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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: There are a variety of on-campus places to eat, but the foods really induce students to gain weight. I believe healthier options are needed to be brought to NYU.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: NYU is strict on its no drug/no alcohol policy, however it is hard to detect when it occurs so usually students do it without it getting noticed. Sometimes, RA's provide the alcohol to its residents.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Hot and humid in the summer, cold and grey in winter.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Tons of opportunities for everything!

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Buildings are old, but generally in good condition.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Depending on time and day of the week, spaces may or may not be available free on the street.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you want drugs or alcohol, they're available. I choose not to indulge.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am so pleased to attend NYU!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City, nothing like it anywhere else!

3 College Freshman

Computers: Need your own computer, but school systems are available.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My first semester is almost over and I am still just as infatuated with NYU as the day I got here. I have met friends who feel much more like family. I have already learned an insane amount and am so excited for my next three and a half years here.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Registration is a MESS. Albert can never keep up. However, all of the professors I've had have been VERY smart. Writing the Essay is the worst class ever, but even it can be inspiring a lot of times. I have been extremely happy with the academics. They're very creatively demanding, but it feels good.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I cannot say enough good things about the photo and imaging program here. The professors are brilliant, talented, helpful and so nice. The department is well stocked with good quality equipment. The speakers that visit my lectures are the best in the field right now. I mean, this department has Ansel Adams prints.. you could not ask for more.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Beautiful people. You never have to worry about meeting someone uneducated or uninteresting. The only problem is pretentiousness- we are a smart, beautiful interesting school and everyone here is well aware of that.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I love the weather here but I also love the cold. It's kind of unpredictable though- one day it's 60 and the next it's 30 with a wind chill that makes it feel like 10.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know anything about the sports scene here.. but the gym at Palladium is AMAZING. Best place to work out. It's clean, huge and extremely high tech. The most frustrating part is trying to get an elliptical- it's always packed.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone does what they want here. It's New York City. If you want substances, you can find them here. Most of my friends have fake IDs and if you befriend a club promoter you can get free booze pretty easily. It's not a big deal here. It's not the central focus, as is the case with some colleges, but it's definitely present.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is extremely accepting here. I have friends who are atheist. mormon, catholic as well as every nationality you could imagine. One of my best friends is Jamaican. I've never seen such a diverse group. It's wonderful.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: My only complaint is not having enough money to try every restaurant around here. There is absolutely everything. Seriously. If you want Ethiopian cuisine, vegan baked goods or dollar pizza- it's all here, and usually open until 5 AM.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Holy carbs. NYU does have a ton of vegetarian options- but you're going to get a lot of carbs. Rice, bread, pasta, etc. etc. It's good. Hayden cookies are very good. As far as warding off the freshman 15... the salad bars aren't great (other than Kimmel) and most of the food is pretty high calorie. I guess it's okay because of how much walking we do in the city, though.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I once had to meet a friend at a dorm a few blocks away at 6 AM. It was dark, the guard in my building told me that I should take the NYU public safety bus. I assured him that I was okay to walk a few blocks but he insisted that he drive me. I thought living in New York City would be dangerous but Greenwich Village is a safe neighborhood. I never feel unsafe walking around- even at night. You just have to be smart about it.

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College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: My program is predominantly females (I only have 1 male in my class). I don't know anyone outside of my program.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: public transportation - bus, taxi's, subways - are always available and close by

4 College Sophomore

Academics: NYU has one of the top 10 occupational therapy programs to receive your masters. it's an intense program with a lot of work, but you leave the program feeling competent.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: NYU has dozens of choices. Professors are great. Like I said, it's intense but worth it.


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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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