New York University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 3 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
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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

The graduate program provided a lot of individualized attention and support in what is a difficult learning process that includes a great deal of self growth. The courses are extremely rigorous and clinically oriented. However, I feel I am more prepared to be a social worker than many of my peers that are graduates of other programs. The networking during and after the program is of excellent quality.
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Studying Vocal Performance in the heart of New York is an amazing opportunity. Also, the program at Steinhardt is incredible and the professors are very knowledgeable and supportive. However, NYU's tuition is incredibly high. Although I received the "highest scholarship" for a graduate student, the scholarship covers less than a fourth of the tuition. As a rising Opera Singer trying to support herself in the most expensive city in the world, leaving graduate school with massive student loans is quite intimidating.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2013

Pro: Incredible support throughout the PhD program, both academic and financial. Plenty of teaching opportunities, both TA-ships and standalone courses. Excellent preparation for academic job market. Real encouragement for student activities, research and reading groups, etc. Location couldn't be better. Con: zero help for students who don't want an academic career. Ridiculous bureaucracy. Suspect ethics on the part of the university administration.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Wagner's strengths are its connection to the larger Urban community with many alumni who come back to offer jobs, teaching and support to students and its combination of theory and practice. In fact, the best thing about the academic curriculum is the ability of each class to have a theory component and a practical component. Plus, with the ability to used NYC as the lab to all your class experiments, NYU is a great choice for studying Urban Policy. In my opinion, however, Wagner needs to step up in its adjunct professor support for students. Most professors are adjuncts with little time to meet students outside class. This hurts the student in the long run and it is a critical issue that should be addressed by the administration.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014

Stern is a collaborative environment where the diversity and quality of the community create strong value for all students. There is an entrepreneurial sense to the way the school is run where there is opportunity for input, change and to develop new initiatives to keep up with the changing business environment. Although New York is an expensive place to be a student, the access to career opportunities, internships, networking and social events makes the location unparalleled as a business school setting.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

I greatly enjoy the graduate department here at NYU
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

NYU is a very prestigious school with distinguished faculty and network opportunities but tuition is very expensive.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Quality education, in the heart of New York Cons: High price of tuition and other fees
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: networking, the opportunities of New York City, array of personal and academic activities, manageable course work, dedicated professors, prestigious heritage, unpretentious attitude, ambitious classmates, distinguished alumni Cons: cost of living, demands and obstacles of New York City
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, NYU poly classes are demanding but the value of the education is tremendous. As for money, they are very generous with scholarships but it takes hard work to keep the GPA requirement. The school is highly diverse with many international students but it's in downtown brooklyn which is a great area to live. The ease of getting in and out of manhattan allows for a great cultural experience to go although with the educational one.
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