1. Anonymous said: Is there a higher acceptance rate for Early Decision applicants as opposed to Regular Decision applicants?

    Not really, no. It’s about the same. NYU has on their website that the most recent acceptance rate was 32% for both RD and ED.

  2. Anonymous said: Hi there. Due to my life experiences so far, I have an aversion to drinking. I can handle being around alcohol, but i don't like being drunk. Everyone says NYU students bar hop for fun, but is there much of a social scene otherwise?

    You can have fun here whether you drink or don’t drink. I have friends who don’t drink and they still came out with us. Also, there are so many fun things to do that don’t involve or necessitate drinking. If you don’t want to drink, you don’t have to and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

  3. Anonymous said: Will be in the Core Program in the fall. Is it hard? And how were your/other's grades if you don't mind me asking. Also, what do they do with the summer reading?

    I didn’t find it insanely hard but there were subjects and topics that gave me difficulty just like in any program really. I did pretty well, As and Bs, which is how I did for all four years.

    As for the summer reading, we had a lecture/presentation thing on our book during Welcome Week and I think we mentioned it a few times in classes but there wasn’t anything formal on it.

  4. Anonymous said: I'll be attendin NYU this year and I was wondering a few things. What exactly is the celebrity lifestyle like? And when I ask that I mean, so many famous people are said to be attending NYU and whatnot. Do you even see them? Do they participate in programs/live in residence halls? Thanks!

    Honestly, they’re normal people that just get more press coverage and, in a city like New York, there are too many people for them to drastically stick out unless they draw attention to themselves or you’re outright looking for them. It’s said that a handful of famous people are going to NYU, sure, but there’s no guarantee you’ll see any of them.

  5. Anonymous said: how do you meet people/make friends during welcome week? i'm really nervous about starting school because it seems like everyone else has found their best friend for the next four years, meanwhile i haven't made an effort to message anybody on Facebook. to add to that i haven't been assigned housing yet so i probably won't know who my roommates are until last minute

    Please don’t think everyone has everything figured out, because they don’t. It’s pretty common to make friends before/during Welcome Week that you won’t talk to again afterwards. That being said, I have friends from Welcome Week that I’ve stayed in contact with to this day, but I didn’t come into school with any of them. Don’t worry if you don’t have friends now, you don’t need to have it all figured out before you even start. You still have time to find friends. You’ll meet people in your dorm (and you still have yet to meet your roommate[s]), in your classes, and just around. Just put yourself out there and you’ll be okay.

  6. Anonymous said: this is completely random, but i'm an incoming student and i was wondering how hard it is to get into the "ball" at welcome week... the welcome week fb page makes it seem like it's a super long line and some ppl might not get to go in? i wanted to know in advance so i know to get in line quickly if that's the case, haha.. thanks for your help!

    When I went, the line was super long, and we got there a bit early (I think like half an hour?) and I know that the line has been getting longer quicker in the past few years.

  7. Anonymous said: hi! I'm an incoming sophomore in high school & NYU has been my dream school for as long as I can remember. There's no way my family can afford to send me to NYU without major help. I know I still have time before applying, but wanted to ask how soon I should start applying for scholarships in general & financial aid of other sorts. Some college programs have been interested in me because I'm a good student. I want to take every opporutinuty possible to get financial help but wanted your opinion!

    You can start looking whenever but most of the scholarships I looked at had deadlines for seniors and juniors in high school. It’s not too early to start looking and bookmarking or listing your choices, and I would recommend talking to your high school advisor because they can usually give you ideas of where to look and what to look for.

  8. Anonymous said: Thank you for answering our questions in such a timely manner! You're sooooooo helpful too!!! Thank you thank you thank you. You're the best!! :)

    I try my best! ♥

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  10. Anonymous said: Hi Kelly, I'm an incoming freshman in LSP. I'm taking the required classes (Writing foundations, social foundations, cultural foundations). Are these classes considered to be easy? Is it possible for me to get a 4.0 in them?


    For some people, those classes can be easy. I found my Writing classes to be relatively easy but my Social Foundations classes were not fun for me. I’m not wonderful with philosophical thinking so it wasn’t super easy for me, but I have a friend who loved her SF classes and aced them. It’s definitely possible for you to get a 4.0 in them though, yes.

  11. A friend of mine wrote a nice piece for those of you who are moving to a new place for school. She writes it better than I could ever say it so y’all should take a look.

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    Anonymous said: So what's the difference between a lecture class and a seminar class?

    I don’t know if there are distinct differences but I see them differently in my head. Like I’ve said before, some smaller classes can be mostly based on the professors’ lectures, but I always think of lectures as being larger classes with more than thirty or so (sometimes several hundred) students. I see seminars as being smaller so to allow a good class discussion that involves everyone.

  13. Anonymous said: How early can I study abroad? I really want to study in korea next summer but I read somewhere on the nyu website that undergraduate students must have completed 64 points of academic work.. I'm not sure what that means

    If you’re not in LSP/GLS, you can study abroad as soon as the fall of your sophomore year. The requirements being that you have to have completed a full year, or two semesters, of undergraduate work and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

  14. Anonymous said: Getting honest, no BS advice about NYU is so hard to find, so thanks so much for this!! I've got some questions :P 1) I hear a ton of negativity about the expense of the school. Not necessarily just the tuition, but going out into the city / having fun / day to day stuff. Is it manageable? 2) Is there any way I can do anything to get a better chance at getting the housing I want? Like apply early, etc.? 3) Is the area around NYU fit a "college" vibe, or is it WAY to "city" vibe? Thanks again! :)

    I’m glad I can help! :)

    1. NYC can be expensive, yes. I mean, it’s a city and cities tend to be more expensive than, say, the suburbs, but it can also be manageable. There are a lot of ways to live relatively cheaply (or just not super extravagantly) in the city. I’ve seen so many publications and blogs do lists on cheap or free eats and events and there are a lot of accounts that exist to inform people on discounted or free things that pop up (like FreeFoodNYU). NYU also offers discounted tickets and entry to a lot of events and places through Ticket Central and Freeseums. Also, $1 pizza exists and is a beautiful thing. There will probably be a time where you spend way too much money and hate yourself for a little bit, but it’ll help you learn how to budget your money and make what you have last, which is a great skill to learn.

    2. NYU housing runs on a lottery system, so the most you can do is just get everything in on time and hope for the best. I always suggest getting everything done as early as possible so that way it’s done and you don’t have to worry about it, but I don’t think it makes a difference when you submit everything as long as it’s by the deadline.

    3. Well, NYU basically owns the area around Washington Square Park, which, during the school year, has a ton of college students walking around, so it can feel very college-y. There are also, however, many people who work or live in the area and tourists around on a daily basis so you definitely know you’re not on a closed campus. NYU prides itself on being “in and of the city” and that’s probably the best way to describe the area around WSP. It definitely doesn’t feel like you’re alone on campus and completely away from the city, but it also definitely doesn’t feel like there are no college students around. 

  15. Someone asked if I would recommend LSP and I lost the post while trying to save it because I’m an idiot, so I want to answer it here:

    Sure. I mean, I don’t know if I would recommend choosing it outright as your school, but I do think LSP can benefit a lot of people in several ways. I actually read a lot of books and things that I had never read and would have probably never read, so I am actually really grateful for that (it’ll have been especially helpful if I ever end up on Jeopardy). Also, LSP really helped me with my colloquium. Because I read a lot of classics and ancient texts, I had a solid foundation and didn’t have to go into those topics cold, which really helped when I was really stressing over preparing for the colloquium. LSP also gave me time to realize I didn’t exactly want to do what I originally planned on doing and allowed me to switch tracks without losing time. I think LSP would be good for people who know they want to be at NYU and have an idea of what they want to study but haven’t fully figured it out yet, or are actually interested in the Liberal Arts or something that LSP covers but it’s also possible to get a similar education at a cheaper institution. I say sure, I recommend LSP if it’s either something you’re interested in or you think you can benefit from, because then it would be worth the time spent. Sure, LSP gets annoying and is easy to complain about, but it’s not the worst thing by far, and I do think it helped me in the long run.