Who needs a campus when you are in Manhattan?
Who needs a quad when you have Washington Square?
As you wander around trying to get a feel for the student body, culture, climate and whatnot, all you get is New York.
That isn’t a bad thing.
I had lunch with a colleague who works in admissions at Stern. “How is New York?” I asked.
She smiled, looking far off into the distance, and gave a sing-songy recounting of a chick flick worthy summer. I’m not sure she has ever walked the sidewalks of the city, she has been ten feet off the ground the entire time.
She deserves to be there.
The school is private. There are almost 39,000 students but that is a drop in the bucket for New York. $1,200 per credit is not. But hey, this is New York!
They give out Nobel prizes like candy around here. Go to Hollywood to make some shoot ’em up action movie. Go to NYU to make a smart movie… while wearing black and sleeping on a cot stuffed in a closet.
If none of this sounds good to you, you don’t deserve to live here.