New York University Reviews of Master's in Liberal Arts

  • 14 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $45,426
100% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 14 students said they would recommend this program to others
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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."
Alexandria Bova
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The affordability of campus living/off campus living is very high (that is expected in New York). I do not feel like NYU has a strong sense of community. Otherwise, I think the faculty and university challenge their students to their academic potential. There is academic competition and the quality of your education is amazing."
David Sessions
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"-Huge, bureaucratic administration; expect to have at least a couple of major ordeals with your registration, financial aid, etc. People are nice and will resolve it, but it's a pain. -Professors are generally good, helpful, and well-connected, though my friends and I all had at least one truly terrible class (in different departments). -NYC is one of the best possible places to be academically, culturally, and in almost every other respect. -Very high tuition and little financial aid for many MA programs, coupled with extremely high cost of living."
Mirela Amaral
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Pros: In my eyes NYU is one of the best schools for master. It provides everything that a student would expect from a school, networking, space to create projects, liberty to ask teachers for advises and holds one of the best faculty in the country. Cons: It is a very expensive school, I wish there could be more scholarships toward talent and financial background."
Stephanie Zanowic
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"One thing I love about my program (the Draper Interdisciplinary Masters Program in Humanities and Social Thought) is its flexibility and great selection of interesting courses. You are only required to take four courses within Draper. The rest you can take in any department within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, but so far every course I've wanted to take is already cross-listed with Draper! It really covers everything I'm interested in. The only really frustrating thing is the lack of funding for MA students. There are really no grants available, just loans and work-study. But I enjoy the program so much that it's worth it."
Alice Shin
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"For those interested in the pure pursuit of expanding one's mind while having access to the best professors and departments, this is the program for you. It could also be a good stepping stone for a career in academia if that is something one is aspiring towards from the get-go. The classes are rich and the accessibility of the professors are top notch. The amount of creative flexibility in the program when it comes to crafting one's thesis coupled with the access to amazing journals and other resources of research is second to none. For those who do not come from means and are unsure as to what they'd like to pursue upon coming into the program, this may not be the best financial investment for one's future. I think that coming into the program with a fairly clear idea and plan will help you make the most of the program. Without a clear vision or drive to make great connections with your peers and professors, it can be somewhat of a foolhardy investment, as employment opportunities directly related to your program are pretty sparse, even in areas of academia. A very expensive networking opportunity that can pay itself off in spades if one were to pursue their connections with enthusiasm and determination."
Jorge Cortes
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"NYU's publishing program is a great opportunity for anyone that is interested in book or magazine publishing. The professors are all working professionals that can serve as references and resources. Your classmates are the people you'll be working with in the future. The classes are in the evening so you can have a full-time or part-time job. You can even have an internship. Being in New York City means that you're right in the middle of the American publishing world. The largest book publishing companies are all in New York. The downside to the program is the cost. of tuition and the cost of living in New York in general. Be ready to have roommates or live outside of Manhattan."
Courtney Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The program is relatively large, and you will meet a wide variety of people from different backgrounds who wish to pursue varied careers. The program is structured so that you can have a job while you study -- and you will need it, because NY is pricy and the aid available is not abundant. The professors are brilliant, but not always accessible."
Jessie Mooney
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"It's New York City; this is both a pro and a con. The expense of living is outrageous, but Manhattan is the magazine capital of the world."
Chris Rehmann
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"It's really what you make of it. There are opportunities for everything here (except to go to a school football game). You can either be at a party school and waste time in bars all over the city (cause they're everywhere), or you can be really strategic and bookworm-ish, make lots of great connections, and learn lots of really cool things."
Claire Tran
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The program faculty give more than required to create the best experience for us. However, that means that they pack a lot into our two year program, so you will work hard and lose sleep. There are very few jobs in our field. The tuition is very high. For some reason, everything breaks quickly and repairs aren't made. The scholarships are few. The student loans will kill us all in the end."
Marlena Brown
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Pros: -I met a wonderful group of writers through one of my professors at NYU. -Access to a world-class library and research databases Cons: -Cost of attendance -Cost of university housing"
Stephanie Zanowic
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"There is an incredible selection of interesting courses, and the cultural benefits of being in New York City are impossible to overstate. But professors' (and most students') left-leaning biases can be overwhelming at times, making it difficult to speak out if you don't share their views."
Agatha Jadwiszczok
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"New York University is an amazing place. Our professors are geniuses and both the graduate and the undergraduate students are so brilliant, one has the impression one is speaking with a future senator or CEO. NYU has so much to offer in terms of extracurricular activities, it is hard to get one's head around it. The only downside is how insanely expensive it is. If it weren't for that factor, I would highly recommend it."