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NYU is a big school but after aBrightPhilosophy
NYU is a big school but after a while I guarantee you will find your niche of friends. I lived in Goddard a "res-ed" dorm and that allowed me to actually get to know the people who lived on my floor! I am still best friends with people from that floor and I am dating one of them. No matter what your first semester will probably be tough, in fact I didn't like NYU until my second semester freshman year came around. BUT IT WAS SO WORTH THE WAIT! It takes time to adjust to New York, but once you have its the funnest place to be. GO to the club fair and all the little lame events NYU throws on. You WILL meet people and bond (even if its over the fact that NYU can be a little annoying). COME JOIN THE QUIDDITCH TEAM!!! There are soo many clubs looking for new people all the time! Or if you really want to meet people STUDY ABROAD is an awesome way to become super close with other students really fast. I did the NYU in Paris and it was an experiences like no other. There are so many resources NYU has to offer! Just DONT stay in your room, go to club meetings, hang out in your hall (mainly a freshman dorm thing), befriend people in your class (super duper useful) and you will succeed at this school!If you are thinking about being pre-med this is for you. NYU has an awesome but difficult program. No one is going to hold your hand, but if you come out on top you WILL get into med school, you've got to want it. Research positions are super competitive so try and do research in a field that is not necessary Bio or Chem. Med schools just want you to show you have done SOME sort of research.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Faculty Accessibility: B+
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NYU is a place that one has aSuper BrilliantPolitical Science
NYU is a place that one has a lot of potential to thrive and succeed - as long as they are independent, outgoing, resourceful, and do NOT need babysitting. Going to NYU means being exposed to the magnanimity of NYC as a whole, but also the brilliance of faculty and fellow students from around the world. If you are not competitive and self-driven, NYU is not for you. If you are looking for an easy college experience, NYU is the wrong place. NYU will thrust you into the real world, and only the fittest can survive. NYU is what you make it - they provide the best resources and opportunities, its up to you to use them
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: C+
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The one thing I wish someone had toldQuite BrightOther
The one thing I wish someone had told me before I decided to attend NYU was that you need to be seriously ready to spend a significant amount of money, and own a house in loans when you graduate. Everything is outrageously expensive -- from the housing, to the meal plans, to the tuition, to the laundry rooms, to the off-campus attractions, to the campus cash, to the books. The average person cannot afford the extreme spikes in tuition: just this year, tuition went from $56,000 to $60,000. NYU does not give much in financial aid and they will tell you this upfront from the beginning, but I, like so many other students, thought that a degree from NYU would ultimately make it all worth it, and it wasn't. I cannot speak for other programs, but from my experience, the Liberal Studies Program is a huge waste of money and time; which is why I eventually transferred out of NYU -- one of the best decisions I have ever made -- and even on my way out, the school was still trying to eat up all of my hard-earned money. Do not come here unless you are prepared to spend an obscene amount of money.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Social Life: A+, Individual Value: F
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