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New York, NY
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$44,958
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Hard
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4 College Freshman

Computers: Computers work almost all the time and I have rarely seen a broken computer at any NYU facility. I believe that technology services are very fast at fixing or solving any problems

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: I took part in a few athletic classes, and they were pretty fun but even the teachers didn't take it very seriously. For some odd reason, sports just aren't that strong at this school. I know that basketball is a popular sport and is the most attended sports event here, but otherwise athletics don't get much attention.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everyone (Well, Almost Everyone) Smokes. From my experience thus far, I've found that the drug of choice is smoking. Second comes drinking. NYU is not a party school, and the parties I've come across are very mild, meaning your average and somewhat boring (beer pong, jello shots) type of party.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's New York City, What Do You Expect? There is no campus whatsoever so the city really is your atmosphere. All of NYU's main buildings are located in Greenwich Village, the heart being Washington Square Park. If you love the idea of being "in and of the city" then this is the right campus for you, as there really is no sense of community within a closed, traditional campus like other universities. You see plenty of students walking around the area, but you are immersed within the city's population.

5 College Student

Majors: Internship for Nurses – A typical internship for nurses should include hand-on activities and stringent instructions. Participants should be paid at least 8 dollars and be committed at least 25 hours per week. Some responsibilities include managing your time, looking after your patient meticulously, and being patient and understanding to your patients.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There are four visible seasons in the Northeast, the mildest being Spring, but this year it was quite cold throughout, and when it did get warm, it was humid and often rainy. Winters tend to be very, very cold, but because of global warming, we had quite a warm winter. I think it snowed once, and it didn't stick to the ground. The summer weather at the beginning of the school year is really unbearable with the humidity making the high temperatures feel even higher. Seeing as I'm from the Northeast though, I don't expect anything else, so the weather was as expected.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Incredibly Diverse – Students come from nearly every country on the globe and what seems like every state of America. I'm from the Northeast of the US but many of my friends are from California, one is from Turkey, another is from China, quite a few from England as well.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Almost Everybody Drinks – Drugs and marijuana are very easy to find, though not everybody participates in these activities. On the other hand, it seems that almost every student, with exceptions, of course, drinks alcohol as fake ID's are so easy to come by and there are a lot of bars that don't card minors. Smoking cigarettes is like a competitive sport at NYU as well.

College Freshman

Parking: Nobody Drives Cars. If you are a college student living on campus in New York City, you don't need a car. And if you drive one, you're stupid, and you aren't going to get anywhere faster than it would take to walk.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Lots of Options – There are NYU buses that will take you to the far ends of campus for free. Otherwise, it's only a couple blocks to everything else. As for traveling around the city, you can take the subway literally everywhere. There are also trains that go farther into the boroughs that leave from Grand Central. If you want to go on an even farther trip there are a *bunch* of bus companies that will take you (megabus is really cheap.)

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Heterosexual Ladies, Be Warned. The stereotypes are true. NYU's girl/boy ratio is 60/40 and a good percentage of those boys are gay. Nothing wrong with that though, they make great friends! If you're looking for a significant other though, you can usually find someone who's pretty good looking and intelligent/interesting at school. If not, let's be real, you're living in New York City; go out and find someone.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: The process itself is pretty smooth and easy to navigate. Unfortunately, it is so expensive that the amounts you receive very well may not be enough.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: So Much – There are obviously a bunch of things to do when you are in the middle of New York City, but there are also a lot of things that you can do through clubs in the school. Overall there is just so much to do you are in New York City after all!

3 College Student

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek Life, but they are very active. Not extremely big, but as I said very involved and host a lot of activities.

2 College Student

Athletics: NYU does have athletic teams, but they are there for those who are really looking for sports and want to participate. NYU isn't a typical college and sports and athletics are not a huge part of NYU life.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Walk, Subway or Taxis – Nothing much to say, you will be walking (which is great in the city) taking the subway to every part of the five boroughs and if you can afford it be hailing cabs.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: It All Depends on the Program – It really all depends on the program you are in at NYU. It is such a big university that you cannot compare the different colleges. My personal experience shows me that the NYU Economics and Politics program have great professors who are part of the leading faculty worldwide. It is true that the first few core classes are mainly huge lecture however as you progress in your major the class sizes reduce considerably. I am currently taking two politics classes where we are no more than 25 students. Even professors who teach the large lectures are always willing to know the students more and meet with them. If a student wants to have close relations with his professors he has to be the one to step up. The professor will never make the first move. The LSP program is a really interesting part of NYU. The overall program is great for students who want to get a well rounded knowledge of cultural, philosophical history. Most of the things I've learned in LSP classes have helped me with my politics classes. This program is perfect for students who want to be best friends with their professor (go out for coffee, explore the city, just hand out and even drinks). The classes are small and the professors are always excited to become best friends with their students (plus many of them either live on campus or not far away). I personally am still in touch with an LSP professor I had for three semesters and meet her up regularly to get drinks and talk about almost everything. The main issue you can have in LSP is that because of the large amount of professors they have to sometimes take some who are not great. It can be hard to have a professor who doesn't keep you interested in those classes or sometimes seems to not know what they cover however at the end of the day there are a majority of great professors and by the time you get here you will know who to take (ratemyprofessor, Facebook and Friends).

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Use the Subways – but they do have student transportation which i haven't used

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Love the City – can't say much more than that...everything is close and no need for a car!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great School – love it and will continue to go there for the next 2 yrs

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Really Cold in the Winter – hated the winter last year...it was the worst in ny history for a long time. transportation is always great though. gotta bundle up!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not Enough Room – the brittany freshman dorm was great..enough closest space and beautiful big window the 2nd st was ridiculous...one small hotel size (i'm not joking) closest for 2 people! awful!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not Enough – for the overall admission, i didn't receive very much at all considering my mom is single w/no child support.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: NYU does not have a large endowment and therefore cannot give out large scholarships to a large portion of the student body. Despite this the financial aid office is very helpful and friendly.

4 College Junior

Transportation: NYU provides very good bus service throughout campus (which is spread out throughout Manhattan).

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Victoria Adesoba
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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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