New York University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (25)
I received an excellent education from NYU. The location is amazing. Being in the center of NYC is an education in itself.
I did not feel the education given to me at NYU was very good. I felt I learned very little and most of the professors were not very knowledgeable. When it came to take the license exam after I graduated, I knew nothing on the exam and had not even heard of any of it. I had to study and teach myself in order to pass the exam. I think its unacceptable that after 3 years of graduate school and around $50,000 in loans, I had not heard of anything on the license exam and none of our professors had even tried to prepare us for the exam. Going to NYU was NOT worth it in my opinion.
New York University was not a friendly place to be for students who were not affluent. Financial aid was severely limited, and it was easy to feel like an outsider as I had to work multiple jobs to keep myself enrolled and fed. This meant I did not get to experience college life or really even get to engage with my studies because I was just trying to make enough to get something to eat. As a result, I left feeling little to no connection with NYU, questioning whether I had even learned anything, and dealing with a large debt for all of my efforts. I believe the university needs to do a lot more to support its lower middle-class and working class students financially and emotionally if it wants to have socio-economic diversity on its campus.
If you're an extrovert and love the city you will have fun. As a shy person, I didn't love it but fortunately my major was small enough for me to make friends. I am not the type to go for a themed-floor but I was assigned one in my freshman year dorm (second semester, first I was elsewhere and it was awful) and the themed-floor was much more friendly and less intimidating.
NYU's East Asian Studies program was fantastic, particularly the Chinese program
I love NYU but it is prohibitively expensive. Without a scholarship I never could've attended there and even with it I had to graduate a year early. 10 years later and I'm still paying off my loans. While the experience was phenomenal I'm not sure it was worth the cost.
My classes and teachers were wonderful. All my professors were very intelligent and fair, expectations were neither too high nor too low. There were a variety of interesting course topics. However, as a transfer student from out of state, I felt very isolated socially. Also, I think the university is overpriced.
It was a nice place to go and the classes and educational environment were wonderful but if you can't afford the absurdly high price it's not really essential to go there.
Many graduate programs are unnecessary. Students should really research degree programs to ensure its a correct fit prior to making such a huge financial commitment.
Gave me some opportunities I wouldn't have had any where else. The disorganization of the program was an issue