Hey guys. I'm just finishing up my 1L year at NYU, so if anyone is still trying to decide between NYU and another school I'd be happy to give you any hands on info that could help your decisions.BTW, I know finances play a HUGE role in school choice, so here was my situation (for context). I turned down full scholarship + stipend at georgetown and large chunks of money at other schools to come here w/ a 1/3rd scholarship, and am very happy w/ my decision.
I'd written out a long reply to this, then I lost it when the browser locked up Basically, the biggest surprises have also been my biggest dissapointments for the most part. I'm shocked by how intellectually bereft the classroom experience is. In undergrad I was one of those people that talked in class discussion, and even spent a lot of time dicussing profs research w/ them in their offices. Here, I can't stand people who talk in class, and I can't even IMAGINE being able to intelligently evaluate a profs work. It's literally like learning a foreign langage. They're writing novels and debating politics, metaphysics and art, while we're learning to say table and airplane.
The work load was also a surprise. I knew it would be a lot, but I didn't realize how much. I remember the first time we were assigned 80 pages for one night in torts, and everyone was complaining about it. Now we know that upo to 100 pages in one night is totally normal. . .