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New York, NY
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21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2903 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's pretty easy to get away with smoking/drinking, even in the dorms, as long as you're not loud enough to attract the attention of RAs.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was very easy to apply for financial aid, I could have used more in grants/scholarships, but what they didn't offer in grants they offered in loans.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The NYU Campus police must be pretty strict at times, I mean after all, we go to school in NYC. They are most strict about getting into dorms and signing all guests in. However, I've noticed they aren't as strict about underage drinking...I mean that's also because once we are out in the city, there is nothing they can do to stop us. It's not like we live on a school campus. New York City is our campus.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are always apartments in NYC, but finding a decent sized, decent priced, decent location apartment is always tough. Many of us students live anywhere from 10 minutes to 40 minutes away from school. The process of finding an apartment, with horrible brokers, and mean landlords, can be very tough. However, it is worth it if you find someplace you love, that is cheaper than NYU housing, and plus you get the added freedom of living off campus.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Parking: Everyone walks at NYU, there is no need for parking.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You'll find unique students here. Stylish people with their own trademark wandering around Washington Square Park with a cup of Starbucks coffee ready in hand. People of all ethnicity intermingle on campus, basking on the sun while chit chatting away about life.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: The beautiful Empire State building reflects from afar as people scurry around to grab a cab and leave to their events. Usually parties are open to all college students who are 18 or older. The faciliites are very accessible and of course, the city itself is a place filled with music and fun. Definitely a nightlife in a city that never sleeps

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Campus Housing: I commute to NYU, however, the dorms I've visited have all been very nice. Whether it was the room itself or the community built within that housing, housing within campus is pretty good at NYU.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: So far, very helpful teachers and TAs, who are all passionate about what they teach. There also many niches and different clubs that cater to one's interests and help a person achieve that academic need.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Parking: Not many kids drive in New York City and therefore at NYU.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything has been great pretty far at NYU. There are actually a number of resources, students just need to take advantage and join in. A- mostly because there is always room for improvement.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I think the diversity at NYU is average, but you can also tell that they've put some time and effort into recruiting people from all kinds of backgrounds. At the same time, there is still a lot to be desired in terms of interaction between everyone.

5 College Student

Greek Life: The brothers of Phi Kappa Sigma invite all men of good character to join a brotherhood of dedicated intellectuals. For more information, visit: [http://tinyurl.com/NYUSkullhouse](http://tinyurl.com/NYUSkullhouse)

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: New York City. NYU is located near many great neighborhoods ( Chinatown, Little Italy, Union Square, etc). Just walking around you will find so many great places to eat. Also, there are always free events near campus.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The school is located in NYC! There are so many diverse people. You will find many people of different ethnicities, religions, political beliefs, sexual orientation, etc. In my experience, everyone seems very friendly and approachable.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Parking: The school is located in New York City so parking will always be difficult. Students commute through public transportation (i,e. bus, subway, train, etc).

5 College Junior

Academics: As a student in the Silver School of Social Work, I am required to dedicate my time to 4 classes and 20 hours of field work per week. It seems like a lot but as a student you get to put into direct practice what your learning in class into field work. It is a rewarding experience.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: New York University is a leading school in globally. There are many campuses around the world. It is leading in research and direct practice.

The professors are very accessible and are hear to help students get the best out of their education. Graduate courses are small so that professors have the time to get to know each student.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I'm really enjoying the dining halls. There is a pretty good variety of food, some healthy some not. I have a feeling that within a few months I'm going to be pretty sick of the dining hall in my dorm, but if that ever happens there are quite a few other dorms where food is available!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus life can be very overwhelming at first, because there are so many people and no real campus to contain them. But once you find your space, the social scene becomes so, so much fun!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything that I've seen so far has been great. I'm in Third North and I really love my room. The other rooms that I've seen seem like they're really nice as well. The gym at Palladium is beautiful, and the library is absolutely gorgeous. Washington Square Park isn't technically part of the "campus," but it's a beautiful and lively place.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid here lives up to its infamous reputation. I didn't qualify for any at all, and I know a lot of students who didn't get what they needed.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: The summers are really hot and the winters get cold.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: While some people say our dorms are overpriced it is important to keep in mind that you will never be able to afford an apartment at any of the locations where NYU has dorms. It really just depends on where you live but most upper classmen dorms (not FYRE residence halls) are really nice.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU has sports, but we're certainly not known as a huge sports school. (Our team name is the Violets. Really.) High school athletes will find teams they can join to keep it going -- those who do sports are definitely passionate. Still, people don't really go to sports events unless you're participating or know someone on the team.

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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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