Yo man I am heading off to McGill this summer. It depends on what course you are looking to do there. If you want to work in New York then NYU is definitely an excellent university to go to. It has world class prestige for its social sciences e.g. Economics. There is no reputation tarnishing going on , do not listen to people who do not validate their opinions with facts because it can misguide you. If they are going there and it will definetly concern you then may be try understand what's wrong. Personally, I would love to study at NYU if I had the money because frankly its in one of the best cities in the world after Montreal hehe :P
(Original post by OneTimer)
I'm thinking of applying to NYU next term. I don't know much about US unis but I do know of unis like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Berkeley and their prestige. How well is NYU regarded in the US? I am not sure of what sort of prestige NYU has internationally but in particularly in the UK and the Middle East, where I hope to work in the future. How good is the NYU brand? If you could compare NYU to a UK university which would you compare it to? Does it specialise in anything in particular?
But also, the impression I have got from reading boards online is that NYU's reputation has been tarnished a little. I can't seem to understand why though. Can somebody shed some light on it for me.
I've got quite a few questions but this is all I can think of now
Would appreciate some first-hand experience form anyone who is studying there!
I think its ranked 40th in the world overall but for social sciences/management and arts/humanities its in the top 20. It definetly gets on campus recruitment by NYC firms. Internationally the other universities mentioned e.g. Yale will have more prestige and may help you more to get into graduate school. If you are only concerned with getting a job go to NYU.
Hope I have helped.
Last edited by Yash13; 06-06-2012 at 21:53.