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5 College Junior

Nightlife: Clubs and bars littered around the City.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: On campus is ridiculously expensive.

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2 College Freshman

Majors: You do not get paid, but its experience.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: NYU is not a science school, so its ok

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: More about the city than academics

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: On campus is a better deal

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love the city so I enjoy the atmosphere

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Its New York! What more do you want

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is always on campus police you can call

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great museums and cultural sites, nightlife, shopping, public transportation, safety as far as big cities go, dining options. Extremely high cost of living.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: A lot of people complain about the financial aid here, but I think a lot of these people, like at any school, just miss the low-income mark for receiving need-based aid. I think people just complain about it more here because the cost of attendance is so expensive. I actually got the most financial aid from any school I got accepted into from NYU. I am taking out loans, but less than I would be taking out at the other three schools I was seriously considering (UCSB, University of Arizona, UC Boulder).

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: On-campus housing is super expensive for what you get. I personally prefer to pay the same, even a little less, off campus. Some dorms, like Gramercy, are pretty nice (it's a long walk from campus, but everyone takes the private NYU bus from there anyway), but because of the terrible housing process you are not guaranteed your first, or second, or third, or even later choices.. RA's and the people in charge of them usually plan a lot of dorm-spirit activities, often involving free food and prizes. RA strictness really depends on the RA and the dorm. People definitely do get written up for being noisy, underage drinking, and drugs.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: There's awesome nightlife, because well, it's New York. This can be bad for underage students without fake IDs, but there are some bars and liquor stores that don't ID. Frat parties I've been to here are super crowded from fitting too many people in a small apartment and just not that fun.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls here dress very well. There are a lot of very attractive girls here. There are also attractive guys, but less so, and a lot of the guys are gay. Some of the more attractive straight guys are "fratty," stuck up, or taken.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Huge library, gyms with Olympic-sized swimming pools, Washington Square Park, The Green House dorm at 7th Street, lots of computers, great dining halls.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City. You can find everything here. Of course, everything is also very expensive.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing near campus is generally very expensive. A single room is about the cost of a single in a dorm building. Apartments near campus are very small for their cost. Of course, being in the city, you pay for location so there are shops, restaurants, and bars all around the area. Trains are in walking distance. You won't be able to have a car. A lot of the time, leases are required, and there are very expensive broker fees. Craigslist and NYU housing groups on Facebook are good places to look to avoid those fees. For cheaper, more diverse housing, you can look in other boroughs. You do have to commute by train 30+ minutes.

4 College Junior

Diversity: NYU is overall very diverse. We have a lot of international students from very different backgrounds. We also have students who associate with a variety of sexual orientations. From my experience, we have a lot of non-religious students here, however, I do know a few seriously religious students as well. I think with such a large, diverse student body there is an active group for students of each religion to associate with. We do lack diversity in some ways, as well. Politically, the school is largely liberal, and due to the cost of attendance, the majority of students, especially international students, are of high economic status.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is located in a safe area of the city, but it is still within the city so it is important to be cautious. NYU offers public safety transportation for students for free transportation between NYU buildings late at night. As far as I know, sexual assault is not a big problem on campus, but I have heard of some cases. I know sexual assault is taken very seriously here, and we have a Wellness Center to help students cope with such issues.


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Victoria Adesoba
Downtown Brooklyn
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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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