Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 3207 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: decent athletics, not a huge part of campus life

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: With so many students and being that it's in NYC, you always have a lot of options. There really isn't such a thing as a "typical look" of an NYU student

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are not as big as in other universities but they are supported by the school and students.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining is pretty average but there's a lot of choices.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: I love the diversity of the school. There's always something new to learn from everyone. There's a club for pretty much all orientations, backgrounds and affiliations.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Students get a lot of freedom in the school. The rules are pretty standard and aren't hard to follow.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: Although we do not have much of what we can call a campus, our amenities are very nice from the gym to the library. The neighborhood is very trendy.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartment hunting in NYC can be a pain. Many apartments are quite small and expensive so it's always better to have roommates. Parking is difficult anywhere in the city unless you are willing to pay for parking garages. It's more convenient to walk or use the public transportation because everything is pretty close -- food, shopping, spa, name it. NYU also has shuttle buses on different routes.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: NYC food selection is hella good.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are fantastic in comparison with other schools - private bathrooms, air conditioning, spaciousness. The guards are lenient about overnight guests of any sex, and are usually pretty nice if you stumble home wasted.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: You need to show your ID to get into any building on campus - it's Manhattan, and it's understandable why they do that. Some of the guards are cool, some are miserable, but they don't really affect the student experience, especially if you live off campus. The NYPD is more of a hassle.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Dude, it's NYC. There are a million things to do, you just need to seek them out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My own dorm has very spacious rooms, but is a long walk from classes.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: NYC has the best options for college food and dining

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and safety at NYU are alright, but could be improved (it's dangerous in the city to begin with, though).

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The big apple is the best campus a university could have!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The typical student at NYU is eccentric, but outgoing and kind. I think this is due to the fact that New York City accepts all types without judgement. The anonymity of such a large city adds to eccentricity as well.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining options are great. There are a lot of options near my current dorm

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They are all friendly and it helps to become friends with them when you have things in common

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: there are tons of different things to do at night

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse people with different origins and opinions

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: it is mostly club/intramural sports at our school, and everyone seems pleased with that

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: lots of places to eat around school as well as places that will take dining dollars

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Pretty good but can get repetitive

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: the process wasn't too bad but the money wasn't enough

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Victoria Adesoba
Hometown
Downtown Brooklyn
Major
Chemistry
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NYU offers students a taste of the hustle and bustle they will most likely encounter in the real world once they graduate. It is an overpopulated institution, so you have to be ready to fight to gain certain academic opportunities, but cultivating such a habit may serve as indirect training for new graduates when they have to go about securing jobs in their respective fields. Life at NYU demands a certain kind of disposition; thus, it is not for everyone. For students who love NYC and the challenge and experience it offers, it is an exciting and ever-changing community. For those who desire a community-rich college experience, NYU is lacking in that area. However, you can make an amazing experience out of what the school does offer. Whatever your choice, get ready for a mix of demanding academics and wild experiences in the city. Finding a balance between the two is key at this big-city school.

Many students claim that the best part about attending NYU is living in New York City, while other students complain about the school's large tuition. Most often, students are dissatisfied with the lack of a campus or school spirit, and many students believe that the institution is run too much like a business, with the school using millions of dollars to make NYU a global institution instead of supporting its current students. Otherwise, most students appreciate the various benefits of living in the city, such as diverse and exciting nightlife options, a broad range of cuisines, and prestigious and diverse internship opportunities.

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