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New York, NY
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21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Computers: The Mac desktop computers are easily accessible and always functioning.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You'll find all kinds of people in NYU. It is a diverse campus and emphasizes global awareness from everyone. You will find yourself several hipsters, but among them you will find regular people as well.

3 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Parking: There is virtually no parking in NYU. Basically if you need to park your car, you'll need to pay an expensive ticket in one of the garages. Your best be would be to use local transportation so you won't have to worry about parking all too much.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: New York is the a fantastic city with several different activities to offer. There is definitely something for everyone who comes here. There is always something interesting going on throughout the week and especially during the weekend. It's not surprising because the city sees so many cultures and talents around here. People are generally very nice but you should definitely know when to keep to yourself. Otherwise, New York is the place to be.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Professors typically have a lot of expertise and great knowledge of subject matter but don't always take teaching very seriously. Classes can be hit or miss - good information is found amid much unnecessary chatter. Workload is light to average. Registration process is easy.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: You definitely get access to experts but the classes can be almost too easy and shallow at times. Workload is average. Lots of great internship/job opportunities though.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Very diverse in terms of cultural background but less diverse with regard to political views/religious beliefs.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't revived my financial aid package yet but I have called the office with questions and I have received extremely detailed help.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a vast majority of different majors. I will have to report next month about the professors because I am newly graduate nursing student.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a newly admitted student therefore I am unable truly this.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I can only stat that they are available however I haven't really attended any.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a variety is student activities both on and off campus. These activities are advertised everywhere. Unfortunately I am unable to attend many of them because I am a single mother working full time and attending school part time.

3 College Senior

Computers: There are numerous computers, but because many students use them, there is sometimes a bit of a wait.

4 College Senior

Majors: My program is interdisciplinary and gives lots of freedom with course selection. The amount of reading can be intense, but that's the life of an English major.

4 College Senior

Majors: Since you're in NY, the possibilities for interning are endless. I'm in publishing internships right now, and I've made some great connections.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: If you commute, you don't get meal plans. First year dormers get mandatory meal plan. I had one my first year, got off it by second year and missed it. You don't appreciate it until you either a. don't have it and go down to the Chinese take-out every other day or b. visit another school (ie Stony Brook) and realize how NYU has us on a silver platter. Prices are way to high though-it is NYC but you have to try to get the cheap stuff, otherwise lunch can be around $10 and dinner over $20.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: NYU is in the center of the city. It is "in and out" of the city as it is "in and out" of the world. WIth over 10+ study abroad sites, you feel that you are connected to each continent and you can go anywhere you chose. Most people I interact with on a daily basis have had either some direct or indirect affiliation with NYU. Museums everywhere, and the best ones. When it comes to having a campus, though, we fall a bit short. Greek life is basically non-existent. And since we don't have a campus, you have to get out of your way to make friends.

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2 College Junior

Parking: The school owned parking lot is not very close to the school. It's costs $100 a year to park there and there is no security. When I was a senior, one of my classmates' car was vandalized and there was no way of figuring who did it. The only other available parking is on the street, which is narrow and can cause the people living in the neighborhood to complain. The way to get the best street parking is to get to school 20-25 minutes before school starts.

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.

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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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