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New York, NY
Undergrads
21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: So much to do! You're in a young, hip neighborhood in the greatest city in the world. Enough said.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is pretty good (for a dining hall) and there are plenty of choices. Most people end up getting off the meal plan after their freshmen year though, because there are plenty of more affordable and better tasting food options in the city.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU is very different from the traditional college experience, but I really love it here. It is harder to make friends and there isn't such a sense of "school spirit," but having the city as your campus is priceless.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am in stern for finance. Stern has a reputation of being very pretentious and cutthroat but I find that to be misleading. Everyone is very ambitious but usually helpful. Academically other than Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Princeton, NYU Stern is the best place for finance. The university has incredible resources for jobs and internships and an incredible number of people work while at school

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health center is fairly helpful and public safety at some of the dorms can be aloverbearing sometimes. You have to keep in mind that nyu doesnt have a campus so there will be strangers, non college people, homeless people around. But with that said, because there are so many people, the streets are safe at any time in the night

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Certain schools and majors have a great reputation, but spending money on some of the more random majors is a waste. For example, I believe that spending this much tuition is valuable if you want to go to Tisch, Stern, do a math, cognitive science, or philosophy major.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Even though some fractions of campus is spread out in the city, most of the campus is close to Washington Square Park. I walked to school every day

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Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: IF - and I do mean IF there is Greek life at this school...it's very well hidden

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2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It Exists? honestly I don't know too much about greek life at NYU. I know we have it, I know there's a gay frat, but that's about it. It's not very prevalent, but it's here.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The subway is my preferred method; it's cheap, it gets you very close, if not at your actual destination. It also runs every 5 minutes or so, so very convenient indeed. However, it tend to get crowded, so expect to stand through your short journey. It can get pretty stuffy at the station, but the cars themselves are air-conditioned. The bus is my second option, cheap as well, but if there's traffic, then it backfires. Taxis can get you anywhere fast, but they're more pricey. YOU'RE IN THE CITY! It's very likely that your destination is not very far after all, so take a walk, ride your bike. It's free and healthy!

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Campus Dining is quite good. There are at least seven dining halls with a variety of healthy foods and eating in general. The quality of the food is very good. Each dining hall has something special to offer.

There are several meal plan options with flexible dollars and campus cash possibliities.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is a big deal in New York City. It can be complicated and also easy to manage once studied a bit. Since NYU is located in the city, students have a variety of transportation modes- campus shuttle, local buses, and mass transit subway. Each has its own costs (excluding NYU shuttle), conveniences.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is ALWAYS something to do in the city, unless it's Sunday at 11pm, at which point the only option is to go on a walking tour with friends. If you just walk outside your dorm room, you will find something to do.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be difficult to find a good apartment and good roommates. The best things is to go into apartment looking with roommates in mind or with a broker.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants to choose from. Whether you want a sandwich, falafel, indian, thai, vegetarian, pizza, mexican, anything you can think of is within ten mins of the campus. There are also tons of cheap places; cheap is when a meal costs less than $6 and is filling.

College Junior

Parking: This Is NYC – Public transportation is the ideal option for NYU and NYC in general. If you feeling like driving or keeping a car while living in a dorm (or in downtown Manhattan in general), plan on paying a lot for parking in a lot or spending a lot of time moving your car on street sweeping days. There is no designated NYU lot, as the campus is spread around and the MTA (and your own legs) are the best ways to travel.

4 College Junior

Computers: Always available... if you know where to find them ;)

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The course load is difficult at times but I feel they challenge you on purpose to help you grow.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Easy and Direct – When applying for admission, you directly apply for the major you want to study and you are admitted into the school that has that major.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Very Intensive – I'm in the hospitality school and the curriculum is very thorough and intensive to prepare for the working world after graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Somewhat Easy – The career development center here is very helpful for finding work or internships and have several ways for them to help every student - individually or in small groups

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The main campus is beautiful, classrooms are modern and well-equiped.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Getting into the llm program is very competitive, so it is necessary to have good grades and professional experience to complement good academic performance.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Mercer Residence – Mercer Residence for Law students is clean, apartments are spacious and very close to classes.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Winter = COLD – Spring and Fall are a great time to walk around the city. Winter however, could get complicated. Navigating the crowded streets on snow days can be tricky.

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NYU Stern School of Business
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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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