Prompt: Why NYU?
At NYU, there's so much doing on, endless activities that my hometown will never be able to offer. Is it the guest lecturer coming to talk about the latest development in biology? Is it the film screening being held in Washington Square Park? In a city teeming with millions, there's no end to the possibilities. I have a chance to pursue my education outside of the classroom, to gain that "real-world" experience, to figure out the answer to the age old question adults love to ask: What do I want to do with my life?
The liberal arts program of CAS would give me the opportunity to involve myself in both biology and literature, two unrelated fields of study that have both captured my interest. Not only that, by taking the core classes, I might even discover a hidden passion. Perhaps I hold a dormant zeal for economics - who knows?
Current students at NYU talk of the freedom they've found here. It's not a "lets-go-wild" freedom, but a degree of independence. I'll be living on my own, in control of my plans and my time. I'll have to learn how to support myself, how to balance my work and my education, how to lay down reachable goals to work for. These skills are not taught, but slowly acquired.
At NYU, I hope to not only broaden my perspective outside of the suburbs where I live, but to discover my ambitions and emerge enlightened.
Is the ending too...stupid? Does my passion come through? Be as blunt as you want!