Episode 72: College Spotlight #7 - New York U

Episode 72: College Spotlight #7 - New York U

Date of Publication/发布日期
March 25, 2022
Edwin Day
Files & media
Volume 2 2021-2022


New York University is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,444 (fall 2020), and the setting is Urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

New York University’s primary campus is located in the lively Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. NYU is a true city school, with no borders separating a distinct campus from the streets of the Big Apple. Students are guaranteed housing for all four years in the many residence halls throughout Manhattan, but many upperclassmen choose to live off campus in apartments around the city. NYU has a small but active Greek life with more than 30 fraternity and sorority chapters. There are more than 300 student organizations on campus, such as WNYU, the student radio station which streams online and broadcasts on a local FM channel to the university community.

Acceptance Rate: ~21%


Notable Rankings (US News)

  • Overall: #28
  • Business: #5
  • Computer Science: #31
  • Engineering: #63

What Students Say...

The Good

  • "I love that NYU is not a traditional campus school. Students are given a taste of a more independent life and there is just so much to do here besides studying."
  • "You have to be extremely independent and ready to take on the city to fully experience the opportunities. Don't rely on anything related to school in food, social life, and party scene. New York will take care of those if you are brave enough.”
  • “NYU Violet is a perfect color to describe the university. So bold yet so claiming. Seeking higher education as a first-generation immigrant has been a roller coaster of a ride. From online classes to in-person classes, I have experienced it all. Like all colleges, you get what you make out of it; NYU has all the resources a student needs to reach their goals. Here I am utilizing and simmering myself in all these rigorous courses absorbing all the information my professors throw me. Honestly, NYU is great if you use all your resources, many people are willing to help you, and I hope if you are deciding if NYU is home for you for the following years, then without a doubt, say yes.”

The Not-So-Good

  • "In general, NYU is not a place for academia, and it can be very unfriendly about its students. not caring and not welcoming. Courses offered are few (just compare its course offering to other colleges', you will see how few sessions/ topics NYU offers). very few classes have TAs. no review sessions before tests/ exams. Bureaucracy at NYU is insane - you can't get anything done without having to reach out to 5 diff offices/ people. Most disappointingly, academic advisors aren't that supportive/ professional/ caring. Sometimes it feels like they don't want to help you, replying to your questions with automated texts. There are no personal connections made between my advisors and me.”
  • "Tuition is way too much for the actual experience it provides for its students. The bureaucracy within the school is ridiculous and I have the hardest time getting through to the right people or office I need to talk to. Some of the people working within the upper offices are rude and unhelpful.”

Notable Alumni

  • Leslie Alexander, Owner of NBA team Houston Rockets
  • Charles Ranlett Flint, Founder of IBM
  • Ben Cohen, Founder of Ben & Jerry’s
  • Marvine Davis, CEO of Paramount Pictures
  • Jack Dorsey, Creator of Twitter
  • Jeremy Piven, Actor
  • Aziz Ansari, Actor & Comedian
  • Alec Baldwin, Actor
  • Lady Gaga, Singer
  • Anne Hathaway, Actress
  • Ang Lee, Director

Student Life in Pics