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Reviews 3206 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are very few athletic events at NYU and even less students participating in them. The hipsters at NYU would never attend a sporting event. There is absolutely NO school spirit or tradition.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Utopia Academica Americana – sprawling library, maintained general campus, gardening and architecture, work-out and student centers above and beyond adequate

1 College Junior

Parking: There is very rarely any parking. And if you can find any, you usually have to pay for it.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: While a New York City apartment offers unparalleled convenience in terms of proximity to night life and grocery stores, etc, the cost of living is outrageous and a lot of what is available for a reasonable price is either way outside of the city or the size of a shoe box. You have to really dig in order to find a good deal.

5 College Junior

Academics: The Life of an Over-Worked, Over-Joyed, Theatre Geek – As a musical theatre major at NYU, I have been given unparalleled opportunities. New York City has the resources to help you accomplish your wildest dreams, and while the work is challenging, the competition fierce, and the future uncertain, there is no greater affirmation of your talent than finding success in this program. This school has dozens of performance opportunities, hundreds of fellow students to work off of, and some of the finest professors in the world who have been in the business for years and are willing to bend over backwards to ensure you get the best possible education. If you can capitalize on these opportunities, there is no finer education anywhere for an aspiring actor.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personal Safety – NYU is very good with safety; there are security guards hired at every NYU building who checks that all who enter have an NYU ID. If someone is not carrying one, they will ask the visitor to sign in and give a valid form of identification to the security desk. The security desk will keep it with them until the visitor signs out, thus ensuring that there are no strangers running loose on campus.

3 College Student

Computers: The Lack the Ability to Compute Flawlessly. The computers at my school do not contain the correct processing feeds to run without headache and stress. The Internet works at its own right, leaving the user dumbfounded to gather any kind of information. A change must be done to these machines

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: You are in the city, why do you need a greek life to distract you from the bars and clubs?

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: In the middle of the big city, what more can you ask for? Surrounded by great food, safe environment within the city, movies all around, generally clean.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Real World Experience – NYU may be the strangest and most isolated of universities although it's located in New York City but it provides everyone the real world experience of loneliness, drama, and a variety of situations just on the street walking to class that helps prepare every student who enters that campus for the real world. It's very hard to get used to but after the first two years you feel as though you could actually survive in the city.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The Air Freshener Is Weed – Everyone knows someone that does a drug that is other than alcohol or marijuana. Chances are your roommate is a big drug dealer and your best friend is about to try going on a trip on shrooms when midterms are over.

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2 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Cliquey – There's a good mix, but everyone sticks to their own kind. Most people are hipsters and look like they hardly shower or comb their hair.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Very Expensive – Apartments are expensive because it is New York. However, there are reasonable prices outside of the city which would lead to a commute but the transit system in the city is pretty good.

5 College Student

Computers: Great Computer Labs – The computer labs are great. They usually only get crowded during the final weeks of the semester. Wireless access is all around campus and it's very quick. Printing is great and there are some places you could find where you could print for free.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: on campus dining is pretty good, many options, good variety

3 College Senior

Diversity: We have a very diverse body of students but they also tend to stay within their own race groups as well.

2 College Senior

Academics: Not good, NYU never looks out for what is best for the students.

4 College Senior

Parking: No Car Need – There's no need whatsoever to have a car on campus. NYC subways and buses will get you anywhere you need at a price much cheaper than gas and insurance

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – All of the NYU buildings have security guards and automated turnstiles that only allow access to those with NYU ID cards at each entrance.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Always Parties – there are always parties every weekend, even on certain weekdays...you just have to find the right people who are well-connected with the nightlife scene or who like to form groups and go out. my advice is to join a greek organization or make friends with Pikes

2 College Junior

Athletics: Very Bad School Spirit – there are 2 facilities for sports, but there is very little school spirit or fan support

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Pretty Easy – it's pretty easy to get a hold of drugs, especially weed

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: More Girls Than Guys – there are definitely more girls than guys here, but a lot of the girls aren't that attractive. but the fact that there are also many gay guys makes it easier to get girls here

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From campus tours to review sites like this, I knew from the get-go that I would not join a Fraternity at NYU. However, on move-in day, I was approached by a few students advertising Greek life. Being my stubborn self, I stood "listening" to what they had to say but did not believe any of it.....UNTIL I went to a rush event and decided to go for a bid.....BEST DECISION ever made at NYU. Fraternities in the city are key social networks. A Ton of brothers, not even upperclassmen, have jobs at prestigious hedge funds and investment firms, on top of Fortune 500 companies (Google and Pepsi to name a couple). Socially, the perks are unbelievable, lofts, rooftop bars, clubs, you name it! Greek Life also provides a myriad of community service opportunities and most importantly, you're able to meet some of your best friends and I know for certain that these quality men will have my back for life.

So if you like the idea of: illustrious careers, amazing social life, comm service for those grad school apps, and awesome friends.....NYU Greek Life is exactly what you're looking for.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Its Nyc! Lots of Variety – some places around campus also give discounts to students, restaurants are easy to find online especially on opentable


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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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