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NYU is a mixed bag, just like NewSuper BrilliantMeteorology
NYU is a mixed bag, just like New York: there's something for everyone. If you want to start a club with one-legged lesbian nuns, you'll probably get at least three members.

It's a great school for students who take initiative and go after what they want, don't need to be coddled, and who don't expect to make more than a few really good friends. City life can be intense, but it opens a lot of doors in terms of what the city has to offer, and to develop professional networks and gain internship experience.

The size of the school DOES matter. You have a lot of choice in terms of classes and there are a lot of great professors, but you have to fight for what you want sometimes. There is very little 'school spirit' or campus community, and many students feel alienated and atomized in such an anonymous, overwhelming 'campus' setting. More than any other school I know of, NYU is a Corporate University, although this has not necessarily lessened academic integrity so far.Expensive. Everything's expensive.

4th Year Male -- Class 2008
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: C
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NYU is not for everyone.Quite BrightPerfomance Arts
NYU is not for everyone. Tons and tons of people want to go here but have no idea what it's going to be like. They just figure it'll be great because it's their "dream school." It's very easy to get lost in the system and feel alone. However, this experience also makes you grow up faster. It's less like going to school and more like living in the city with your friends and going to class on the side. You'll never be bored here; there's always something to do and you experience things that most people don't get to do until after college. You have to be proactive about making friends, finding things to do, and getting what you want. There is no hand-holding. Everything from meeting new people to getting the classes you want won't happen without some work on your part. It's not an easy place to be, but if it's right for you, it's really really right and you couldn't imagine yourself anywhere else.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2008
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Individual Value: C-
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I applied and was accepted to CAS at NYU when it was in the height of its popularity and competitiveness with the ivy league. I did well in HS and was desperate to live in NYC. I didn't fully consider the social life or academics before I made my decision to attend NYU. BAD IDEA!

If you come from modest means, NYU is NOT the place for you. There are very, very few "campus" activities to participate in, and general social life consists of going out to expensive bars and clubs. Financial aid is a joke if your parents make more than $60k combined. Which is crazy considering the cost per year exceeds 40k! Also, I would not recommend taking out mountains of loans. You would think that a degree from NYU would help you get high paying, FT job after graduation... WRONG again!

Academics in CAS are sad. Just sad. Your first two years (or longer) are filled with requirements that have ZERO value. It was like boring, stupid torture that I actual PAID FOR. I have so many regrets.My advice... go somewhere else. Anywhere else. Spend less and save for grad school, when prestige and name brand REALLY matter (particularly for business or law school).

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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