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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lot's of drinking in dorms and around campus. Not too visible but it's there. Also lots of smoking

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: HEOP, CSTEP (these two are in-state), and other general financial aid requests are made with a single check on a small box on the application. Of course, be sure to apply for the FAFSA to prove that you qualify. Others have a more rigorous application. Most students at NYU qualify for financial aid, so definitely apply within the university, as well as for whatever scholarships you can find that fit your situation. This page explains it better than I can:

I got a pretty good deal. While many complain about coming out of undergraduate school with thousands in debt, I'm only obligated to take out $3000/year in loans, via the HEOP program, as well as academic scholarships (my GPA is 3.516).

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4 College Senior

Majors: I'm an English major. I've found two internships in publishing (literary agencies) on Wasserman. I learned a lot about publishing, and I really enjoyed the first internship. I worked about 16 hours, unpaid, and it was really close to campus. There was typical filing and mass communications, but I learned a lot about what agents look for in writers (style, subject matter, originality, etc). The interview process was really short, and it didn't take long to hear back from my boss. She courteously canceled when she wasn't able to make it to whatever plans we had for a meeting, and if there were days she wouldn't show up when I would work, she at least made sure to email me something to do. (That's a lot better than my second internship offered for me.)

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing has changed over the years. The food used to have more options, healthier, but one dining hall has converted from tortillas to burgers, while another has become more expensive by converting from all-you-can-eat to a la carte, whose options are fancy, but not of a particularly high quality. Moving is tough because of the constant renovations to housing. For example, Brittany Hall, a freshman dorm, was shut down, leaving freshmen who would've been place there to be placed in a dorm that was already set with a population of upperclassmen for the following year. It became that some of those upperclassmen didn't have a choice in where they would be placed if enough weren't willing to move to a different dorm. Plus, some of the rooms (e.g. Hayden) look horrible, with huge, unexplainable stains on the rug. It seems like certain considerations about living comfortably aren't made in exchange for NYU lazing off on other possible accommodations. The atmosphere is iffy-every year, different people move in, so it's impossible to tell where one might enjoy living, if you want to evaluate by what kind of personalities you might encounter. Programs are nice, though. Lots of food. Freshman dorms get more participants - it's a known issue that upperclassmen dorms have somewhat disinterested students when it comes to dorm life.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: NYU supplies its own buses to the dorms, and these buses are also available for students who live near dorms who just want a quick ride. The schedule is available online, as well as a map of where the buses actually are. Other than that, Manhattan has great subway service, in spite of usual delays and rerouting on weekends and at other times. Manhattan also has its own bus service, MTA, the Long Island Railroad and other less local trains, and taxis that are all over the place. (Not to mention the more tourist-y transportation options around central park...) For Manhattan's buses and subway lines, metro cards transfer within half an hour trips, although the price of a ride has recently rose from 2.25 (2.50 for single, non-transferrable ticket) to 2.50 (2.75 for single), and the monthly pass cost has also gone up. But outside of Manhattan, taxis are on a different system (unless you're riding in one from there), and the subway is much more spread out.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There isn't much in terms of frat parties and that sort of thing, but nightlife in the city is great. There are a few great hookah bars that are popular and great lounges. Most of bar and club life, however, is quite dependent on fake IDs, but not impossible to be a part of and quite entertaining when you do get in. There's never a dull weekend.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: NYC is a vibrant and unique setting for a college experience. There are always great events going on, and the university makes a true effort to pair with the community and partake in local festivities. Newsletters with upcoming events are always sent out and often with discounts for students!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major of Film & TV. I do believe teachers take too long to explain something. They will take an entire day to explain 2 hours worth of stuff. Hoping to get a job through an internship of mine.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I've only had one internship so far and I am a sophomore. It's once a week, unpaid, and somewhat interesting. I do a lot of boring office work, but it's something to put on the resume.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: If you are smart and talented, it will be easy to get into the school and major of your choice. Simple as that. NYU looks at ALL parts of your application.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Your in New York...the city with endless restaurants of every cuisine imaginable.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I personally like NYU dining halls. There are various options that you can choose. There are eight kinds of dining halls available with all different menus. Also, if you choose to use meal plan, you get some amount of dining dollars which can be used at Starbucks, Argo Tea, and Dunkin Donuts around the campus. Also the taste of the food at every dining hall is good enough to make you happy :)

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Of course there are a lot of fancy apartments in New York City. However, most of them are very expensive. When you want to live in Union Square area, rent is LETHAL.
It is still very easy to find good apartments with reasonable price. Usually, further from the campus, lower the rent.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: New York City is much safer and cleaner than it has been, especially around New York University neighborhood.
Office of Public Safety New York University provides Safe Ride Van Service which is on-call, shared ride van service as a transportation to NYU facilities.
Additionally, NYU's Student Health Center provides very helpful medical and counseling services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all NYU students.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: very strict rules on campus/dorms about alcohol. strictly enforced even if you are 21 you can't drink in the dorm (i don't think).

5 College Junior

Nightlife: anywhere, everywhere, whatever you want. being 21 helps.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: nyu also has a website of their own for helping with off campus housing

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The NYU gym, library and student centers are all top notch, as is the business school. The social scene is also unique due to it's location in downtown NYC. You can't match NYC for social and cultural activities.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: NYU is great for ethnic and racial diversity, but less diverse when it comes to economic background and political beliefs. It's largely upper middle class liberals.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The facilities at NYU are top notch, but the campus events and traditions are not as robust, simply because many students prefer to engage in NY city life instead of NYU campus life.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: A lot of people at NYU go clubbing or out to bars- but you need a really good fake for that. If you don't a lot of people stick with parties at dorms where you can get someone to buy you alcohol.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a billion restaurants in NYC catering to every known taste. If you are a foody- you will never run out of options. The cost varies, but if you want really fancy food it'll cost you- but good food is everywhere. My favorite thing about NYC restaurants is the health code rating system. Each building has a sign out front with a letter grading the restaurant's health inspection. That way, you know what your restaurant earned and can stay away from the B's and C's.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are always off-campus options because we live in New York City. However, your financial constraints do play a large part in deciding on off-campus housing. If you want a cheap place you will probably have to go to one of the other boroughs. And if you leave NYU housing, you can never come back.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is notorious for being unhelpful and having to be reminded twice for everything. Also, NYU is notorious for not giving out much financial aid at all, and although I received a fair amount in my opinion, my financial situation is pretty bad.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The campus dining halls are very diverse. There is one dining hall that specializes in international cuisine and even has Indian food! One dining hall even has an elaborate Sunday brunch where students can enjoy a chocolate fountain, a variety of assorted cakes & pastries, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict and your usual breakfast foods.
The dining halls also offer tasty and healthy foods. Every dining hall has a grill, where they will prepare grilled chicken or black bean burgers for you. In addition, the pre-made salads and sandwiches in the dining halls are also delicious. There is a lot of variety, so you can't ever really get sick of the food options.

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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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