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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueD+ University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessD+
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsC+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending

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She cares more about Friendliness than the average student.
Date: May 06 2003
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
After reading the reviews, I feel like the other students who commented did not research their choice in schools well. First, it seems a given to me that NYU is out for money: they own practically all of Lower Manhattan. However, as a Freshman, I was able to work with incredible, world-reknown professors. In my second semester, I had the privilege of attending a class lectured by Stephen F. Cohen, one of the leading historians on Soviet Russian history, as well as American history historian William Johnson, someone I had looked up to for quite a long time. As a history student, I feel very lucky to be at NYU, because their resources (the library is phenomenal) as well as their connections to outside historical ventures, will make it easy for me to get involved in my desired field. In addition, I was also considering a career in entertainment law, and NYU is proving to be the perfect place to pursue that, as it is home to the Tisch School of the Arts, and I have been making connections that will help me in the future.

I do agree with many reviews that students tend to be unfriendly, however, eventually, you find people that you get along and share interests with. In addition, I lived in what is known as the worst dorm, and I still had a great view, a semi-large room, a huge closet, and a private bathroom (which is VERY rare in college dorms).

Finally, I suggest visiting the campus before applying or accepting. I grew up in NYC, so to me, it was perfectly natural, however, I know many who were overwhelmed by the city, and all the independence it brings. A campus, say, upstate, offers much more rigidity, whereas NYC fosters an independent spirit. I think that after these four years, NYU will be the best thing I could have done. Besides, there's always grad school.

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