New York University Panel￼
Want to learn more about what it takes to apply to and attend New York University? Join current student and recent NYU alum Lasya Damaraju and Nora Blake as they discuss their admissions and undergraduate experiences. Come ready to learn and bring your questions!
2022-08-22- New York University Panel
Hi, everyone. Welcome to CollegeAdvisors NYU Panel. To learn everyone with the webinar timing, we’ll start off with a presentation. Then answer your questions in a live Q&A on the sidebar. You can download your slides and you can start submitting your questions in the Q&A tab. Now let’s meet our panelists.
Hi everyone. My name is Lasya. I’m a going to be a junior at NYU. Um, I’m studying biochem and philosophy and I’m on the pre-med track. Um, and I’m very excited to be here. And our other, um, panelist is currently not on, um, we will, uh, have her introduce herself if she is able to join on, but, um, before, uh, while we get started, uh, we’re gonna start off with a quick poll.
So, uh, what grade are you currently in eighth, ninth, 10th, 11, 12, or other. And other can be if you’re a transfer student or taking a gap year, or even if you’re an incoming freshman to NYU, and while we wait for those, and if you’re a parent on call, please select the year that your student is in. And while we wait for those, uh, can you tell us, um, what was your favorite class that you’ve taken at NYU so far?
Definitely. Um, so I took a philosophy of mind class and it was super interesting. Um, we talked all about like consciousness and things like you wouldn’t normally think about when you think about our brain and the mind. Um, so it was really cool. We also talked about computers and how they’re like humans.
So it was a very interesting class, but yeah. Okay, that’s great. Um, it’s looking like we have, um, okay. And it looks like Nora is joining us now, so we’ll wait for her to log on. Um, okay. So it’s looking like we have 1% eighth graders, 9%, 10th graders, 40%, 11th graders and 12, uh, 48% 12th graders and then 2% other.
And, um, so Nora is about to join us so we can just, um, have we’ll just start on, um, your slides and then, um, we will, uh, give her the floor to introduce herself so you can control the slides. Sounds good. Um, so the first thing that I wanted to talk about is what my college app process looked like. Um, so I applied to NYU regular decision.
Um, I didn’t want to commit to the financial burden of applying early decision. So I chose regular decision. Um, I finished my personal statement in October, um, and I wrote my supplemental essays of winter break, which is pretty late. Um, it’s it was very tight, so don’t procrastinate like me, um, be better and, um, I did a lot of research at NYU before applying.
Um, it was one of the main things that I think really helps with my application. Um, I found specific chemistry research groups that I wanted to work with. Um, for example, the Beck research group. And that’s what I do research with right now. Um, so I was able to pinpoint exactly what I wanted m”Why NYU” experience to look like.
Um, in addition to this, I found out that NYU had a great science community. I was able to speak with a couple people who had gone to NYU, um, and get a sense of what the core values of NYU really were. And that helped with my “Wh”Why NYU”” essay. Um, and the biggest thing about NYU is, is, we’re all about openness and changing in progress.
So I was able to identify that, that core value of an included in my, in my essay. So I think that really was helpful for me. Um, and, and it also made me super excited to apply to NYU. Um, so yeah, and moving on to what. Other schools. I was considering, like I mentioned, I applied regular decisions. So I applied to both in and out of state schools.
And these were the six schools that I was, I was considering at the time, um, FSU. So I’m from Florida originally. Um, so I was looking at FSU, um, which were in state and then GW and Emory and NYU out of state. Um, and so almost all of these schools, I had good financial aid and good scholarships, um, going in from the financial packages that I had received.
Um, and a lot of it, the reason why it came down to picking NYU over all of these other colleges was actually a tour guide that I had. Um, when I was visiting NYU, I think it was in my junior year, there was a tour guide who was in a very similar situation to what I was in. Um, he was actually also from Florida.
He was choosing between Florida state and NYU. Um, and during the tour he had, he talked about, um, his experience and he had mentioned how NYU was all about pushing him out of your, his comfort zone and making him this, this independent, this new person. Um, and you know, of course this is really big for your, you know, personality growth, but it also translates very, very greatly in grad school and moving on your career in the future, um, coming the person, this independent person is super important, um, moving forward in your life.
And so I thought that that really spoke to me. Um, and I also received good, um, financial aid from NYU and I was also a Presidential Honor Scholar. So all of these sort of, um, really pushed me towards. Researching more and, and thinking about NYU pretty seriously. And then I also, I mean, of course NYU’s in the city, um, and there’s, there’s a lot of opportunities and we have great grad schools, NYU med school and my law school, amazing grad schools.
Um, and then there are no shared bathrooms. So normally when you think of a dorming situation, you have, uh, like each floor has a bathroom and everyone who’s in, in that, on that floor shares a bathroom. NYU know, you only share it with whoever’s in your, um, dorm room. And usually it’s only one other person.
So that was a, I like to say it wasn’t that big of a decision, but it definitely helped me . Um, but yeah, so that’s just sort of, um, how I made my decision. And, um, like I mentioned, I’m study biochem in philosophy and I chose biochem because I did biochem research in high school. Um, I love science. Um, and I’m also, pre-med like I mentioned before, so I thought biochem would be a great fit for that.
Um, sorry about that. And then, um, as for why philosophy, I, as I mentioned, like, I love science, but I also think the communities are a really, really important thing to explore. Um, and I was, it was between sociology and philosophy and my roommate’s a sociology major. So I was like, I’ll let her tackle sociology, I’ll take philosophy.
Um, so I ended up becoming a philosophy major, um, and I think it’s important to develop those reading and writing skills as well. Um, and our philosophy department is phenomenal. We have, um, one of the top philosophy departments and there’s a huge focus on analytical philosophy. Um, and I was also pre-law for a brief period of time.
So that was also really helpful for that. Um, and I believe the next slides we have a poll. Yes. So, um, real quick, we just wanna ask, where are you in the application process? And while we wait for that, Nora, can you, uh, introduce yourself and tell the audience about a little bit about what you do, what you did at NYU, and then also, what was your favorite course?
You took at NYU. Yes. Hello everybody. You can hear me. Correct. Awesome. Okay, cool. Hi everybody. My name is Nora Blake. Uh, I’m so sorry for the delay. Um, as, as you find, um, in life, there’s a lot of times you have to juggle and like do a lot of things at once. And so I appreciate your patience and your, um, uh, excitedness and, and, and eagerness to start this process.
Um, so just to introduce myself, my name is Nora Blake. Um, I use she, her pronouns. I am currently, um, an assistant director of programs, um, with an NYU sponsored kind of college and career access awareness program. That’s still kind of in the works. I’m happy to speak about that. If anyone’s curious about it.
Um, I’m seeing some incredible questions in the chat here. A lot of different people. So I’m excited to kind of tackle these and, and also share my experience as well. Um, and beyond my personal, not personal by professional job as a, a college and career kind of program manager, it’s kind of the way to describe it.
Um, I’m also an NYU alum, um, undergrad applied psychology and my master’s program in social work, which I just, um, completed last may. So happy to kind of see the results of these polls and kind of get into it. So it’s great being on with everybody and, um, looking forward to talk more. Yes. And we have a great mixture of all grades.
Uh, and then it’s looking like we have 9% of students haven’t started 47% of researching schools. So this is a great place to be. Um, 27% are working on their essays. 15% are getting their application materials together and 2% are almost done. And then, uh, yeah, so you can control the slides and then we will have the Q&A, uh, section after your slides are done.
Perfect. cool. So thank you for the participation. Um, I personally love doing polls and I’m on any type of webinar or or, uh, calls. Cause I just think they’re really fun. So I’m glad that it’s kind of getting you involved in the process a little bit more. All right. And so speaking of college applications, um, the question post to me was what was my college application process like?
Um, and I’ll speak to my undergrad. And again, if there’s any type of questions around grad school, I’m happy to answer those two, but I feel like this presentation is more geared towards undergrad, um, and right after high school. So again, I’ll speak to my experience there. Um, and again, This is almost 10 years ago for me, I’m kind of dating myself here, but, um, again, 10 years ago, um, I was in your shoes.
I was a senior, I was freaking out about college. Um, and again, one word that I could use to describe that period of my life was stressful. Um, wouldn’t recommend any student take the road that I did. And I say that because, um, I had a lot of the puzzle pieces kind of in front of me. I think it was just my own kind of stubbornness and being like, kind of like not wanting to like face it until the absolute last second.
Um, I know it’s easier said than done in retrospect, it kind of worked out for me, but, um, but the best way to prepare for any college application that you choose to fill out is, is about being prepared and knowing what to expect. Um, and so. That can sometimes I think ease the stress a little bit. I think it also is just about, um, taking the advice of people who’ve done it before you, right.
So students who are currently in school, students who just got out of school, students are maybe just curious, right. Um, definitely just, just get as much perspective and feedback as you can, um, about the process and it kind of demystifies some of that stress that I certainly experienced. Um, and again, I would probably, if I could go back would probably change that up a little bit but again, it happened.
Um, so in terms of kind of where I was at in high school and in what led me to NYU, um, I, one of the most proactive things I would say I did was I, um, started to do college tours in 10th grade. And so, um, one of the first ones I went to was NYU and. After after that, I remember I was talking to my mom and I was like, I think I wanna go to school here.
And she was like, but you haven’t seen any other schools yet? I’m like, no, no, no. I think this is it. , you know what I mean? It was one of those things where I was like, I love this school. I love the vibe. I love the energy. I love the people. I love what’s going on around me. Um, I love the fact that like, I’m on a campus, but I’m also in the heart of New York city.
And so I can walk away from this area at any time and, and be in a completely different world. Um, and that was really what kind of drew me, I think, closer and closer to NYU. Um, and like I spoke about before in my introduction, um, I have been an NYU fan girl since my senior year of high school. Um, I was accepted ed.
I was very excited. There was still a little bit of imposter syndrome creeping up because I didn’t feel as, I guess, maybe confident as I maybe wanted to in terms of getting in and succeeding. Um, but I did somehow, like, again, I was like, how did this happen? Was this a mistake? But it happened um, and, um, I got my bachelor of science and applied psychology in the Steinhardt school of culture, education and human development.
Um, and then from there I received my master’s of social work and the silver school, um, last may, like I said, so it’s kind of up and down and I I’m sure that resonates with a lot of different students and families. There’s no kind of like, this is easy. Everything’s great. But the truth is there’s a lot of ups and downs, no matter what school you’re into.
Okay. And then again, that kind of speaks to this next question about where I was. I considering any other schools, what made me decide about NYU. And I kind of alluded to this in my last slide, just about going on the campus tour and being like floored by just the environment. Um, I was just very, like, I guess I wasn’t expecting it to be so easy.
Like it kind of just fell into my, like, it was one of those things where it, it kind of hits you and you. Oh, so this is how it should be. You know what I mean? Like I just, I felt very, um, what’s the word I felt very at ease. I felt very comfortable and I felt like I could be my best self, um, at NYU when I was on that tour.
And I wasn’t even a prospective student, I was just a high school student that was like, maybe, you know, um, so that was, that was kind of my, my aha moment. Um, but again, I was not fully convinced of my ability to get in right off the bat. Um, I would say I was a strong student academically in high school. I did my best to do well in my classes, um, and to get involved and to do all those things that were kind of expected of us as perspective college students.
Um, but at the same time, my biggest kind of crutch or, my, my Trojan horse I guess, was, um, my SAT’s not my, not my, not my, uh, strong point. And so I felt that that would really kind of. Not be good for me in the long term. Um, and that was, that was something that really kind of scared me about the process.
Um, but I also applied to other schools knowing that if I don’t get into NYU, gotta have a backup plan of some kind. Um, but I also knew to think of it in terms of like, just because I start maybe at a different college, not NYU, that doesn’t mean I don’t have to end there. Um, and so by that, I mean, you know, for example, if I didn’t get into any school except the local community college, I was gonna do the local community college and then transfer to NYU.
Right. Or if I only got into the state school, I would go to the state school for a year, two years and then transfer to NYU. Right. So in my mind, all roads led to NYU I was so convinced of this when I was 16 years old. Um, but again, that, that was sort of my college planning process. It was. NYU’s plan a plan B is state school to NYU plan C maybe is community college to NYU.
And if in some way, shape or form, I didn’t get into the community college. Then I would figure out a way to get back to my plan C to then my plan B to then my plan A right, like again, all roads led to NYU. Um, and in fact, I was actually looking at this today in preparation for today’s call. I save all of my, um, voicemails on my phone.
I have them from like, I’m not kidding, 10 years ago. and I actually still have, um, a voicemail that one of my really good friends actually recorded of me telling her that I got into NYU. And I think I was like, kind of tearing up a little bit because I avoided knowing that like, schools will give you a, uh, kind of a reminder that like, this is your, the day you’re gonna be kind of updated about all these things.
And so I was like, okay, great. And so I avoided my mail. I walked home from school. I didn’t listen. I didn’t look at my email. I didn’t do anything. And the second I did, the first person I wanted to tell was her because I knew she was really happy and she believed in me. And like I said, I look and I’m like, oh my God, I was literally crying because I didn’t think in the million years that I would be in the position that I was in to be a student at NYU and it worked out luckily.
But, um, but again, I was like, there’s gotta be a mistake. They must have found another Nora Blake in another state that actually should have taken that spot. And didn’t um, but yeah, again, I guess, I guess it, it’s still something that brings up a lot of emotion for me, even though, again, I’m kind of an NYU lifer at this point.
Okay. And then why social work? So again, like, I didn’t even get into sort of the tr uh, academic trajectory of applied psychology, professional life, social work. Um, and so when I eventually, again, like went into the applied psychology department at NYU Steinhardt, um, it was a great experience. I learned a lot of good stuff.
I had a lot of good experiences, um, even outside of, again, like my traditional major coursework. Um, I also did a lot of great liberal arts kind of courses and things like that. Um, I will say my favorite course at NYU. I know to, to answer that question cause I know I didn’t before. Um, I actually took a class on Led Zeppelin, a two credit, like learning about Led Zeppelin and listening to the music and like, what can I glean from this?
Um, and that was by far my best, my favorite class. Cause it was literally just an excuse to listen to music and get credit for it. um, and it was completely, uh, 180 from, um, From my, my regular coursework, um, but got my degree and, and I kind of had this sort of like buffer period where I was like, I have a degree in psychology.
I could go anywhere with this. What do I do with this? And so I found a job, um, doing again, college counseling in a high school in New York city and jumped right into it. I loved it. I really enjoyed working with the students, helping them apply to college. Um, cause I had just done it myself. Um, and then one of the biggest perks of this job, um, was tuition remission, which basically means that through the job.
Um, I, I have to get a tuition benefit. So instead of paying full price for a master’s degree, I was really just paying for the kind of miscellaneous fees associated with the degree. Um, and so that was kind of a, a big onus for me to be like, okay, I need to be serious about grad school now. Um, and so I did my research.
There were a couple of things I was thinking about guidance, counseling, mental health counseling, um, Anything really? I wasn’t really totally sure. Wasn’t fully spot, uh, sold on social work just because social work to me was a little bit like, okay, so I’m gonna do some really tough stuff and maybe not get thanked for it or, or kind of be in a weird spot where I’m not gonna be , um, sort of like in a space where I feel comfortable professionally.
Um, but I attended like an info session for prospective students. Asked a question regarding if I remember right. Um, kind of what can I do with social work, besides case management or therapy and every person that I asked that question to at a different answer. And so that was sort of what sold me on social work versus counseling or guidance counseling or school counseling.
Um, it was just the, the malleability of a social work degree and the fact that it could take me so many different places. Um, and now that I’m on the other side, even though I’m still in the college access space, I still feel the possibility of my social work degree. Taking me anywhere I want to go. Um, and, and that’s kind of what propels me forward now, even a year later.
so, um, so yeah, I, I, again, I can’t say enough cool things about silver Steinhart, NYU as an institution. Um, and yeah, like I said, I’m happy to answer any questions and, and, and give my perspective as much as possible and hopefully answer some of these good question. Yes. So that is the end of the presentation part of the webinar.
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I recommend going to the link I put in the public chat, um, for NYU, where you can find all of those, um, questions about, uh, NYU. And if you’re trying to research specific programs, do, uh, try doing that research on your own just so you can see what all is available. So, yeah. So now moving on to live Q&A, um, first off, I just wanna ask Nora, what was that program she did to get the, um, Get the, uh, discount on your grad school.
Cause I’m trying to go to Steinhardt for school counseling, but that’s not gonna Q a, but um, just to start us off, um, also I wanna add, please don’t vote on your questions cuz it disrupts the order of the Q&A, uh, and we do try and go in a specific order. So thank you for that. But just to start off, um, a lot of students are always worried about, um, standing out in the admissions process.
So can both of you just explain, um, what you think helped your application stand out? What were some key highlights from it and how you, why you felt it made you a strong applicant?
Uh, if Nora wants to start first yeah, yeah, yeah, sure. Um, sure. So I would say the biggest thing that at least to me felt like I, in retrospect, cuz again, I, I, unfortunately aren’t able to kind of ask for feedback in an admission situation, right? You can’t say, well, what, what, what, what was it, what wasn’t or maybe what did you not like?
Right. Um, I would say in retrospect or what I kind of remember when I look back at my application experience and maybe what I chose to talk about versus not. Um, I think the key to standing out at NYU is not your test scores is not your grades. Um, even though I know those are big and of course those are things that we stress about.
Right. Um, but number one is, is, are you talking about your personal voice or is, is your personal voice, your personal perspective shining in your application? And I think that’s a hard thing to ask of a high school student, because that’s kind of not how we sort of tell students to express themselves in school.
Right. So it’s kind of a big ask for a high school student, but, um, personal voice is huge, right? I mean, think about it right now. I’m, I’m hearing questions. I’m getting DMs from you all right now. And this is sort of like more than any admissions counselor will ever get. Right. So they’re never gonna know like really what your hopes and dreams are, unless you share them as clearly and concisely as possible to them.
And so I think to stand out in NYU or any college for that matter, um, I think the key is to be as. Again, concise and clear and honest about who you are and your authentic self and, and kind of how a school like NYU or any college can, can help that and make that happen. You know what I mean? So, um, it’s not so much about like, NYU is the best, it’s the best school, blah, blah, blah.
Like, I mean, they, I’m sure they get applications like that all every year, all the time. Um, but it’s more about how does NYU fit into your bigger goals? Right? What about NYU makes you excited? Right. Um, I know I saw a question in the chat about the wh”Why NYU” question, how it’s not there anymore. Um, it’ll be more about identity, but you know, again, I think your identity sometimes will speak to kind of why you would even go to a school like NYU, right?
Like if you’re, if your answer is it’s a cool location, it’s a cool school dig a little deeper, cuz I guarantee you there’s something even more profound than that. Um, kind of in your head and what, why you really wanna go to a school like NYU. And I think they’d really love to hear that. Um, yeah. And I just wanna echo, especially what, what no said about, um, personal identity, um, who you are and how that relates to what NYU stands about.
So to give you more concrete example, what I specifically did for my application, um, I was really big into science research and I was also really big into journalism. Um, I was the editor in chief of my yearbook and I had been on yearbook for a while. So that was sort of my, my niche. And so what I really wanted to do when I had applied to NYU was actually science journalism.
That that was my career that I had thought I wanted to go into. Um, and so my, my “Wh”Why NYU”” and my, my application itself was geared towards showing NYU that I’m this person who really wants to go into science, journalism. Um, I wanted to, like, this is why I did this activity. This is why I did this activity, and this is how it really contributes to what I wanna do in the future.
And then sort of talking about wh”Why NYU” is such a good place for me to be at, um, for this specific career. So I think. I have crafting that, that sort of narrative about what I wanted to do and why I fit so well, um, at NYU was really helpful. Um, and I think it really, really helped with the application mm-hmm , uh, going on, uh, to the next question.
I see. I’m seeing different questions on the essay also. Uh, so can y’all talk about what y’all wrote in y’all’s essays and what do you think, um, NYU is looking for in a student’s essays. Yeah. So my common app essay, this was back when we could answer about, um, kind of who, like, if there was a person in our life that we were, we admired or looked up to and kind of how that relates to your own identity development.
Um, and I chose a really random, not random to me, but random, maybe to a person who just doesn’t know me and is reading an application. Um, but I was a big Beatles fan when I was in high school. I had loved their music, listened to it all the time. Um, I had crushes on them for all different reasons. when I was a teenager.
Um, but I was really struggling with my college essay and it was really kind of stressing me out because I originally wanted to talk about the Beatles and how I loved their music broadly. Right. Like how each of them kind of contributed to, um, identity growth. Sure. But just sort of like, again, like why I love them so much.
And I was really struggling to kind of help like that essay come to life because I think anything I would’ve said really wouldn’t have. I wouldn’t have had the ability to kind of express it the way I wanted it to. And so I was, again, struggling, like this was like, mid-December the deadline was January 1st.
I was like, I need to write a better essay, but I don’t know where to start. And so I’m not kidding it. It was like a light bulb went off in my head suddenly I was thinking about Ringo star, who again, at that point in time, I was like really big into, and, and not just him and the Beatles, but him as a solo musician and a, and a public figure.
And I was like, and I just started writing. Like, I didn’t even say it out loud. I just got on a word document type type, type, type, type, type type. Um, I read it a couple of times. I read through a couple more times. And the, the premise that I ultimately went with was Ringo star was kind of always the odd person and not to say that that’s a negative thing, but Ringo star was.
Again, the unique more, more unique memory. He kind of did his own thing. He beat to his own drum, if you can catch the pun there. And because he was the drummer of the Beatles, that was something that I, one admired about him. And two was something that I hoped to take away as I went on in my college journey.
And so, um, that was my essay in a nutshell, had a couple people read it, gimme feedback on like grammar usage, um, even kind of use like puns and like here and there and things like that. And by the end of it, I was like, this is what a college essay should look like. Like I just, it was something that people had told me here and there and like, I didn’t really listen, but then again, it just clicked.
And so that’s kind of what took me there. Um, I know that prompt doesn’t exist anymore, but you do have sort of that open ended kind of right about whatever you want. Or you can talk about identity in general that can take any and all kind of answer I would say, or any type of, of response. Um, and so. All that to say, again, like if it’s something that you feel passionate about, and in that case, for me, it was the Beatles and their music.
Um, I think it’s something that’s worth writing about. Um, and something that you should definitely be addressing in some point in your application. Um, I guarantee you when they probably read my essay, they had no idea that I would say I love the Beatles, cuz there’s no question there where it’s like, what’s your favorite band.
Right. But it wasn’t just about the fact they’re like the Beatles. It was, what did I take away from the public figure that I was writing about beyond the fact that his music was good? Right? It was my perception of his sort of place within the band, his place within popular music and the fact that he was unique in his own way.
And that was something that I wanted to emulate as I grew up and moved on in my life. Um, and so I think if, if that was what they got out of it, I hope that was the case. And I think that is kind of what, what ultimately happened. Um, so that was my common app essay. I remember for the “Wh”Why NYU”” question I answered, um, with the school’s motto, the Latin motto, which.
I’m gonna butcher because I never took Latin, but basically the English translation was to persevere and to Excel. Um, and that was something that really resonated with me because that was something that I felt kind of illustrated my, my time in high school, my time in life. Um, and so again, that was something that was really, you know, just very, um, profound to me.
And so I answered it in that way. The other supplementals, if I can remember. Kind of more like what’s what excites you or, you know, what have you been listening to? What have you been doing? Um, and just like, again, I was, I had some like really offhand, like just random interests when I was a teenager. And again, kind of like any of the other essays, it’s an opportunity to speak about yourself.
It’s an opportunity to speak about what, what makes you happy? What drives you? And I think as long as that, that voice is there explaining it in the best way, you know how then it’s better than just saying like, oh, I really like whatever popular music is on right now. Or I love that movie that everyone’s been seeing because it’s good.
Right. Again, you just want it to be about you and you only, not what other people think that you should answer it as, but I’m gonna give it to last year. Cause I just like went on and on. I just like had like a longwinded answer to that, but go, please go ahead. No, I, I love that answer and I love the premise to your, to the Beatles essay.
I like that. Um, so my personal statement was, um, actually about, it was about a book I had read in class and it really made me think, um, introspective of. About me and my community and sort of where I was. I grew up in a very small town, um, and it was a very, no one really looked like me in my town. Um, so it was sort of this, this, this essay about like otherness and people being different from me.
So I sort of was able to reflect and write my, my, um, personal statement about that. Um, and my “Why NYU” essay, um, like I mentioned before, NYU. So I, I talked about change and how important changes to NYU. And I specifically said like that science journalism was what I wanted to do. Um, and that, that I really wanna make a change in this world through science journalism, and NYU is a, is a good place for me to do it.
So I think I sort of touched upon that. Previously, but that’s, I encapsulated all of that in my “Why NYU” essay. And I know that now they don’t have that “Why NYU” essay, but it’s a hundred percent doable, um, in those identity questions, especially because they’re really asking you, it’s a disguised way of saying, like, “Why NYU”, they’re asking you what’s important to you and why, what you wanna come to NYU.
Why does that relate to NYU? Um, so I think that’s a, a helpful, helpful way of thinking about those supplemental questions that they’re asking you, um, and thinking, what do they really want to know about me? But yeah. Yes. And one of the, I saw one of the questions was, um, that w. Are the essays required? Yes.
Uh, NYU does require this supplemental essay. It’s the only supplemental that they’re asking about. I put a link in the chat, um, to this page that explains it a bit more in detail and provides a little bit of support. And I’m pretty sure CollegeAdvisor will be posting a blog about supplemental essays for various schools, um, in the coming weeks.
Um, and then, so it’s only that, and then your personal statements. So if you’re applying NYU, you have two guaranteed essays that you. To do. Um, and then, yeah, and if you’re looking for more specific information on like test optional versus, um, different other parts of your application, like your GPA, other requirements, we do have more webinars on that.
Um, but now we’re gonna sort of transition into financial aid and scholarships and then, um, towards the end of the Q&A will go more into campus life and what it’s like living in New York city. Uh, okay. So going on to the next question, a student is asking was the out-of-state tuition, um, for you much higher than normal tuition.
Um, can you sort of explain like what the private school difference is and like, um, how financial aid works and if you would like to share your own personal situations, please feel free. Um, I can go ahead and take this one, um, or start this one off for us. Um, so NYU is a private school, which means that the both in-state and out-of-state tuition is actually the same.
There’s no reduction in tuition. Um, Based on where you’re from. Um, and in terms of financial aid there, NYU does give you financial aid. There’s different types of financial aid, um, such as grants, scholarships, loans, um, work study. Um, and I think that that covers most of it. Um, and for me personally, I was able to receive, um, a scholarship from NYU.
There’s a, there’s different schools in NYU, so I have a CAS scholarship. Um, and addition to this, I’ve applied to different programs in NYU who actually do give you, um, more scholarship and more grant money. For example, I’m part of the wins program. It’s the woman in stem program. Um, and they give you an additional, um, couple thousand dollars for just being in the program.
Um, so it’s really nice in that way. And the one thing I will say, no matter if you choose NYU or any other school, um, you have to keep looking out for opportunities like that. Um, and it, it definitely helps to keep your eye out for different. Grants and things like that. In addition to that, NYU also does give you internship grants, service grants.
So if you are doing an internship over the summer, or you’re doing an internship, um, during the school year, then you can apply to an internship grant and they’ll give you additional money for that. Um, so they’re really, um, helpful. And the main thing is you have to go and seek it out. Um, otherwise you’re, you’re gonna have to find it similar way, but yeah,
lastly, you just hit the nail on the head. That’s exactly what I was gonna say. There is money at NYU. If you look at the endowment and like, again, like be real, look at the endowment of a particular college, they have money. The question is where are they putting it? Right? Are they giving it to the professors or they giving it to the building maintenance, right.
They obviously wanna be giving it to you because you deserve the money far more than any of those other things do. Um, but in terms of, um, the financial aid process for me, um, I was sort of. I didn’t have any particular scholarships, like lastly did in terms of like being a woman in stem or anything like that.
But to her point about like looking for this, looking for the, the money and like following the money, um, if you are persistent with the Burer and the financial aid office at NYU, um, they will eventually kind of give in and give you different scholarships for different things. Um, that happened to me in undergrad and in grad school.
I mean, there was a semester where I had a lot of fees that I was just like, are we serious with these fees? Like I was, I was being I was being brutally honest about it. And they were like, oh, and then it, it turned out to be, uh, an issue anyway. So they ended up, uh, like not refunding the entire amount, but they enough where it was like, okay, I can deal with that amount, but not that amount, you know?
Um, so I think the key to just sort of the financial aid process at a big school, like NYU, um, is definitely to be persistent and to know what you know, and to use that to your advantage, right. And to not just accept whatever it is that they’re putting in front of you. Um, and that way, at least you’re able to.
Again, just know, like, this is kind of where you stand and chances are, if you make a case, like they will kind of bend and give you the money that you’re looking for. Maybe not a full ride scholarship, unfortunately, but at least money here and there. Right. And things like that. Um, but yeah, it it’s, it’s a roller coaster to any school, especially at a school like NYU.
Yes. And you can find more, um, resources through CollegeAdvisor, um, for scholarships as well as just, uh, searching it up on the internet. Um, if you’re looking for. Scholarships for your specific situation. They do. There are many scholarships out there that go by, um, identity. There are scholarships for different, um, programs and majors.
So like the teach grant is a federal one, um, where if you’re applying to be a teacher, there’s a lot of programs for that. Nursing has a lot of programs. Um, uh, engineering has different programs for different identities. Um, so just try Googling, um, what specific things you qualify for to see what all is available to you.
And then I also put a link, um, to, uh, NYU’s financial aid and scholarship page, where you can find more specific information, uh, going on to the next question. Um, we can kind of go into student experience now, cuz financial aid does get a little bit tricky, um, depending on your situation. So I do recommend, um, well actually, since we’re talking about it, um, we know that the admissions process is overwhelming for parents and students alike, especially when it comes to figuring out financial aid and figuring out these essays and how to really write them.
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So again, go to app.CollegeAdvisor.com to find out more information now, back to the Q&A. So, uh, going on to the next couple of questions, um, we do still have some time left, so, um, we’re just gonna go through y’all’s personal experience. So I guess the big question is, um, what is it like attending a school in a big city, like New York, the biggest city you can find, um, and most students are really curious about.
Um, do you think, um, you, do you think that you’re getting the traditional college experience, like where you’re playing Frisbee on the quad? Like how does being in the big city affect your, um, college experience? Um, it’s been a while. Um, I’ll be honest but, um, I would say my first. Semester my first year of college.
Um, I definitely tried my best to keep within that like traditional college experience. Um, Washington Square Park is our equivalent of a quad. Um, and during the school year and, and during the semesters at the very least, um, on a nice day, you will find like, I don’t, I don’t know how many students, but it’ll, it’ll seem like the entire school is out there.
Um, I still did that even when I was like a junior and a senior, but, um, You know, that’s sort of the answer to the traditional college experience. There is sort of a, I wouldn’t say it’s a formalized, like this is the campus. It kind of spreads out there’s locations in Brooklyn, there’s buildings in the east village.
There’s buildings, uptown, downtown. So NYU has a, has a decent spread in terms of, of where they are. Um, so that kind of makes it a little bit unique in some ways, but then there are colleges that do that in other places too. But, um, but I would say the older I got and the more confident I felt being in New York city and, and kind of like navigating subways and, and different things.
Um, I definitely branched out. Um, when I was in college, I was big on writing. I wanted to be somehow like maybe combined journalism in psychology. So I wrote for the school newspaper. Um, I still, weirdly enough, I will still get some of the, um, like the pitch requests, even though I’ve been out of college forever.
But, um, but that just speaks to, again, like the fact. Even like a, a club or something that I did sort of like weekly, um, still had the ability to kind of give me, um, a professional edge. I mean, a lot of the people that I worked with on the newspaper now work for like the New York times or any of the big kind of newspapers and periodicals that we all read.
Um, and so that was sort of the casual thing. Um, in terms of just hanging out with my friends, I mean, we would, I would say we would concrete in and around the main campus, but you know, sometimes like on the weekends, especially we would go to like Brooklyn or Queens. Um, one time we even went to Staten Island just cuz I had never been so we wanted to check it out.
Um, and so you know, it, you have the freedom based on, you know, your scheduling and everything else like that to kind of figure out. Where do I wanna explore? What else do I wanna get outta this experience? And because New York City is so accessible in terms of, um, transportation and, um, and even just walking and once, once you become a true New Yorker, you will walk just so that anywhere and not think twice about it.
Um, I mean, I know I’ve casually walked to Brooklyn way too many times, even though I was in the middle of Manhattan. so, um, so yeah, I mean, it’s, it’s, it’s a question of feeling comfortable and confident in the area and then just making it, making it your. Um, yeah, I especially wanna echo the walking thing.
I was in California for an internship and I tried to walk across a four, no, like an eight lane, like highway. And I was like, what am I doing? This is not, this is not how you do things here. Um, yeah. City gives you an extremely unique college experience. And it’s one that I recommend. I, I think everyone should live in the city when they’re 20 when they’re in their twenties.
Um, but, um, the, in terms of the co the stereotypical, um, college experience, like on the quad, like Nora said, um, the was Washington Square Park. You’ll see people, NYU students doing things there in the park, um, like having little picnics there or throwing a Frisbee or having yoga classes there. So I, that kinda gives you that aspect of things, but at the same time you do, you have the entire city to explore.
Um, so that’s, that’s really amazing. Um, you can go anywhere you want, um, you can get Thai food, Mexican food, you can get everything you want. Um, so it’s really amazing. And, um, you still have a sense of community. I know a lot of people ask this question, like, do you even feel an ? Um, you definitely have a sense of community when you’re in that area, like Washington square in that area, but what’s really nice is you get to go off campus, so to speak, you get to go like a couple blocks away and you feel like you’re in a whole different world.
So it gives you that, that space to sort of detach from school if you need it. Um, and also come back if you want it as well. Um, so that’s, what’s, what’s really nice about, um, living in the city. Um, and I think it really, again, it, it grows you as a person. I I’ve become. So different, so much more independent, um, just being here and having to figure things out myself.
Um, it’s, it definitely gets you ready for the real world, which I think is, is amazing to have, to be able to do that when you’re in your undergrad, instead of when you’re like postgrad and you have a job and you’re like, oh my God, I’ve never done this by myself before. So I think it’s, it’s very good. Kind of going off of that can y’all touch on like what campus safety is like.
And, um, so we’re gonna go into a bit of the negative, but what campus safety is like, and then that transition into college, what that was like, especially coming out of coming from out of state and then like does being at NYU feel overwhelming with everything going. Yeah, that’s real. Um, so I’ll answer the first question about campus security.
Um, NYU is a blue light campus. And what that means is that if you see a blue light, that means that that space is open 24/7. So if anything does happen, that’s a little nefarious or scary. You can just go in and, and if there’s anything to report, report, um, or even if it’s just, I need to get away from a person, can you please, you know, call me somebody to help me out?
Like, there’s, there’s a person that’s literally, it’s their job to be there. There’s shifts. They’re not there 24/7, but you know, there there’s somebody always there to ensure that, you know, your safety is there. Um, and that’s just because again, New York city is a little unhinged sometimes. Like, I’m not gonna say that it’s, it’s perfect all the time.
And, and it’s a hundred percent safe, but nowhere really is. Um, but they definitely, I would say have, um, I think NYU has a decent security in place. And just in terms of, um, providing that to students, um, another piece to it is, and I personally appreciate these, I don’t know, again, like some students think it’s a little bit scary, but, um, they’ll actually update you on like kind of key things that maybe they have they’re sort of tuned into.
So if there’s a robbery in or in or around campus, or if there’s any type of, uh, assault or any type of like scary thing that could happen, they let the whole community know. So that way, if one, if you know something about it, you can help kind of solve the issue. Um, but two it’s also for you to be mindful about your surroundings and to, you know, again, be a little more diligent about, again, people around you, because you don’t know what their intentions might be.
Um, but again, I would say. That it’s probably the case on any college campus, regardless if you’re in the middle of New York City, or if you’re in the middle of, I don’t wanna say in the middle of nowhere, cuz that sounds like it’s a bad thing, but you know, you’re not on a, and it is the middle of a major city.
Um, so yeah, so I think NYU does a decent job of, um, of doing that. And again, there’s also like safety measures in place all over again. It’s like, like anything else at NYU, you have to really like explore and like kind of grab it for yourself, um, and take most advantage of it. Um, in terms of the transition from high school to college.
Um, I think even if I had gone to a state school, like the, the one 30 minutes from my house, I think it would still would’ve been an adjustment. And I say that because even though I was academically, I think prepared for a college wherever I would’ve ended up going emotionally, it was, it was a transition, right?
I mean, I am from the suburbs of New York City, but I’m not from the five boroughs. And so being away from home for even. even though it was like an hour away was, was tough. Um, and, and not seeing my friends and, and, you know, having to take care of my basic needs, even though I may have had parents that did that anyway.
Um, some students already kind of know how that feels already know how to address that. And some students don’t. Um, and so again, whether it’s the academic deficit or it’s the social emotional deficit, or it’s just the everything all at once. I don’t know what I’m doing. Oh my God deficit. Um, it’s an adjustment.
And even the, the students in retrospect that I felt were they had everything figured out, were struggling too. Um, so it’s, it’s, it’s tough, no matter what position you’re in, I would say there’s of course different levels of that and different layers to it. But, um, but the, I think the key is, is finding your people and, and knowing when you need to ask for help, because there are people that can help.
It’s just a question of knowing where they’re needed. Um, so I would say if you’re ever struggling, whether you go to NYU or any college, um, to again, identify some of those resources and take advantage of them fully. Um, yeah, and to give a more, I, I live in the city right now. Um, I’ve been here since the, the COVID the pandemic hit.
Um, and so I can give a more, cuz I know someone had asked about what is it like now? Um, so I mean, it’s very um, you, we have the blue lights, which help, um, you know, if you see something say something type of type of situation. In addition to that, we have, um, safety, safe rides that we can take from NYU location to NYU location.
So if you’re at the library staying 12-3:00 AM, um, you can just call safe ride and you can get to your dorm. Um, and so that’s extremely helpful. Um, and that’s specifically during those like to like 7:00 or 8:00 AM. So it’s specifically during those like nighttime early morning period. Um, and the city, you know, we’re not gonna let the city is.
The city where I’m sure you’ve like seen the news and things like that, but in the end, if you keep to yourself, then no one, no one truly bothers you. And that’s something you learn very quickly, um, after living here and it’s, it’s like a lot of times people are like, oh my God, the city, like how, how bad is it?
And things like that. But really you learn and you adapt. Um, and it’s not as bad as, as a lot of people make it out to me. Um, and, and in the end, um, just like north said, finding your group of people here definitely, definitely helps. Especially, um, that transition from high school to I, I came from a really small town in Florida and coming to the city where it’s like millions of people was, was a huge cultural change for me, but I was able to find my group of friends and that really helped.
Um, and I think just as I mentioned before, NYU having Washington Square in that area also really helps cuz it makes you feel a sense of belonging. Um, Is really nice to have, if you’re a freshman, who’s never been in a big city before. Um, and I think that answers both, both of the questions I believe. Yes.
And I’m seeing a lot of students asking about dorms and housing situation. Uh, so we’ll go into that. Um, especially since you mentioned that there are, you only share a bathroom with one other person, which sounds lovely, but, um, what are the dorms and housing like on campus and then also, what is transportation.
Okay. So, um, I dormed for two years at NYU, my freshman and sophomore year. And then, um, I found that the housing got a little bit too expensive, just considering like what rent was like at the time. Now, obviously this was almost 10 years ago. Now rent is probably comparable to dorming, um, which is so unfortunate, but that’s where we stand at this point.
Um, so for the first two years I lived in a freshman dorm and then I also lived in an upperclassman dorm, um, both through NYU. Um, and like last year I had, I had, I had a triple, so I had two roommates I had shared a bathroom with, but again, that’s nothing compared to a whole floor of people that you don’t know what they’re doing with their time and you don’t know what they’re gonna do to that bathroom.
So, um, I get that. Um, so, so that’s definitely a huge asset. Um, the dorming experience that I had was very much what I expected it to be. Um, I had, again, I was, I, NYU will give you a housing survey that kind of gives you. Um, like at least some idea of like the person that you’re gonna ultimately live with or the group of people you ultimately live with.
Um, the more information you give, the more ma better match you’ll be, I would say. Um, so for example, if you’re just like, I’ll be with whoever they’ll, they’ll literally give you whoever. And if you find that this person doesn’t gel well with you or vice versa, then like that’s more than likely because you weren’t particular about what it is that you kind of hope to get outta your roommate experience.
Um, so when you, again, this is at any college, if you are given a survey about either like the kind of roommate you’re looking for, the kind of roommate you are be as brutally honest as you can, because that way then like you’re gonna be walking into it on some level, like knowing like, okay, this person isn’t gonna be at least on the same general levels, general wavelength as me.
Um, and it’ll also be something that. Again, we’ll be a little bit less of a, of an issue. Um, my two roommates, my freshman year were a little bit like, oh my God, why did I, why was I not direct about this on my thing? But we grew to be really good friends and we’re still friends to this day. Um, I also dormed my freshman year.
Um, I was in Brittany, which I think is the best storm. Um, and I would say that NYU housing is, is pretty nice. Um, they give you, so you have meal plans. Um, you’re required to get a meal plan if you are a freshman. Um, and they, they only allow you one meal plan, one meal plan option. Um, so everyone gets the same meal plan and it’s, it’s more than enough.
It’s more than you need. Um, so it’s, it’s great. And, um, we have very spacious dorms. I know, like when you think dorm, you think like a very typical, and it is a very typical room, but you have a great view of the city and things like that from different dorm rooms. Um, so it, it was a really positive experience for me.
Um, and I will say I actually moved off campus. Um, My sophomore year and this upcoming junior year, because NYU housing is actually way more expensive than rent is even now. Um, so yeah, I would definitely recommend if you can living off campus after, um, the couple after. I mean, if you want to live on campus, that’s totally up to you, but just from a financial aspect, living off campus is actually cheaper.
Um, and in terms of transportation, transportation is amazing. You can get literally anywhere with the subway. Um, it is not hard to do at all. You can be in Brooklyn in like 20 minutes. You can be in Queens in like 20 minutes. Um, depends on where you live, but, um, it’s very easy once you learn like the subway lines, it’s, it’s not hard at all.
Um, and I would say that overall, a lot of people walk as well. Um, so you can, that’s not an issue. Um, but yeah. Is it easy to get from class to class? Definitely. It’s super easy, super walkable. Um, you’ll see all the other NYU students walking as well, so not hard at all. Mm-hmm , uh, Kinda okay. We are coming up on time.
Uh, so can y’all talk about pretty much “Why NYU”? Like, what do you wish you had knew knew sooner, um, before attending that you think prospective students should know about, um, what really, um, sets you on NYU? Some students were asking about what happened in high school that really made you, um, dead set on NYU.
Uh, just talk about your experience and what you think others should know.
Yeah. So I think in retrospect, if I were to answer the “Why NYU” question today versus when I was 17, um, I probably would’ve been a little bit more, um, perceptive than just talking about the motto. Not that, that was a bad thing, I think in, in retrospect, but, um, but yeah, I would speak a lot more to like, again, like what I would anticipate the experience being like.
Um, so if I were to go back in time and change anything that I did then versus now, um, I would’ve been. Probably a little bit more tuned into myself and more tuned into what I needed from my community and from my friends and from professors and from everybody else. Um, and so that way it wouldn’t be so much, like I felt like it was me against everybody else when really it was more, I’m making this wall, I’m putting this wall up between me and like all these resources and friends and community.
And, um, that’s something that I had to kind of work through myself. I will say it comes with time maturity and all that other stuff. But I think if I could redo that, um, that would’ve been a little bit more, like, I don’t know that that would’ve been more at the forefront than just like I like, and I guess I can’t even say like in retrospect, because again, like, I think I had to kind of go through it in order to appreciate it now that I’m behind it.
But yeah, that would, that would be kind of the way I would look at it today. One thing that I wish that I had known what, that would’ve made my decision to go to NYU even faster and easier was how much help and support you get as a freshman at NYU. When I was a freshman, I was able to involve myself in so many different clubs and so many different activities right off the bat.
And I know that at other, like my friends in other schools had trouble doing that. Um, especially since with COVID and everything like that, but I was able to get research my freshman year, I was able to, um, have leadership positions my freshman year. So I think that that was really good to know. Um, especially for those of you considering grad school and things that you’re gonna have to do application for in the future.
Um, so they really set you up for, um, success in terms of that, of course, everything is you have to reach out and you have to seek it, but if you do, then everything is out there for you, um, at NYU. Um, and I think. My, my major, my major, “Why NYU”, I think I sort of already touched upon that briefly, um, this, this idea of like pushing me out of my comfort zone and then what I, what I wanted was exactly here in terms of like good grad school, um, and having, being able to make those relationships with the grad school early on.
Um, and I think that for those of you who are considering NYU, just making sure that you really dig in and do research, um, is, is really what I would suggest and advise as well. Yes. And, um, okay, well we have a few more minutes. So if y’all would like to talk about what courses are like, what resources, um, are available in campus to students, um, any research opportunities, just anything you think sticks out that students may wanna look more into.
Um, so outside of the academic space, I mean, I know I have actually been having a side conversation with a student about, uh, career development and career awareness. Um, and so I think, especially at a school like NYU, like doing the academics is important, but also thinking ahead to like careers and all that other stuff.
Um, I think most of on all college campuses have a career center on campus, but that would be something that I would certainly be looking for as a prospective student. Um, NYU is a great one called Waserman the Washman center, um, that I’ve used as an undergrad, as a graduate student. Um, I would, I don’t need it as a professional, but I know that they do have resources for young professionals.
And so, um, that would always be something that I’d be thinking ahead to, in terms of just sort of like thinking ahead about not just the courses in the moment, like, oh my God. You know, but also thinking about where is my major gonna take me? Where is my. Um, where’s my career. What is my career trajectory looking like?
Um, and kind of, how can I, um, I guess sort of capitalize on like the courses I’m taking the school, I’m going to, the extracurriculars I am doing. Um, I think that’s really important. Um, yeah, and just really briefly, um, there is also the university learning center, um, super, super helpful for tutoring in any subject you want.
I was taking a logic class and they had tutoring for logic and it’s like the most niche course in philosophy. So, um, super, super helpful for that. Um, professors are extremely open to office hours. They love to talk to students. Um, TAs are extremely open to office hours. They also love to talk to students.
Um, and there’s just a ton of support from other, um, your peers as well. Um, I think I’ve formed study groups in every single one of my classes and that’s, that’s really helped me succeed. Um, I’m trying to think what else there’s just so much out there. Um, and I definitely need. Recommend if this is a school where you want collaboration with your classmates in classes, this is the perfect school.
Yes, and I will be attending there in a few years, but thank you, uh, to everyone for coming out tonight and thank you to our wonderful panelists for all this great information about NYU. Um, that is the end of our webinar. We hope you had a great time learning about NYU and remember that you can download the site from link in the handouts tab and this webinar is being recorded.
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Schools and different panels for those who are researching schools right now, if you’re looking for more specific information, as well as webinars going over each part of the application process, I know I saw a lot of students asking about, um, different parts of the admissions process. What’s more important.
We do have other webinars on that as well as from admissions officers, perspectives that go into more detail on what’s important in the admissions process, especially with COVID and test optional and all those other aspects and changing parts. So do check those out by typing in the keywords on our website.
uh, also we do have other webinars that go into more detail on specific majors and programs. I saw some things about premed and about, um, the arts programs and everything. Um, I also recommend going to NYU’s website to find out more information about their specific program. Um, just because we did not have time to go into that.
I’m seeing some questions about, uh, IB credits and does. Is this accepted, is that accepted check out their website. A lot of these things can be answered by going to the school’s website. And this is just in general for college research, go to the school’s website, find out all of these questions. Um, and then, um, but when you’re speaking with admissions officers or current students really get to know what their experience is and what it’s like at that school, cuz that’s gonna give you more insight perspective.
Um, that sort of adds to the, okay, they accept this credit. They have this dorm, they have this, um, really use these webinars to get a lot more, um, niche and insight information to the real experience because that’s the numbers won’t matter once you’re in. Uh, so yeah, so thank you everyone for coming out tonight and goodnight.