New York University Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 12 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 50,027 (25,722 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 33% part-time, 67% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $40,984
Source: NCES

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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

I encourage those who are seeking to become school counselors to look into NYU Steinhardt. I am a full-time student, currently in the 2 year masters in counseling and guidance K-12 program. So far, I have been learning so much through my professors, the different experiences and course work. Indeed, the work is rigorous and requires a diligent and determined student. The education I have been receiving at Steinhardt has been excellent. There are many resources available to every student to meet their needs and lead them to success. Steinhardt implements a curriculum which includes in-class lectures and assessments, as well as mandatory practicum and internships which enhance our experience in this program. The goal of most students by the end of the program is to become future competent school counselors.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Silver School of Social Work is a community of diverse graduate students who provide one another with ongoing support and encouragement. I am truly grateful to be a part of a university that values my commitment to serving populations nationally and internationally.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

NYU is a top tier institution in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. I was impressed by the excellence of the faculty in my program who had decades of experience either working or researching in our field of study. One of my instructors studied at MIT and worked with some of the greatest minds in the learning sciences of our time. Other faculty members held esteemed careers in our industry, and worked for major educational institutions, museums, and educational technology companies. While I was impressed with the faculty, I thought the cohort of students left something to be desired. I was enrolled in a part-time program and expected to be engaged with more mature, working professionals. Instead, my masters program was mostly students who recently graduated college and lacked real-world experience. Since the program was mostly team oriented, this made group work challenging and the opportunity to network professionally limiting. My program also had a weak career development component so there was not a clear pathway after graduation to employment and no requirement for an internship made finding a job more challenging. All told, I enjoyed studying at NYU, and felt the faculty were the strongest component of my experience. The program I studied in was otherwise not thoughtfully constructed. It lacked the academic rigor I expected from NYU, and the student population in my program was not created to accomplish an effective cohort.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2019

The Creative Writing program at NYU is impressive: the caliber of the professors can be intimidating at first -- they're people whose novels, short stories and poems you've probably been reading already. But the program is set up so that you get to interact with them in a personal but low-pressure way through in-person ten-day workshops; the feedback on your writing comes not only from the professors, but from your fellow students, so you benefit from lots of points of view. Then you're assigned a mentor for each semester that you're in the program, which means you get to work with one specific person for a period of several months. They become familiar with your work, and you have a chance to grow in a particular direction under their tutelage. But then another semester starts and you get a fresh perspective! It's such a wonderful opportunity to get a lot of very experienced, talented eyes on your own work and become the best writer you can possibly be.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

New York University College of Global Public Health is a great program with great faculty who are willing to take the time to mentor, help and encourage students pursue their desired career paths. The college also offers great networking with different organizations, events and speakers on topics relating to public health. The university is also located in New York City where there are a lot of opportunities to work with well known organizations.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

Stern's location in NYC really does provide a wealth of opportunity to connect with industries of all types. Tapping into the vast world of NYU also provides endless opportunities to explore. The professors vary. Some are amazing, some just ok. The students a friendly and tend to be progressive and caring about the world. It is a good place to go!
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Real Estate Management
Graduation Year: 2019

As a current student who is already employed I cannot speak to the job prospects from personal experience, but I have attended career networking events at the Wasserman Career Center and NYU draws a lot of industry professionals and recruiters to these events. NYU is the best program to study real estate development largely because it is the oldest, has the largest alumni pool for networking, and offers flexible classes for those of us who are already in the industry but are looking for specific training to improve and streamline our work environments (or simply to get promotions). NYU also offers a wide variety of endowed merit based scholarships that are specifically for the real estate and real estate development MS candidates. There are issues to being in graduate school and not living in a residence hall, but I believe NYU's Schack Institute for Real Estate makes up for them with their numerous conferences (with steep student discounts), clubs, and recruiting events, along with offering 3 Real Estate and Construction Management related continuing education (no credit) courses for free per semester which is a *fantastic* opportunity.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Strengths: NYU Stern is a great place to get an MBA, especially given the caliber of professors, and its location in the heart of downtown New York City. The business school has place a strong emphasis on courting and retaining some of the best professors in the world, including three Nobel prize winners, and "big names" in the business world like Damodaran (valuation) and Galloway (brand strategy). Stern also makes thorough use of its downtown Manhattan location. While many people assume that there is "no campus," this couldn't be further from the truth. Essentially, Greenwich Village is our campus, and Washington Square Park is our quad. In the middle of the day, it's essentially only NYU students. Beyond this "physical" aspect, Stern also pulls in an incredible amount of recruiters, and high profile speakers. Whether you're Goldman Sachs or Ben Bernanke, it is almost impossible not to stop by NYU if you're in Manhattan to give a speech or recruit the best and brightest. Moreover, if you are unsure what you want to do professionally after school, it is incredibly easy to walk down the street or hop on a subway, and walk into the headquarter of companies ranging from Uber, Net Impact, and the New York Times, to McKinsey, JPMorgan, and Colgate. Stern also pulls in a very diverse set of students when it comes to professional backgrounds, and also has a much more varied set of concentrations. For example, you may find yourself sitting in class next to a special forces veteran, a former restauranteur, or tech maven, as you take courses that may count toward specializations ranging from Luxury Marketing and Tech to Finance and Strategy. Stern knows this is a major differentiator for them, and continues to innovate with new programs like the FinTech specialization. There are also myriad opportunities to go abroad, via a long or short term exchange program, a DBi course over a break or between semesters, and of course, the numerous spring break options via clubs and other organizations. Areas for Improvement: The one major downside to Stern's location is how expensive it is for the school to acquire new space, or renovate its current facilities. As such, Stern's graduate school building is perfectly fine, but starting to show its age in that it looks much more late nineties / early aughts than counterparts such as Ross, Tuck, and others. Additionally, due to the small endowment, Stern "covers" fewer things that come included at other schools. For example, at LBS, their global experience courses are part of their tuition, whereas at Stern, this comes out of your pocket. However, I view this a more short term problem, as Stern is focusing on trying to build a stronger alumni community. Additionally, I think Stern sometimes lets the "brand" of the full-time program become a bit confused, given the part-time and undergraduate programs are also commonly referred to as "Stern" as well. I think this can be puzzling for those on the outside, including recruiters, as there are definitely different levels of selectivity and caliber from program to program. Finally, Stern, like many graduate institutions, does have a decent amount of red tape, and numerous restrictions that students have to often petition to get exceptions to. Now, this make sense, to some extent, given the size of the combined three schools, but going forward, Stern would benefit from being more flexible. Overall: Stern is a great place to get an MBA, and is a bit of a "hidden gem" amongst the top 10-20 schools. The students are intelligent, but very down to earth, and do not take themselves too seriously (in a good way). The full-time program is close knit and small, but also benefits from the diversity and connections that the part-time Langone students, who often share classes with the full-time students, bring to the table. The location in downtown Manhattan can't be beat, nor can its connection to the many other schools within the NYU system.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The Master's Degree in French Studies at NYU takes place within the Institute of French Studies. The program offers students a unique opportunity to learn about French society, culture, politics, and history with dedicated faculty members. Classes are instructed in either French or English, and students gain access to distinguished French professors who offer rigorous but meaningful courses at the Institute. NYU offers world class programs in one of the most diverse cities in the world and provides its graduates with a strong academic and cultural foundation.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
Graduation Year: 2017

I decided to study abroad this past summer in NYU Steinharts Intercultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning program at NYU Shanghai and the University of Hong Kong to gain first hand teaching experience and earn six graduate credits in education. The course work offered an understanding of learning strategies, cultural perspectives, communication channels, and multicultural social interactions within Chinas dynamic atmosphere. Further, the curriculum required two critical components, including: an independent research study, which I conducted on the effectiveness of digital learning tools in teaching English, and experience teaching middle school students English at St. Mary's Primary School in Hong Kong. This opportunity ultimately reiterated my love for teaching and solidified my goal to become an educator.
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