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Reviews 2876 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Junior

Parking: There is no parking at the campus, nearby parking is very expensive.

4 College Junior

Majors: Great faculty and advisors. The professors here are really great, have extensive experience in the file, and extremely interested in seeing us succeed. They provide lots of networking opportunities and the courses are challenging, but not overwhelming. All in all I love it here.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They try to be strict but people get away with it.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's no football team and very little school spirit for sports.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you aren't being outrageous you should be fine. Just don't be blatantly drinking or starting fights.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The computers are pretty up to date. Printing costs money though after a certain amount. I mainly just use my laptop.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You're in a big city so there are obvious dangers. Just be smart though, and NYU offers things to help make sure you stay safe, like a shuttle that you can use late at night. Take advantage.

1 College Freshman

Parking: It's New York. There is rarely parking for anyone there, and anything you do find is through the roof expensive

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: New York variety of cuisine (amazing), the city's grades are posted in the window to know how clean a place is and the prices can get cheap especially for vegan places. Then again there are some really schmancy and pricey places to enjoy as well. I'd say half of the talk at NYU is restaurant recommendations or "I've found this amazing hole in the wall place".

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of financial aid, but it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Its likely you will take out private loans. I suggest making regular in-person appointments with your financial aid officer to make sure things are going smoothly.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Great intro with the NYU realities show telling kids what to expect when they arrive, the health center I've never used but heard its good.
NYU has saferide car available to call for those odd hours in the morning, but I've never known anyone to use it. I'd credit NYU with such a fine security (which is in every building when you enter you need an ID) but New York's safety itself in that area is pretty good.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Many people enjoy the dining at NYU, but with such variety around the city most people are left with lots of meals and dining dollars unspent at the end of the semester. Freshman must get the plan is they are dorming, but for upper classmen I'd recommend a smaller meal plan or none at all.

3 College Senior

Parking: expensive to drive in NYC, take the subway. Even with some of the lowest prices in the city near NYU its at least $15 all day parking. Higher up in manhattan it can be as high as $45 so relatively its awesome. On the street parking needs to be moved often and is not so readily available. Again: use the subway.

3 College Senior

Athletics: there is plenty of opportunity, most things can be found immediately at clubfest and once you're signed up you'll be informed. Most athletics revolve around the coles sports center. Honestly more people are interested in using the gym for personal workouts than there are people who pay attention to the university team. there are also various clubs for some other athletics like tae kwon do and whatever else that isn't a varsity 'sport'. I think I've even seen competitive ballroom dancing club.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There is not much parking on campus. Most people live relatively close by or commute in using public transit.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Although the safety might be spotty in some areas there is a lot to do and a fairly well rounded social scene.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I doesn't seem to be a dangerous area, but as with any large city you have to be wary.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: New York City has some of the best restaurants in the world. That being said, they can also be some of the most expensive restaurants in the world. The great thing about being near NYU is that many of the restaurants have student discounts or accept campus cash. It's easy to get food delivered to your dorm at almost any hour, and finding a new place is easy. Sometimes, I'll walk around with a group of friends until we find a place that looks good. Other times, we'll look up what we're in the mood for on Yelp and find a place that's delicious and affordable.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The best part of NYU's transportation is the safety shuttle. All you have to do is call the number and they will come pick you up wherever you are. It's a free and safe ride back to your dorm. People generally walk to their destinations because it's free and the city is a really nice place to walk when the weather is nice. However, when it gets late, walking isn't always the best option. The subways are relatively cheap and easy to navigate, but once again not the safest option after about 1 am. Taxis are pretty easy to find, especially at night, but can be expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Most clubs and bars are 21 and older, but there are a few bars around Washington Square where they'll allow anyone in and only ID for alcoholic drinks. It's an easy area to hang out in during the warmer months, but when you get into November, it starts getting colder and you're less likely to want to go out. Even if you plan on staying inside, the dorms are a nice place to hang out. The ones with kitchens make it easy to have people over for dinner or snacks.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A good mix of both guys and girls with different interests

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Do not bring a car to NYU. It is not worth the cost of parking in parking garages or trying to find a spot on the street. Do not do it.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek like is not very big at NYU, and they definitely don't dominate the campus like in other universities. They can be good for the occasional party, but they are definitely not the stereotypical huge frat parties that one would think. The fraternities and sororities do not have houses, but have penthouses in some of the dorms on campus, so there is less space and parties can get crowded fast.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: Most people have their own computers, but most people don't seem to have their own printers. It can be hard to get access to a computer in the computer labs in order to print as they are almost always crowded.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe around NYU, but you have to remember that NYU doesn't actually have campus grounds; it is mixed in with the rest of New York City and the public. I'm a native new yorker, so I'm used to city life and I have a new yorker mentality when it comes to strangers. That being said, the area where most of NYU's buildings are is a safe area, yet you still have to be careful about people snatching your bag when you're not looking (especially if you are walking around looking like an oblivious freshman fresh out of the country side.) But don't let that discourage you from going, you just have to remember to always be smart and aware when you are by yourself, and don't leave your phone and laptop unattended! If you look smart and aware people won't bother you, but if you make yourself a target, then you will be a target. Inside of the NYU buildings/dorms I feel completely safe. Most of the student body are honest, and I have lost an iPhone in a NYU building and found it the next day with the security guards. Of course, I have also heard of laptops going missing from dorm rooms, but one particular room was notorious for leaving their door wide open with all their stuff right there in the common room overnight. So, again, the lesson here is to be smart and aware!

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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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