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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)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Because NYU is in the city of Manhattan located in the village the nightlife is excellent.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public tyransportation is really good inNYC with subways, busses and NYU has its own busses for its students to and from campus to dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: THE FOOD IS SO GOOD! Some dining halls are amazing, while some are the typical food. But there's this one dining hall that has a sushi chef make fresh sushi for you. Just wow.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People take drugs. My friends don't, but there's always a crowd somewhere

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: New York City is just expensive. If you live off-campus, you're most likely gonna end up in Brooklyn, which is a 30 minutes train ride to campus

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received some financial aid, but not as much as NYU had hinted they would give to a student like me. Some people received none. NYU is the most expensive university in America. They could give more financial aid

5 College Senior

Academics: Using the grading curve, an A+ will mean some in top 10% of the class.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The people, especially around Washington Square Park, are all eclectic and interesting. There is constantly something happening around campus, whether it be a party, charity event, or a play/musical. The shopping is also great.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Despite the high prices of off campus housing, it is sometimes more affordable than living on 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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