What was a typical New York University student like in high school? Describe the type of person that should attend New York University.

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Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2017

There are people from many different backgrounds. I came from a high school graduating class of 33 while other came from some much larger and many came from different countries too.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2017

The typical NYU student was a driven and openminded high school student. They were academically motivated, and poured themselves into extra-curricular activities, and community leadership.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2017

NYU is made up of leaders and theatre kids. NYU is filled with opinionated students who want to change the world, loudly. If you're shy, I would not recommend NYU for you. NYU is for the outspoken students.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

What's so great about NYU is that there is no typical NYU student. We are a community of microcommunities that celebrates diversity and cacophony. That being said, everyone I meet at NYU has a sense of passion and drive. It is a school full of people who are ready to rise to their full potential and become the person they have dreamed of being. The NYU student, no matter their interests and background, is a curious and determined individual who is motivated by themselves and their peers.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

New York University prides itself on having a diverse student population. Therefore, there is not a typical New York University student. We all come from different background, social economic statuses, countries, ethnicity's etc. You have the poplar hoc in high school to the valedictorian to the quiet shy student.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2020

A typical NYU student was probably a very ambitious and focused person while in high school. Someone that was first in the class and the last one to leave, constantly pushing themselves beyond the necessary requirements and very attentive. This person had a clear direction of what they want out of life and applied themselves tirelessly to their work.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

A typical NYU student was very hard working in high school, but was no solely interested in academics. NYU students have a variety of interests and abilities and are open to new ideas.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

NYU is so large literally anyone with any personality could come here. The only caveat is that high school students who are really uncomfortable in large cities should not come. However, if large cities make this person only slightly uncomfortable, then NYU is perfect to bring people out of their comfort zones.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

The people who go to NYU tend to be a slightly different breed of college students. They're innovative, and a lot of them are extremely creative. They have a passion for learning and understanding the world in order to improve it. They want to change the world, in both big and small ways.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2017

In high school the typical New York University student was a bookworm, a comic book fanatic, a country bumpkin, a city slicker, "the rich and popular kid" or "the poor and unpopular kid". Anything goes at NYU, after all this is New York City.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

The typical NYU student is very hardworking and passionate about their studies while they were in high school.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

A typical New York University student was most likely more involved in extracurriculars. They are more worldly or aware of current events than your typical high school student. They are open to and tolerant of different types of music, art, and opinions.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

The best part about NYU is its diversity. No two people are quite the same there. Everyone was has a chance to show how unique they are and all the fun and interesting things they have done in the past. There is no way to describe a "typical NYU student".

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

It depends on what NYU school you're in. Typically we have either very artistic, alternative individuals or very driven, business-minded individuals.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2016

Independent, a go-getter, likes to be surrounded by life and thrives off of vibrant energy, not afraid to be alone

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

I have found that a majority of people I have met there have been in some sort of arts program or activity in high school be it band, art, drama, choir, et cetera.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2016

NYU is huge and accommodates a very diverse pool of students. There is no such thing as "typical" at NYU. Everyone is just so different yet we all come together.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

One who is driven, talented and has goals. Also if you go to NYU you are a serious student who wants to make a difference in this world.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2016

In high school, the typical NYU student was probably a progressive thinker, an intellectual, an art aficionado, a city lover, and a person interested in meeting people from around the world and different backgrounds. NYU is just as much an educational experience as it is a cultural experience. Individuals should consider NYU if they meet the aforementioned criteria, or if they are someone yearning for a challenge or a change.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

The type of person that should attend New York University is someone who is outgoing and adventurous and looking for new opportunities. It can be pretty competitive there though, so be prepared to have to fight for your grades and recognition. There are a lot of opportunities to succeed and do great things there if you get out of your room and give them a chance.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2017

New York University is looking for students who are well rounded individuals, which means they usually got good grades in high school but at the same time were involved in various activities.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

You have to be comfortable in making your own path and working hard to compete and you must enjoy living in very large city!

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

In my opinion, there is no typical New York University student. Everyone is different. For example, my roommate and I were two completely different high school students. Where I enjoyed taking extra science and math classes, and shopping with my friends after school, my roommate was a theater enthusiast who left school at 9 at night sometimes after long rehearsals. The both of us get along great, and had it not been for NYU, I would not have the opportunity to meet such great people that are so different from me.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2016

If you're determined, confident, yet humble, you could be a potential candidate for New York University. Although the school prides itself on being prestigious, they are not always looking for the 4.0 student. The school looks for diverse, culturally-aware, and interesting individuals who take on challenges to their best abilities.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2018

The University likes to pride itself on the diversity of its student body, and through this, I've concluded that there is no typical type of high school student that ends up at NYU. But the type of person that should attend is someone who is willing to go the extra mile to network; it is really difficult to meet the same people because of the lack of a campus.

Anonymous, Student, New York University, Class of 2017

I imagine that, like me, a typical New York University student was a bit of a rebel in high school. If you are just left of conventional; you belong at NYU.

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