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New York University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Dec 22 2009
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
Listen, people complain about NYU like it's some surprise to them that it has a minimal campus feel or that it has very individualistic students. However, NYU, just like every other school, is not for everyone; it takes a certain kind of person (one who likes cities and is very independent) to thrive at NYU. These things shouldn't be a shock to incoming students; maybe they should check out a school before they actually send them a whole lot of their money. Just a thought.

And, as for the lack of campus, maybe this is just me, but I feel like this is one of NYU's strongest suits (contrary to what others think. NYU teaches you to LIVE in a city, not just to go to school in a city (cough, Columbia). While going to NYU, you cannot help but to feel like you're just living in New York and happen to be going to NYU, as opposed to the other way around.

As for the "lack of community," people are right: you won't PASSIVELY find your niche here. You have to put yourself out there and actually try to make friends and find things that make you tick. There are PLENTY of clubs, organizations, or groups to find people with similar interests to yourself at NYU, but they you won't find them by sitting in your room twiddling your thumbs. In order to go to NYU and actually enjoy yourself, you have to be a self-motivated person who wants to live in a city. If that's not you, maybe you shouldn't have applied to NYU in the first place.

responseSo you need $60 grand to learn how to live in NYC? You call THAT education and "real life"? Give me Columbia any day of the week.
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