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Reviews 2876 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Sophomore

Parking: I do not know anyone with a car at NYU. I would not suggest bringing a car here, as any parking garage will charge you an arm and a leg for a space. Also, driving in New York City is not a pleasant or enjoyable task. Between public transportation and the free NYU bus (and walking, of course), cars are really not necessary.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I, personally, have not moved off-campus yet. It is a common sentiment amongst NYU students that the dorms are the nicest apartments many of us will have in New York in the foreseeable future. However, my older sister (who also graduated from Gallatin) moved off-campus during her junior year, and had a fairly positive experience living in alphabet city. I know many of students who live in Brooklyn, Astoria, Queens, the Bronx, and Harlem. As long as you plan your schedule accordingly, commuting is not much of a problem. (Off-campus housing near Washington Square is extremely expensive, so it is rare to actually have an apartment that close to campus other than a dorm.)

4 College Sophomore

Computers: When you live close to campus, printing is easy. However, when you begin to move farther away from campus, it may be a good idea to invest in your own printer. I have not had much trouble with printing at NYU, and I love how I get an extra fifty dollars to print in Gallatin each year (1 page=10 cents). The network is fairly reliable, but sometimes it shuts down inexplicably, so my major words of advice would be: SAVE YOUR WORK CONSTANTLY. Wireless access is readily available. I would highly suggest getting a laptop, as it can double as a television and entertainment center! It's also convenient for when the computer labs get crowded around midterms and finals.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The only reason why I would not give my overall experience a 5-star review is because I had a very difficult time making friends my first semester here. NYU is a massive school in the middle of a bustling city. The only thing I regret is not participating in more student productions my freshman year, because that is how I ended up meeting a lot of my close friends. I also met some really good friends in class, especially in my first acting class at Gallatin. Once I got to know more students better, it became apparent at all Gallatin students are connected. Even though NYU is big, Gallatin is tiny and has a really interesting sense of community. Now that I have found my niche, I have been enjoying my experience here a lot more.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a sophomore at Gallatin studying drama as a social mirror and tool throughout history, and how the actor fits into this medium. Therefore, much of my classes involve history, dramatic literature, and acting/performance. I love having the freedom at Gallatin to design my own program, because it lets me explore various aspects of my passion, and makes it easy to control my workload (Some semesters are much harder or easier than others, in terms of workload.). While some may find designing an interdisciplinary program to be a daunting task, I, personally, find it richly rewarding! I am able to take classes at all of the NYU schools, so I get the best of all worlds, provided that I choose the right professors. The Gallatin faculty and class advisers are extremely helpful, and the environment, especially in the arts program, is welcoming and warm. The artistic vibe at Gallatin is not like anything I have seen at any other school: We are all coming from different backgrounds with various interests, so every student brings something special to the table in an acting class or performance. The only downside about being in the arts at Gallatin is the lack of rehearsal space. It is difficult to book space in the actual Gallatin building, because everyone wants to use it! One must be tenacious and motivated to find space, and sometimes must get creative about alternative options.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have various health centers that help you out and also provide free flu shots and sex stuff that you may need. We have campus security but they are mostly security guards for buildings/dorms they don't really bust you when you're not within a NYU building.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Economics is pretty okay. Apparently are professors are incredibly smart and renowned, but there are also a lot of professors who have heavy accents that could get in the way of understanding and learning. Workload is okay. They give you lots of internship/job opportunities.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are different schools with a lot of different areas of study so whatever you want to pursue you can. Also, depending on what you do there are a lot of resources that NYU have that you can potentially take advantage of.

4 College Junior

Facilities: There is no one student center as far as I can tell because there is no real campus. We have Washington Sq Park which is nice but it'd be cool if we had our own area. There are lots of buildings though that are meant for NYU some are great some aren't so great.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of people take drugs and a lot of people drink. It's cool but if you're not so into it you may think it's a little rowdy.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It all depends on your own preferences. Apartments prices/quality/ease all depend from how far away you are from the city or locations within the city which are known to be popular or not as popular neighborhoods. Rent is pretty expensive though throughout the city.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Food is okay but not that great. I personally don't think meal plans are worth it and you can find much better food anywhere else around the city. We have a chik fila though which is pretty good.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is the shit, costs 2.5 I think for each trip which is kind of expensive I'm not really sure compared to other places. But, it goes everywhere and runs all night so you can always go anywhere at anytime which is cool. School provides free bus for locations I think from up on 21st street down to Little Italy/Chinatown which is nice but I've never used. And if you're lazy and have money taxis are always nice too.

4 College Junior

Computers: Everyone pretty much needs their own computers. There are some labs sporadically placed around the campus, but you'll definitely need your own because there aren't that many computers. Wireless network is fast and is located in every building/dorm on campus. There are printers that you can print with like $50 free credit each semester and each black and white copy is 10cents, color is 50cents I think.

3 College Junior

Majors: Being in NYC there are no shortages of internships available for people. Whatever you're into, you can probably find a good internship. NYU also sends a lot of emails with information about internships available according to your major. Internships are cool but a lot of them (like any internship anywhere) are a lot of slavework.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am okay with my program but I only got into it not because I love it but for it's practicality in the job market. If I could do it all over again, I might and pay more attention to all the classes just so I could be a smarter and better person. Granted, I want to rule the world one day, so if you're not as ambitious then I guess it doesn't matter as much.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It pretty good but like all things could be better and use some improvement

2 College Freshman

Weather: It gets pretty cold and a little unbearable but thank God for heaters.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's really hot in the summer, nice in the Spring/Fall, and freezing in the winter, with lots of randomness throughout the year. It's nice if you like exciting weather but sucks if you like more reliability.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: You can do anything but probably need a good fake ID for bars/clubs and such or be over 21.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is cool because it lets you experience a lot of different kinds of people, but it also depends on who is in your dorm and what kind of atmosphere it has, because each dorm is slightly different and has its own feel to it.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of hot girls but they're also stuck up if they know they're hot. But there are also a lot of cool girls who are into things that are different from the norm which makes them more interesting and unique.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: You get an opportunity to live in the city, where, if you're willing, you can find an experience that surpasses the regular college experience. You can explore anything you really want to. However, this all depends on how independent of a person you are. Even still, there are lots of school activities that you can attend. Parties are mostly held in apartments and so you kind of have to be in the know for them. Most people like to go to bars/shows.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Again, it's Manhattan, there is always something happening if you just go out and look for it. The variety is endless.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am a resident Assistant, so I am biased when it comes to housing. I love NYU resident life, but that is also because I choose and make an effort to get involved. Thats a theme throughout the university. Your experience is what you make it.

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Victoria Adesoba
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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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