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Reviews 3205 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Weather: Snow and Rain Suck in the City – Snow and rain in the city suck...its impossible to get a cab when the weather is bad...make sure to bring an unbrella and wear boots or you will be stuck in wet shoes

5 College Senior

Transportation: NYU buses run to and from every dorm outside a 10 min walk from campus. If you miss the bus, there's always the subway or mta bus. If you're late, take a cab-- it won't cost much more than 5$

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Lots of Drugs Are Available Is You Want Them – Many people do drugs, many people don't...you can pick who your friends are so pick accordingly

College Senior

Parking: It NYC...Take the Subway – parking is really expensive...take the subway or come on Sunday to try your luck at free parking on the road. I wouldn't trust parking my beamer outside of a garage though

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: What Campus? There is no campus, but there is the police. Drinking in public is a 50$ offense and urinating in public is a 25$ offense. Not much to say but don't get caught.

5 College Senior

Academics: Many Job Opportunities – NYU has a really good career net and there are so many start-ups and firms that hire during the year as well as the summer. Unless you are a terrible student, it is relatively easy to find an internship or job.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: People Are Really Weird – I have found that many people are really weird and cute girls are hard to find...where do they hide?

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: NYC Apartments Are Expensive – If you want to live in a decent location (ie. not in the bronx or brooklyn or way uptown) then be ready to fork over at least a grand a month for rent. Its cheaper to get an apartment with friends to lower the cost.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Good Variety and Placed Near Most Dorms – good food, lots of choices and placed near or in dorms around the city. the main campus around washington square has a few different dining halls for variety as well.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Its New York...Lots of Things Happening but You Need $$$ – Nightlife is expensive and you need to get a fake ID to go out-- its NYC though, one of the best places for nightlife in the world

4 College Senior

Diversity: you can find people of every race, religion, sexual orientation...I almost think there are not many normal people at NYU

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Very Strict About Partying – Make sure you make friends with housing management if you like to party. They will help you out when you get written up.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Max Brenner's: Chocolate Galore! Manhattan is an ideal place to try unique cuisine and exciting new restaurants. One of my favorites is Max Brenner's, a chocolate-themed restaurant, located right on Broadway between 13th and 14th streets (right off Union Square). It is ideal for a night out with friends, and is a bit of a splurge, but their chocolate novelties, such as chocolate pizza or fondue, are definitely worth a try!

4 College Senior

Transportation: Nice Buses – But I don't use them, but never heard any student complain about the transportation, and I always see many buses. So I guess they are fine

5 College Senior

Facilities: Best Library Ever – The New York University main campus library is just excellent.
I personally call it the Trump Tower Library. You can virtually find books on any topic, and when they don't have the book they are quick to request it for you from other Libraries. Truly the best service ever. There is also so many sitting area, the place is just amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A Hidden Gem – You could come to NYU and never know about Greek life, considering a majority the student body is fairly indifferent to the Fraternities and Sororities. In my experience, however, it made Freshman year the best year of my life. Although many of the Fraternities and Sororities are fairly nonexistent at the social level, I would argue that my experience showed me an athletic championship intramural team, parties at lounges and apartments every weekend, an internship at a hedge fund as a freshman, a fun opportunity to give back to the community in service trips, and a group of guys that I consider my best friends. Maybe I'm biased as a part of Greek Life, but I wanted to show the positive side to a mostly underrated hidden gem. Look into it and give the Greeks a chance.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather changes from freezing in the 10s in January to scorching at 100 in the summer; however, it never effected my experience at school. Nothing out of the ordinary.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's No One to Cheer for – Varsity sports are basically nonexistent from a fan's perspective. As an athletic 2-sport high school athlete, I was annoyed that I didn't attend a single varsity game the entire year. IM sports, however, are a lot of fun and took up a majority of my time here at NYU. There are plenty of athletic guys and girls ready to play a multitude of sports from basketball to tennis. Well organized and fairly competitive.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: How Can You Beat the City – New York City is unlike any other place in the world. Sure, I came to NYU worried that I wouldn't encounter the typical "college experience," however the City offers a different atmosphere that is impossible to recreate at any other college. Visit your friend's school to have a repeatable "college" weekend. Come to NYU to experience something new every day. You might not even be able to see it all in four years because you won't want to leave the village.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The BIG Apple – New York University is a great school in an even greater city. However, unless you really know what you're in for (traffic, consumerism, no composting, expensive lifestyle, millions of people) then it can be completely overwhelming. Going to NYU is not just living in New York City and becoming a New Yorker. The school expects you to be a student first and a New Yorker second. Many of the locals think of NYU students as 4-year tourists. However, the art! the music! the markets! the people! If you make the effort to get above 14th street and explore the city the city will feel more like home to you.

That said, if you like quiet atmospheres, great big trees, and seeing the stars at night, then NYU is not the school for your. It is by no means cosy.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Bring Your Own! NYU has computer labs, but they aren't very "inspirational"--usually windowless rooms in the basement of dorms. The Library also has a couple of computer labs, but given that there are more than 20,000 undergrad students attending NYU it's really better to have your own. There are free printers for up to about 500 pages, so while you need a laptop printer are completely optional. There is wireless in the main classroom buildings, but you need an Ethernet cord in the dorms. If you do install an airport of your own and someone in the building gets on it and illegally downloads something (for example, single ladies) the school will send the warning to YOU. So, come up with a really ingenious password ;)

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Something Here for Everyone – The school's location makes it the perfect place for any student's social needs. New York City is a bustling place that has endless activities to offer anyone who comes here. NYU has many clubs and organizations as well, so there are many events that student's can fit into if they choose to. No should be bored with such a wide array of things to do. The only downside is that sometimes these activities can be costly.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug Usage Is Certainly Existent – Although I have not seen it with my own eyes, I often overhear stories of fellow classmates who have gotten drunk or done some other substances. While the college itself does not condone drinking, and actually requires freshmen to take an online alcohol education course, it does not make much of a difference in the substance usage.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diverse in Backgrounds – NYU often boasts that it has a diverse population, however upon sight the vast majority of students here are Caucasian. However, when it comes to other factors besides the color of student's skin, this campus is a melting pot. There are people from many different states, countries and walks of life. One can learn a lot about different areas of the world by just having a conversation with any of the students here.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Be Prepared – New York weather can be harsh. When it rains, it pours. Be prepared with an umbrella if there's a chance of rain. Snow in the winter is inevitable. Cold temperatures can be brutal in the winter, and walking to campus means braving whatever comes your way!


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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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