New York University Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 50,550 (26,135 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 32% part-time, 68% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $43,848
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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.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: You can work full-time. The MPH is possible to complete while working full-time, although your work schedule may need to be somewhat flexible for one to two days a week, depending. Some courses are offered before 5pm, and some core courses are offered online. This can help with fitting a normal workday into your schedule. However, keep in mind that you will be doing an internship, which will definitely require flexibility from your employer, at least in the second year of the program. Faculty are helpful and knowledgeable. Everyone works in the field and has amazing real-world experience. The college itself is new, though the degree is not, so they are more likely to listen to students at this point in time. Cons: As I said above, not every class is offered after 5pm (though they will try to tell you this when you're admitted). There are a lot of core courses--some are rigorous, others are not.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

It is very diverse. It is in a great location.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012

I really enjoyed it. It has a great location and a very diverse curriculum and student community.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

NYU's network is very strong, particularly if you're looking to stay in NYC. I'm very glad I did the part-time program and took advantage of my employer's tuition reimbursement policy. Business school would have been prohibitively expensive otherwise.
2.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

It was okay but it was difficult to find research groups to join. The Master's faculty are separate from the Doctoral faculty so you don't get to take the same classes as the Ph.D. candidates.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I love NYU. I mean it can be tough living in the city in the beginning but overall I had a great experience.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2010

NYU filmmaking program is a very intense film program with basically one film to make each term. It definitely helps one to become a real filmmaker. We've had cinematography, editing, writing and directing classes. Usually there will be 10-15 people for each class. The first semester we learnt and shot on super 16mm film camera, it was very rare for film school to make students do that anymore. It is a fun school with lots of talents people.
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