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1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Oh boy. I don't even know where to begin with this one. I will start by saying...if you are a heterosexual female looking for a serious relationship with an attractive guy who actually takes commitment seriously, then please, please, please, DO NOT under any circumstances come to this school! I cannot emphasize that enough. From my experience I can say there are three types of guys who go here: short (as in 5'5" and under), disgustingly repulsive, geeky Asian, Indian, or Jewish guys who want a relationship (but you won't date them because they don't meet your standards), scruffy, bearded faux hipster, "lumbersexual" bums with greasy man buns (who look like they just walked out of a homeless shelter) or semi decent but not amazing looking fratty "dude bros" who are just looking for a good time. You want a nice, tall, goodhearted, handsome, all-American man with strong values and husband worthy potential? Too bad! You won't find him here. I have seriously considered transferring because the dating scene for straight women is just THAT bad. I'm not even kidding. Now excuse me while I lay down with my "boyfriend pillow" and cry.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: New York has some pretty amazing restaurants! Sure, they can get rather expensive if you go to them all the time, but it's nice to go out to eat every once in a while. There's definitely a lot of variety in offerings, from pizza to sushi to ramen to Mexican! You can find virtually anything here! As a student you will likely become very acquainted with Seamless, a food delivery app that practically everyone I know uses, some more than others. Many restaurants will deliver to the residence halls, but you'll need to go down to the lobby to pick up your food.

4 College Freshman

Administration: NYU isn't really any more or less "strict" than other schools, but I guess whether or you think it's strict depends on what type of person you are and what type of "activities" you like to get involved with. NYU is super lenient when it comes to guests and fairly average on everything else. No one is made to feel like a criminal, but you don't see people constantly getting away with crimes either.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence halls themselves are fairly nice, depending on how much you/your parents are willing to pay. Some of the buildings (like Rubin) are very old while others (like University Hall and Gramercy Green if you're an upperclassman) are fairly new. The rooms are very nice considering they're dorms, and they all have private bathrooms, which is a huge plus.

The housing process is relatively simple for incoming freshmen, and most people get either their first or second choice. The only problem is that you cannot pick your own roommates or what room you live in (your first year, that is), which leads to the possibility of ending up in a good or bad room with someone who's either amazing, okay, or just plain awful, all based on a completely pointless and vague survey (if you want to know how I fared, I probably had the worst roommate imaginable- my case was rather extreme though). If you're an upperclassman, that's when housing can get really tricky. To put it plainly, if you don't get an amazing housing time, well then you're out of luck, because rooms go fast and many people end up coming out of the lottery not knowing where they're going to live, even though they've been guaranteed a room. Rising sophomores have highest priority, but not even that guarantees a quad in Gramercy or a single in Alumni- as someone with "top priority", I got placed into Lafayette, for instance.

To sum it up, NYU dorms are nice, but I have to dock some major points for the terrible and unfair lottery process.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am a commuter student.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are various options for off-campus dining. Costs range from cheap to average price and there are usually 10% discounts for NYU students.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't attended a party at NYU but the events offered in Skirball and through NYU's site are amazing.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The officers and Public Safety are very friendly and welcoming.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial process was relatively easy. I got the money I needed based on need and merit.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: My friends usually meal swipe me, and I love the staff and the quality of the food at Palladium and Kimmel.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am a commuter student. I cannot afford campus housing.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Good for the location and great facilities in general, etc.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: In my experience, so many courses that you don't learn almost anything in the whole semester and you feel so bad because you paid too much money for every course. In my case, just few of them were worthy. Of course I understand this is my particular case in my particular program. There are students of other schools at NYU that are much happier because it's not the same Steinhardt than Stern!!!

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's Ok but I'm disappointed. I expected more from NYU Steinhardt.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Good facilities but too many people at the gym all the time

3 College Senior

Administration: It is OK but not great

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It's OK but the scholarships that Steinhardt offer are quite low

2 College Senior

Campus Food: The quality of food is pretty bad

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Went into it excited, hated it by the end of the first semester, but loved it again by the end of the first year, and stayed that way through graduation for the most part. There are huge improvements that could be made, mostly on the administrative policy side, but I enjoyed my time.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: You can study an amazing range of things- it's really too bad that it's too expensive to stay for a decade or two taking different classes.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Everything you want is here, as long as you put the effort into going to look for it. This school is best for independent-minded individuals who love the city life and handle stress well.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: NYU also really isn't big on Greek life. The only time you see/hear about them is the gay frat's on campus- events.

1 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: NYU isn't really big on athletics, and what is out there isn't advertised well or emphasized at all really. Very little participation, even fewer people actually go as spectators.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: If you can afford it and/or don't mind commuting from Queens or Brooklyn, it's great. If you're on a budget or want to be right near classes, staying on campus is better in pretty much every way.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: It's NYC. If you can't find the cuisine you want here, it doesn't exist. Can get pricey depending on what you're looking for, but there's always $1 falafel.

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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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