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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.306 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.311 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.310 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities598 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production375 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production370 Graduates
Political Science and Government226 Graduates
Computer and Information Studies195 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.390 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.472 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.203 responses
New York University Reviews
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Through the Global Liberal Studies program's Core Program I spent my first year abroad in Florence, Italy living on a bequeathed estate! I was accepted to this program because I showed an interest in the Humanities, and checked the box on the application rating my preferences for the global academic sites which also include Paris, London, & Washington DC. The best things I love about the campus is the Office of Student Life staff who are peppy (especially Jillian) and super helpful whenever you have a question. In addition, they also host all-expense paid trips all over Italy, so I highly recommend. Lastly, the campus has La Pietra Dialogues which hosts leading minds across a wide array of topics. Last semester I was able to meet the US diplomat to Italy, the head of Bloomberg News, and Angela Davis! Need I say more?
Professors are truly passionate about what they teach, even if not all of them are the best at teaching, that's where TA's come in! For the most part the curriculum involved with getting a degree is very well-rounded with lots of opportunities for electives and other passions. Registration is pretty easy to manage, but frustrating as an underclassman because you probably won't get the time or professor or topic you wanted for a class very often. The workload is probably what most students were used to in high school, the tricky part is making sure you study and get your reading done with all of the distractions of NYC right outside your door. If you study hard and ask questions and do the reading you'll get a good grade, there's no special secret or trick; just try hard. There are tons of options to take part in research or special study programs too.
I started out as a Psych major in CAS, but realized pretty quickly that I was more interested in pursuing other things. While I was still in CAS I was able to take classes that counted towards the new major I was applying to, so when I was accepted to the MCC program in Steinhardt, I wasn't far behind! Because of recitations your schedule will always be a nice balance between large lectures and smaller classes, and students have a huge range of options when it comes to choosing classes to take, especially electives and cross-school minors. TA's are for the most part very eager to help you with whatever you need, and professors are passionate about what they do. Most grading is curved pretty nicely and it's very fair; If you study and do the reading and ask questions you will get a good grade. And though extra credit isn't always offered, some courses will drop your lowest test score at the end of the semester.