The Village Voice tries to answer a question undoubtedly asked by current and former NYU students all the time: Is NYU really worth all the money? The student quoted above said what many people believe — it’s not the top-ranked programs that attracts students, it’s the location. And students end up paying a lot of money for that big-city feel. The average student owes $35,000 when they graduate, which is $11,000 higher than the national average. Any alums out there want to chime in?