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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkD+ Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsD-
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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Feb 07 2009
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
At first, I didn't like NYU. I felt that it was very impersonal and overwhelming. However, now that its my second semester I have come to really appreciate it for what it is. How many other times in your life will you be able to say that you lived in the heart of NYC?

New York has amazing culture and opportunities everywhere you look. The internships and jobs you can get here are endless. Even though I'm only a freshmen I'm currently interning at a publishing company and I got two amazing jobs that pay over $18/hour (these are not uncommon, by the way). NYU will help you get ahead, no doubt.

The social life in my opinion, is a little lacking. But thats not to say that people don't party. In fact, NYU is sort of an underground party school. People drink in the dorms, there are even the rare frat/house parties (so fun), and of course the endless bars and clubs (Still Bar being an NYU favorite). Its true, most places dont even card that hard you just need an okay fake and you'll have the time of your life.

Also, NYU is an amazing research university. The resources are endless. Bobst (our library) has over 5 million books or something, the NYU health center is top notch, and you can pretty much get ahead in any field. Yes, NYU is a brand name school, but that ultimately helps you get ahead in the end. When NYU students graduate they are immediately 100 steps ahead of any other college graduate. We have internships, valuable connections, and continuing support from the university under our belts. NYU helps recent graduates find jobs and internships endlessly.

I have to point out the obvious though. Don't come here if you desire anything close to a typical college experience. If your willing to sacrifice some "typical" college things for an amazing education and endless opportunity, then I would suggest NYU. I think the negative comments are too discouraging and depressing and for the most part, untrue. Come here and see for yourself. You'll know as soon as you set foot "on campus" if this place is for you!

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