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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Quite a few people join Greek life and those who do have a great sense of belonging and they view each other as family. Other people don't really view these people as any different because of their Greek life. Greek housing is not very available due to space constraints in the city.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are guards at each dorm and building to make sure people either show their NYU IDs or swipe in, to avoid intruders. There is also a strict guest policy to make sure non-nyuers do not stay in the dorms in excess. However, the guards are not always attentive so it is not hard to bypass them at times.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NYU is definitely the campus of the world and New York City, with its emphasis on international learning and studying abroad in all subjects. They have individual career and academic counselors so almost everyone gets a job or internship after graduating - nowadays THAT is what is important. You pay a lot for it, but if you can swing it, it is totally worth every penny!

1 College Freshman

Parking: Don't Need a Car – parking costs will be more than the tuition in NYC!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Although some dorms are older than others, the older ones are usually converted hotels or other unique styles and they have character and stories to tell. Beautiful, and definitely stylish, not your typical college dorms, to be sure!

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Weed Reigns – Drugs are so easy to come by in the city and you have endless options to what you want. NYU students are known as 'tokers', although i believe percentage-wise only 25% smoke. Plenty of students don't partake in the drug scene, but even if you don't you'll still definitely have friends that do. NYU isn't too harsh on drug and alcohol users as long as you aren't too open about it. Almost everyone here has a fake ID and goes out on the weekends. Even nondrinkers have ID's so they're able to do various things like bars and clubs.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of Asian – At NYU, you get students from all over the country and world. For the most part there are a lot of white people and asians. Of course diversity on race, religion, sexual orientation at NYU is endless.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Overpriced and Hard to Come by. Apartments are hard to come by, over-priced, and the rest depends on where you find the apartment. Depending on how much you're paying it can be a great value.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Does Anyone Pay Attention? If you're into drinking or smoking then you're fine. No one cares and no one notices (or if they do, they ignore it and let you get away with it). Unfortunately, if you're like me, that means that you have to deal with roommates coming home drunk and stashing drinks under their bed. I wish that NYU was a little more strict in their drinking and drug policy.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Ethernet? What? Almost all the dorms still use Ethernet and you have to buy your own cord. It is a huge hassle! Most common places have wifi which is nice however you have to get it set up for you and it's hard to figure out how to get access on your own.

My printer has run out of ink recently and it's been a struggle to use the common printers. I prefer to use the Kimmel ITS Laptop Lounge but it's small and usually there is a long wait for a computer or printer.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe – You hear about the occasional murders going on in NYC and people drinking too much. But generally everyone seems to be healthy and fine. I think that the city of New York is just as helpful as NYU so you have 2 external forces coming together to keep you healthy and safe.

2 College Sophomore

Facilities: NYU is a little overrated. SOme of the teachers here are not that good at teaching or just full of themselves. NYU doesn't let you take classes at other colleges and let the credit count. Plus, they're very overpriced for being so overrated. The bets part of Nyu is the variety of classes and the city itslef.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: NYU has made it its mission to get rid of most of the Greek life here. in fact, I barely see anyone wearing their fraternity's or sorority's gear.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU isn't known for its sports. In fact, I surprised we're even in Division III or IV what ever it is. SOme people go to the games but not that many. I haven;t been to one sporting event since i've been here, and I don't plan on going anytime soon either.

5 College Senior

Academics: NYU offers a wide range of major and demanding curriculums

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at NYU are trendy and very outgoing.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: You certainly experience all four seasons living on the East Coast; spring and fall are mild whereas summer and winter can be extreme. I'm not a fan of humidity or freezing temperatures, but NYC weather is a good mix year round.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: NYC transportation is arguably the most efficient in the nation; it rivals Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. Although the subways are grimy, you can get just about anywhere, anytime. Plus it's a relatively cheap expenditure.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are many options including a dining hall or slew of neighboring eateries. NYU's location is prime to many possibilities; no matter your preferred menu, you can find something appetizing. There is gourmet, American, ethnic, and vegetarian cuisine abound.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: Don't Plagiarize! Each semester, dire warnings are sent via email from the department about plagiarism. Most professors are leniant about giving extensions for papers and assignments, although the official syllabus usually warns that late assignments will not be accepted.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Options – Most of the local restaurants and cafes, unfortunately, are not dirt-cheap. From pushcarts you can get falafel or excellent Indian food. Not far from Trader Joe's, but don't go to TJ on a Friday--the line snakes all through the aisles. TJ also has a wine store! Good, convenient places for eating out in the evening (I don't like spending so much for lunch).

College Senior

Nightlife: Too Busy to Participate – The location is great for nightlife, but as a single mother, in a demanding full-time program, it is unusual for me to get out in the evening for fun.

3 College Junior

Transportation: MTA Prices Keep Going up – NYU transportation is almost nonexistent. There are rumors of buses that go to the two farthest upperclassment dorms, there are also rumors the Loch Ness monster exists. The majority of the time you'll take the subway or nyc buses. Lot's of options and convenient stops, but prices keep going up.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: It Exists? Most people don't even know NYU has Greek Life. Those who are in it enjoy it and say it's a great way to meet people, but don't expect to live in a sorority house or go to frat parties. We live in NYC, there's no room for that and why bother when there are 100s of bars minutes away?

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of Problems...Still Cheaper Than Housing – It's New York City, expect to live in a closet and befriend the mice who come out at night. I've named mine Ebidiah. Finding an apartment requires massive abouts of paperwork and meeting lots of sketchy realtors but at the end of the day you'll pay less than on-campus, and who doesn't want extra beer money? Expect to pay $1,000 a month for your own(tiny) room slightly farther from campus, but standard on-campus housing breaks down to $1,200 a month and you're sharing a bedroom with 1-2 other people

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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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