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How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

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Date: Apr 14 2008
Major: Physics (This Major's Salary over time)
I am a physics major at NYU. I am in my third year. My opinion of the school and my experience have changed significantly since being a freshman. At first, I didn't feel very comfortable or grounded, but that changed as I got to know my fellow physics majors. They are all very intelligent and a few are some of the smartest people I have ever met. Everyone in the program is extremely friendly and helpful. We all work together on homework sets and study together for exams. It is not competitive. The work can definitely be intimidating at times, but you might be surprised to see what happens when you stick with it. It is a challenging, interesting, and rewarding path to take at NYU. Some teachers are better than others, but overall I feel they are quite good and quite helpful. One of my few criticisms of the program is that there are not the many electives offered at any one time. There seems to be a shortage of classes from which to choose sometimes. I haven't compared NYU's number of offered physics electives to that of other schools, though.

As for the rest of NYU, I am pretty neutral. The core requirements were mostly not that great, but a couple of them were very interesting. It can be somewhat irritating to deal with these courses when you just want to focus on your major, but I imagine this is the cases at many schools.
I grew up in Brooklyn and I love New York. It's a great place to be.
NYU is probably a better place for outgoing kids. If you make the effort to talk to people and are not skiddish when it comes to hanging out with people you don't know that well, it could probably be really great, socially, right from the beginning. As I said, it took me kind of a while to find a group of people, and occasionally it has been pretty depressing.

There are so many experiences at NYU. I have a feeling mine is pretty unique. My description may be drastically different from that of most people. I can say that I have had a pretty positive experience with the physics department, though.

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