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Reviews 2876 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports play a super minor role at NYU. For the athletes, though, it seems that they get what they need and really enjoy the experience. The student body just isn't plugged in to varsity sports. Intramurals are readily available and very well coordinated, though. Most of the sports get fully booked up and it's a lot of fun.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Nobody has a car, so nobody worries about parking.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The choices here are endless. You have the really basic 24 hour pizza joints all the way to the unique ethnic food. All of it is usually delicious. It's easier to eat well than to eat badly here. Of course you have plenty of up scale options for when the parents come to town, but on a college budget, there are plenty of cool places to be discovered.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: First off, let me start by saying the parties here are ass. If you're coming to NYU to go to traditional Frat/Sorority-House type parties, you're almost totally out of luck. This is because, by far, bar-hopping, clubbing, and loft parties are the predominant form of party- even the frats go to bars/clubs (and rent them out, too). Underage nightlife generally sucks until you get a fake id (I'm NOT condoning this though, it's illegal and risky, not to mention expensive) and until you have a group of friends that like to go out and party (lots of introverts here as well). But the options, once you are old enough and allowed in, are limitless, being in the City and all. Hell, underage still have concerts, comedy shows, plays, museums for the weekends as well.
So basically, there are plenty of places to go, but it won't be school-sponsored, or even "on campus" ... especially considering we don't even have one of those...

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Living in New York, you have 3 major airpots (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark all within cab distance), 2 major train stations (Penn and Grand Central), and countless passenger bus services. New York is also relatively bike friendly and the city recently installed a bike share that has stations all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. The subway is also omnipresent and can get you seriously anywhere in the city, for only 2.50. Options abound for transportation. Just remember the city is huge and it can take a while to get places, depending on where you're going. Campus itself is all walkable, so don't worry about that. Overall, it's easy to get around campus, get around the city, and get in and out the city.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety always does their job. Of course, you're living in New York, so you need to have some common sense, because the guards can't babysit you. So long as you're reasonable and watch out for yourself, you should feel as safe as you can feel in one of the world's largest cities. Student health is provides a variety of services and is easily accessible. They're not very visible, though, so you need to seek them out. But once you do, you'll find plenty of services.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: This is an odd one to put a "star"review on... Alcohol and marijuana are clearly the most popular drugs (if you don't count nicotine, b/c everyone and their mother smokes cigarettes), and most everyone seems to be on some sort of anti-depressant sometimes, but otherwise drugs are relatively out of sight. It IS easy (very easy) to make friends with others who don't partake in drug use, but on the other hand, it is also easy to meet people who like to do hard drugs as well, if that's what you're into. Also, around the beginning of the school year, every year, molly use spikes, do to the ezoo festival nearby and the end of summer festivals, which many students go to.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Weather: It's cold in the winter and the summer is humid. You have a couple awesome months in the fall and spring, but those are vastly outnumbered by the rest of the year.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: As far as campus dining goes, NYU stands out to me as some of the best dining hall food. In all my visits to friends' schools, I haven't seen better dining halls yet. There are dining halls scattered throughout campus that all have some distinct options, so you can eat different food every day. Some dining halls also rotate what they serve on daily or weekly basis. The food itself is quite reasonable, too. Obviously not the best thing you've ever had, but still pretty good. Dining halls are clustered around Wash. Sq which is great for freshman, although there are options further out. There are a lot of meal plan options and you need to pick carefully at risk of either overparying for more meals than you actually used or not having enough meals. All meal plans come with some dining dollars which you can use throughout campus stores. Not only is that convenient, but the prices are also totally competitive with outside stores.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: New York City. Enough said.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Once you are admitted to CAS, declaring a biology major is only a matter of submitting the appropriate form.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: NYU integrates exceptionally well with the resources available to it, given its New York City location. The biology department is no exception. In addition, many of the professors are at the cutting edge of their fields, marking NYU biology's rapid improvements in the recent years. In the classroom and out, the professors are responsive and available. They'll mostly teach you well, but they expect you to learn, and as a result this is, imo, one of the harder majors not only in CAS, but at NYU in general. Internships, at the university and in the city, are certainly available for those who are qualified and are willing to put in the work. My only major complaints are the following: the university seems to ignore the sciences. While the department itself works hard, the university doesn't seem to recognize it. In admissions materials and the like, you'll rarely see mention of the sciences. Don't let this deter you, though! Reach out to Dept of Biology faculty via email with any concerns. I guaranteed they will give you a thoughtful, honest response. In addition, some of the professors in Biology can be a little narrow minded. They love their field of biology and seem to not care about other fields. The department does have a high concentration of research in a few areas (development, systems bio), so maybe that influences the mindset of some of the faculty. This isn't a big deal, though, because most of the professors are great scholars and great people who will help you in any of your endeavors.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: YEAH well everything about the facilities are awesome! I mean the gyms, study areas, the massive library, the career center, and school buildings are all either brand new, or relatively new, for the most part... Maintenance staff does a good job taking care of the facilities, and work-study is huge here so many of the facilities are run in part by students, which is cool.
If you need a certain facility, like a lab or type of studio or stage, NYU probably has it.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Athletic centers are big and well-loved, and like i mentioned Bobst library is massive. Greek life is weak, but that's because most people coming here could care less about it. Living here is probably one of the most unique and exciting college experiences to be had. Even if you just want to chill in the dorms/apartments, you are still guaranteed to make lots of like-minded friends (because every different type of person goes here!). Otherwise clubbing and bar-hopping is a fixture for many student's lives. Be warned however, student life here is also very self-motivated; you have to go out and WANT to get that job or make those friends, because no one will hold your hand.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Normally most students don't get any financial aid

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are many dining halls each serving a different type of food.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is very hard and the people here make you feel really stupid and lonely

1 College Freshman

Athletics: There are barely any sports teams and no one ever wants to go to any games

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life isn't big but it exists and the people in it seem to like it.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are barely any straight men at this school.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The Hospitality program at NYU is top notch. We get great training in the classroom and so many opportunities to visit local hotels, network with potential employers, intern, and listen to lectures by various important people in the industry.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Registration is not always fun on Albert. Most professors are nice though

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is very expensive and the affordable ones are not very good quality or are in an unsafe environment. The school doesn't really help at all in finding you off-campus housing.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center is open often and even though appointments fill up, you can go to the walk-in and they send you back to see kind and helpful doctors anyway.

2 College Freshman

Computers: Printers are not located in many places and you easily run out of printing money. The wifi is also very spotty and goes in and out.


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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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