diehtc0ke Posted April 8, 2010 Share Posted April 8, 2010 Wow. NYU must be an even bigger bunch of douchebags than I already thought they were. The "intellectual consequences of NYC"? Are you kidding me? Is that self-important horse's manure of a question really on the application? What possible need could NYU (or anyone) have to draw attention to the already obvious attractions of NYC? Isn't that just NYU's veiled way of learning about a candidate's finances and hipness, and determining whether a prospective graduate student's sense of entitlement matches those of its undergraduates? As I do my work on search committees, I don't think I will be able to look at new NYU PhDs in quite the same way again. It's actually nothing like that at all and it seems highly unprofessional that you would look that badly on an NYU graduate because of a question on the school's application (a document that they have nothing to do with). It really is as willmpioneer said--the admissions committee wants to make sure that people actually realize that they are a good fit for NYU as a program and already have a working knowledge of the specific resources that they could enact and implement in their research. For the record, the NYU graduate students that I have met are anything but entitled. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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