New York University
New York University - Graduate (MS/PhD) Ratings|
|Total Grad Surveys||38|
|Avg years at University||1.7|
|Research Quality||B- (5.9)|
|Research Availability||B- (5.9)|
|Research Funding||C (4.7)|
|Graduate Politics||C+ (5.2)|
|Errand Runners||C (4.7)|
|Degree Completion||C (4.5)|
|Alternative pay [ta/gsi]||C+ (5.1)|
|Sufficient Pay||C (4.3)|
|Education Quality||C+ (5.1)|
|Faculty Accessibility||C (4.9)|
|Useful Research||C (4.7)|
|"Individual" treatment||C- (3.7)|
|Campus Beauty||C (4.8)|
|Campus Maintenance||B- (5.9)|
|University Resource/spending||B- (5.9)|
|Surrounding City||A- (8.5)|
|Social Life/Environment||B (6.7)|
After leaving several messages over the course of two months, I decided to call again to inquire about my eligible veterans benefits. I was transferred 3 times until I was able to confer with a rude woman who indicated to me that her function at the school VA program was ONLY to process paperwork and was not answering any questions. Despite my insisting for additional names and points of contact to call, this rude did not even have enough decency to transfer my call, and was clearly agitated by my simple phone call.
For the reasons that I have listed above, it is clear that NYU-SCPS personnel is arrogant, callous towards new applicants and does not care about veterans.
This allegedly prestigious school is pathetic, with obnoxious workers. I am embarrassed that I actually showed interest in attending this liberal trash can of a school.
Diversity: this may or may not be important to you but Gtown is a great school but with veryyy little diversity. Even at my admissions interview, everyone was a white person from some suburb - this may be appealing and comforting for some but when I went to NYU, there was spectrum of countries and background represented. Specifically at NYU Wagner I loved the fact that I had class with people that were in other programs such as Nonprofit management and Urban Planning compared to the other schools that would have me take classes only with my cohort of 25-35 students the entire time i am there.
The City: if you are the kind of person that doesn't always want to just stick with being friends with you class, NYC is amazing. I have certainly made friends at school but i have made some great friends outside of school and there are always more and more people to meet every night. I like to go out and see brand new people everytime and be able to go out to brand new places every weekend. It is easy to make some great connections this way. I did go to a big state school for undegrad so I totally appreciate football Saturdays and all that and glad I had that undegrad experience. However, i am now focused more on other things such as building up a better professional network, getting involved in the community, etc. If you are looking for a party school, well NYC can be that, but its certainly not your college town feel.
Although NYU is not cheap, the classes are amazing and the departments are ranked through the roof. The other students are bright and have a strong undergrad background. In the core class I just finished a couple of months ago in Gallatin, there were five of us in the class conducting field work. One went to undergrad at UCLA, one at Harvard, and three of us from NYU. The prof was very nice, intelligent and helpful and the students in the class will be friends of mine for life.
Another bonus: New York City. It is an amazing place to conduct research, especially in the social sciences. The inspiration I gain from simply walking around campus and the surrounding neighborhoods is indescribable. Yes, NYU does have a campus. No there are not iron walls surrounding it, but NYU's campus is Washington Square Park. It is beautiful during the summer and quant during the winter. They just began a massive multi million dollar renovation on the park which will be done in a couple of years.I hope this helps and good luck everyone!
I see the students here are a combination of street smartness and cutting edge academic competence. Thats partly due to NYU being in the heart of New York city. This city is not for the faint hearted! It demands ur 100% efforts. Just like NYC, the strength of NYU and its reputation is realized slowly. NYU courses are more practical and global in nature. The real estate is extremely influential in the world real estate market, which is evident by the patronage NYU boasts of!
For the more money minded, NYU might be costly but it pays heavily in the long run. None of the ivy leagues can match NYU's job placement track record. This a large, influential, dynamic, smart, private university. It is aggressive enough to launch a ruthless publicity campaign to attract talent(students & facultuy alike)from across the globe, and sensitive enough to handle its vast student population.NYU rocks!
Despite giving lip service to advocacy, this institution thinks nothing of completely overiding any complaint or concern for the students. They are basically capitalizing on the desire of well meaning individuals to be better at serving the community. Many students are leaving feeling disgusted, enraged and ripped off. The NYU students in Social work are completely disenfranchised wiht n the school and one almost gets the feeling that the school thinks that that is an okay way to teach. If you are interested in clinical work go to Columbia or Yeshiva. NYU is coasting and creating a lot of bittereness as it capitalizes on the previous experience of the students that it claims to educate.
Required intro classes are a bit too large for my tastes, but knowledgeable faculty make up for it. Facilites are well maintained but cramped, especially considering that the policy school doesn't have its own building and we take classes in the undergraduate buildings. Other grad schools on campus have it better, especially business and law. This should be changing somewhat, however, with the pending announcement that we will soon have our own space in a landmark building.What can be said about NYC that hasn't been said before?There are opportunities for any type of work you might want to pursue here, and the well-connected faculty (and students)can open some doors to make that happen. Expensive? Yes. Hectic? Yes. But it is a part of your education as well.
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