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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 1 decade ago

NYU-How Prestigious?

How prestigious is New York University?

4 Answers

  • Grant
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It is quite prestigious and well known. The Ivy's are not the only prestigious institution of higher learning in the country. It also depends on what your choice of study. For example the Tisch School of the Arts has more Academy Award winners than any other school in this country. if you were thinking about going into Film Studies, this would be the most prestigious.

    From Wiki:

    "Notable Undergraduate and Graduate alumni include directors Oliver Stone, M. Night Shyamalan, Joel Coen, Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Roman Coppola, Martin Kunert, Nancy Savoca, and more recently, Brett Ratner, Todd Phillips, Marc Forster, and Ryan Fleck. Notable Undergraduate faculty include animator John Canemaker ("The Moon and Son: An Imagined Conversation"), producer/editor Sam Pollard ("Mo Better Blue", "Four Little Girls", "When the Levees Broke"), actor Marketa Kimbrell ("The Pawnbroker"), television producer James Gardner, soundman Chat Gunter ("Law and Order"), director/screenwriter Mo Ogrodnik ("Ripe," "Uptown Girls"), director of photography Tom Mangravite, documentary filmmaker George Stoney ("All My Babies"), editor Lora Hays ("Harlan County, USA"), and director Kelly Reichardt ("Old Joy")."

    And that's just one of the 16 schools that makes up NYU.

    For the last four years it has been ranked "America's #1 Dream School" by The Princeton Review.

  • xo379
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Pretty prestigious. It is ranked #34 by USNews on its list of National Universities--right after the College of William and Mary, and right before the University of Rochester. It is a very popular school, though--many people consider it their "dream school"--and its location is perfect, since the majority of major businesses have their headquarters in New York City. It's not on the same level as an Ivy, obviously, or as Williams or Amherst--it's on the same level--in terms of how people think of it--as USC and UCLA.

  • 1 decade ago

    NYU is one of the best private universities in the US. In some fields, art history for example, it is one of the preeminent schools, and its law and medical schools are among the best in the country. It is not an Ivy, but Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Duke, and the University of Chicago aren't either. NYU is certainly in the top tier of universities in the US.

  • 1 decade ago

    NYU is a pretty prestigous school. But if you got good grades in high school and was involved in something that you are passionate about then you might get in. My friend is going next fall and she was a wonderful student. her GPA was a 4.2 and she was in every school play and danced throughout her life.

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