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New York, NY
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21,247
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$44,958
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Hard
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5 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife at NYU are generally for 21 or older individuals. The bars and lounges are down the street from NYU and are generally students or locals from the area. Also the subway system makes it great for drinkers not having to drive under the influence.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Feelings of Being Safe – In the Greenwich Village, students like myself are surrounded by the convenience of local libraries, eateries, and a great nightlife. I have always felt safe because there are always numerous students walking around at any hour of the day.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its Amazing – Its great here. Definitely worth it if you are willing to adjust to one of the most bustling and demanding cities. the university itself is really great and offers so many opportunities to network and develop your career.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Its Alright – You either walk or use the subway. the subway is efficient but expensive so if you can you walk, you should do so. Taxis are another great option, but only use them when you must because long distance trips via taxis are get expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its New York, What Do You Expect? The dorms aren't that great because its not a traditional campus at NYU so its better to live off campus and sometimes more affordable. But the apartments in NY are small and expensive anywhere. You get more bang for your buck if you move into Brooklyn or Queens though. The way to find a great apartment is by word of mouth. If you just look through the posted ads you will never find a deal.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Labs Only Get Crowded During Finals and Midterms – The computer labs at Colby College are usually crowded at crunch times, like midterms and finals, but besides that, you can always find a spot. Most people do have their own computers, and with WiFi, it is definitely nice to have your own. If you don't own one, I don't think it would be a huge problem.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: This is an extremely helpful review section and proves that NYU's greek life is non-existent. We have featured this article as a link on Romio's blog at http://romioblog.com/2011/03/08/nyu-and-greenwich-village/

We hope Romio can help connect students better, especially at large spread out schools like NYU.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – The girls are nice and easy to get along with, though there is a huge dearth of single, straight guys. Everyone is fun to be around, though.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Every building at the NYU campus is very easy to navigate and serves its purpose well. The library is amazing and spacious. As well as the fact that it has endless resources. Kimmel Centre is gorgeous and has a great cafeteria. There are loads of places to study and amazing places to eat around campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: NYU is different from EVERY other school. The faculty make it a point to immerse the students in the wonder that is New York City, and that is exactly what NYU does. You're constantly meeting new people, hearing foreign languages, and exploring. It's definitely not a college town...

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU is the best school for me. I absolutely love being in New York City and the academic program I'm part of is (hopefully) preparing me for grad school and my predicted field of work. I've had amazing professors, met fantastic people, and done incredible things. I go to my dream school. Not many people can say that.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Ideally, you shouldn't be able to drink or smoke in the dorms anywhere, but we get away with a lot at NYU. On the other hand, if you're being dumb and having a huge party, chances are you will get written up. So unless you make an RA or security mad, you should be ok.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: So incredibly varied. With 20,000 undergrads, it's impossible to grade/rate.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We Live in the East Village – We live in the food capital of the world. There is nothing that one can't find.

College Sophomore

Parking: There is not one single parking lot at NYU. Parking there is finding (and paying for) a parking spot in Manhattan. No thank you.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: To start, I know virtually nothing about NYU's Greek life, so I guess that reflects how it's viewed by the students. I do have friends who are involved with Greek life and they love it, but it's not the norm at NYU. I think most people are off doing other things n the city because there's so much else out there, where as at other schools sometimes Greek like is the only thing to do. Some people think Greek students are kind of strange just because there are so few of them. Greek housing consists of penthouses in the Lafayette dorm. Lafayette is in Chinatown, which is a far walk from campus (25 minutes), but the dorm is really nice and apartment style.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: NYU's facilities are generally pretty nice. Palladium is a ridiculously nice gym. Coles isn't as nice, but it still has everything you need in a gym. Kimmel is great - the dining hall has the best options, there are always places to sit and do work, computers and printing are available, and the internet connection is fast. Bobst is not the most welcoming place and is usually super crowded (especially on Sunday nights and around midterms/finals) and sometimes the internet can be REALLY slow, so I usually opt to do work in a coffee shop instead. The new floors (3 and 4), though, are very nice, so I'd suggest doing work there. There are always numerous activities going on in each dorm and with the clubs on campus. Usually these events are pretty cool and cheap (which is VERY rare in New York!), so take advantage of them! Events = free food, which doesn't exist in New York City, so people should definitely go.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU does not give out very much financial aid--it's almost 100% need based, and limited for merit based.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: NYU has 21 residence halls--7 are freshman housing. Freshman housing is hit or miss. Weintein is not a good residence hall, but it's the closest you can get to campus. Upper classman residence halls are pretty good! Gramercy Green is the newest one with state of the art appliances, hardwood floors, and floor to ceiling windows!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining Halls – Food options at NYU are great! We have 9 dining halls around campus that range from cafe style, all-you-care-to-eat, kosher, vegetarian, organic, and vegan! The food is yummy and convenient! If you live on campus as a freshman, you're required to have a meal plan--I would recommend a flex plan (so many per semester) or a 14 or 10-per week. Nothing more though, because you're also going to want to explore the food of the city! NYC has so many great restaurants! And lots of them are around campus!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: In my opinion, there are lots of drugs and alcohol certain circles at NYU, but the good part is its pretty easy to avoid because most kids take it off-campus and outside the dorms. Drinking and clubbing are quite popular popular. Hint: We are located in the heart of "The Village".

3 College Freshman

Computers: Computers are accessible and easy to find. Many buildings have computer labs and there is usually one available. Printing on the other hand is difficult, many of the machines are broken on a regular basis and there are very few options either way.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Honestly I have never felt unsafe at NYU's campus, but I think that has more to do with my own personal precautions than the campus cops. Entry to the buildings is very secure, which I greatly appreciate, but all other aspects is greatly lacking. Should you call SafeRide expect to wait an hour, if they come at all. Public Safety in general tends to be a nasty bunch that has made feel stranded. Thank god for cabs and other public transport!

1 College Senior

Athletics: I have never been to an athletic event since my time at NYU, and I do not plan on attending any in the near future. I know people on sports teams and I know that NYU does have athletic events, I'm just not interested in them. That was one of the main reasons I chose to come here. There are athletic events and teams available but they are not a large part of campus life unless you are on one of the teams.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Many Asians – There are many Asian and white students and a mix of others. It also depends on the school and major though.

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Victoria Adesoba
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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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