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New York, NY
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21,247
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$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity among the students is great, the university prides itself on being a global school and so practically every county in the world is represented in the school. Among race, there is also a wide range of religious beliefs, economic backgrounds and political beliefs, the school and the student body is extremely accepting.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is very few drug use among the students since there isn't too many parties happening and most people prefer to go out and see attractions or take trips outside of the city. The question about underage drinking is not too applicable in this situation seeing as in France the drinking age is 18, those who choose to drink are doing so legally.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: This might not be too applicable since I am studying abroad this year in Paris. The nightlife, dining, and cultural attractions nearby are amazing and cheap though the area in which I reside I feel could be a bit safer.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There is a limited number of computers at the student's disposal on campus so each student must have his or her own computer. The computers are mainly used in case a student needs to print assignments. The internet is decent on campus, but in the residence hall it is quite shoddy.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There was a good presentation on safety during orientation week and we were given numbers and who to contact in case we came into troubles but the center itself is a bit mediocre. There's no real pull to visit the center and most students prefer not to.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Since we're in a large city it's quite pointless to have a car, the metro lines here are very efficient and fast and can you to either sides of the city. The taxis are a bit expensive but they are good for late nights and short distances.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The security and strictness of the school's campus is very good, but the security in the dorms could use a bit of help.

College Freshman

Scholarships: They told me international students couldn't receive scholarships.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The best public transportation systems in the country, amazing sports, best city in the world. Huge music, art, sports, shopping, and nightlife attraction in the heart of New York City.....enough said.

16 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are significantly more girls at NYU than girls, which is a plus, and half of the guys are gay.

12 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: NYU is one of the best undergraduate business schools in the country, as well as one of the best art schools in the country. There is really no going wrong with any major at NYU because just the name has such a high reputation.

12 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I am in Tisch for film and television, and its awesome. I get access to tons of equipment that is industry standard, and I am learning a lot.

12 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are drugs and drinking at NYU just like there is at every college. You must have a great fake ID and find the right place to buy it if you want access to it, so it might be harder to get then other colleges.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you join greek life, you have something planned for you every weekend so that is definitely a perk. If you are not involved in greek life people typically go to bars or clubs, which can be very expensive, but unless you are going far uptown everything is in walking distance. It is very easy to walk everywhere. People usually go out thursday-saturday.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: Facilities are amazing, I think we have the best library in the country as far as colleges go, its like 10 stories and humongous.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: The student center is beautiful, they have a dining hall with very good food, study rooms, practice rooms etc. NYU also just upgraded all the computers on campus recently because they have the newest macs, so as far as technology, its all very up to date and easy to access.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in NYC, there are literally TONS of different options for food and its probably some of the best food in the country, but it is expensive to say the least.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing here is very expensive. Some of the buildings are significantly nice than others which is good. For the most part NYU is pretty strict on doing stuff you shouldn't be doing inside the dorms, you must be smart about it. I was written up 3 times in the first month of being here, but you learn and it gets easier. For freshmen, you are supposed to pick your top 5 choices in order and they SAY that they try to give you your first choice, but I think thats a load of BS to be honest, its pretty random.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: JFK airport is only an hour outside of the city and you could choose to take a cab which is the quickest and will run you around 55 bucks, or you can take the subways to the airport for virtually nothing. Penn station is also relatively close to campus so if you live somewhere that you can get to by train, your set.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are 2 gyms on campus and both are pretty nice, they just get crowded so you must find the right time of day to go to them.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It gets cold, but your gone for the worst of it for our very long winter break. You also get use to the cold.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Parking: Its in the middle of NYC....pretty self explanatory how bad it is. No one that goes to this school should have a car.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am involved in greek life and NYU and its the best decision I've made. Greek life at NYU is DEFINITELY underrated by people who are not in it, because they haven't tried it or experienced it. Most of my friends are in it, and depending upon what kind of person you are, it might be easier to find people who are like you in greek life. Definitely look into it. The fraternities often rent out clubs and throw the bigger parties on campus, and without greek life, you tend to not have any plans in advance on the weekends and will probably end up going to some expensive overrated bar and blowing all your money, so its good that fraternities and sororities have events planned for you constantly.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus, but I know a lot of people that do. It is easy to find places, the rent is just very expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food itself is very good, there is a lot of variety and a lot of different dining halls which is good. There is vendors such as Chic-Fil-A (the only one in NYC!) and Quiznos. Good kosher options too.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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