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New York, NY
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21,247
Tuition
$44,958
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 3206 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Junior

Weather: The Extremems – It's nice in the fall and Spring but Summer and Winter are pretty extreme.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Pros and Cons – The food is pretty good and you get a lot of options. You get tired of the food eventually (as do college students across the nation) but there are 7 Dining Halls (which usually have tons of options-Kosher, Vegan, Indian,....) here to choose from. Much better chance of liking food than you will often get at another college that say has 1 Dining Hall.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: You're Have a Good Bet With Any Major You Choose Here – The people here are diverse but the majors they choose are just as diverse-Econ, Creative Writing, Engineering, Musical Theater,....
Just know that if you want to change majors you will have to apply to the school that has that major which can be really tough (especially for the Stern School of Business and Tisch School of Performing Arts). Internal transfers won't always be easy. What can you do? Everyone who attends NYU is pretty talented.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Most of the labs here are equipped with Mac computers with really big screens. So excellent that I'll often use them even if I brought my own laptop already. But, then you might go to another lab that has really, REALLY slow computers.
The computer labs do get crowded in the 15 min between classes (when people are trying to print papers and do last minute touch ups). There are often waiting lines to use computers during these periods. The crowding is big around finals and midterms naturally but even then you can find space.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: NYU has an extremely diverse student body in all its schools.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I like that you get to really feel all 4 seasons. If you're not a fan of humidity get out of NYC for the Summer!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great School!!! It's a great school but EXPENSIVE :( and living in NYC adds extra expenses to the already high tuition price...

2 College Senior

Athletics: I am new to the school but I have yet to come across any invitations to any sporting events. Nor have I ever seen any teams practicing. The school is so big I dont even notice we have any teams

5 College Senior

Transportation: Free ! Campus shuttles run very often and are free to all nyu students

4 College Senior

Greek Life: It's Everywhere – Greek life is all over campus, but it was nothing like expected. They're extremely friendly and have bonds that last a lifetime.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: Kosher Food ! The kosher menu changes on a daily basis with a lot of options. It's always freshly cooked and served with a smile :)

4 College Junior

Majors: Great Bio Department – NYU has a great Bio department. there are many caring professors and advisors to guide you through the path.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its Great Here – I love NYU. It's diversity makes it so unique. However, its pretty intense, so you should be prepared to really put a lot of effort in your academics.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Multiple Computer Labs, and Apple Products – There is WiFi all over campus. Apple products are common, and multiple computer labs that will satisfy last minute work and printouts. However, printing stations can get very crowded during midterms and finals!

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: You Are Going to School in the City That Never Sleeps. underage nightlife isn't clearly as abundant as for the 21+ students, but there are clearly A LOT to do. There are a student center that offers plenty activities for students are lacking social connections to find where the fun is at. There are bars all over campus, and clubs like Pacha only a few minutes away on the subway.

However, these are not "traditional" college parties. These are NY parties.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Warnings Are Clear – I have ever been in conflict with much if any of NYU's school policies. However, like anyone else in the city, enforcers have little patience for horseplay.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Everyone is busy. There is such a diversity people everywhere you turn your head and there is so much activity. Love the atmosphere of people and active energy.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports have always been around for years but don't capture my interest all the time. Some volleyball games and basketball games are fun but not something to spend too much of my time on.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is no such thing as perfect. But I expect excellence.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: New York University's library is unreal. There are over 10 stories, including an archive with unpublished documents and an access to documents that aren't physically in the library. There's a floor in the library with a private screening area. The basement level has a computer lab where you can rent laptops. There are multiple dining halls spread across the Greenwich Village. The same goes for classrooms, there are multiple buildings all over the area for classrooms.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: New York University prides itself on it's diversity. One of the first questions asked when you meet someone new is where they came from because there are students from all over the world. In one classroom, someone from California could be sitting next to someone from Texas. Off the top of my head my best friends at NYU come from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London/Israel. It's like the UN in university form.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A Variety of Eats – The best part of NYC's restaurant scene is the range of different restaurants. When it comes to type of food there is a plethora of choices ranging from familiar to exotic. There's the standard burgers and pizza, but also things like Thai or Greek. Price? If you're on a budget you could choose to spend as little as $1 on a slice of pizza. If you feel like splurging you can get a $10 cupcake from Crumbs. Your taste buds will never get bored.

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3 College Senior

Computers: Computer Labs Review – Most of the computer labs at NYU work fairly well. They're all Mac-equipped and have multiple printers. You can also bring your laptop and connect to the network to print as well. Just be prepared to wait for a computer or to use a printer around midterms and finals; the labs get crowded quickly.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The Process Was Okay – The university responded well and offered generous aid

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Diversity and Knowledgeable Professors – I am in the liberal studies department and will transition into the psychology department end of sophomore year and so far so good. My profs have been absolute masters of their subjects and provide very good feedback and encouragement in my studies and classrooms.

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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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