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5 College Junior

Nightlife: Clubs and bars littered around the City.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Housing: On campus is ridiculously expensive.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

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

1 person found this useful Report
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

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: On campus is a better deal

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

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

3 people found this useful Report
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.

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NYU Stern School of Business
NYU Stern School of Business

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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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