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Reviews 3206 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Being a part of Greek life, I would recommend it a hundred times over to any student. The Greek community is so tight-knit and organizations seem to meld together because everyone is friends with everyone. Being a part of a Greek organization really gives you a community and a family to fall back on in such a huge, overwhelming city. The social atmosphere is great and gives NYU a sense of real college. The only issue is that Greek housing is limited and only a few members of each organization can live in the house.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Being one of the most expensive schools in the country, the financial aid offices are not helpful at all and it is a long exhausting process to seek out additional aid.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's something for everyone. Whether it's classic college frat parties, clubs, concerts, or anything, you can find it in the city. No matter what night of the week it is, if you want to go out, you're guaranteed a good time.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is easy to find housing to fit your price range in an area that you desire.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: All I need to say is New York City - if you're not living or taking classes right next to the activities you enjoy, they are a short, $2.50 train ride away

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great. Everyone has to do it freshman year, and many people move away starting sophomore year.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: I know only a few people who engage in sports. The athletic facilities are used mostly to meet personal fitness needs. There is no sports community of which I am aware.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many students have apartments off campus, and some of them are incredible. Be careful for scams!

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: NYU is extremely diverse, with people from almost every country and background.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You're in New York City's Greenwich Village - the dining options are incredible, world-renowned.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is incredibly present and strictly controls access to buildings. They are always patrolling to make you feel safe.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I strongly dislike the humid environment in the city. The city is dirty, and it being humid makes it very uncomfortable.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was easy, and I received a generous amount of scholarships (though the cost of attendance is incredibly high and the scholarships and aid I received did not meet that at all).

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: New York City is your campus, with so much to offer. As long as you have a job or some way to meet your expenses, the are so many things to do. On a given day in April, there might be 7 festivals or major events occurring at one time. There are also a bunch of student organizations with which you can be involved if the city is too expensive or hard to explore.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Admission to NYU is selective, and diversity is highly important. I recommend that you engage in a a range of activities in high school, particularly ethnic, cultural, and political activities.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The program at Stern is intense. I enjoy it, as you engage with the real ideas and professionals in the business industries you're most interested in. Job and internship opportunities are plentiful for those who are serious, and attending Stern puts you at an advantage over other NYU students.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There's a good number of computers, but there are also a good number of students so they tend to be crowded. A short wait near the lab will end in you getting a computer within 15 minutes. You can also sign out laptops to use in the library during especially crowded times.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Campus security is great and they are always very helpful.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: As a graduate student I was not expecting financial aid but I got an opportunity grant and it made my school experience much better.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The city has high buildings that many times hide the sun.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I have seen few accidents due to drugs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: We have Bleeker where there are a lot of bars and places to eat.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Extremely expensive and difficult. I continue to apply for scholarships. However I'm optimistic because NYU is my dream.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Depends on what you enjoy watching and participating in

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's average compared to on campus


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NYU Stern School of Business
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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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