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Reviews 3206 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: So since the dorms are pretty spread out around campus, NYU provides buses/shuttles that run between many campus buildings. Since I live about 10 minutes from campus (walking), I have yet to take one of these buses, but it's always nice to have that option.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: A Wide Variety – NYU has a very wide variety of students. There are international students as well as students from all over the country. Many people that go here are well-odd, but others are your average middle-class citizen. Some perks about going here is that you can find celebrities, like Dylan and Cole Sprouse and Dakota Fanning in your class, which is cool because you get to see that they are just normal people like you. One thing that is kind of a downer here is that a lot of the guys are either gay or manwhores, so if you are a girl looking a nice guy, it's going to be tough.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: New York Grub – There are TONS of places to eat off-campus. You're in NYC! You can walk a block and pass 2 street vendors as you go. Some places even offer discounts for students, and one place by campus, Crepeaway, gives you a free crepe on your birthday. Free is always a plus!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great Food Options – You're surrounded by great off-campus dining but it all requires money--Manhattan's expensive

3 College Freshman

Majors: If you're really interested in the Medical Field then it probably doesn't matter for you, but your schedule won't really permit you to pursue other interests between all of the required courses. As a Neural Science major, i wouldn't even be able to take any neurology courses until late in my junior year. Also, for a Global University, the only place PreMed majors can study abroad is London, which didn't appeal to me as much as some of the other campuses. I wanted to explore my interests, so I switched to a Computer Science major where I can start taking classes for that right away.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not Too Strict – It's easy to get away with anything as long as you aren't too loud or you cover up the smell. Take what you want from that.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe for New York City – The Village is pretty safe, but if you do ever feel unsafe walking home at night, NYU has a SafeRide program if you are ever at or near an NYU building after 11pm and need to get to one of the dorms. The guards are very friendly and helpful, and I haven't heard of anything being stolen yet. As far as health goes, there is a Health Wellness Center on Broadway closer to campus. They're pretty good about taking insurance, too, but if you don't make an appointment they charge you $10.

5 College Senior

Facilities: New York Is the Apple of the World – There is no place quite like New York. It is special and the opportunities it holds are immeasurable.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I Live in an Apartment. My friends tell me campus housing is great. I live in an apartment so I couldn't say.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Libraries Are Awesome – Libraries and student center are great resources. Campus is beautiful as it is set amidst Washington Square Park.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very Safe for Urban Campus – In a sometimes scary city, NYU Public Safety does a good job at keeping students safe, be it through safe rides or the like.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the professors, the dining halls, the unlimited food options, night life, and the city!

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are so many computers throughout the campus. Finding one is never a problem. However, sometimes the internet can be a little slow.

4 College Freshman

Academics: THe professors are engaging and very knowledgable. Most of them are very willing to help you and get to know you on a personal level.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There are tons of different kinds of people, not only racial diversity, but sexual, cultural and religious diveristy. The school is full of liberal students, but that's really the only thing that really holds as a huge majority.

4 College Junior

Computers: We have computer labs and they're great with awesome Mac computers that can accomplish a lot. But because everyone has laptops the computers are rarely used except for printing. The university has WiFi that is great.

4 College Junior

Academics: Profs Help Artistically – I'm in the acting program at NYU. These professors help us learn and grow but also keep you focused on being an artist in any field. They also will take personal interest in you if you get to know them personally. They take extra time to help you, because they genuinely want you to succeed.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Not Too Bad – It gets cold within a month or 2, but its totally bearable. When it snows, it's not too much, and when it's sunny out, you can get a beautiful view, if you're in the right place. Only thin is when it rains, it's kind of dreary, but what else would you expect when you're in a giant city?

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Much – it's there. there's no discrimination towards greeks or non-greeks. they have as much fun as we do.they dont really affect the campus life at all.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: some are great, some are good, some aren't so good. For the most part it's pretty decent all around except for Weinstein.. it's a dungeon.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great Professors.. If You Search. As with most schools there boring teachers and some who don't explain well but a majority of the professors are very helpful and knowledgeable.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not Sure – I'm not involved in the drug scene at my school nor do I even know anything about it.

College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Sure – I can't fairly say much about Greek life as I haven't attempted to join a sorority/fraternity or research on it at my school.

5 College Senior

Facilities: New York City Is Your Campus – You choose this school because the City is your campus, with its numerous museums, shops, restaurants and the corresponding opportunities to meet new people.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Oustanding Opportunities – The West Village, East Village, SOHO and Tribecca all offer an extraordinary potential for off-campus dining at all price ranges.


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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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