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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Huge International University – There are people from all around the world at my school which is really amazing to experience. In my first year alone I met and became friends with people from 8 different countries. There are a lot of white people as well, but that's a given just about anywhere nowadays. Overall, really great diversity here.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All Dorms Are Okay at Best – All the dorms at NYU aren't as nice as students think that they should be considering that it is a very expensive private university and yet the furniture in the dorm rooms are hand-me-downs are very used. However, the plus side is that the locations are good and the buildings themselves have a lot of amenities.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold – I've lived in the North east all my life but you don't know suffering until you have to live in a dorm the first few weeks of school when it's so humid and hot with NO A/C. Although the winter wasn't so bad it was still very cold. So definitely bring the appropriate clothing for each season.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Look Around – It's hard to find someone on campus, but if you integrate yourself into the city you are bound to find someone! The 60/40 ratio is sad but true... even my computer science class was all girls except two guys.. and one was gay.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse – Its manhattan, what do you expect?! Diversity is great here.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Something for Everyone – Nyc is quite literally the place for anyone and everyone. There are restaurants serving cuisine of everything culture, museums with pieces ranging from famous paintings and sculptures from the renaissance to modern installations. Comedy clubs, karaoke, exhibits, parks, fairs and festivals are at every corner. Shopping is unbelievable and if you're smart and alert, you'll be safe if the city that never sleeps.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: IT's NYC - a Car Isn't Needed! There is so much stress in college . . . don't add hours of parking hunts and tickets to your drama.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It's NYC Housing – Plan early. Choose whether to live like a college student as a professional or live like a professional as a college student. Money will be spent eaither way; prioritize.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Tall, short, skinny, fat, hipster, bro, gay, straight, man, woman, anything. You are going to find it at NYU. New York in and of itself is a melting pot and NYU is just a condensed version. It is really impressive how great the diversity of NYU is. There are people of all shapes, sizes, colors, and orientations and you never have trouble meeting someone who is not from your heritage.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you can't find it in NYC, it doesn't exist. New York has anything from 100% vegan, to amaing pizza, to finest of fine dining. You will never be lacking if you are searching for a place to eat. If you want cheap, you will find it. If you want a date, there are a million perfect places. My food guru is Yelp!. They give reviews, prices, hours, and sometimes discounts. The world is your oyster on Manhattan!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Debt and the City – Living in NYC and attending NYU have been amazing. The city has such an energy that makes you want to live life to the fullest. There is always something to do, people to see, places to go. Sure, socially, NYU is difficult because when you go out, you are going out to clubs and bars rather than to big frat parties with other students. That can either be a pro or a con though. It just depends on what you want from your college experience. The one blaring, prominent downside of NYU is the cost. When I graduate, I will be facing a debt of over $150,000 which is frightfully daunting. My recommendation is when you are deciding on NYU, do not forget the cost and make sure you can either pay for it, or that the debt is something you are willing to deal with.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Truly a Global Campus – There are people from all over the place. NYU is famous for its tolerance for those with all kinds of backgrounds. NYU is comprised of these diverse communities. Everyone's welcome... Except murderers

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Available Within a Few Blocks Nearly Anywhere – There is always transportation available. Thanks to the campus transportation shuttle, you can be picked up late and night and dropped off at your residence. During the day, trains, public transportation buses, as well as NYU buses are all running consistently. For commuters, a 5-20 minute walk to classes is guaranteed after exiting any station unless running

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A Charming Attractive Neighborhood – Washington Square Park is one of the special oases in the city. With beautiful nature, and an abundance of talented artists. The area is very NYU-friendly. Other than students walking around to classes and tourists, the area and its people are quite reserved.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: NYU has free shuttle buses that are very excellent and almost always on time. they leave you in front of the fairest dorms and there is one that goes up to the langone medical center.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Lab Research – as a biology major i have a paid internship in one of nyu genomics labs. best job yet!!

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: It Takes Time – The film major at NYU can be intimidating, but stick with it. Once you get over your fears, you actually begin to enjoy yourself.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Popular in NYC – With bars, clubs, and pubs abound, students have a lot of choices as far as drinking goes. NYU does crack down on underage drinking at the Freshman Residence Halls, upperclassmen (anyone not a freshman) are allowed greater leeway into drinking on campus and in the dorms. Drugs are also used as well, although alcohol is the most common type used.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls Are Everywhere – With NYC as your "campus," students at NYU aren't only limited to the dating scene at the school, but essentially have people from all walks of life and all ethnicities at their doorstep. The girls at NYU range from everything you can possibly think of. Great school with some great people. I love it here!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU has a variety of activities for students whether it be sport tae kwon do to the chess club. Opportunities for research are definitely present. Food is also great. Living in the city is an amazing experience in and of itself, but with NYU's tuition being one of the highest in the country, you may find yourself second guessing your decision to attend NYU at times.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You could easily spend tons of money on food in the city, but there are ways to eat cheap as well. Especially around campus, many restaurants and cafes take campus cash, or have cheaper meals which is a plus!

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: New York is one of the most fun cities in the world! There are always things happening- shows, parties, street fairs, concerts, museum exhibits. Not to mention the thousands of restaurants all over. There are also yoga studios every few blocks, tons of shopping, and New Yorkers aren't as mean as people believe!

3 College Junior

Academics: Registration is extremely stressful. We have tons of options for classes, which is really convenient. However, when it is time to register, classes close so quickly, I have to make many alternate schedules in case certain classes are closed. Also, because there are so many lectures, you have to factor in all of the recitations as well, which makes things more complicated. The advisors aren't very helpful when it comes to planning specific schedules; they pretty much leave it all up to us, which is overwhelming.

4 College Junior

Academics: I have enjoyed all of my Psychology courses. The professors are very knowledgeable, as well as the Teaching Assistants. Some of their research has appeared in the textbooks we use. My advisor is helpful and willing to talk about many options and paths within my major. Also, there is a good range of possible classes to take to fulfill the requirements.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Study Abroad – NYU has an amazing study abroad program. We have 11 different sites all around the world and are building more. Because we have so many options, it is strongly encouraged for us to go abroad and receive a more global education. Not many of my friends at other schools have such easy access to education abroad.


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Victoria Adesoba
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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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