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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: NYU's Public Safety Office is a great resource and very good at its job most of the time

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a very good school and a very good degree to have so prospects are very good

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is good, but much more expensive than off campus housing and has too many rules to follow to be worthit

2 College Junior

Greek Life: There is not much of a Greek presence at NYU, only 13% of the school, so it is not a big deal

3 College Junior

Athletics: It is not known as a sports school but the ones we are involved in we do pretty well in

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love NYU and its a fantastic melting pot of cultures and talents!

5 College Junior

Party Scene: It's New York City. There's no better nightlife in the world whether you're underage or not. Something is always going on no matter what. Learn the subways but also expect to use Uber or Lyft a lot too, as navigating the underground while drunk or high is a little stressful sometimes. Also cheap late night pizza is your new best friend.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: The best thing about NYU is that Greek parties aren't your only option; more often than not you'll find yourself at a non-Greek party. It's not impossible to get away with partying in the dorms, but off-campus parties are way more common and a lot less stressful. Hope you're not afraid of heights, because rooftops are the most popular place to get together!

5 College Junior

Academics: Professors are truly passionate about what they teach, even if not all of them are the best at teaching, that's where TA's come in! For the most part the curriculum involved with getting a degree is very well-rounded with lots of opportunities for electives and other passions. Registration is pretty easy to manage, but frustrating as an underclassman because you probably won't get the time or professor or topic you wanted for a class very often. The workload is probably what most students were used to in high school, the tricky part is making sure you study and get your reading done with all of the distractions of NYC right outside your door. If you study hard and ask questions and do the reading you'll get a good grade, there's no special secret or trick; just try hard. There are tons of options to take part in research or special study programs too.

5 College Junior

Diversity: NYU's diversity is a huge part of the reason I decided to transfer there. All types of people come from all over the world and everybody is accepting and respectful of each other. NYU encourages an open dialogue among students rather than arguments, and there are dozens of clubs and organizations at NYU dedicated to teaching people about different cultures and ways of life.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: People drink underage. People smoke weed. That's just how it is. At NYU though, nobody will pressure you into anything you don't want to do. Your friends won't treat you differently if you decide to stay sober at a party, and will most likely be respectful and polite of your decision not to drink or use drugs. Smart people go to this school, and a lot of times they like to cut loose on the weekends, but everybody goes at their own pace and nobody judges you no matter how much or little you do. Policy enforcement is pretty reasonable. If you stumble drunk into your dorm hall you won't be bothered as long as you can walk on your own, and unless you're being incredibly loud or your room smells like weed, the RA's will leave you alone.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I started out as a Psych major in CAS, but realized pretty quickly that I was more interested in pursuing other things. While I was still in CAS I was able to take classes that counted towards the new major I was applying to, so when I was accepted to the MCC program in Steinhardt, I wasn't far behind! Because of recitations your schedule will always be a nice balance between large lectures and smaller classes, and students have a huge range of options when it comes to choosing classes to take, especially electives and cross-school minors. TA's are for the most part very eager to help you with whatever you need, and professors are passionate about what they do. Most grading is curved pretty nicely and it's very fair; If you study and do the reading and ask questions you will get a good grade. And though extra credit isn't always offered, some courses will drop your lowest test score at the end of the semester.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Within 3 weeks of transferring I had an internship in the field of business I was interested in, and to this day NYU has proven to be an incredibly valuable resource to me as I start to explore my career options in detail. I'm poised as a rising junior to be offered a job upon graduation, and am confident I will find something in NYC after graduating as well. The career center is a wonderful resource and they will help you every step of the way when applying for a job - take advantage of them! It's their job to get you hired somewhere and their connections are extensive and invaluable. Always search for jobs on NYU's CareerNet, NYU alums love to hire current NYU students and in New York the university is a pretty big name. Once a semester there is a large career fair as well, if you have previous experience already the fair is a great place to gauge employees' interest in you and start to apply for internships or full-time jobs.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on either of NYU's campuses (Brooklyn or Manhattan). Greenwich Village is probably the safest area in all of NYC, but NYU still puts a lot of measures in place to make sure their students feel safe. You can't get into any NYU building without your ID card, they have shuttle systems during the day and late at night if you've pulled an all nighter at Bobst and don't want to walk by yourself at 3AM. The student health centers are super accessible and convenient as well, they have walk in appointments and a student pharmacy all in the same place.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Palladium is a great building because of its social nature and the fact that you have direct access to the fitness center (with a rock climbing wall!) and the best NYU dining hall - The Palladium food is the best food I've ever seen at a college dining hall. Not only do you have dozens of choices every single night, you get brunch on the weekends and a convenience store. The rooms themselves are pretty spacious, it's not often you'll get to live in a 2 bedroom Union Square apartment in NYC, so enjoy it while it lasts. Greenwich Hall is great too because you feel like you're living in your own neighborhood and you get cleaning once a week. I'm excited to move off campus and get my own place, but I really did love the dorms while I was in them.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not Greek myself, but I have tons of friends in Greek life. Whether you're Greek or not literally has no effect on your life whatsoever. If you're Greek, you'll hang out with Greek and non-Greek friends equally, and vice versa. If you're worried about your social life its highly recommended you rush, because the Greek program here is great and you'll meet tons of people, but if you don't want to rush you'll meet just as many people in your classes and clubs and dorm. NYU is an extremely social school, nobody cares what letters you wear, or if you wear any at all!

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Seeing as there are so many other things to do in NYC than attend school games, our student involvement in sports is relatively low. It can be fun to go to a game every once in a while, but NYU's identity definitely does not revolve around its sports teams, even though the teams themselves are incredibly talented. Plus, most games are pretty far away from campus/the area where people live, so it's kind of out of the way. You're much more likely to see students hanging out on the WSP lawn together or meeting up at Joe's Pizza in Union Square late at night than at a soccer game or swim meet.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I transferred here after my freshman year of college in a place I hated. It has been a dream come true so far. So many doors have been opened for me both socially and academically. This city is full of energy and ambition and the students at NYU all share the desire to succeed. This school is the perfect fit for extroverted, ambitious dreamers who want to make something out of themselves.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SO many of my friends already have internships their first year of college. Whether they found these positions through NYU connections or outside NYU connections I have no idea. But definitely many opportunities!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Don't worry about being in NYC as a student. I still feel like it's safe for me to walk alone at night around WSP.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pros: You're really a part of the community

Cons: The lottery is stupid and yes there are good dorms and bad dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Join or don't. No difference.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not a big deal on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love NYU because although it's incredibly challenging as a science major, every person who has been in a position to help me has done so.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's a kind of diversity in courses. There are small, big classes, harsh, easier teachers, and whatnot. Overall, NYU has great facilities and staff to help students achieve great things.

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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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