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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityD
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceD Social LifeD
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Jan 04 2002
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
I've pretty much got the same complaints as everyone else. Hard to make friends, absolutely horrendous core material (MAP is the devil, and if you go to nyu, you know what i'm talking about), and just general lack of community. One of the things that i found the most amusing was that my entire writing workshop class took the proficiency exam the first day of class, and all passed (the one they're supposed to give you after you finish 2 semesters). Yeah, ok, so we were all proficient, yet we all needed those 2 semesters of bullshit. Right. And the placement test for language, oh man. They give you the SAT II test. This test has nothing to do with what they actually teach you. I placed into 3rd semester french (4 are required), and i was learning things that i had learned in my junior year of high school. Argue with your professors/advisors over that one, although it didn't help me. Easy A i guess, maybe it wouldn't have sucked so much if attendance wasn't part of my grade (required). Then i could've just shown up for tests.

And the comm department more specifically, i'm learning the same exact things in all of my classes. Okay, yes, this makes it easier because i know it all already, but it's extremely boring, and it feels like i'm writing papers on the same topics over and over and over again.

The housing all over the city may seem nice, but some of the dorms are so far away that you may as well be a commuter. There is just really no way you can form a community at this school. 3 semesters to go…i cannot wait to get out…

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