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Reviews 2876 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: In order to be accepted to the Drama program you need to prepare an audition. In my case it was a classical and contemporary monologue. I needed to travel to one of the cities they were holding auditions --San Francisco for the West Coast.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: NYU's undergrad drama program balances conservatory acting program with a liberal arts education. So you come out well-rounded. 3 days a week are conservatory acting program and the other 2 are academics.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I loved being at NYU's drama program. It offered a choice of many different styles of acting, etc and integrated with the film and dramatic writing depts. New York City is your campus. You have access to the best theater and research facilities in the world, plus some of the best working theater professionals in the world.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Depends on the studio you are in. Some are bettet than others. You get what you put in to it. there are endless opportunities at NYU and other colleges you just have to create them if they are not there.

College Sophomore

Parking: There is really no parking anywhere and everyone walks, bikes, takes the subway, or taxis.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU is not known for giving a lot of scholarship money, but I did receive a great amount for me based on my audition into the Drama Program. I also applied for the FAFSA which has helped a lot. Of course, these processes are somewhat of a hassle, but it needs to be done so that I can afford to get an education. Despite NYU's reputation, they do really use the tuition money they receive efficiently and effectively because they are always updating their facilities and many of the buildings and the fitness center are very well-kept. Also, there are security guards everywhere, which is necessary in order to keep people safe in an unpredictable environment such as NYC.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many people choose to live in Brooklyn because NYC is known to be very expensive. But, if you can find roommates and search everywhere for reasonably priced housing/a place that fits into your budget, I am sure that you can find something because the possibilities are endless. Of course, not all buildings have security guards or doormen, but this is a risk you take when you live off-campus. The cost can be about the same if you find a good price. Also, the school does give help finding places and there are many online databases and websites that you can use.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are soooo many diverse, interesting, and delicious off-campus dining choices around NYU. Some places are more expensive than others which is why I didn't give a higher grade, however, it is NYC so you can easily find a cheap restaurant with any type of food in a matter of minutes. Many places also give student discounts and NYU offers online access to popular places nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: NYU is not a very strict campus. As long as you are smart while you are misbehaving you will probably be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The bar scene is good, and you don't need a driver since you can get everywhere on foot or with public transport. But, if parties are your thing you are out of luck.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs are helpful but the printers tend to go out of order and sometimes the hours are inconvenient.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on NYU's campus. The public saftey office is pretty accessible. However, you are in NYC.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: After Freshman year, you move further away from the center of campus where the good dining halls, the library, and your classes are. Dorm rooms range from small to average sized, but security is tight and very reassuring. After freshman year, no one really cares to socialize with their neighbors anymore so don't take it personally if you never see who you're living next to. Laundry units in all buildings, some like Hayden, Weinstein, Third North and Rubin have their own dining halls which is the best. Goddard is awful and cult-like and requires a community service quote each semester, don't live there.

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2 College Junior

Weather: Class is rarely cancelled, even during blizzards, and it gets super windy which leaves you with chapped skin on your hands and face from walking to class. After Hurricane Sandy, the school was closed for a week or so and most students were evacuated from their buildings into the Student Center and two dorms that had backup generations. When it's cold, it's freezing and when it's hot, it's humid.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Meal plans are expensive but extremely convenient because feeding yourself while going to class and working is more difficult than it seems. The food is decent, even great if you're not spoiled by having a parent who is an amazing cook, and there's a variety of cuisine including Halal, Vegan, Chinese, Mexican, Indian and more. There's also an on-campus Starbucks that accepts Flex dollars, and a dozen or so other places that accept NYU Campus Cash. When you get tired of dining hall food, you can have almost anything delivered to your building. The Village has an amazing variety of great, inexpensive restaurants that you can go to for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you don't mind leaving the sanctity of your dorm room/apartment.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: NYU's student population is skewed in favor of the straight male; there is an abundance of smart, beautiful and talented women who attend. However, things suck if you're a girl looking for something more serious. The guys know they have the pick of the litter and it turns them into complete assholes. Girls have to lower their standards if they want to be in a relationship at all. I've been here for two years and have only been on one date, which was awful. The guy only talked about himself, his classes and his rich family who pays for his Bleecker Street apartment. Ladies, don't lower your standards! You deserve to be with someone who is not a complete jerk!

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4 College Senior

Majors: Majors here at NYu in general are great, I'm sure you can never go wrong.

4 College Senior

Transportation: I guess just being in the city in general offers you endless possibilities of transportation. I feel like you can always get where you need to with that. As for the shuttles, there are also shuttles that help transport you around as well for free.

College Senior

Greek Life: Since i'm a commuter, I don't really take part in the Greek Life.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I am a commuter therefore I'm not familiar with campus housing.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is hard to come by and there is little fan support for most athletic events. The athletic facilities on campus are in dire need of renovations.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The network reliability is not always the best. The computer labs are often full, especially around finals.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are an abundance of academic programs and clubs at NYU. There is always something to do and always something new to be tried.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most of the facilities are in good condition but some buildings are in need of renovation.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Don't bring a car. Just don't bring it. You're in New York City.

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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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