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Date: Feb 19 2009
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
I applied and was accepted to CAS at NYU when it was in the height of its popularity and competitiveness with the ivy league. I did well in HS and was desperate to live in NYC. I didn't fully consider the social life or academics before I made my decision to attend NYU. BAD IDEA!

If you come from modest means, NYU is NOT the place for you. There are very, very few "campus" activities to participate in, and general social life consists of going out to expensive bars and clubs. Financial aid is a joke if your parents make more than $60k combined. Which is crazy considering the cost per year exceeds 40k! Also, I would not recommend taking out mountains of loans. You would think that a degree from NYU would help you get high paying, FT job after graduation… WRONG again!

Academics in CAS are sad. Just sad. Your first two years (or longer) are filled with requirements that have ZERO value. It was like boring, stupid torture that I actual PAID FOR. I have so many regrets.

My advice… go somewhere else. Anywhere else. Spend less and save for grad school, when prestige and name brand REALLY matter (particularly for business or law school).

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