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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It offers the best NYC experience.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love New York University. I was never looking for the typical college experience-the one that included big football games and seemingly mandatory greek life and huge parties. That is why I love that my school is in the heart of New York City, and I have a whole city to explore outside of just a campus. The focus isn't just on sports and soroities-but on getting out into the real world, meeting people from all over the world, and making a difference. My randomly selected suitemates have become my best friends, and I am now close to people from five different countries, and all over the US as well. There are so many clubs and groups to be a part of on campus, and I have had so much fun being involved in the radio station and inter mural soccer. The gyms and dining halls are amazing, and I loved my dorm as well. I actually am excited to attend my classes, and getting to discuss what we are learning in class. All of my professors have been so great and understanding. The more I talk about my school, the more I miss it! This has been the longest summer of my life, being away. I would choose my school all over again in a heartbeat, because freshman year was the absolute best year of my life so far.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU changed my life in ways I can't even begin to describe. The thing about NYU that you will continue to hear is that the NYU experience is NOT a traditional college experience, and that is absolutely right. If you want to go to a small school where you know everybody and sit out in the lawn and talk about the party that happened last night than NYU is not for you. But, if you're into getting a head start on your career through incredible internships, meeting students from all around the world (and I mean all around the world), using one of the most historic parks in the world (Washington Square park) as your quad and studying in the most incredible city in the world.. then you'll find a place at NYU. One thing I will advise to any incoming freshman is to take advantage of all the opportunities given to you, NYU will throw at you endless events, free things/tickets (so many things to list) that it maybe will become overwhelming.. but choose something your passionate in and go for it. I am a strong believer that NYU is the best university in the world. I turned down brown, williams and berkley for NYU and I'm glad i did! come here!

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Best school ever. Great faculty. Awesome classes. Amazing community. Couldn't ask for more.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NYU- the name itself is classy. One of the coolest universities in the world, located in a diverse setting in the heart of New York City. The professors here are well renowned and helpful. It has more branches across the globe than any other university could ever handle. I would say it is the most active university in the social networking sector, and thousands of high school students dream to be a part of it. Well it is the modern 21st century college. But it all comes with a price... The expenses of attending this wonderful institution are an obstacle to many of those who manage to get accepted. Just hope its endowment will increase over the years so that more talented students can be a part of it.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The NYC lifestyle is great. I am looking forward to exploring everything I can for the next 4 years to make the most out of the experience.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love NYU. The school itself is good, but the opportunities that it has offered me through my chosen major are fantastic. Class sizes are small and intimate. Professors are understanding.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have met some of the greatest people here. NYU has tons of professors who care about you and what you learn and it makes for a great learning environment. Unfortunately, the school is extremely overpriced and the administration spends its money irresponsibly. As a result, students are left with crippling debt while the administration parties at their vacation homes in the hamptons.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's a good school. It's not for everyone. It's weird socially, but academically I wouldn't trade it for any other school.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to find a place in a good location

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Never spent much time partying

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty good but not much chance to eat it

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Best dining hall is Kimmel in my opinion

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't get financial aid or scholarship from NYU

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love NYU campus. My dorm is renovated.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Being in lower Manhattan is amazing because there's endless options for food.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everyone probably knows by now that NYU is terrible with giving money

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its a city so its hard to have spacious housing, but NYU is the best you'll get for a city in terms of quality.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you can afford it

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City! You can have anything here!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: NYU is not very strict at all, but don't get crazy

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: If you know how to work it and where to go

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU is terrible when it comes to giving any aid.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: NYU housing quality increases with cost.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I actually learn something new everyday, and not just in the classroom.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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