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NYU Paul McGhee Division- Worth it for a traditional undergrad student?

Elizabeth12948Elizabeth12948 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Hi everyone,

So I applied to NYU CAS as a transfer and was rejected. I was extremely dissapointed at first but then decided not to give up so easily. The Paul McGhee Division is one of NYU's "non traditional" schools as my rejection letter stated, but is an alternative for transfer students.
I was wondering if there is anyone out there who has or is studying at McGhee and would be willing to comment on their experience. Because I am not an adult learner I am scarred that the age difference from most of my peers will keep me from making friends. Also, if possible, I would really appreciate a comment on the quality of the classes/instructors. I currently attend one of the nation's top five liberal arts college and though I am very lonely and unhappy with the school's social scene, I am not sure it would be worth transfering to an "easier" school.
Lastly, if in a year I decide to transfer to another shool within NYU, I heard that they are quite picky with credits and most of the time they will not transfer some of them. Why is that so? Do they actually consider McGhee to be a "lesser" school?
I have heard too many mixed reviews to actually have an opionion on this program and I am hoping thay some of you can help me set it straight!

Thank you so much!!

Replies to: NYU Paul McGhee Division- Worth it for a traditional undergrad student?

  • samson1114samson1114 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Hi! I'm in the same situation. Did you end up going to Paul McGhee or find out any information that would be useful?
  • techmom99techmom99 Registered User Posts: 3,082 Senior Member
    I can't comment on NYU at all but I can say that when I was in college, I had to work and wound up taking a lot of classes at night with the "non traditional students." I was 17 when I started college and my classmates ranged from 26 - over 50. It was a commuter school so I didn't become friendly outside of school, as we were all busy working. However, I very much valued the time I spent with them. Several of us were in the same major and we took classes together and formed a study group. We would stay let or arrive early to review together. Sometimes, we would meet on the weekend to review for a test. If you go in with the right attitude, being in class with "older" students can be an amazing and valuable experience.

    When I went on to law school, at 21, I wound up forming a study group and most of the other members were over 35. Again, I benefited from their knowledge and experience. I deliberately sought out older classmates because of the great experience I had in college.

    The older students will value you IF you have the right outlook because you will bring a new and fresh perspective to things.
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