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NYU; Physics Graduate School

  1. Jul 23, 2012 #1
    How hard is it to get into? I would think that it isn't as competitive as Columbia university but does anyone what is acceptance rate for NYU grad school in physics?

    If I can ace perfect 4.0 gpa from european university+good scores in PGRe+little undergraduate research do I have good change to get into?
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2012 #2
    they'd be embracing you with open arms as long as your gonna pay the tuition imho
     
  4. Jul 23, 2012 #3
    Tuition? I was under impression that everyone in US grad school would get somekind of salary, was I wrong? Or is it really possible that instead of them paying to you, you could end up paying to them?
     
  5. Jul 23, 2012 #4

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    If you get accepted into the PhD program, you would get a stipend and tuition waver, so you wouldn't be paying. The stipend is enough to live on, but New York is expensive, so you wouldn't be living in luxury. It's a good school, but easier to get into than a top school like Columbia, as you said. I don't know the acceptance ratio. If I recall correctly, the physics PhD program is ranked about #25 in the US, so a good second-tier school. If you do what you said, I think you have a good chance to get in.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2012 #5
    What about CUNY or Stony Brook? How hard they are to get into compared to NYU? And are they good programs or not?
     
  7. Jul 25, 2012 #6

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    I looked into this about 3 years ago, and at that time the schools you are talking about were ranked as follows (US News and World Report ranking - take it as you will)

    School Overall ranking Physics Dept ranking
    Columbia 8 11
    NYU 33 42
    Stony Brook 96 23
    CUNY >100 68

    My experience: NYU and Stony Brook are both good physics schools - CUNY less so.
     
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