“Take 1 pint of water, add a half pound of sugar, the juice of 8 lemons, the zest of half a lemon, pour the water from one jug into the other several times. Strain through a thin napkin. Grandmother, the alchemist. You spun gold out of this hard life. Conjured beauty from the things left behind. Found healing where it did not live. Discovered the antidote in your own kitchen. Broke the curse with your own two hands. You passed the instructions down to your own daughter. Then she passed it down to her daughter.”
Congrats to all the black and brown graduates of 2016, we did it!!!! 🍋✊🏾
how do you get financial aid at nyu?!? where are you from? what are you studying at nyu?
HELLO ANONYMOUS ASK. Okay, so to everyone out there, I get a lot of asks regarding applying to NYU and my NYU experience in general. Usually I respond privately cause I understand that college (especially the financial end of it) can be a sensitive topic. But, since this ask is anonymous and I therefore have no way to answer it privately, I’m going to use this moment to address a lot on the topic of NYU. Okay, let’s begin!
Okay, this isn’t my life story, jut necessary NYU information. I live in Upstate New York (so I pay the in-state tuition at NYU). I began going to NYU in the Fall of 2013. So, as of right now, I’m getting ready to go back for my sophomore year. So, depending on when you see this post, I might be further along in my studies. After four years (Spring 2017), I’ll graduate and then I will literally (not literally at all) have all information about NYU. Another important thing to know, I study Film and TV at Tisch School of the Arts. Yes, I’m an art student. This means I might not be able to help you if you’re applying to physics or something else. I can help a little if you’re interested in Tisch though, be it music, theater, etc. I can really help you if you’re in film. Regardless, if you’re interested in NYU in any capacity, talk to me and if I can’t answer your questions, I’ll get into contact with a friend who can.
Applying to NYU
The application process is pretty straightforward. It’s Common App plus a supplement that mostly regards studying abroad. Now, if you’re applying to any of the schools, there are additional things. I’m not sure about any of the other schools (because I’m not in them) but Tisch requires portfolios/auditions. Have good grades, extracurricular activities, SAT scores, and blah blah, etc. Also, I highly recommend applying early decision. It puts you out there ahead off everyone else, makes you look super prepared, and let’s NYU know you’re serious about their school. Plus, you get to know if you got in so you can figure out things like, I don’t know, money.
Okay, NYU is hella expensive. With that out of the way, I am now going to put some of you at ease. Financially speaking, I’m on the poorer side (by a lot) of the middle class spectrum, mostly because I live in a single parent household. Because of this, NYU pays for about two-thirds of my tuition and with additional loans, I’m able to pay tuition with about $1000 that I have to pay myself each year (this includes housing, dining, and other miscellaneous insurances). So, if you’re tight on cash, but NYU is your dream and you’re committed, still apply. You never know how it’ll turn out. Just don’t leave NYU as your only application option.
I stayed in NYU housing for my first year at NYU, and I will continue to stay in it this upcoming year. For my junior and senior years, it’s a bit up in the air. I might get an apartment. I suggest living in housing, if you can. You get to meet people (even if they might not be people on your floor) that you will become very close with. That aside, I suggest trying to live at Founders (my old dorm where the rooms are HUGE), Third North (they have kitchens), or Brittany (they recently renovated). Those dorms are a bit further from campus, but they’re right by Union Square, so you get to explore a bit more of the city that way. Next year I’m living in an upperclassman dorm, Gramercy (THE BEST DORM). If you want more specific info, check the NYU Housing Wiki. It’s pretty rad.
Do You Like NYU?
I LOVE NYU. The past year has been great. Academically speaking, I really do feel like I’m going to one of the best film schools in the world (and my friends studying other areas feel as though they’re getting an exceptional education as well). Academics aside, I’ve met absolutely wonderful people, made many friends, and live in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. So yes, I am very happy with my decision to go to NYU.
Okay, long post out of the way. I think I answered many of the questions in the anonymous ask. Hopefully this will give some people some insight (especially because I don’t think a lot of my askers don’t really know if I’m currently attending NYU or if I just got accepted). Though, don’t think that this mega ask is meant to deter you guys from asking me questions. It’s cool to hear from you guys, so feel free to ask more questions about NYU if I didn’t answer what you wanted to hear or if you’re nervous and you just want to talk it out with someone or if you just want to be excited about NYU and talk about NYU (because if you can’t tell I really like NYU). Alright, I think that covers it. BYE ANONYMOUS ASK.
Alright Co-Eds of Tumblr, I need some help. I’m starting my college search and I really want student perspectives on some of the colleges I’m thinking about visiting. If you go to any of the colleges listed below, if you could send me a message telling me whether or not you like it there I will absolutely love you forever and appreciate it greatly. (I’m also planning on majoring in theatre)