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Environment was nice, professors were great sometimes, but ultimately I don't honestly feel like it prepared me well for the job market in my field.
The journalism program is excellent, and I benefited from being required to double major. I met some of my closest friends at NYU, and I overall enjoyed my time there. If cost weren't an issue, I would make the choice to go to NYU again. But my student loan burden is not small, and I'm lucky compared to a lot of my classmates. I can't honestly advise a prospective student that NYU is worth the money. But then again, I'm torn on whether any upper education is worth this money, so who am I to say.
NYU's Chinese language program was incredible, so I was completely satisfied with the quality of my education. However, had I been in a different program, I may not have felt the same, as the students in largest majors did not seem to be intellectually sophisticated or intelligent.
I went to Tisch and found it to be a very hands-off approach to teaching. Sort of like, here's the equipment, figure it out. Also very directing-focused in the film program. So if you have a lot of previous experience and want to direct, Kanbar is definitely for you, otherwise consider your options.
NYU is a great school with an amazing academic program. However, they are not very accommodating to diverse students. As an orthodox Jewish I needed to take time off for religious holidays which my professors were not helpful with. The school also required me to take a class on Friday evenings regardless of the Jewish sabbath and though I could not attend the actual class I was still responsible to hand in all the work on time. They would not allow me to take a similar class on a different dayof the week
My history of art and archaeology program was fantastic and supportive. The university is mismanaged, however.
NYU Tisch Acting Department is a great place to be. There is so much to learn and you learn from the best. Tisch has the ability to accept many applicants because the program is so large which is what causes some problems and flaws because there are so many people. You have to really fight for the attention in certain studios because there are large grades. Other than that, you do have the chance to learn different techniques and methods in your later years. One large and cumbersome issue is that there are so many extraneous requirements that are necessary to get your degree, but you just have to deal with that.
NYU is a very controversial school. As a student at NYU you have access to everything, but at the expense of many. I went to a community college for two years before attending NYU, and would have never been able to afford it without these first two years, which allowed me to save money, and also brought me a great scholarship. NYU is a behemoth. Its degree will give you stature. However, please do not attend if the end result is 10,000's of dollars in debt. No degree is worth it in this case.
I returned to NYU complete my undergraduate degree after a career in arts & entertainment. I specifically attended the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS). I feel that I was fortunate in that I received tremendous support from my academic advisor and the chair of the department. Their engagement and support made all the difference in the completion of my goal of obtaining my Bachelors of Science. In fact, ideally I'd like to return to NYU to do my graduate studies. While here, I've formed lifelong friendships and professional relationships that go well beyond simple networking. Returning to college at NYU is one of the best things I've ever done as it was a positive experience all around.
New York University has a great atmosphere. Located in the middle of New York City, there is always something to do. There are many services for students, if you know where to look. Many of the degree programs are challenging and require lots of dedication. The one downside to NYU is the lack of financial help and scholarships. It costs approximately $50,000 / year to attend the school and more than $1,000 of living expenses a month, leaving many students in a couple hundred thousand dollars of debt upon graduation. I wish they had more financial aid services being that they are such a largely funded research institution. The experience was amazing though, and unlike your average college town.