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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek scene at NYU is not the typical Greek scene found at other campuses. There are many options for people who are interested in Greek life. I like how nobody is really defined by their involvement in the Greek sysytem..

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've really enjoyed my experience here so far. There is so much to do and I'm learning how to be able to do all of it. The ever-present buzz of the city is what helps me stay focused on my goals. I know that I will succeed here.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: New York University is super overcrowded. There are too many students and the classes are huge! The tuition is super high, and everything included the price tag is at a whopping $71k+. Even with financial aid it's really difficult to afford, and I have to take out loans to be able to live on campus. The classes are pretty good, but I would enjoy it more if I didn't have to worry about the cost everyday!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The facilities are nice. The fact that you're living in New York is what really makes housing that much more expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I go to their parties. They are perceived by the general community as primarily cliquey.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: NYU is not really known for its athletics. I'm fine with that because I feel that if they were more invested in sports, most of my tuition would be going there rather than academics.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like the university; however, it is quite expensive and I do believe their Environmental Studies department needs some rewriting.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As far as college dorms are concerned NYU offers great options that offer different experiences depending on the type of person you are. For those looking for a community most of the dorms offer a "Stream" which unites a group of people on the same floor around a common interest (theatre, food, science, nature, etc.), and those looking to pursue a community outside of their dorm can find that elsewhere. While some dorms are further away from campus there are some right on campus. Not all dorms have dining halls and those that do are typically closer to campus but many of the dorms have kitchens to compensate for this. The housing process can be tricky at times, but of course, as with most things, being prepared and having alternate options to your top choice makes it a little less painless.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While the school is undeniably uncomfortably large and global, which can understandably be off-putting to some, once you do find where you belong (academically, socially, etc.) it is the best feeling and extremely satisfying. NYU offers a wealth of classes and opportunities, which can be overwhelming for some and extremely liberating for others. Whether at home in NYC or abroad NYU offers the very best opportunities, but admittedly for a very specific kind of person who is perhaps more independent than his or her peers. While the administration can be frustrating with its choices (e.g. constant expansion, an already high tuition increasingly growing) the professors, the departments, and the communities make putting up with the administration worth it, and with a new president already doing much good I have no doubt that the few criticisms that I have of NYU will be resolved in time. NYU is truly a one of a kind academic experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would say if you go to Stern the degree is invaluable. Gallatin- not so much. If you make your concentration something you can get a job in, then yeah. Tisch is great, CAS is also great. Yeah, its pretty much solid.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU is still struggling to define what a community is. We have fragmented groups, but, like other colleges, we don't have that annual rival football game where everyone gets together with their friends and cheer for the home team. It sucks that we will always be fragmented, but somewhat, unified.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Each dorm has a security guard 24/7. But depending on where your dorm is, you have to be cautious and alert if you're walking back from Bobst after a long day of studying. Be aware of your surroundings.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I feel like Freshman Dorms have a greater community, but after that, they just push you further and further out. Also, housing priority decreases as you go on with school- aka if you're a senior, you probably won't get housing :(.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I rushed for Delta Kappa Delta, but ended up not accepting my bid due to personal reasons. Other than that, the small number of sororities and frats we do have, do a lot of community service, and finish off well with their annual Dance-a-Thon.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: People just don't care about sports, unfortunately. Few people show up to the basketball games and hockey games, and we don't even have a football team.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Favorite experiences were the College Cohort Program. There were a lot of fun trips we went on including Coney Island, community service, and a trip to Fiddler on the Roof Musical.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is actually better than I thought considering that this school is in New York City. I feel perfectly fine walking around way late at night.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are more or less amazing in their field, some being renowned depending the field. Class sizes are perfectly fine and appropriate for the specific class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some people say you go to NYU for the name, which is technically true. But people say this for a reason. NYU is pretty prestigious so it's not really a bad thing.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love my dorm Coral. I live in a room with 5 roommates (6 total including myself) and it's the best living situation I've had in terms of spaciousness. It is also in the Union Square area which is still close to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I know NYU is super strict about Greek life actually.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I work at the gym and it's not that bad. NYU isn't really a sports school anyways, so not sure what everyone really expects.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had the best experience here. I cannot believe that I've been able to go to a school that prides itself on its diversity. I never thought I could feel so comfortable here, and this is a place that I feel is my home.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For the most part, it's pretty good. I did have a consistent rodent problem last semester at Carlyle, but other than that, I guess the rest wasn't too bad.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Three of my roommates from freshman year are in Greek Life and they often times don't get much sleep because of their involvement.

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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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