New York University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.97 out of 5.0)
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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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4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014

The only downside to this program is that New York City is expensive. Beyond that, my experience was better than I could have ever expected.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

My Masters Program is focused on two things that usually do not come together: on public policy and international education. This is a very narrow angle that most people do not see as a mutual thing. However, those matters are seriously connected as education is an engine for many things. People graduating from colleges and universities form a certain rank in the society, they go to work and thus they create not just economic background, but political as well, forming the world that we currently live in. I am very grateful for the opportunity provided to me. I learn so much about public policy, international relations, educational reforms and economic situation in countries around the world. Before applying for my masters, I have made a serious research and I found very few universities around the States that offer something so unique. I just hope that I will be able to find a work placement here after my education is over.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Visual Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

The Graduate Program for the Cinema Studies Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts / GSAS is both challenging and exciting. The professors and guests lecturers bring with them world-class experience, job/internship opportunities, and a willingness to help and engage with students of all backgrounds. Certainly, it would only help if this program's financial aid could cover all or most of the expenses related to school tuition, fees, textbooks, etc., allowing full time graduate students to focus completely and most thoroughly on their work, research, and academic/professional projects, some of which involve extensive travel throughout the United States and abroad to other film institutions. It is my sincere hope to successfully pass the MA Comprehensive Exam, and thus receive the anticipated M.A. Degree from Tisch/GSAS.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The Global Affairs program has many pros and cons. In the pros column, the program has an excellent network. Many of the students who graduated from the program are working in the field of global affairs and are providing a network to those currently in the program. Another pro is that the program is relatively small, so the professors get to know their students well and get to know their areas of interest more accurately. Diversity is another pro. Students in the program come from various backgrounds: international students, career changers, those already working in the field of global affairs. I would say that the major cons are cost and lack of social environment. Students commute from all corners of the New York region, so it makes it difficult to form a student community on campus.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The Media, Culture and Communication Masters program at NYU is an excellent, academically rigorous program. It is particularly well-suited for scholars interested in digital technologies and new media. About half of incoming students plan to remain in academia, and the other half intend to enter the workforce in the field of media, marketing, or as cultural critics.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I am glad that I chose NYU for grad school. The program is great, and faculty and staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Along with the courses NYU has great outside opportunities to attend events that fit with my studies and access to professionals in the field I wish to work in. It is also a great mix of international students.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

NYU is great and as you know is a very well known university. Getting an education here will get you somewhere in life but be prepared to pay the cost of studying here.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

Not for people with ambitious academic career goals. Better for industry, intellectual property, consulting, etc. Faculty are not exceptional teachers, easily frustrated and quick to conclude students are lazy. Very political, better for students adept at reading people and navigating social situations. Funding is inadequate for location, student housing options also inadequate. Faculty are friendly outside of teaching. Most faculty are very hands off, few micromanagers. Great location for what little social life you have, despite being poor.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Strong department and encouraging faculty make for a positive experience.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

This program is extremely hands on. It provides many networking opportunities and grows you in all areas of acting, directing and teaching. The professors are amazing and are always there to help.
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