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Reviews 3199 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Though I'm drowning in debt and probably will never resurface, NYU has given me the opportunity for a rebirth, of sorts. Just the last four months have been the happiest of my life, thanks in part to the faculty and students who have given me the courage to truly pursue what I love. If one is willing to be dedicated and hardworking, life is bliss.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: NYU has an extremely diverse community, which almost magically unifies seamlessly. We may have our differences, but I believe it is what we appreciate most about one another.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've been living in the London campus, where the prices are half that of New York and still have a great apartment quality. A kitchen with cooking utensils, and more than enough space.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computer labs available, on campus and within the dorms. There has never been an instance where one did not have access to a computer. Printing can take some time, but as long as one plans their time efficiently, there isn't an issue. Never went over printing limit.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you are respectful, there are no issues. Authorities are lax concerning alcohol, but it is hard to regulate in a large city.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's New York City. It's a struggle to survive, but in the end, it's worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: After freshman year there is no sense of community in the dorms.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Very good. If a teacher is having a problem with the technology in class, a tech person usually comes in fast.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to choose from and they are all over the place. Not hard to get to at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I feel like we have too many required courses limiting our ability to take classes that interest us. I also feel that the teachers I've had so far could have done a better job really teaching and immersing us into the industry. We are also required to do 600 hours of internship which is a lot when you are also taking all of their required classes at the same time.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a school where you can choose your own major, so if that doesn't add variety I don't know what does.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I go to the gym a lot and it's great.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are both very intelligent and hard working students. However, there are some who know how to work hard and have fun, while there are some that simply know how to work hard. But I would say that there is a fair balance between the two. A majority of them dress quite nicely, whether it be preppy or simple. NYU has multiple schools and most close relationships occur within the school since that is where you are likely to spend a majority of your time. At times it can be hard to have much of a social life, but at least people do get together to hang out. It is on the weekends where most of the partying is bound to take place, except for finals week.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not had to deal with this much. But I did get a free flu shot.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people from all over the world, it's great. However, it is a very liberal school and I do not feel comfortable expressing more conservative ideas.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: One thing that bothers me is that in some dorms the security guards monitoring who comes in and out aren't always paying attention.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's located right near Soho, which is a major shopping area. There are plenty of places to dine at, from fancy sit-down restaurants, to casual fast food places. Furthermore, it is such a diverse neighborhood with people from many different places. That alone adds to the various events that take place on and off of campus. I haven't been around for the summer yet, but this year will be the first time and I'm so excited to be apart of it. The campus already surrounds a well known park which I know will come alive once the weather warms up. It's really difficult to get bored around here because there is just too much to do.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: To be real, I didn't receive anything. I got some loans but nobody wants loans. Also from talking to other students who did get aid, it seems NYU acknowledged that they needed more aid but that they couldn't give it to them. It is a very expensive school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a lot of different options, but they are kind of all over the place so you end up not even trying everything because it's not worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a shuttle bus but it doesn't go to all of the dorms that are far from campus.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am in the hospitality major and I've noticed that many of my classmates with the same major are not very nice or friendly which doesn't make sense, hello, hospitality!

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not looked into off-campus housing very much.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are lots of activities that students can choose to participate in, and there are two athletic facilities with lots of equipment and space.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most of the buildings have places to sit besides the classrooms and there are computers and printers in some buildings as well. The campus is situated around Washington Square Park which is a nice place to be during the not cold months.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: NYU Public Safety is excellent in helping students. They are available on campus 24 hours a day so there is never a problem getting to and from your dorm to campus.


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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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