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Any NYU freshmans from Sg this year?

dukedudedukedude Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
edited April 2012 in Singapore

I'm considering between NYU (accepted) and Mich (still waiting for response), but I've read a lot of bad comments regarding NYU's lack of school spirit. Just wondering how many fellow sgaporeans are heading over to ny and what you guys think?
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Replies to: Any NYU freshmans from Sg this year?

  • hellothere777hellothere777 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    what are you intending to do in NYU? If you got into NYU Stern, go. But if you're in any other faculty, i'd say Umich would be the way to go.
  • dukedudedukedude Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    I didnt try for Stern, got into CAS. I haven't really decided on my major yet but leaning towards econs, art history or anthro.

    I heard Ann Arbour is a really nice place, just hope I'll get accepted!
  • writtenonthebodywrittenonthebody Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    NYC is a fantastic place to be. No idea whether you've been there but there's always stuff to do and it's always hustling and bustling and teeming with people. If you like city life, NYC would be the epitome of that. NYU's lack of school spirit would honestly be one of the last things on my mind when it comes to choosing a school. How much are you into sports, or American Football for that matter?

    You need to like the place because you're going to be living there for 4 years. Both NYU and UMich are good schools regardless of what course you are doing, although both have their own niches as well. So factoring in the course you're going to do will be important in weighing the two universities.
  • dukedudedukedude Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    I agree NYU is an amazing city! It's not just about school spirit per se, but I was looking for more of a college community/town to spend 4 years in (which umich has). I mean when we all start working, we are probably going to be stuck in fast-paced cities for the longest time.

    For the subjects I'm into, I don't think either is renowned for. Maybe econs in NYU is better? But there really is no clear line.
  • ElorielEloriel Registered User Posts: 345 Member
    Well I'd say NYU would be better in terms of career opportunities/internships/summer jobs/full-time. Connections are more easily made.

    I agree with the above comments about school spirit - it definitely matters, but in the end you're not going to be too concerned about the PAC-12 standings or who got picked for which NBA team. If anything, there's Washington Square Park - it's pretty. :P The dorms are also surprisingly affordable for NYC (if you're lucky).
  • chasingcloudschasingclouds Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Hello! I got accepted into CAS (and am still waiting on mich too!), currently mulling over nyu vs ucla :)
  • dukedudedukedude Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    True that. Washington Sq Park can definitely be a makeshift campus for NYU.

    Maybe I'll see you this fall, chasingclouds!
  • PAPbizPAPbiz Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Hey duke

    Do you mind sharing your SAT scores/Alevel grades and CCA stuff.I really would like to know how you got into NYU

  • dukedudedukedude Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Hey papbiz, sure.

    My grades are average: Sat 2010, A level 2As w. h3 econs.

    CCA: publications club, basketball, photography club..

    Took a gap year, picked up 2 foreign languages (jap and hindi), did overseas volunteering and a couple of internships.

    Don't worry too much about academics, I would say focus on your essays!
  • CastoSternCastoStern Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    Econ department in NYU is ranked very high. I believe it's lingering around the top 10 spots . You also get killer internship opportunities here. Just saying ;)
  • chasingcloudschasingclouds Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Would you happen to know how the political science department fares? :)
  • CastoSternCastoStern Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    It's not too bad. Ranked 17th (U.S News) for Politics. Though i'd suggest you to try Georgetown if you are thinking about Politics. Their program is probably better.
  • 082349082349 Registered User Posts: 2,228 Senior Member
    I happened to chance upon this thread and here's what I think:

    Georgetown's strength is in International Relations, not Politics. They're famous for the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

    If you're interested in politics, try Claremont McKenna College.
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