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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsF
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: Oct 21 2008
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
Coming here=worst decision of my life. A lot of the positive reviews are completely wrong. I'm very well adjusted, extremely independent, sane, sociable, and open minded and yet this school was the most depressing place on earth. I have experienced nothing but bad things here. I stayed for exactly one semester and have transfered to Brown.

For such a reputably fabulous institution, NYU academics are a joke. I am in LSP which I hated more then anything on this earth. There are far too many requirements (the MAP courses, writing the essay, etc) and the LSP curriculum was so stringent that I literally couldn't take any courses that I actually liked. I had no choices. I was forced to learn about the "classics" (plato, the greeks, etc). I hated it. Sure, the name brand helps a lot but

The worst part about NYU is the social aspect. The city is so big and overwhelming that there is literally NO sense of community. None. No matter what anyone says, the lack of a campus takes a huge huge huge huge toll on social life.

People form their cliques within the first month of school and once they are established they have no interest in making new friends. In fact, its a double edge sword because once you're in a clique you are locked in. No one even makes an effort. Most people only socialize within their floors, so if you end up getting a bad or anti-social floor as I did, then you are FUCKED. People cling together and without a campus or community, and those unlucky ones (like myself) who got shit dorms/halls/roomies are left without any resources or ways to find friends. Everyone kind of goes off and does their own thing—there is no unifying factor here.

The club scene is okay, but there is no variation, no balance. ALL THERE IS TO DO IS GO TO CLUBS. I'm astonished to hear people talk about "house parties" because the only house parties I attended were during welcome week. Clubs get old so fast and it's like skipping over your undergraduate experience completely. everything people at nyu do everyone does AFTER college, so what's the point? Go to another school where you can enjoy a REAL college experience. Oh, and I forgot to mention—everyone here is filthy and i mean filthy rich. Be prepared to spend $80 a weekend, no joke. Having a social life here has a steep, steep price.

NYU-ers will constantly brag about how NYU is part of "the real world". but isnt the point of college to escape the real world for a bit? College is a time to play on grassy quads, be part of a community. the "real world" shit comes after.

ONLY COME TO NYU IF YOU 100% LOVE THE CITY AND LOVE ALL ASPECTS OF URBAN LIVING. If you are fiercely independent and prepared to spend many days being alone then nyu might be the place for you. I was EXTREMELY reluctant to come to this school—the only reason I did was because I got a full ride and it was the best school I got into. I have never made a bigger mistake. I am now paying full tuition at Brown but I don't care, because I am a billion times happier. If you have ABSOLUTELY ANY hesitations about coming here, then don't. Please, think about your decision very very carefully!!!!!!

I've also been accepted into lsp and was wondering how one would go about transferring from lsp to a different college?
Thank you,
Hi if you dont mind me asking, how did you perform in high school (gpa, SAT, extracurricular, and etc.)? Also did you recieve financial aid while attending nyu? Thanks!
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