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

Diversity: There is an extremely large number of international students, making NYU's diversity great. NYU is one of the most liberal schools, so there is also a wide variety of diversity regarding sexuality.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The cold in the wintertime can be difficult because the streets are extremely slippery. In the summer, the extreme heat can be tough to handle because some dorms do not have air conditioning

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking in New York City is extremely expensive, and there are large fines for expired passes. The necessity for a car on campus is zero.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I use it to determine to go to class

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not into sports.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students use it on campus

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is very tough.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I am concerned about rape.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I don't eat on campus

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Internship are not paid so it's hard to find one that accommodates.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think its a diverse campus with lots if ethnicity.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, day or night.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The academic programs are challenging and create a dynamic approach towards a student's education. The social scene is great if you join a club in the school.

3 College Junior

Facilities: It would be better if less students were commuters.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most students opt for off campus housing after sophomore year because of how NYU's housing lottery works. Younger students get a better pick.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: School is extremely accepting and diverse. Large number of ethnic and sexual minorities.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Penthouse and apartment parties are thrown by a few fraternities or wealthy students. Clubs and bars play an expectedly huge social role in the city. Sometimes a fraternity or rich student will rent out a club or bar for a party. However, drink prices and cover charges add up to a huge number, so make sure to pregame. Fake IDs are necessary for going out, but are abundant and easy to find due to their high demand.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Though NYU is not usually seen as a greek school, greek life has a much larger social presence than one would expect. It also provides the feel of a more tight-knit community that accompanies most smaller colleges.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Though it can differ from a typical college experience, NYU has a much more college feel than one would expect.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Wonderful part of New York City and very safe. No more threatening than a rural campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are easy to find if you're searching, but easily avoidable if desired. Fake IDs are necessities if you plan on going out and partying, but are also easy to find due high demand for them.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Internships offered for Media-related majors are incredible, including opportunities at places like SNL, HBO, and other big names. Being in the middle of NYC provides a huge advantage, as you are right next door to the biggest of media giants. The school's connections and reputation with such companies are also exceptionally beneficial.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Workload is nothing unexpected for a leading university. Neither surprisingly heavy nor exceedingly light.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: Longterm parking is nonexistent on an average budget.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus is condensed enough (perhaps even more so than other major schools) so that it is possible to get around by only walking. However, transportation can get pricey when moving around the rest of the city. Subway is perhaps the most affordable, but not the easiest or most convenient.

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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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