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Reviews 3206 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The wifi network has a reputation for being unreliable at times and kicking students off for indefinite periods of time.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: For the most part the school policies are very strict and enforced.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is tons of diversity at NYU. A fifth of the student population is international.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of options for off-campus dining because we're in New York City. There is always something open no matter what time of the day, in fact, I know of multiple quality restaurants that are open 24-7.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've heard a lot of stories about students not receiving enough financial aid in order to attend NYU. There's also a lot of debate surrounding the question of where our tuition money actually goes.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Parking: Parking in New York City is a difficult task. It can be very expensive and time consuming.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: New York City experiences all four seasons. The fall leaves are pretty to look at. Snow falling is also pretty, just not so pretty once it hits the streets.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of places to live throughout the city. Transportation is fairly accessible.

College Junior

Greek Life: I am unsure about Greek life at NYU.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of dining options are the city.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel comfortable walking around campus.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: New York City is an amazing place to live. There is lots to see and do!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a wide variety of people from different backgrounds.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall I have had a great experience. Most of my professors have been excellent. My field placement is turning out to be an incredible learning experience.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports, intramurals, and club sports are average.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I do not know how strict campus security is because I do not live on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but I have heard good things about it.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is a great amount of diversity on campus.

5 College Senior

Academics: Its nyc lots of variations

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: New York--what could be better?

3 College Senior

Diversity: Fairly white middle class- but getting better

College Sophomore

Athletics: I do not really know anything about sports at NYU. I know that some people play club sports, but athletic events aren't the most popular attraction here.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I really cannot complain about campus strictness. I think the overall feeling here is: We live in New York. Don't be an idiot, and do not embarrass the school. As for class attendance, I have never had an unexcused absence, because professors just respect you less the more you skip.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: USE THE NYU BUS. It is free and convenient. I highly suggest downloading the NYU smartphone app, which provides real-time tracking of the bus lines. Keep a schedule on hand. I live about twenty blocks away from my classes, so the bus stops right outside my door. I suggest buying a metrocard and keeping some money on it. NYC is a big city, so public transportation is key in navigating the city. I, personally, do not like to take taxis because they are expensive and the traffic is usually awful.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority, and do not plan on joining one. I do not feel like I need to join one, because I have enough of a sense of community within my program and group of friends. I know people involved with Greek life, but it does not dominate the school by any means.


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NYU Stern School of Business
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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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