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Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 03/29/2010

College Tour '10: New York University

By Valerie Strauss

New York University
From a student

My Favorite School (yes, with capital letters). It was a totally diverse campus – every type of person you could imagine was there. It’s in New York (aka the greatest place ever) with tons of things to do. It’s seamless with the city, and you are able to do extracurricular activities off-campus and go to lots of off-campus events.

There is little Greek life (which is good for me). I did feel like there were lots and lots of hipsters and artsy people there, though of course there were tons of people who weren’t like that at all. I think that is just the vibe you get from being in New York.

The study abroad program is excellent, and if you don’t want to study abroad, I hear you get the best internships and jobs during and after your time at NYU. It’s not a campus at all, it’s a few streets with purple flags hanging by the doors indicating that they are NYU buildings.

It’s not confusing, though; you understand exactly where you are going. Your whole life isn’t centered around the school. Because New York is New York, you’re not confined to a campus.

The academics are amazing – there are endless options and courses you can take. I especially was interested in the school of individualized study. Since I have a career goal in mind involving educating people with special needs, that school really sparked my interest. I would also want to take photography, business, art history, writing, and literature classes. All of those things I can do at NYU.

This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.

Go to to see more college posts in the series.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 29, 2010; 11:48 PM ET
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, New York University  
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