Uva USC or NYU?!

<p>i cannot choose between uva usc and nyu! i know they're quite different but then my parents like uva (coz of the ranking and all of their friends say it's good). i haf nth against uva, i'm just worried that there wouldn't be much to do around there? coz i live in a city (hong kong) and when i told ppl i might go to uva, they're like "virginia?!" and some haven't even heard of it. </p>

<p>i rili liked usc a while ago coz i went to the receptions and everyone seemed to be so proud of the school and it sounds fun. but my parents dun really like it; they think that the ppl dun study. and for nyu, i got into the florence program and i think that it soudns really interesting!</p>

<p>plz gif me some advice! i didn't get a chance to visit the schools but i saw the pictures and uva seems like a reallly beautiful place. actually i only visited nyu last yr. btw i got into u of washington, george washington, penn state and occidental as well. but i'm undecided...so i thought uva usc and nyu might be better?</p>

<p>i think i might probably end up going to uva..but plz help me choose! and maybe tell me more about the schools? thank u soo much!</p>

<p>I'm in the same boat as you are, but i'm contemplating between uva and uiuc. I would go for UVA if i were you - but it depends on what you want to do in college.</p>

<p>Go to UVA over the other 2.
UVA is in a town, rather than a city, but you will make friends, and join activities, go to sporting events, and be too busy to be wondering how to spend your time. It is a very good school.</p>

<p>Wow, these school are really, really different, and they're located in opposite parts of the U.S. So, you will have a totally different collegiate experience depending on which school you choose. What are you planning to study? What type of experience are you looking for? Do you want to live in a big city like Hong Kong (I love HK by the way!!!), or do you want a more typical American collegiate community?</p>

<p>thanks for the replies!
i'm not sure what i wna study, but most probably not the sciences and fine arts .maybe language, econ, psychology accounting or sth. And I guess I just don't wna go to rural places with nth to do. But from what I have heard, uva has lots to do as well. Globalist, what exactly is a typical American collegiate community like? Is it like a college town? I actualy quite like HK as well! =)</p>

<p>anyway I might probably go to uva, but nyu sounds quite good as well. Which one is more prestigious? And does anyone know if Uva is well known in the states and internationally?</p>

<p>The previous replies are not focussing on the most important distinction among these schools - the cultural. UVA is a pastoral southern environment, good faculty and serious students - not socially too diverse for the most part and generally low-key. Has a respected academic reputation. NYU is in the "Heart of the Beast. - really integrated into the most vibrant part of New York City. Faculty is excellent, internships are with the BEST of the field - whatever it is - and a VERY creative student body - very independant thinking. Not consdiered a party school. Currently one of the most sought after admissions in the country. USC is a facinating combination of "rah-rah" collegiate life - but enlighted - and in the center of downtown LA - with lots of opportunties to latino and asian cultural connections. Great faculty, business, music dept, pre-med etc. Lots of access to entertainment and corporate sectors.</p>

<p>So - pick you poison - but don't go for what has the pseudo-ivy parent reputation obsession - pick what interests you - you are the one who has to live there.</p>

<p>I would go for UVA.</p>

<p>UVA is the most prestigious. NYU is still highly respectable and in the best city in the world.</p>

<p>Both schools have great social scenes although UVA is more frats and NYU more bars/clubs. Student bodies are very different -- NYU is more artsy and liberal. UVA is more traditional and preppy. I have friends at both and both are very happy . </p>

<p>its a tough call. NYU is really cool but id probably pick UVA.</p>

<p>College, I think Paris deserves the title of the "best city in the World". I think it is even debatable as to whether or not NYC is the best city in North America. But I am with you...UVA is a more complete university than NYU.</p>

<p>NYU is a good school, and it is located in a great city. The downside though is that it doesn't really have a campus (in the traditional sense - in fact, you can't tell the difference between most NYU buildings and other random buildings in NY.) Therefore, you don't have the same bonding experiences that one would get at most colleges - this is a complaint that I've heard from a number of NYU grads. Now some would say that "New York City is your campus." If you want big city action and don't care about collegiate camaraderie and school spirit, then NYU would be a great pick. </p>

<p>USC and UVa both have real campuses and both will give you a typical collegiate experience, but USC isn't located in a very good part of LA. While Charlottesville/Albemarle County may not be as exciting as NY and LA, it's a very cultured and generally affluent area with plenty to do (esp. if you are an outdoorsy person.) Academically, I think UVa is the most respected overall of the three.</p>

<p>Here's an article that you might find interesting about UVa and Charlottesville.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2005/04/27/features/feat22.txt%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2005/04/27/features/feat22.txt&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thank you soo much for all the replies! I'm probably going to Uva, it doesn't sound quite "rural" at all and it's good academically. But I just received a letter from UMich, and I think I got accepted by them. Is it the right choice to choose Uva instead of UMich? It's SO cold in Michigan.</p>

<p>By the way, tenniscraze, if you happen to read this, have you decided which school to go to now?</p>

<p>UMich is a great school too. Do a little research on both schools to see which one fits your style.</p>

<p>Between UVA and Michigan, the decision is much more difficult. I recommend you really do some research on both. The schools are very similar in many ways but very different in other ways.</p>