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Reviews 3206 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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).

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: MUST BE 21 TO HAVE FUN – NYU is a very fun place to go to school... if you are 21+. Otherwise, there isn't much to do. The parties are scarce and the school events are even scarcer. If you are looking for a place to party, then you are looking in the wrong place.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Good, but Crowded – The facilities can be a hit or miss at times, but by and large are well maintained and modern. However, it's a large university -- it's going to be crowded, especially during exams.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You're in the City. This is New York City. If you can't find something for you, it's probably just not mean to be.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The Fun Is Never Ending – New York CIty is a huge city, with loads to do. There are clubs and bars for people who like to party, museums and galleries for people who like the arts, and the Yankees and Knicks for people who like sports. What more can you ask for. And, don't forget Broadway. It is truly the best city ever!

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Subway Is the Best Option – The Subway is great in New York City, and the NYU campus is quite close to several entrances. The trains are running all the time and are very convenient. THey will get you where you need to go faster than any other mode of transportation in NYC. Also, they are inexpensive, and you can reload your card right in the station.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: Seeing as NYU doesn't have a traditional campus, it is without a proper parking lot for students or faculty use. Street parking, therefore, depends on how many people are in the Greenwich Village at any given time. Given that this is New York City... there are always people in the village. Lots of them.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Societies – A thing you often hear concerning New York University is its lack of school spirit and community. What those people don't know, or aren't letting on about, is that there are numerous clubs, organizations, and societies which create plenty of tightly knit communities within the umbrella of NYU.

Some of these societies are well known and high profile, others are less so. Some have long and storied histories, and others are complete mysteries. Once thing is for certain: if you are a student of merit and moral character, you may be tapped before you know it, and when that day comes... a community like you have never imagined will be awaiting you.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: I am not into sports, so I really can't rate this school.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Could Have Been Better – I recieved all the loans I needed to go to school, but I wish there had been more scholarship money. I had and have great grades, a lot of community service but I am middle class and my parents both work. We don't have a lot but that seemed not to matter.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I grew up in a suburb and I find the city fascinating and exciting. There is always something to do and you can find deals almost all the time. There are a lot of cultural activities, social, and just plain fun. The show, the attractions and the city parks are well worth the time to see them

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Recent Alumnus

Majors: First Semester – This is my first semester so I have not started any internships yet but they are usually industry internships and have proven fruitful for past graduates.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Faculty are very helpful, they genuinely want me to succeed and it's noticeable.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Sports Business – The professors are the best of the best, and all industry professionals. They have great connections and are more than willing to help students.


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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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