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New York, NY
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$44,958
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Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People People People – Students are usually well-dressed (males and females), but some people do pull out sweats or jeans-and-a-tee-combo. People are usually good-looking as well. There are mostly girls here, and a high percentage of the males are gay. It's NYC so no one should feel like they have limited options. Some people can be very snotty and some can be really sweet. You meet who you meet. Some people see snotty and are sweet, some people seem sweet and are snotty. When has this not been an issue in social environments? You can get into good clubs with 21 ids. And look good.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus Life – There are two gyms, located in the North and South parts of campus for convenience. The one on the north is nicer, but smaller and both have rock climbing walls which is fun. There are lots of dorms to choose from. Some are father and closer to campus with or without a dining hall within them. I think there are about 13 dining locations, but the food is very similar at all of these. Everyone has a private bathroom to their suite. Campus is open to NYC which exposes you to the real world much sooner than your traditional campus friends. The library is huge and really nice. Much wasted space with the square architecture and hallow center from lobby to ceiling. There are activities planned for everyone's tastes. This school is very liberal.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I absolutely love NYU and while I considered many other schools, this definitely seems like the best fit. The city atmosphere provides endless educational and cultural opportunities, and the university name and presence in the community provides a lot of chances to network and make connections. A lot of people complain about lack of community but I've found that by joining clubs and going to events, I've found a very nice and lively community presence at NYU. As for the whole no campus thing, I do sort of feel like Washington Square Park is the campus: I walk across and always see people I know, relaxing on the grass and studying in good weather. It's nice because it's a campus composed of people from the college and from the neighborhood. My classes have been interesting and informative, and by and large I've found my peers to be very friendly and intelligent, but not pretentious or snobby like I'd imagined. Finally, I know a lot of people are deterred by the big tuition, but NYU is not as stingy as their reputation may lead you to believe. I personally got what I consider to be a very good scholarship and I come from a normal middle class family. Nightlife is really fun and not always expensive, depending on how often you go out and if you can budget yourself. I can see how this school isn't for everyone. If you're looking for a more traditional college experience, then I wouldn't go to NYU. However, for me, it's proven to be the perfect fit :) I'm really very happy. Also the food is a lot better than other school's dining hall food that I've tried (we all know food is most important).

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I believe the most important factor is grades which is the key aspect that helped me get into my dream school. Your financial situtaion is not taken to account when they make your decision so discrimination against the financially needy is not an issue. The biggest difficulty I beleive is the fact that 48,000 applicants were appplying for 3,000 seats and I was lucky enough to be one of them.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: I think what separates my school from the rest is the fact that the city is our campus. There are so many resources available to us and even though the tuition is very expensive every penny is worth it because you truly get everything you can out of it.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Amazing Transportation – Transportation is amazing since we are in the heart of Greenwich village. There are train stations every where and most leave you a few blocks from your dorm also the NYU buses available help since not only are they free but they are safe and trusted.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Pretty Good If You're Middle Class – I definitely got a lot of aid compared to some of my friends, a few of which had to take a year off to work or transferred. I also have a substantial academic scholarship, which helped a lot. All in all, it never hurts to fill out the FAFSA, and apply to outside scholarships as much as you can.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love It – I would never imagine myself anywhere else, though I do sometimes wish it had more of the campus feel (if only for the partying, because I love frat parties). It's so easy for anyone to find their scene here. Just being in the city is awesome too; you can go shopping any time (not so good for my bank account), and easy to find a place to study. If you study well in student lounges, there are plenty of those, and if you like cafes, there are tons of tiny little places with great music and a relaxing vibe. And the food!! You can get any kind of food you want within a 20 minute walk, or take the subway if it's mid or uptown. Plus it's the city! I always have friends from home visiting, and there's never a lack of things to do.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Take Advantage! I'm a psych major, and I LOVE it! The department is pretty huge, and I have quite a few friends in it, which doesn't hurt. It's a lot of work (reading mostly) but definitely worth it. There are a lot of opportunities at the Wasserman Center for jobs and internships, or just for advice.
There is a study requirement for psych classes, which means you go in on your free time to help out people doing research in psych. Some of the studies are pretty interesting, and it's not hard at all to complete the number of hours required.
You definitely have to study a lot for psych classes, but I find that I always have plenty of time, granted I don't procrastinate. All in all, I love NYU because I have friends within and outside my program; many of friends are Tisch film or dance students; I feel that I have such a diverse group of friends.
The psych professors are all great, and really smart. They're all really approachable too!

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Not Bad at All – This is New York City after all. The weather has its fluctuations, but for the most part it is not too bad for a little Hawaii girl like me.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Just Plain Mediocre – Though we have so many options at NYU, they are not that satisfying in the actual dining halls. I like though that we are able to use meals at leading places like Starbucks, Chik-Fil-A, and Argo Tea.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Variety of Classes to Choose from – New York University has so many options. I am able to choose from a plethora of classes of interest, especially in my intended major and minor.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Gallatin School of Individualized Study – Gallatin is a very interesting program that not too many universities offer. It gives you to chance to create your own concentration in college by combining classes from any part of the university. I am studying publishing, so I am taking half business and marketing classes and half writing classes with a high focus on the editing process. Gallatin offers the most interesting courses at the university by combining different subjects and studying them together. The only downfall of the program is that when you graduate, your diploma will not say that you majored in anything, but rather that you concentrated in an area of study (a word that generally is not seen on work resumes).

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Whether you live a few minutes from campus or out in New Jersey, transportation is readily available. The MTA and New Jersey Transit are always there and trains run every few minutes. Although that can be costly, you never have to worry about getting somewhere. There are also free NYU buses that run from some of the residence halls that are further away. They run about every ten minutes. These buses are wonderful; many students rely on them every day.

College Sophomore

Parking: NYU is located in the middle of New York City. Naturally, no students come to school with cars, and if they do, it is up to them to pay the high costs of parking their cars in the middle of the city. Generally though, it is understood that the danger of driving in the city and the outrageous parking prices simply aren't worth it.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Loved It! I had such a great undergrad experience that I'm going back for graduate school!

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The Subway and Walking – NYC public transportation is amazing. And all the walking you do is great, too, as it keeps you moving and allows you to be out on the stimulating street.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: The Best! Being in college in New York City offers the widest array of possibility. I can't imagine having studied anywhere else. Anything you're interested in is happening in the city.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food Everywhere – There are more than ten dining halls on campus, with Kosher and Vegan options, and the occasional themed meal. Many local vendors also accept "Campus Cash," making it easy to get food anywhere.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Campus on the Park – There is a wonderful, centrally located Library that looks out onto Washington Square Park and has endless resources. There is a sports center on one side of campus and another gym in a dorm on the opposite side. Most of the main academic buildings are centered around Washington Square Park, as are most resource centers. It's very convenient to get to any places that need to be gotten to!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NYU is a school that caters to the students. Whatever you want to do, you can do it here. NYU is your leader and New York City is your playground. I have had some amazing experiences here, from famous celebrities in class lecturing to witnessing Occupy Wall Street in front of my classroom. You are truly limitless here.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: New York City – NYU is the best place if you want real nightlife. You're in NYC and you can literally do WHATEVER you want. bars, clubs, raves, concerts, Hookah, lounges, etc. If you want it, its here.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: School Spirit – NYU is NOT a typical college. The campus is spread throughout downtown NYC. There is definitely a feeling of pride for attending NYU, but it is more for the individual. School spirit comes from a group of friends triumphing on a midterm or from having Steve Forbes speak in a lecture, not from sports games or campus events.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Take Your Pick – I played sports at a DI undergrad school. NYU is not a school devoted to athletics or frats, therefore, one is lacking in the "jock" and "frat" types and sorority women. If you look hard enough, you can find something befitting for all wants. What is truly attractive is that attending NYU is not just a continuation of high school groups, cliques, and structuring. So, for many, academia and personal growth flourish. And the city is at your finger tips, so access to others who are not students proves easy and interesting.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: NYU in located in NYC, but that being said, if one just huddles in The Village they are surrounded by one demographic. If they venture out of Williamsburg and the Village, they will experience just about every kind of diversity possible except rural or agricultural.

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Victoria Adesoba
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Downtown Brooklyn
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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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