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Reviews 3199 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: I really hear nothing about sports. The athletic community focuses only on other athletes and the sporting events aren't advertised much. I never know when there's a game or anything.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The options in Hayden were great. Many vegan options made it easy for me to find something to eat!

4 College Senior

Facilities: Honestly I wish it was more commuter student friendly. I feel like the school has a lot to offer but it doesnt reach the commuter students.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: I found a lot of great off-campus places to eat. I have not had a lot of experience with on campus dining.

4 College Senior

Facilities: I wish there was more of a campus, but otherwise I like it so far.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of apartments in NYC. But they are EXPENSIVE and SMALL. NYU offers its own apartment housing that is nicer than anything you would get for the same cost of off campus housing in the area.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a free shuttle that any student can call at any time to come and pick them up at night. I haven't used it personally. But everyone knows about it and appreciates the fact that its there.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The RA's (Residential Assistances) for the most part are jokes when it comes to strictness. You can basically get away with anything in a dorm, as long as your RA doesn't have it in for you. Even if you're caught it's most likely you'll have a blind eye turned to you or receive a verbal warning, although if you mess with the wrong RA you might receive a summons with the administrator.

The campus security are harmless, as long as you remember your ID and remain respectful. It can be really annoying, though, if you're late for class and forgot your ID, as most security guards will not allow you into a building without it. The only seemingly serious rule that is enforced is if you throw anything out a window, you will be automatically expelled from housing without question for liability purposes.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: In terms of the student body at NYU, there is a diverse mix of social groups but the demographics reflect mostly those who can afford to attend the school. People are dressed generally well, either in a hipster-esque look or preppy, and sweats aren't really socially acceptable. Although some students may be interested in sports, our school isn't really renown for sports, as any given student is more likely to be interested in politics or finance. You can find any social niche in NYU though since the student body is so large.

What I've noticed NYU students find strange about NYU students is we generally not only go to school, but also commonly work a full work week or hold an internship. Monday through Thursdays are generally packed with studies and work and do not permit time for mid-week parties; however, Thursday begins the weekend and you can never say you can't find a good party in the City.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The application process is relatively simple. NYU's application is on the Common App, and if I remember correctly there's only one supplemental essay (other than the required essay for all private colleges.) The difference in schools doesn't really matter during the application process. Sometimes the admissions people will even ask you to apply to another school within NYU.

3 Niche User

Greek Life: There's some Greek life, but not many people know much about it.

3 Niche User

Scholarships: Not many scholarships available. Based on merit and grades.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know people who participate are very active in terms of events, but they don't really have a presence on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Because there's not really a campus, it's hard for the school to be strict about most things. So overall fairly relaxed.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: There aren't really any major or popular sports teams

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Depends on the program, but most are very challenging.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people from all over the world, diverse economic backgrounds too, though people tend to mix with those similar to them.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: New York City offers thousands of options! All kinds of food, different prices, etc!

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers are accessible to everyone at one of the many labs on campus, but there are issues with printing at times.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Proportionate to the tuition students pay and the outstanding qualifications they might have scholarships are not at all comparable. Mostly a large part is payed out of my own pocket with of course, the help of some loans and sometimes small amounts from any external scholarships.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Safe ride is available for students at pretty much any time and is easy to arrange otherwise walking is never too hard. Also, campus and the surrounding ares have subway and bus access.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never had an issue with feeling safe on campus with a security guard at every NYU building and just a generally obvious presence of their team on campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm in the NYU Film school which is famous for its alumni network. The teachers are mostly very qualified and the program does a good job of helping you make great industry connections as well as giving you proficient training.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City so of course there are always going to be good places to eat. Greenwich Village has lots of great markets and restaurants in both the East and the West Village, as well in Union Square which is directly above it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is never bad in most places, it just gets old very very quickly. I would recommend not getting a large meal plan


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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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