Npret wrote: Hi-So - ArshavinFan wrote: Hi-So - ArshavinFan wrote: suitsandpotions wrote:
Why are tv shows always throwing shade at NYU lol? I remember Blair Waldorf said something similar on Gossip Girl when she was talking about wanting to go to Yale lol
NYU didnt really become a more prestigious university until the early 90s. If you ask people who attended in the 70s and 80s - they often joke about ho NYU was considered a joke school ( it wasnt a joke perse, but it was considered more prestigious to attend a school like Brandeis for example). Keep in mind, Columbia College and Barnard were separate institutions before 1983 (Columbia undergrad being all male until 1983). So the stigma amongst old money New Yorkers is that NYU is nouveau riche, new to the block. And its true. NYU's law school used to be pretty bad, and then it rocketed up, thanks to the trustees ( many among them bankers/financiers). Basically NYU has "bought" their prestige increased rankings - so in NYC - it's still a lesser
school ( to some
). Many attended NYU if they couldnt qualify/afford Ivy Leagues. so tahts the main reason for the stigma. Its going away now - but its there deep down. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/20/us/bu ... wanted=all
Strongly disagree that in NYC NYU is "still" considerd a joke school. Don't know if it was back in the days of NYC bankruptcy and crime and everyone went to Columbia.
Have not heard of this Brandeis school ever being a place people went.
I wouldn't care about what a tv show says tbh.
I dont truly care lol - i find it misinformed ( but somewhat funny within the context of the character, and the show!
You're correct - it's not a joke school at all - but the perception of it being a "tier below" isn't completely gone.
I remember the days from my banking and consulting internships where certain NYU ids would introduce their school as "NYU Stern", never just NYU lol!!!!! It would be the craziest thing - of course Stern is one of the bet business school in the world - so it makes sense)