- Class: Alum
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: South Aiken HS
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about NYU is that it's in New York City. You have every opportunity at your fingertips. The trouble with NYU is that you have to do everything on your own. It is extremely impersonal if you are in one of the larger majors. I had two internships, both of which I found on my own. The departments designed to help with those kinds of things aren't very effective. People generally react positively when I say I went to NYU. Often they respond with something like, "Wow, that's a really good school; you must be really smart," which always makes me uncomfortable, because how do you respond to that without coming off totally arrogant? "Why, yes, it IS a really good school and I AM a genius. Thank you for reminding me."
One thing I found hilarious was when I was studying abroad in London. The London program partners with a few other schools, so I was studying for an exam with one other NYU student and two students from the University of Virginia. The other NYU student and I kept cracking jokes and couldn't stay on task to save our lives. The UVA students more or less stared in horror at our complete disregard for the material. I think that situation speaks for most of my time at school.
A very small-minded person who hasn't had a lot of life experience would probably feel out of place at NYU, but that has more to do with the city than the school. Republicans generally feel out of place. The majority of NYU students are jews from the tri-state area. Not that there's anything wrong with that. There are also a decent number of wasps. Lots of spoiled little rich girls. Like Gossip Girl or the Hills. It's kind of nauseating.
The Best Things
the people, once you weed out the douches.
The Worst Things