New York University Reviews

  • 530 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $56,500
89% of 530 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 530 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/3/2023
  • Degree: Statistics
"The environment was hostile and adversarial. I was disappointed by the number of students and professors who engaged in gossiping, smearing others, not working well together (not sharing work or credit), etc. There were clear favorites (usually the sycophants and charmers). Most of the students are from 1 country/region (not the U.S.) and unfortunately a lot of them have an "us vs. them" mentality. At least the courses were challenging and interesting, although the program cannot teach you everything in 2 years. Most of the courses are taught using R, a few in Stata (but no Python!)."
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2021
  • Degree: History
"NYU is one of the most overrated universities there is. Attending NYU was the biggest mistake of my life. If you are not interested in getting your foot in Wall Street, do yourself a favor and go to other school where you can have the proper campus experience and be appreciated and respected as a student. There are a lot of poorly qualify professors at NYU and if you get problem you won’t get the help you need. What NYU does not say is the number of students who end up dropping out of the program because they didn't get the education they were hoping to get."
James Barbosa
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2019
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Being surrounded by professional scholars at NYU automatically challenge my current thought process and deepen my understanding of technology. I was tested in working with other classmates from all walks of life, thus creating an environment of teamwork abilities. My experience at NYU has enabled me to learn how to facilitate work and leadership skills amongst a diverse group of people. As a result, I enhanced my performance in leadership direction, communicating, and writing ability. Therefore, I highly recommend New York University if they want to be challenged and grow as a person."
Courtney Surmanek
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2019
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"My attendance at New York University came after I transferred from two years of study at Suffolk County Community College. As a Transfer student, I had two years left to complete my Bachelors Degree when I arrived. This identification defined my experience. Upon arriving, I found my immediate community through the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program and the Transfer and Transitioning Student Association. In addition to the TTSA, in my first year at New York University, I was accepted to join a year-long program called TransferMation: a service-learning experience specifically for transfer students that involves participation in NYC service projects, leadership activities, and an alternative spring break trip. Our trip was organized with Teens 4 Good, a youth-ledentrepreneurialfarm and nutrition business that transforms vacant lots in Philadelphia into urban farms. These groups included students that I could relate to economically and in terms of our transitional experience at a big university. It also helped remedy the challenge of fostering community within the undergraduate community at New York University, which had already forged bonds and friendships over two years. With the Transfer Student Association, I took a service-learning trip to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, PA. I studied in the Studio Art Department and felt immensely supported. The program was also very flexible, allowing me to take courses outside of the Department in New York Universitys Gallatin School, the Art and Public Politics Department and the Performance Studies Department. My Work-Study position was in the Department of Art and Art Professions Design Lab, where I instructed students and visiting artists on the use and conceptual application of large-format digital, 3D printing and laser etching in a multidisciplinary hacker-space equipped to explore new media and design. It was a great working experience. Opportunities to pursue work appointments were plenty in the Art Department. I highly recommend going to community college to reduce the cost of receiving a Bachelors degree. On resumes, I choose to list my community college even though I no longer have to because I am proud and want to showcase to other young people that this is an affordable route. There are many community college scholarships focused on making the transition to a four-year school after receiving an Associates Degree like the one I received."
Andrea Wright
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2019
  • Degree: Education
"New York University is a wonderful institution for students who are going into careers in law, scienece and business. However, if you are looking to work in social work or education, it is not the most economical choice. New York University isn't generous when it comes to financial aid. I completed my degree in 1998, and I am still paying back my student loan from over twenty years ago. You can receive the same quality education at a local college at a much cheaper rate. Going to NYU for education isn't going to do anything for your career in education if you're planning on working in the classroom. Save your money."
Jennifer Bowles
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"NYU is an excellent school in the heart of NYC with all of the advantages of the city to support the learning at school. All of my professors were top-notch, really intelligent, and always available for office hours etc. I learned from the diverse student body as well, many who were also very smart and creative, and I gained life-long friendships."
Chinyere Obi
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: History
"PROFESSORS The school consistently attracts top professions in their fields who are not only extremely knowledgeable but are seasoned professors who actually know how to teach. This made my classroom experience insightful, even if I did not particularly like the class. I was interested in my major so I constantly chose advanced lectures and/or seminars and the workload still felt doable. The professors had an open door policy which helped when it came to bigger projects or getting feedback on a test or assignment. ENVIRONMENT Washington Square Park is one of the most vibrant areas in NYC but, that being said, the Park also attracts some colorful characters, so always wise to be on alert even if you feel the area has a college quad feel. For example, I was walking across the park in the evening (still bright out) with a friend once and two homeless men felt comfortable enough to follow us to our dorm and try to grab at my friends backpack. However, these incident are few so it still doesnt sway my love for the area in general. You have McDougal Street which has great cheap food/drink/bars; St. Marks is a short walk with also great food/drinks; LES has the club-ish scene; and SoHo for your shopping indulgences. Great area overall."
Tasfia Tasnim
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2019
"Excellent involvement with research. The professors are heavily invested into students' success and are always available to help. They present the materials in the context of application making the concepts more clear and easier to understand. The class sizes are small with appropriate student to teacher ratio. Overall, my experience at NYU was extremely rewarding."
Ashley Frenkel
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2019
  • Degree: Art History
"New York University is a complicated school. I attended due to a surprisingly generous scholarship offer because of my financial need and academic aptitude. It was, and continues to be, an increasingly expensive education. I do not think it is worth the huge price tag that it asks, but it is a good school. My art history degree taught me to think critically and draw connections, a useful skill in any profession. The location, New York City, suited my interest in pursuing a career in museums, but I did not find the career office particularly helpful in these pursuits. I tended to know more than my adviser, and felt it was difficult to form real connections to faculty due to the size of the institution. It was also difficult to form friendly relationships due to the vast size of the institution, but I think a more outgoing person that myself would fare better - I eventually did find a great fit in one of the student led clubs and formed close bonds there, but not until sophomore year.At NYU I was awarded wonderful travel opportunities through the Honor's program one spring break to Prague, and through my own dime I paid to go abroad for a summer session. My time in Florence through NYU was some of the best in my life due to the school's lush property, prime location, and very friendly staff on location - in addition to all the hands on learning in and outside the city of Florence in museums and ethereal gardens. It was certainly a nice change of pace from the usual lecture hall setting you receive in New York City. NYUs international reach and recognition does make it an appealing choice. I would go there again if I had to choose again, but just be mindful of your pennies and be realistic about your future plans so as to not dig yourself into a whole just for the clout that comes with a name."
Elizabeth Mathewson
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2019
"I received a fantastic education at New York University and the quality of the professors in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA) was outstanding. I highly recommend this university and this program. SCA is not a well-known department of the College of Arts and Sciences, but I highly recommend that prospective students look into this program. Most of the professors are extremely well-known in their field and held in high regard among academic communities. I was impressed by my peers as well and learned things I continue to utilize today. Any of the majors in SCA would prepare a student for careers in social services, legal fields, public administration, arts, or further academic research. NYU as a university is diverse and large and has opportunities to foster any interest. Going to undergrad in New York City was an incredible experience and I learned and enjoyed being in New York just as much as attending NYU. The biggest downsides of NYU are the very high tuition and attendance costs and the impact NYU has had on gentrifying communities in New York and abroad. Overall, I am extremely pleased with my experience at NYU and even more pleased with my field of study and the quality of the education I received."
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The Applied Psychology program at NYU is designed for those who want to practice psychology. The psychology program does not require the fieldwork component that is part of the Applied Psychology curriculum. The seminar sequence of the curriculum includes community service hours, field work at a community-based organization or with a research lab, and research papers. I think this undergraduate program really prepared me for PhD coursework, especially in research paper writing-skills and statistical analysis."
Angela Almeida
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2019
  • Degree: Journalism
"The Journalism BA at New York University is unlike any other. It is immersive in that New York is one of the best cities in the world to learn how to report. The professors are highly-acclaimed working journalists and producers, who will strive to help you get your career started. In addition, the Journalism department offers you access to an extensive database of internships, part-time and full-time positions."
Faye Marshall-Sterling
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2019
  • Degree: Education
"I was afforded a stellar education at NYU. I can honestly say that I was afforded many opportunities as a direct result of having attended NYU. It is a tremendously impressive institution. My professors were knowledgeable, supportive and accessible. The students were all highly motivated and supportive of each other's academic endeavor. In fact, my collaboration and involvement in many on-campus study groups served as a much-needed lifeline when faced with grueling exams, projects, and presentations. NYU also offers a plethora of student organizations, both professional and social, that facilitated a profound learning experience for academic and social growth well beyond campus life. I could not have received a more comprehensive education. It is an expensive Institution? Absolutely!! However, it is well worth it, as your tenure there will provide life-long professional and social growth and opportunities."
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2019
  • Degree: Film Production
"My experience at NYU was not good. The courses I took were not completely useless, but I felt that there was a general lack of preparation on the part of my professors and an overall sense of superiority that was completely unearned. It was as if the teachers felt that their unfounded remarks and opinions mattered simply becasue they were working at NYU. Being from New York, I have long known NYU to be the mediocre school that I still think it is. NYU has a number of great-sounding courses - particularly those focused on film and the arts - but every course I've taken seems to have been a bit of a bait and switch trap. My general feeling has been that I paid a lot of money for something that didn't really get me to a better place either in terms of my knowledge of the topic or in my search for work related to that topic. I don't think it was just me. I felt that among most of my classmates as well."
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2019
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I had a very positive and pleasant experience during my education at New York University. It is an excellent school for the field of study that I was interested in pursuing (performing arts) and has a wonderful reputation. Although it is expensive and debt must be a consideration, I believe the education I received at NYU is unrivaled."
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2019
  • Degree: Economics
"NYU Stern offers a valuable education and covers all of the key components of a traditional business education (operations, marketing, finance, management, statistics). That being said, being in New York City provides so many internship, job, industry opportunities that it can make deciding what industry or function to pursue overwhelming, given all the great choices you have. I would recommend Stern if you have a pretty specific sense of what you want to do and can leverage the clubs and great companies that come to campus. Class sizes and academic instruction were strong and for the most part good at incorporating real examples and cases into the classroom."
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I do not recommend NYU at all. I had been very excited to study Social and Consumer Psychology and was elated to be getting my second masters at NYU. I moved from Florida to attend. However, after getting there my advisor was unsupportive of me. I was constantly looking to get scholarships to pay for the outrageous bill to attend there. Every scholarship required a letter of recommendation from my advisor. Dr. Gans repeatedly refused to write one for me on several occasions and acted out of discrimination towards my religion. That school left a very bad taste in my mouth."
Anna R
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Gallatin School of individualized study was an amazing place to earn a degree. My education combined the performing arts with psychology, and going to Gallatin opened doors to learning at many of the colleges within NYU. However, my favorites ended up being Gallatin courses (including the Gallatin acting courses); there, I found passionate educators and students who were similarly self-motivated, passionate, and contributed immensely to the learning experience. Gallatin provides ample opportunities to tailor your educational experience, including working closely with an advisor (I would highly recommend selecting an advisor carefully, as your relationship deeply influences your experience), study abroad, and taking independent study courses with an advisor. The more you take advantage of these opportunities, the better off you will be. I walked away retaining much of what I had learned, as the curriculum was rooted in interdisciplinary educational philosophies. My one disclaimer for the experience was (of course) the cost of NYU. It is insanely expensive. I would encourage any student considering such a costly program to consider their options carefully. It was an experience I would not take back, but as a young college student I don't think I fully realized the scale of the expense."
Clarissa Karantzis
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2019
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Attending NYU for my undergraduate career was a great experience. I studied mathematics at the prestigious Courant Institute under a number of well-known and very well respected mathematicians. The faculty and staff were extremely helpful in all respects, whether it came to help in the course, or advice in general about career, events outside of school, and ways to make new connections. There were many opportunities for students to meet with faculty, do research studies under the guidance of professors, and even grade homeworks of other undergraduate math courses as a help to the professors. The courses and experiences I had at NYU positively impacted my undergraduate education, and supported and pushed me towards the career path I am on now."
Megan Zhang
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2018
  • Degree: Teaching
"NYU is an incredibly unique institution because of its central location in New York City. My professors all had an incredible connection to the city through their other jobs and networks. I was also able to take advantage of the city by interning at various NYC-based organizations. NYU students are all extremely ambitious and hard working and the ones in my program were all extremely passionate about the work we were studying. NYU's location in Greenwich village allows students to experience the cultures of NYC and NYU's global campuses allow students to easily study abroad."