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2 College Freshman

Athletics: NYU is not an athletic school. We have varsity athletics that do fairly well, but it is not really news.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are VERY strict rules on campus. It's very strict regarding any alcohol or drug use and any guests (even if they just want to help bring something up to your room for you) HAS to be signed in and out by the resident. And if they don't have very specific ID, forget about it.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always guards everywhere in an NYU building, but other than that, nothing much.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is always TONS of stuff to do! Since it's smack dab in the middle of one of the busiest, liveliest cities in the world, there's never a time where you can't explore something new. However, it is possible to feel completely lonely since there are so many people at the same time not paying any attention to you.

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College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship on campus. I hold a job instead outside of the university.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It is not entirely like what I had expected, but the professors are all very knowledgeable.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty good. There are a lot of students in housing, so it can be difficult to get the type of room you want, but there are lots of options.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's alright when it's fall or spring, but it gets absolutely terrible in the winter and summer!

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are some labs to use, but they are almost always crowded. And if you want to print anything during the day, forget it. Almost impossible to do with all the computers being used and the long lines for the few printers that aren't broken.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My school has links to other websites on the edu website, but that is as far as it goes. The prices are very high and it's difficult to find something reasonable as a student.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was a semi-long process with the FAFSA and additional forms they required, but overall, it was easy enough to follow.

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College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't spend much time at night on campus or socialize much with Stern students.

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Haven't had any issues but I don't spend much time on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Multiple subway stops close to campus, cabs come through often.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Application was pretty easy. I did well on the GMAT so I heard quickly as well.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Professors are really variable in their quality, classrooms can feel cramped, workload is really variable (some professors seem to have no idea that all of us work during the day), grading is very subjective even in quantitative classes.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am a grad student and have not looked at greek life.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Every time I try to pay for some part of the program, they send a refund check of the same amount back to me. Every part of the process is the biggest headache imaginable, and I recently learned that there is apparently no way I can see my bursar account online, because I'm a grad student at Stern.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's New York, there is something for everyone here.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Quality of professors is very variable. Professors are driven by research, so they try to cram teaching requirements into one semester. Consequently, some of them find this course load to be too much and can't give each course the attention you'd expect for the tuition we pay.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm a grad student and don't generally look to NYU for a social outlet.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: A very diverse student body, people are generally accepting.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options at different price points, and always something interesting.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm a grad student and I have never lived in NYU dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: NYU is reasonable about closing when it's snowy. Washington Square Park is nice in the spring!


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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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