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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of my classes have been pretty small. I've had a few large gen-ed classes that were lecture style, but these bigger classes always have small recitations with TAs that help every student. My teachers are professionals in their fields and most of them have conducted studies or research, and have written books of the highest quality on their focus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU has a very large and amazing facility called the Wasserman center that is specifically for NYU students or alumni to find jobs or internships.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Being in a huge city definitely has its pros and cons. However, there are more risks involved in an open campus like ours in a huge metropolitan area than there are in a small, rural closed campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: NYU housing is really convenient. Most dorms have dining halls, and all freshmen dorms are very close to classes.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm very biased to this question because I myself am in a Greek organization. I think the Greek life is great honestly. It's not as huge and all-encompassing as it is in other schools and that's why I love it. You get what you put into it. You don't have to go to every single event and if you don't, no one will judge you for it. Greek life here is an amazing platform for you to make amazing connections with like-minded people. Some of my best friends are in my sorority and you know what, some of my best friends are non-Greeks. It's not a huge deal. We don't haze, you can live with other sisters if you want to, and events are there for you to enjoy. NYU is such a huge school so a lot of the time, you might not know most of the people in your immediate surroundings. Since joining Greek life, there's at least always one person or even one sister that I can sit down next to and who can introduce me to other people. My sorority pushes me to get better grades by having a (high) minimum GPA and by bi-weekly reserving a study room in the library for you to study at. I have friends at other schools where being a part of a Greek organization is practically mandatory if you want to have an inkling of a social life. At NYU it's completely up to you.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports at NYU aren't the main focus, and that's 100% okay with me. Most of the kids that go to NYU go there for the unique opportunities that only NYU can offer, and the arduous yet amazing curriculum NYU has. That being said, if you want to join a varsity or club sport, you can! NYU is a division 3 school so the kids that play sports here play it for the love of the game. Athletic funding mostly comes from Alumni donations. Although we're not a typical campus, and there's no tailgates or crazy football games or anything, we have enough to offer for everyone to be happy.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my university. I was absolutely petrified when I was going through the college application process because I had no idea where I wanted to go. My family and I came to this country when I was really little and we didn't really have anyone to go to for advice on scholarships or picking the right college or anything else. All of my friends from high school were staying in-state, and most of them went to a community college. I applied to the in-state colleges, but I always knew I wanted to experience something else. What that "else" was I couldn't have been able to tell you if my life depended on it. A few weeks before my senior year started, my mom and I made a last-minute decision to visit the out-of-state colleges that I was thinking of applying to. When I got to Washington Square Park, I knew that NYU was where I wanted to be. They say that NYU is in and of the city, and this statement couldn't be more true. During my time here, I've fallen head over heels in love with the city and the university itself. I found what I was looking for in the school's diversity, the intense but fulfilling classes, and being right in the center of the greatest city in the world. Something that I thought was really amazing was how easy they integrate a myriad of people from so many different places. Dorm policy for freshmen is random selection of roommates except that the roommates can't be from the same area in the world you're from. I'm from Miami, Florida and my roommate was from Palo Alto, California. We were practically neighbors considering that I have friends from India, China, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, and Switzerland to name a few. We have the opportunity to join so many clubs and activities that it's impossible not to make a good friend from anywhere else.

We may not technically have a campus, but the city itself is our playground. I have the honor of being able to explore all of New York City and its surroundings and study at an amazing school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some teachers were not qualified. Students were very competitive.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Founders during my first year and I loved it. The room was incredibly spacious and I had a view of the Empire State Building! I know people who were not as lucky but I thought it was fantastic.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not personally a part of Greek life, but I have a number of friends who are. They seem to enjoy to it! It's not a huge presence on campus but it is definitely there.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are definitely sports teams, but if you are really into having big football games and all that jazz, NYU is not your place.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Coming to NYU was the best decision I have ever made!

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Here's hoping something turns up. It's 50/50 honestly.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: NYU while generally safe, turns a blind eye to sexual assault, to the point that victims choose not to go to the school for help because they get blamed.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's a simple process if you can get in, and everything is taken care of for you. But if you don't get placed- forget about getting any help.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Don't choose this school based on it's Greek life.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: NYU has a lot to offer and can be extremely rewarding- if you're willing to put forth the effort.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All of the classes I've taken are relatively small in size. The professors are the best in their field with tons of awards and professional experience

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think NYU's location in the city provides for plenty of internship programs, and there are constantly job fairs and networking events

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: All of the buildings, including the library, require access with your school ID which promotes safety.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gyms they've built are really nice, although athletics themselves are almost entirely ignored

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU is expensive, but I feel that it provides you with the resources and connections necessary to break into the competitive work force. While not having a campus makes socialization difficult, its location couldn't be better for job opportunity.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The quality of my classes has been very high. I have obviously had some professors that have been better than others, but they all seem very knowledgeable and like they are passionate about their subject. There is a great variety of courses, although sometimes it can be difficult if you want to take a lot of classes outside of your school. Some people complain about large class sizes but I have had a wide range, from several hundred in a lecture hall to about ten in a discussion-style class. The intro classes are obviously larger, but I think once you really get into your major the class size comes down considerably. Overall, I love this school!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The NYU name definitely has prestige, and connections will help get your foot in the door in whatever industry you're pursuing. The career center also has many helpful services.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are public safety officers in every building, and most buildings you have to show/swipe your ID before you're allowed in the building. There's no formal campus and it's a big city, so it's good to pay attention, but I have never really felt unsafe around campus.

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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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