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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Bobst Is Heaven, but the City Is Your Real Campus. There are endless locations to study or just hang out on campus. Also great views of the city. All of NYC is really your campus here. Forget about a quad, we have washington square park filled with lively events and people all the time!

3 College Junior

Weather: Snow= Cancelled School, Rain = Messy – It's the Northeast here... so of course we get our fair share of snow, sleet, gross rain. It sucks a lot because you mostly have to walk everywhere. But when it does snow, we get days off.

Another downside, it's hard to see the sun with all these tall buildings around!

1 College Junior

Athletics: I know NYU does have athletes, but I have never known anyone to attend an event. Maybe we're division 3 or 4? There is fencing, basketball, volleyball, wrestling... but I don't think our teams our amazing... no one really knows about them. Don't come to NYU to watch athletes.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Anything You Want – Variety of food around NYU is great! However, it can get pricey if you don't know where to turn.... yet, many places have great lunch specials for cheap (especially Thai places)

Also if at NYU join Tenka.com to get FREE food deals emailed to you!

4 College Junior

Nightlife: In NYC you must be 21 to get into bars (or have an amazing fake id)... but there are a few little gems that do not card. I'm a grad student (and 26 yrs old) so I don't have this issue. The night life is AMAZING (but can get expensive, it is NYC!)

3 College Junior

Computers: Labs & 500 Pages – There are many labs on campus at NYU (although sometimes they get crowded!). Each student receives a "stipend" (included in tuition fees) for 500 pages of printing per semester, pretty great!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: New York City- one of the most alive and amazing cities on earth. NYU is nested in the heart of Greenwich Village- extremely safe and comfortable. Locals don't really like NYU- but the students here outnumber them, so that's alright with us!

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Where Are All the Black People? New York University is pretty diverse. There are many people of many different nationalities, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. NYU does lack African Americans and Republicans.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Cool and Convenient – Freshman housing is pretty good compared to most college housing options. Many people have a great view of the city from their windows. Every dorm/suite has it's own bathroom and depending on how many people live there it might have more. The dorms are scattered across the Village, SoHo, and one in Mid-town. The upperclassman dorms are modern and spacious. Some dorms have dining halls in them which is convenient. The dorms are expensive but New York City real estate is ridiculous anyways. The housing process is easy but stressful. Every dorm's good qualities out shine any possibly bad ones.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Almost Invisible but Still Great to Be a Part of – Greek life has no affect of the social atmosphere at NYU. The Greeks rarely try to involve the whole NYU community, only people who are Greek and people who know Greeks. Non-Greeks aren't bothered by Greeks and don't look at them any differently, although some people do believe themselves to be above "paying for friends." There are fraternity and sorority dorms and many people who are Greek room together even if it's not in the official NYU Greek housing. Everyone I know in a Fraternity or Sorority thoroughly enjoys it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Possible Expensive but Ultimately Worth It – The apartments can be nice and it's easy to find one near campus. Off-campus housing can be very difficult to find at an affordable price for students. Often there are 4-6 people sharing an average apartment. If the apartment is in Manhattan then it's usually a lot of money for an okay amount of space. If it's in Brooklyn then it's not a lot of money for a little space. You will need roommates to split the price. But in the long run it does end up being cheaper than campus housing. Even if the space is cramped and it's an average apartment, very few experiences can top living in an apartment in New York City.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – Even though NYU doesn't have a traditional campus and is in the heart of the city, I very rarely feel unsafe. But being in New York does make me feel that I should be careful because you never know who really is near the campus. That said, we're in a very safe area. I've never seen the campus security get involved in anything unless they were called.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The Social Scene – NYU is located in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Although, it lacks a campus--Washington Square Park and New York as a whole, becomes the campus for NYU students. I am never bored being at NYU because there are alway new areas to explore and new friendships to be made.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The majority of students at NYU are fashion conscious, yet dress in a hip, individual style. Vintage clothing and accessories are highly popular as vintage boutiques are in abundance in NYC.

5 College Junior

Academics: Special Study Options – New York University and New York City both combine to offer students a fantastic multitude of internship opportunities. These internship opportunities allow a student to graduate from New York University with a wealth of relevant work experience which will make students much more marketable in the work setting.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Pretty Rare – NYU is not the richest school so scholarships are limited, but there are a wealth of scholarships offered by other schools which the school provides information about, and if you maintain a very high GPA, you increase your chances of being selected to receive a decent scholarship.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Each school tries to engage their students as much as possible, and they do a pretty go job.

4 College Junior

Academics: A Wealth of Resources to Gain from – Most teachers are passionate about their fields of study, and want to impart this passion and their knowledge to their students, especially if your majoring in their field.

2 College Junior

Parking: Because of the streets availability, it is very hard to park your car on the street

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Excelent Labs – Computer access when one needs it its crucial to learning and doing research. Good WiFi network, strong signal.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: New York the Capital of the World – New York is full of places to visit, the city offers diversity and an opportunity for the world cultures to present their heritage to us. New York is a city for everyone, its a place where scholars can work together, do research and present their works to the world.

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5 College Sophomore

Parking: There's no parking in my school. My school should have have parking b ut due to alot of activities taking place in downtown. I would say we have a poor parking space.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: My School Is the Best – NYCCT have the best library among the CUNY schools, take a look at their athletic centers very superb, student center and general welfare in the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I'm Confide in My School Security – I think my school have the best security so far. When i enrolled at the college, the first day i went there to seek for advise i didn't have my ID Card i wasn't allow to come in and i beg the police officer to let me in he said that's the procedure sir. I was mad and i later realized that they are doing a good job. Again, in all the area of the school you will see the police officer all around at any corner even in the library, i was so happy to see that since i enrolled i never regret of being there.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not Too Bad – The RAs vary in strictness, but for the most part they are chill. If there is alcohol present, they have to write you up but usually there are no hard feelings between the RA and the residents. However, some friends in my hall got written up for smoking weed, and had to write an essay on the negative effects of weed and attend a several hour-long informational session, on top of a student conduct meeting with the Residence Hall Director.

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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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