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New York, NY
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$44,958
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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is perhaps unfair to lambast the Greek Life at NYU, for the very reason that it does not permeate campus life at all. In fact, it is quite possible to go an entire year without ever encountering Greek Life, be it through parties or events. That being said, Greek Life at NYU carries a certain stigma, if only for the Fraternities and their less-than stellar reputation with female students. All in all, Greek Life is there if you want it, but you have to look hard.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: a lot less students at nyu use drugs as you might expect. it is obviously a concern still, but there are so many people who do not that it'll be easy to find friends who don't.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: There are so many different courses offered at this school, sometimes the list is overwhelming, but it is very exciting to look at the courses available and know that in one semester you can study astronomy as well as "the art of laughter." If your major is more strict with your ability to choose your courses you may not have as much fun in course registration.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are so many clubs and organizations to be a part of at NYU that celebrate diversity. The school can be very liberal and accepting at times to most people. However, because of the majority of liberal students, some conservative students feel outnumbered sometimes and afraid to express conservative religious beliefs out of fear of judgment.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Don't bring a car. You live in Manhattan. Parking and gas expenses are ungodly. Take the subway, you'll be faster anyway.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The labs are great, when you can find a computer. Don't even try showing up in between classes unless you want to deal with huge lines. Download the printing software so you can do it from your own computer. You get $50 dollars of free black and white printing, which is great, but you have to spend your own money for printing in the library, copying, or color prints. The wifi is fast, but you'll have to connect a few times to make it work, and you have to set it up first. It's available all across campus, so that's a plus. Apparently one girl was still using it all the way in Central Park!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is tons of diversity in the campus dining. We have food for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. Our kosher cafe is unrivaled, and we always have vegetarian and vegan options. Plus, our burgers are killer. There are healthy options all around campus, so you can eat in dining halls without feeling like you'll gain the Freshman 15. I'd recommend a flex meal plan, especially if you have a kitchen in your dorm (most do). Dining dollars are great for Starbucks or other miscellaneous snacks. You can even buy house supplies there! It's a fantastic plan.

4 College Junior

Majors: Steinhardt Applied Psychology overall is a very rewarding program. The faculty are among the top experts in the country in their field. The curriculum is designed to easily reach your goals and be put in a place to graduate in four years. Class requirements are dispersed as such that no semester is substantially more difficult than another. "Fieldwork" requirements put students in real-world environments working with actual professionals in the field and giving them job experience for the next level.

3 College Junior

Majors: Overall I am satisfied with my program thus far. Given the choice, I would probably embark on the same route again, but for me it is still a little premature to tell whether or not it was all truly "worth it." I hope to attend graduate school in either Psychology or Law so at this point I feel that I am on the right course to do so.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am not sure how rigorous getting into Steinhardt Applied Psychology really is. NYU is known for their Stern School of Business as well as its Tisch Arts Programs. Not to say that Applied Psych is by any means easy, as it still has substantial requirements for admission such as high SAT/ACT scores, high GPA and significant extra-curricular experience. I would rank Applied Psych as about average in terms of difficulty of admission within NYU majors.

4 College Junior

Majors: Overall, I feel that my major is highly unique in that NYU offers one of the only programs in the country in Applied Psychology. The curriculum can be highly challenging at times, so time management becomes crucial, especially in Junior year where internships become more and more critical. Internships can be completed thru professors in the department and put students in real-world situations. I learned more through my internships than I did through my classes.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The quality and variety is good. Some people complain about these factors, but I have found them to be satisfactory. Sometimes the staff at certain dining halls are unfriendly, but most of my encounters have gone well and once you've visited them, you get a feel for which ones you like. Chik-fil-A is popular for being open relatively late, and Hayden has good vegetarian options. We offer both buffet style and regular dining menu options.
Plus, sometimes we have Restaurant nights, where people cater, and also free Midnight Breakfasts.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: There are tons of clubs and activities that students can be a part of at NYU. Even if you're not a part of the club/ activity, you can stop by to check it out. We welcome/ encourage newcomers and ask that they join us.
If people are disinterested in doing NYU related things, they are free to look around the city in general. There's always something that caters for individuals. Plus, they can start things on their own!

3 College Junior

Facilities: We have a lot of buildings around Washington Square/ Greenwich Village, and I think that if the school managed how many acceptances and such, the buildings we have are enough. Not to say that we should limit ourselves from providing others a chance to get an education from NYU, but the NYU 2031 expansion plan has brought in a lot of criticism because the school is trying to build more buildings in Greenwich Village where residents/locals live, and I'm not quite sure that we need more space.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Most people are friendly, but some are snobby/rude.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't know why you would bring a car to NYU, but parking is just trying to find a spot on the streets in the city. Parking in a garage is overly expensive and not worth it unless you really are in a pinch and need it for the whole day. Honestly though, no one here drives, people just takes buses and subways.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of great restaurants in the Washington Square/Union Square area and they are not all expensive. Dos Toros is great for burritos, Spice is relatively inexpensive for Thai food, and many more. There is also a dumpling place on 14th that is super cheap and delicious. You can easily find some cheap options around you if you want a change of pace from dining hall food.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The professors are all extremely knowledgeable in their respective fields. The course work is rigorous, but enjoyable if you have found the right major. The professors are also very helpful if you want to speak to them out of class about what you plan to do and will discuss what you can do with the major, but you have to actually go and ask them. They are almost all really friendly and will be interested in helping you if you are interested in their field.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I know plenty of people who have and it has been a great experience to get real life experience in the working world and trying out something they might do in the future. The time commitment can be rigorous, but will be well worth it when looking for a full time job post graduation. I do plan on having an internship, but just haven't had time for one thus far.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Depending on the major job prospects vary. The school is helpful with providing opportunities to search for internships which can greatly help you. I would have taken more time to figure out what I loved instead of diving right into my original major (math) and then realizing I wanted to switch and didn't know where to go.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are a wide variety of majors and declaring is easy. Changing majors is not overly difficult, but transferring in between schools to choose a major in another program can be challenging.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: NYU doesn't have a football team like other colleges, but we have other varsity sports as well. Hockey, for example, is rather popular.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: First off, NYU greatly encourages international students to attend here. The community is also very accepting to students with diverse sexual orientations. Culture, ethnicity, and heritage are greatly celebrated at NYU.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Really great. Generally the professors are incredibly smart and incredibly connected, get to know them or at least be polite, because you'll learn a lot. The workload can be overwhelming at times but if you get in, you're smart enough and you will find a way. But its a big school and the faculty are diverse. Sometimes you get s***y teachers. But the point is you need to make your own path and figure it out yourself. Whining about teachers won't raise your grade.
And registration is tough and the schedule can sometimes work against you (underclassmen have a difficult time getting classes they want), so figure it out ahead of time and have back-up plans in case your first choice of class schedule doesn't work. Do your research.
Still, the academics are stellar. The instructors are incredible and the classes can be very stimulating.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Pretty much non-existent, at least to the majority of students. If you like a sport, the facilities are not lacking. But don't look for any school spirit, you won't find much. There is no college football team. In fact, the lack has become such a joke that NYU Football Team jerseys and shirts have actually been produced and sold. But then again, if you go to NYU, you're not really there for a varsity sport atmosphere.

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Victoria Adesoba
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Downtown Brooklyn
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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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