people and you can transfer "internally" to other schools.

Stern Business school is supreme in terms of connections on Wall st. and what not. I personally dont understand how one can stare at bar graphs and pie charts for 4 years in Business school...but I guess Stern does it best if that what you want.

Ticht School of the Art: Very popular program. Has the best film school in the country ( this art school holds the most alumni with oscars-- people like Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsase (the guy who directed "the Departed", Cohen brothers ( directed No country of old men) and others).

Nursing school at NYU: I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY WOULD YOU SPEND 50 K a year to be a nurse. But if that what you is also top tier.

Hope this is helpful and hope my personal opinions didnt sway you too much.
Feel free to Email me about any Questions and I will respond promptly.

1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: C+
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
New York University
Compare NYUSave NYU

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→