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

Campus Housing: The housing in general is more spacious than most schools-- plus every room/suite gets its own bathroom. Still, living in the city is outrageously expensive, and NYU makes it even more so.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students take part in drugs and no one really seems to care.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Fantastic local atmosphere with something for everyone.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: New York has many and various types of transportation.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: NYU is horrible about financial aid, and while I got full tuition at many schools of a higher calibre, NYU gave me only half tuition. Every day is another day of anxiety over how I'm going to pay off my extremely high student loans.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is average, but the health center is fantastic.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: Being so far North, there is a lot of snow and it gets extremely cold in the winter.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Every program is vastly different, but are all well-respected. If you are an NYU grad in the city, you have had ample time to network and the faculty are all well-connected.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: Living in New York means that any internship you get will be high quality and respected. The only issue is how competitive any position in the city will be.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City. Anything you could ever want is five minutes away.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not prominent at all on campus. There are few fraternities and even fewer sororities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I honestly have no idea about athletics, as they are a tiny part of campus life.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Excellent housing in an excellent area. Unfortunately, it's very expensive. However, it is worth the value.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: NYU has the largest amount of international students. It also has an extremely large amount of LGBTQ students, and everyone is fairly accepting.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's New York City. There is never an issue finding something to do.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: New York University is not an average school. They treat us like adults, not students, and therefore we don't have strictly enforced rules. Students have to be self-driven in order to succeed with the amount of freedom we have.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is pretty nice, for college housing. Close to campus and very secure.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: taxis and subways on every corner! not to mention the NYU bus takes you anywhere on campus for free

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NYU public safety is around sometimes, but not always

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into the program was very competitive. Along with a written essay and my academic transcript was a portfolio consisting of 15 images that had to apply to one of three guidelines the school gives you. I found it difficult to create an image to fit these guidelines without giving up my signature in all of my photographs that make them unique. The most important criteria is your portfolio for the photography program. Just make sure your portfolio is spot on, because that's definitely what got me in.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: there are many sororities but its very hard to get in

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Computers: most of the computers are apple, so windows user have a hard time

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: it is very unlikely to find a open spot and parking is expensive.

3 College Junior

Facilities: study abroad programs are very popular among students.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: the library and gym is pretty awesome. there is always some events going on.

1 person found this useful Report
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NYU Stern School of Business
NYU Stern School of Business

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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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