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New York, NY
Undergrads
21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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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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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: No Sports – If you're really into sports don't bother going to NYU. We have a few intramural teams here and there but there is no football team which is the backbone of every university. Sports aren't important here which kinda sucks.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Labs Are Often Crowded but There's Always a Computer SOMEWHERE – There are a couple of computer labs in some of the school building and they're pretty good just that they can get VERY crowded at busy times. There's WiFI every where on campus and if you don't have your own computer you can just borrow one from a lab or from the library which I think is really cool.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: ...and it's so-so. The dorm itself is pretty cool; we have a second floor that has a dance room with big mirrors, a tiny stuffy piano room, a pool room, a ping-pong table and vending machines, but the rooms themselves are pretty dirty and a little gloomy-looking. Nonetheless, if the people you live with are nice, you get over it. It also is great that you have a 5th Avenue address.

3 College Junior

Weather: Coooold in Winter – Gets slushy in the winter, and hella cold. Warm in the summer. Nice fall and spring.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Yeah, There's Drugs. At parties there is always coke and stuff. But for the most part it's just alcohol.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Could Be Better – It's not NYU's fault- it's the fact that it's located in such a crime-riddled city. The campus isn't super-scary, though.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The City! NYC, the city that never sleeps. Going to school here is always an adventure- with so many different types of people, and there's always events to go to...never boring.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Interesting, Diverse Students – The students here are all over the spectrum- in terms of style, ethnicity, interests, and majors. There's a large population of artsy kids, which is cool but some are pretentious. Most people are attractive, and well-dressed.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is common place here. Diversity is part of the New York University atmosphere.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere here is great! There is so much to do here in New York!

5 College Freshman

Academics: It is very interesting to be Biology major in an area that is very inclined to the arts. There is however loads of internship and research opportunities here.

1 College Junior

Parking: I don't drive, but if I did I the parking would be bad.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: West Village Area – The whole West Village has great restaurants with reasonable prices. The food is good too.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love It – My school has so much to offer. I've met so many interesting people and visited many interesting city parks, museums, etc. NYU is unique because it does not have the traditional campus setting, we are part of the city. I've seen some famous people walking down the street. I would choose NYU again because I'm getting an excellent education, learning to live on my own, meeting many new people and discovering New York city life.

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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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