Question by  stephers08 (13)

Is NYU a first or second tier school?


Answer by  patti (29325)

NYU is rated as "highly competitive," and accepts about 32% of those who apply. Tuition is about $40,000 per year for undergrads. Barron's publishes an annual guide to U. S. colleges and universities, rating them based on the most recent admissions class with consideration to GPA, SATs, class rank, etc. As such NYU would be consider a top school.


Answer by  canadabee (932)

NYU is definitely considered a first-tier school, since it has a strong research programme as well as first-class faculty and alumni. Although NYU isn't technically in the Ivy League, which many consider to be the equivalent of the "first tier," it's credentials are strong enough to place it well ahead of second-tier schools.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

Tiers of schools depend upon what you have the ablity to get into, most people would consider NYU extremely good butt if you are interested in different type of education.


Answer by  janedoe (701)

This question depends on what program you are talking about (i.e. undergrad, law school, etc.) but NYU is a top tier school for every program it offers. First tier usually means that the school is ranked in the top 50 schools for the program in question. (Usually, the ranking refers to the US News and World Report rankings.)


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

The term "second tier" has pretty much evaporated. Judge the school on what it can offer YOU. Be aware of one advantage though- the so-called "first-tiers" often have large endowments, which allows them to offer you much more financial aid. If they want you, they'll make sure you can attend.


Answer by  alz (2329)

Not to be rude, but NYU is clearly a second-tier school as an undergraduate institution. Their law school on the other hand, is great.


Answer by  Zoe (2369)

Since NYU is a big school it depends on which specific school you want to go to, or what you want to major in. It also depends on whether you're going there for undergraduate education or if you're going for graduate school or law school.

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