1) They can't hack it at any other school
2) Just want to say they went to college in NYC for 2-3 years
3) Did poor research on other universities
4) Just luv NYC and most likely have no clue that NYC consists of 5 boroughs.
Rather than doing some research on other great schools in the area (i.e. Fordham University, Columbia University) they all want to go to NYU because they "love New York".
Also, they probably know nothing about NYC, and believe that Manhattan is NYC, completely forgetting that there are 4 OTHER BOROUGHS.
well-read intellectual at Columbia: "oh nice...so how do you like the village?"
dumbass: "omgz i luv new yorx bcuz it's awsumz...wutz the village?" *Takes C train to Brooklyn*
Student 2: Columbia.
Student 1: Really, I go to NYU, we just got ranked in the top ten in US News and World Report's Best Colleges!!! Pretty good, huh??
Student 2: Yeah, I guess.....
Student 1: You think I can get into Columbia grad school?