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New York, NY
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21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 3151 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not sure it's too expensive for me to consider.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe around Washington Square, no matter the hour.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely adore this university. Interesting courses, (mostly) helpful professors, and a diverse and talented student body.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from NYU can take you far -or so I hope.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm sure the athletic department is great for those who are interested, but many of us just don't seem to be.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It is the perfect amount of enforcement. The policies are strict enough to keep everyone safe without ruining everyones college experience.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: In the middle of NYC you can pretty much find any kind of food in any price range within a 10 minute walk, max..

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity at NYU and there is a huge percentage of international students. The community is very accepting and liberal so there are rarely any challenges regarding differences. The only tension I ever notice is political.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students are very fashion forward and careful about their appearances. Relationships are very difficult considering much of the male population of the school is homosexual.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life at NYU is very limited and there aren't really any benefits of being a part of greek life so there are few participants. The fraternities are much more popular than the sororities but no special housing is available and their are few social benefits. The sororities are not taken very seriously and I rarely hear of any events of service they do.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I haven't has one complaint with campus dining aside from the fact that the meal plan is outrageously expensive and your meal swipes do not roll over. Aside from that the food is very good and there are as many options as anyone could ask for.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The student center is a great place for clubs to meet and to find study spaces. The library is always very crowded and it is hard to find a place to study most times. The facilities and food courts are all very nice and clean and the staff is outstanding.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors have all been very supportive and challenging in order to push us to the best of our ability. I have had nothing but good experiences with every teacher I have encountered. Class sizes in my program are very reasonable and make it easy to learn from my peers. I can pretty much take any courses I want outside of studio and I am very satisfied with the classes given to us in our studio training.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The program is very well known and in a great location for my field of study. That being said, it is a very competitive field and many people who graduate with an acting degree end up doing another job in the arts. I believe the career center on campus is very helpful and I feel like they reach out to students and make it known that they are here to help us.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The Tisch School of the Arts is known as one of the best undergraduate Drama departments in the country and I couldn't agree more. My teachers are so talented and work so hard to help us improve. The program is unique because they split up the students by acting technique and decide by our audition which acting studio will be best for us to learn and grow. We have the best of both worlds by going to a school with a conservatory training while getting an academic education as well which gives us a shot at a double major and/or minor. The workload is a lot, 30+ hours of studio/rehearsal and 10+ hours of academics/study but I like to believe I am getting my money's worth. The curriculum varies from studio to studio but my studio curriculum includes a class in voice, movement, improvisational acting and an acting class three times a week which counts for 8 credits, with two days of two academic classes, four credits each, and a two credit elective if you so chose. We have many opportunities for internships just from networking and through teachers.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: We basically have the option to take anything we chose. Even for general education classes we can chose from a wide variety of science and humanities. All of the professors I have encountered are committed to helping students succeed by challenging us. The registration process is stressful, it would be anywhere. The workload is challenging but not impossible. The study abroad options are incredible even for my specific program.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is an over priced and financially corrupt institution. I have received about a fourth of my tuition in scholarship but if I do not receive more I will be in crippling debt. The tuition is approximately 65K a year with room and board, but its hard to give up when you have wanted this for so long. My tips would be to keep trying and keep working with the financial aid office to get as many options and as much money as possible.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: NYC, whats not to like...

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The "party" scene is very different at NYU. If you want to "party" you have to go out to bars and clubs with your specific group of friends and you probably need a fake if your under 21. It would be nice for NYU students to do more things out that are specific to the NYU community. If you find the parties your lucky but its not hard to go out to a bar or club which is great.

5 College Junior

Facilities: NYU accommodates a lot of different students; therefore, I would say their facilities are pretty top notch for a university. Bobst is an amazing library. There are two gyms. Endless places on campus to study and hangout.

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5 College Junior

Nightlife: If you are 21, the bar scene in NYC is great. Also, there are plenty of apartment parties held by NYU students.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I love the people I have met through NYU. But, just like anywhere, there are good eggs and bad eggs. It's all in who you decide to hangout with.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are security guards everywhere. Of course you learn to look out for your own safety and be smart, but I have never felt unsafe on campus. NYU has 24 safe rides and a 24 hotline.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City, the food/ restaurant options are endless and amazing. There are plenty of places with great, low cost food if you know where to find them. You can find whatever you're in the mood for at almost any time.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are many different kinds of meal plans to choose from. Also there are a lot of dining halls on campus. You can't get around that fact that it is dining hall food after all, but I think in general NYU students are happy with the quality food/ menu variety. Most importantly for me, there are plenty of vegetarian options. Hayden is the best for vegetarians/vegans. Kimmel has the best salad bar.

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Victoria Adesoba
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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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