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New York, NY
Undergrads
21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I know that being an urban campus can lead to unfortunate situations that may or may not involve students, and being in such a large city during late hours can be dangerous. I have heard that the campus safe ride is not as reliable as would be expected, which is a concern.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: I always take the subway to school, which would be the fastest way for commuter students. Students who live in campus would not need to take any form of transportation.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I commute to school, I do not live in a dorm

2 College Freshman

Weather: New York is notorious for having snow but this winter was one of the worst and that can have a large impact on commuter students such as myself. Most of the time classes will continue on their normal schedule despite the weather, unless of course there is any danger.

5 College Freshman

Academics: My school offers an extraordinary variety of courses for students and has some of the best study away locations including Tel Aviv, Shanghai, and Sydney. President John Sexton has taught a course previously and is accompanied by some of the most accomplished professors the city has to offer. Student advisors make the registration process very smooth for students, especially incoming freshman and there are always resources available if assistance is needed.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Due to the fact that my school is an urban campus, there must be strict policies for the safety and protection of the students. There have already been a few incidents involving students this year so it is vital to take precautions when going into dorms and navigating around campus at night. I do not think that these policies affect student academic or social life negatively.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not a major factor at my school because it is an urban campus. There are such a variety of clubs and organizations that most students do not pledge or feel pressured to. There are no Greek houses, they dorm like non-members.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I would say that the visible drug use at my school is very low, but you will sometimes hear people talking about drug use. There are strict policies for drug use therefore I doubt students will want to risk the consequences.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Very rarely do students ever attend sporting events.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Because of the school's cost most students come from a high economic status so those who don't become quite cliqued.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Your typical temperate weather doesn't necessarily affect our experience negatively or positively.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are multiples labs and computers around campus. The downfall, however, is the minimal amount of printers which often break down.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is more often than not irrelevant. Not many people actually care for it. I've heard more about fraternities for their failed parties than sororities for anything at all.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I wasn't accepted into Tisch straight away, I had to complete a year in LSP which was actually quite beneficial because it allowed me to explore other options and come into contact with different communities. If other students are given the option of doing liberal studies, I definitely recommend it.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently in LSP and it is a great program. It has definitely allowed me to think more critically and become more aware of current events. In the end, I've become a more cultured student.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Some of the residence hall floors constantly smell like marijuana. As a non-consumer myself, it makes living on a floor like that kind of uncomfortable. However, I don't ever feel pressured into engaging in that kind of activity, at all. Most peers are respectful of everyone's choices. Policy enforcement is as effective as it possible could be.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: In terms of cost, there are many cheap eats around my current location of Third North. However, fancier meal options seem quite costly for those unaccustomed to the typical Manhattan prices.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a bit of an amphibian in terms of schools and major, I am currently in Liberal Studies on the Film and TV track which means I'll be transferring into Tisch soon. Because I'm in bit of a limbo I'm having a hard time finding my niche and group of friends.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: After freshman year, all residence halls are much farther away. They are, however, equipped with far more amenities and are a lot more spacious.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I've managed to go anywhere I need by either subway or the school's shuttle buses.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I understand that the tuition doesn't cover all the university's expenses and that the amount of money they can provide each student is very limited in comparison to other universities, but it is still an expensive university.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Once you get accustomed to the lifestyle you become more aware and alert. Students begin to learn careful behavior and when and where they should behave a certain way. Nighttime is always particularly dangerous in poorly lit streets. We aren't living in a closed-off campus which is a great benefit in terms of experience and learning but it does have its cons, but most students learn to eventually live with them.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Living in New York city is by far one of the best experiences the University has to offer.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I have learnt so much more about the world and myself in coming to this school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: NYU doesn't actually have Greek life: NYULondon definitely doesn't.

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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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