New York University Reviews

  • 81 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $51,828
88% of 81 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 81 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 2/3/2021
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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
  • Graduation Year: 1998
"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
  • Graduation Year: 1998
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."