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Stern's curve really canBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Stern's curve really can affect your grades. So, if you come to Stern and think that you can pull it off with moderate study hours, you are most probably wrong. Stern is hard work, so don't come here if you expect bogs of money to start falling on your head as soon as you get admitted.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C-
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This University has a lot to offer butQuite BrightSociology
This University has a lot to offer but it's up to _you_ to make the most of it. The size and bureaucracy is maddening at times but for the persistent student there are a lot excellent opportunities. Teachers are top notch and always want to help if you show the initiative and real drive to learn. It's not a warm and fuzzy environment like for people that like small class sizes and collaboration with teachers. This is New York City. Get with the program.

However, you can make it very rewarding by forming study groups, memorizing the details for the exams while seeing the bigger picture as to how the class fits into the field of study.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2009
Social Life: A+, Individual Value: D-
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At first, I didn't like NYU.Not so brightBiology
At first, I didn't like NYU. I felt that it was very impersonal and overwhelming. However, now that its my second semester I have come to really appreciate it for what it is. How many other times in your life will you be able to say that you lived in the heart of NYC?

New York has amazing culture and opportunities everywhere you look. The internships and jobs you can get here are endless. Even though I'm only a freshmen I'm currently interning at a publishing company and I got two amazing jobs that pay over $18/hour (these are not uncommon, by the way). NYU will help you get ahead, no doubt.

The social life in my opinion, is a little lacking. But thats not to say that people don't party. In fact, NYU is sort of an underground party school. People drink in the dorms, there are even the rare frat/house parties (so fun), and of course the endless bars and clubs (Still Bar being an NYU favorite). Its true, most places dont even card that hard you just need an okay fake and you'll have the time of your life.

Also, NYU is an amazing research university. The resources are endless. Bobst (our library) has over 5 million books or something, the NYU health center is top notch, and you can pretty much get ahead in any field. Yes, NYU is a brand name school, but that ultimately helps you get ahead in the end. When NYU students graduate they are immediately 100 steps ahead of any other college graduate. We have internships, valuable connections, and continuing support from the university under our belts. NYU helps recent graduates find jobs and internships endlessly.

I have to point out the obvious though. Don't come here if you desire anything close to a typical college experience. If your willing to sacrifice some "typical" college things for an amazing education and endless opportunity, then I would suggest NYU. I think the negative comments are too discouraging and depressing and for the most part, untrue. Come here and see for yourself. You'll know as soon as you set foot "on campus" if this place is for you!

1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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