New York University is a private university with campuses all over the world, including Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. The university has been consistently ranked as a top 30 university by U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and Academic Ranking of World Universities. NYU is the largest private university in the US and is considered “very selective.”
NYU isn't a tight-knit campus school because its buildings are scattered throughout Lower Manhattan, so meeting people and developing a network is more difficult than the traditional environment where you may often see the same faces around school. On the flipside, the city life is much envied by others, and you're able to blend into the regular rhythm of the city. The students are often quite divided by their respective schools within NYU, which act almost as a status symbol in the community.
Ian from Marietta, GA
NYU isn't for everybody, but if you want to become more independent, meet lots of interesting and diverse people, and eat a variety of food NYU is the perfect place for you. Even though sometimes it can feel like only wealthy people belong here, you eventually find your own place and embrace the city.