New York University Reviews
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NYU is not for the faint of heart. If you know what you want and have the fire, will, and maturity to go after it, consider it as a top option. If you need guidance (of any kind) and/or want a strong sense of community...go elsewhere. The bureaucracy and red tape can be insurmountable.
From August, 2008 to May, 2012 I attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and majored in Dramatic Writing. I graduated with a BA in Dramatic Writing and a minor in Producing. When I entered the Dramatic Writing undergraduate program, I intended to pursue a concentration in screenwriting, but towards the end of my sophomore year my interests shifted to playwriting. At Tisch (and NYU in general) you are forced to be independent, assertive, and proactive. In order to network and make connections with your peers at Tisch, its essential to immerse yourself in the community and participate in as many social and academic programs as you can. Unlike other schools, NYU has a diverse community, but in order to engage with that community you must seek out those opportunities. Additionally, NYU has many student resources, but to utilize them you must actively find them and take advantage of their availability. For instance, there was several programs available to first generation and multicultural students at NYU that I was unaware of and regret not participating in. I also should have utilized more of NYU's student services, such as tutoring at the Learning Center. In conclusion, my experience at Tisch/NYU taught me that I needed to be more proactive and assertive in pursuing my goals and interests. While I sometimes wish I had attended a smaller institution, I'm grateful for the experience NYU taught me in becoming an independent and assertive individual.
NYU CNS is a great program if you are 100% sure you want to pursue scientific research or medical school. The professors are very approachable and understanding, the courses are rigorous and informative, and there are many opportunities to get undergraduate research experience in a lab. However, the program is competetive and you need to be SURE that this is what you want to pursue. There isn't much cross-over between other disciplines unless the students makes it their perogative.
NYU was a great school. Living in the city was a once in a lifetime experience. The education you get from the city itself is once in a lifetime. The professors were top notch in their field and had a lot to share. I also had amazing clinical experiences in the city which I know helped me when applying to grad school. The cost is very high, and financial aid is pretty poor, just not a priority. However, I know that it had an immeasurable impact on my education and future success. It's not for everyone, you really have to figure out how to make it on your own, but it is a great school
If you are interested in majoring in public health, New York University offers an excellent program that you can combine with other programs. I studied Global Public Health and PreHealth. My Prehealth courses were taken at the College of Arts and Science and my global public health courses were taken at the College of Global Public Health. The College of Public Health is a relatively small college despite New York University being a larger university, so it is easy to build close relationships with your professors and advisors. I found all of my public health courses to be very relevant and engaging, and would highly recommend my major.
I enjoyed my time as an undergraduate at NYU College of Nursing. I feel as though the quality of instruction is high; the professors I had were excellent in their respective fields and as teachers. The fact that the university is in New York City provided me with a diverse array of healthcare clinical sites in which to learn as well as different places to explore on my days off.
My education at New York University gave me more than just a Bachelor's Degree. A college degree from NYU is an education on the city of New York. With each walk to class, each ride on the subway, I learned about the diversity of culture, economic status, and opportunity that build the city of New York. Academically, NYU is rigorous and the course catalogs are endless. The core curriculum at the College of Arts and Sciences consisted of both useful practical coursework and some courses that felt disconnected and unimportant. The Economics department at NYU is well structured, and allows students to pursue electives in specific areas of interest. The main disadvantage to studying Economics at NYU is the large class size that makes developing a relationship with professors difficult at best. Overall, I would certainly recommend pursuing an Economics degree from New York University.
This review is for the NYU stern school of business undergraduate program - as a business school, it definitely prepared me for my career in management consulting for financial services institutions. It gave me the industry-focused education needed to understand the workings of a bank, and the management experience necessary to effective work and communicate my ideas. The culture of the school is definitely unique - slightly competitive but also friendly and fun.
Although NYU is one of the most expensive universities in the country, I am thoroughly satisfied with the eduction I received. I recognized the financial burden I would take on by attending NYU, but it is also crucial to know that you get what you pay for. I feel prepared for my career in speech language-pathology, which entails rigorous caseloads in a fast-paced work environment. I know that the work inside and outside the classroom over these past four years has prepared me for whatever I may encounter in the workplace. Also, the network of alumni in addition to NYU's career center is unprecedented and they are willing and able to assist students looking to jumpstart their careers after college.
New York University adequately gave me the tools necessary to tackle my career in business. It is nestled within New York City's Greenwich Village, which provided me with a diverse environment which I feel will help me in the real world. Thank you, New York University!