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College Junior

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid and do not have any experience with the financial aid process at the school.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Unless you can check off every box on the form to indicate your in the worst life situation possible, the likelihood of getting scholarships is slim. You'll likely get a boat load of federal loans and be told to reapply next year.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Depends on where you live. They only really police dorms and thats if your loud enough to get yourself caught. If you live in an apartment of campus, consider freedom your middle name.

5 College Junior

Diversity: You will probably encounter more races and opinions at NYU than traveling the world for a year. Literally any group you can think of is represented here (and probably all the ones you never knew existed too). It's great to be part of a community with so many different people. Extremely tolerant of all ethnicities and religions, and very supportive of the LBGTQ community.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: You are a college kid living in the greatest city on the planet. Everything you could ever want or dream of is probably on the block, or a subway ride away. In three words: It's the best.

3 College Junior

Weather: New York gets all 4 seasons. You better be prepared for that. It's the most beautiful in the Spring and Fall, and most unbearable in the summer and winter. Winter is usually pretty during the holidays, when the shops are all decked out and the city is in festivities. But January, February and early March are brutal. The wind cuts through you like ice. In the summers, temps can soar and the worst is the smell. All sorts of nasty smells appear in the summer.

But in the fall and spring, you can enjoy the beauty of NY with some of the best fashion, dining and entertainment opportunities in the world.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Transportation: The shuttle is free but its only for dorms that are farther away from campus. Everyone tends to walk to class because campus is easier to walk through. If you live far or need to get anywhere else in town, subways are super convenient. For those who have the cash, there is always a cab, or 7 cabs, zipping by that you can take anywhere in the city. I know there are city run busses as well, but I detest those and generally stick with walking or taking the subway.

4 College Junior

Academics: This depends on what you're studying and I can only speak for the Drama program, but NYU is pretty top notch across each of its schools. I've never heard of anyone complaining their classes were too easy. Academically, classes are on the tougher side. For me, the drama program is probably one of the best in the country (ranked 3rd at the moment) and I believe that. They push you and challenge you to be better than you were yesterday, and while they can be unforgiving about excuses and you may find some of their rules ridiculous, you are paying for a high quality training program. And if you put the work in, you can do anything here.

NYU also has some of the best study abroad opportunities and one of the most vibrant entrepreneurship communities I've ever seen.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I never really need these guys or see them much, but they are always a phone call away. Occaisionally you see them around the Square, where most freshman dorms are. If you're out late at night, you can always call Safe Ride and they'll pick you up from several designated pick up spots on campus and bring you to your dorm. I generally feel very safe when out and about, and at night, you can always hail a taxi.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of diverse restaurants on every block. If you don't mind paying a bit more for your food, you can pretty much get any cuisine your tummy desires.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: As long as your over 21, or at least can prove to a bouncer your "21" you have access to some of the best clubs, bars and lounges in the world. The options are limitless and the variety is plentiful. You'll find the swankiest lounges and clubs with the best Dj's to the grungiest and coolest indie bars. New york has so much night life, you can never get bored. And if partying isn't your thing, there are always a ton of cool concerts on any given night, whether Beyonce is in town at MSG or the local bar has a new act.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: New York City is one of craziest places to try and get an apartment. Prices are always too high and you may get stuck sharing your room with 2 or 3 people in something that resembles the size of your pantry back home, but if you can snag a good find, an apartment is worth it. Freedom, doormen and privacy can all be factors in choosing to get an apartment.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The social make-up of NYU is pretty great, as it is very diverse - not just culturally or ethnicity-wise, but diverse in the sense of interests and personality make-ups.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I've lived in NY for most of my life, and although I have just returned from a semester abroad in Florence, and am returning next year for both semesters, NY is an exceptional place to live. I know that I will always return to live here, especially the neighborhood where most of NYU is located: Greenwhich Village.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, so it is hard for me to tell besides my observations visiting peers. They seem to like the campus housing. I abstain because of the cost of housing, as I can live at home with my parents.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Does not bother my student life much. NYU's campus is very fragmented, as it is just various buildings and properties around downtown NY. Because of this cohesive mix of city and campus, campus strictness is not really a problem.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very accessible and quick. Great doctors.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is definitely diversity here, but not to the degree it is at other schools. White Caucasian or south east Asian students are definitely the most prevalent.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: The humanities professors, that I have had really make use of the small class sizes and provide a very conversational and involving classroom environment. Reading and writing are constantly used as a means for discussion and exploration.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone seems to be an individual at my school. Most girls and even boys come to class dressed really nice, basically most students put effort into their appearance.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: New York City is known for having a variety of cuisines available and being that my school is located in the Village, there are definitely a plethora of eating options for anyone's interest.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I know that being an urban campus can lead to unfortunate situations that may or may not involve students, and being in such a large city during late hours can be dangerous. I have heard that the campus safe ride is not as reliable as would be expected, which is a concern.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: I always take the subway to school, which would be the fastest way for commuter students. Students who live in campus would not need to take any form of transportation.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I commute to school, I do not live in a dorm

2 College Freshman

Weather: New York is notorious for having snow but this winter was one of the worst and that can have a large impact on commuter students such as myself. Most of the time classes will continue on their normal schedule despite the weather, unless of course there is any danger.


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Victoria Adesoba
Downtown Brooklyn
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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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