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1 College Freshman

Athletics: Pretty much non-existent, at least to the majority of students. If you like a sport, the facilities are not lacking. But don't look for any school spirit, you won't find much. There is no college football team. In fact, the lack has become such a joke that NYU Football Team jerseys and shirts have actually been produced and sold. But then again, if you go to NYU, you're not really there for a varsity sport atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities range depending on where you go. Some buildings are up-to-date and current, some are dilapidated and not so recent. But the computer labs and class facilities are generally top-notch. The gyms are generally pretty okay. The one at Palladium has the most diverse and up-to-date equipment, but other gyms are pretty standard.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The buildings themselves and campus is very safe. Guards, ID checks, all the works. Rarely fear for theft or violence. However, outside of your apartment and campus can be dangerous, if you don't take necessary precautions. And since living in NYC is so integral to going to NYU, it is not an option. This is not a college town, and robbery and assault occurs, just as in any big city. Take the necessary precautions: don't go out alone at night or wear headphones, try to walk in a group as much as possible, etc. But don't let this disuade you from going to NYU, the city is part of what makes it NYU to begin with.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Coming from a fairly multicultural place to begin with, I thought NYU was alright. But hearing from classmates who came from more homogeneous places like the midwest, they are often surprised by the amount of ethnic diversity.
With regards to religious and sexual orientation, most people are very accepting towards whatever stance you have, but with a predominantly liberal/nonreligious attitude. Religious people are not necessarily in the minority. Like Republicans, they are there, just hidden. But if you ARE a card-carrying conservative, it might be difficult to find your niche here. You won't be ostracized, but you will find yourself in the minority.
And most of the people here I didn't find to be extremely wealthy- though there are many. But you'll find that most of the people are generally from a middle upper class range. Its not crazy polar states of wealth, just something you notice. The middle range of wealth is higher than most schools, and most students are pretty unworried about money. (i.e. they complain about tuition, but they can pay it without a problem).

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: While NYU is diverse in terms of ethnicity, race, religion, and sexual orientation, it is extremely homogeneous in terms of economic backgrounds and political beliefs. Most people come from wealthy backgrounds, and the students are extremely liberal. It is in these two categories that the student body is not accepting of other backgrounds.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: NYU has a lot of international students. There are a fair amount of prevalent ethnic minorities, especially Asians and Blacks. Sexual orientation diversity is in-your-face acceptable and promoted.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: Lots of options, great for vegans and kosher eating.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't really understand what the grade for this means. The drug scene at NYU is pretty big, but that comes from the bias of a music student. People usually aren't too serious about it, but will enjoy a joint or two at parties. A small percent of kids do harder drugs.

5 College Freshman

Technology: The computer labs here at NYU are great. I attend the McGhee School and every semester they add a $50.00 credit to my account for printing. Computers are always available and lab tops are available for students to use at no cost at the Bobst library.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think the food here at NYU is delicious. There are many choices from many different cultures. You can eat healthy or not, its up to you. Everything is fresh and the cooks are confident.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The snow makes you have to bundle up and trek to classes. The weather is humid when it rains, so you're wet and hot at the same time. When it gets to summer, the weather shifts from cold snow to hot and humid. On the other hand, I adapted pretty quickly, you just have to dress properly. It wasn't my ideal type of weather, but you just have to deal with it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The places on campus are good. We have multiple dining halls and food courts available--many more than my friends at other colleges have. This allows us to have many different options for food to eat. It is pretty easy to eat vegetarian or stay couture; there are less options for those who keep gluten-free though. My main criticism of the campus dining would be the hours they are kept open; some are open most of the time, but many shut down, leaving us to go to a specific dining hall all of the time.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: It's New York City, what more could you want? Don't expect to get in anywhere if you are under 21 and don't have a fake ID though. The bars and music venues near NYU are generally awful, but there are plenty of spectacular bars and clubs elsewhere; I like Williamsburg best.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Greenwich Village is a great neighborhood. Plenty to see and do, most days of the week. Not necessarily as safe and idyllic as a lot of people make it out to be though.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't big at NYU. There are plenty of groups to choose from, some more selective than others. They are a good way to get involved and meet people, but they can be quite time-consuming. The bottom line is, those who are in it make it a big part of their life. Those who aren't part of it or who don't wish to be a part of it, aren't really affected. It's a big school with many different ways to meet people and get involved. Greek life is one, but definitely does not dominate.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Although you don't see drug use when walking around campus, I hear friends and students saying that their dorms smell of the stuff every night. However, it doesn't seem to be a big deal and there hasn't been any major problems pertaining to it. Peer pressure definitely is not a problem, as no one has every pressured me or any of my non-drug user friends. I feel very safe in terms of peer pressure and drug use.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NYU really works to make sure its students are safe physically and mentally. There are a variety of numbers to call for any number of situations.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of great housing in so many different neighborhoods.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: New York is so diverse and there is a place for everyone. Campus is located so you are immersed in the culture of the city, and it is great!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is, on average, very good. Sometimes vegetables and such that are put out in the raw bar are still frozen, but on a whole the staff seems to be attentive to make sure the students are satisfied. It is very convenient that most freshman dining halls are in dorms, which is very efficient. There is always a dining hall accessible!!

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You get automatically reviewed at Tisch for grant money, and you get what you get. Appealing doesn't do anything. The rest, at least, they give you in loans. Apply for many outside scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are so many dining halls to actually choose from

4 College Freshman

Majors: Though currently undeclared, I have been taking classes in the Politics and History fields. My professors are very knowledgeable, however the large class size is not an ideal environment for my learning style.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: i love the weater in new york .... but if it a blizzard ... just relaxed and enjoy it

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: because , im so happy at NYU is become hemogeouns ... dont have any bullying or anything


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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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