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Unique Programs + Strong Community + Terrified Excitement = My Ideal College

Unique Programs + Strong Community + Terrified Excitement = My Ideal College
Emily Rabinowitz

Why did I choose NYU? As a recent high school graduate, this is a question I get a lot, especially with NYU's expense and daunting inner city location. The best way to describe the way I feel about NYU is terrified excitement. Unlike any of the other 18 schools I visited, NYU scared me in a way that was challenging and empowering. I saw endless opportunities in their massive travel abroad program, thousands of community service partnerships and dozens of research facilities.

In addition, I was strongly attracted to NYU's unique applied psychology and global public health dual degree; after talking to faculty about this major, I discovered that it is one of the only degrees of its kind in the nation! Made of a tight community and sponsoring the integration of health and psychology, NYU gave me a way to stand out from typical psychology majors and kick start my career.

As a virtual intern, I'm excited to have the opportunity to share advice and engage in meaningful discussion. Writing has always been a passion of mine (National Novel Writing Month, anyone?) and I look forward to using it to inspire my peers on

Comments (1)
Katelyn Pollock 6/24/2015
I liked this blog for three reasons. First the author Emily Rabinowitz described how she felt about her choice of college. Second she said her choice was driven also by thinking greater level in terms of challenge. Third her advise that connected with me was chose a way to stand out and jump start your career.
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