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3 College Sophomore

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

5 College Freshman

Academics: In my opinion, the academics at NYU are as good as any Ivy League education. There are so many classes available and the professors are amazing. The registration process is a total nightmare, but most people end up being happy even if they don't get their first choice of classes. Workload can be tough, but is totally doable if you are hard-working and driven. There are so many great places to study around campus, but they can definitely be crowded, especially on the weekends, so I usually get a lot of work done in my room.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: NYC has the best nightlife. You definitely need a fake to go here, but once you have a good one, it is totally worth it and very easy to go out to the local bars or clubs. There is something for everyone in this beautiful city.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I study at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where you create your own concentration. I have only wonderful things to say about the program. It is definitely geared towards students who have independence and drive, but in my opinion, it is the best of all worlds, where you can decide exactly what path to take, but with excellent guidance from the advisers and professors. For those who are interested in applying to Gallatin, I would just suggest being yourself and letting your passions and interest shine through because the school celebrates individuality and independence.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Although frats and sororities do exist, Greek life at NYU is not very prevalent. There are the occasional frat parties, but most people agree that they are not that great. It definitely does not dominate the social scene at all, but it is there for those who want that.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: it's an ITP course and with such a program I believe I'll find a job easily.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone at NYU is completely different. Every race goes here. People with different economic backgrounds and religions go here. Everyone is very accepting of others that are different here.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls at NYU vary. Most are in between cute and sexy. The styles of each girl is completely different. At least half of the guys at NYU are gay and have their own fashion sense as well.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is terrible in the city. I would rather walk, because you will get to your destination faster. Plus everything such as gyms and stores are in walking distance.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I think the important thing with NYU Financial Aid is to get aid from them EARLY in the process. If you get a larger award your freshman year, it's often much easier to make it through four years than it would be to request additional aid each year. Different schools have different amounts of merit and non-merit aid they'll give out. It's important to contact the financial aid office if you think the award isn't enough because the undergraduate schools may increase your aid if you contact them early and explain your situation.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties during freshman and sophomore year tend to be few and far between as it's difficult for people to throw parties when RAs are around policing noise. There's typically a lot of stuff to do outside of dorms, but for people who are underage the option of going to clubs, bars, etc. is pretty limited. If you want to go on a late-night adventure exploring New York City it's possible and safe if you go in a group, but otherwise options may be limited. Once people move off-campus apartment parties are more common. Sometimes people will attend warehouse parties in Brooklyn, but these are a little more complicated. My friends who go to warehouse parties typically go in a group and stay sober because of the increased risks involved. Transportation is never really a problem because the subway runs 24 hours a day. I would not recommend going to places that are too far from a subway station, however.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the excitement of New York City. I am a theater major, so New York is obviously the best place in the world for me to be. The theater is, of course, fabulous! And if you are willing to wait in line, you can get less expensive tickets. The food is unbelievable. Even the "cheap" food is somewhat expensive, but I am not a big eater and have a kitchen in my dorm so that helps. Shopping - - there is every store imaginable for whatever you need or want. I feel very safe in New York because there are always people out and about at all hours. I don't really attend sporting events, so I can't really comment on that area. And if you are looking for culture, a quick subway ride takes you to Chinatown or Little Italy, etc. The people of New York could not be nicer. Everyone was helping anyone in need when Hurricane Sandy struck. I love New York.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: NYU is as diverse as NYC! There are students of every race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. Students come from all over the world. I am in the arts, so my experience is mainly with that area and I have meet so many people from so many cultures and backgrounds.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: NYU has a housing registry which makes it easy to find other students that are looking for roommates or subletters. But if you go outside of NYU's resources there are still a million options, you just have to keep in mind it is New York City and rent will not be cheap.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: New York City's night life is incredible. Whether you're over or under 21, you can find a million things to do any night of the week. Clubbing, bar-hopping, frat parties, amazing restaurants, art gallery openings, shows, dance performances, and concerts are available at varying prices, and many can be found for free. NYU Ticket Central has great deals for Broadway shows, movie tickets, and shows put on at NYU facilities.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most NYU students drink alcohol and/or smoke, and many do other drugs, but it depends who you hang out with -- there are so many things to do in the city that you will not be bored at all if you don't do drugs. Alcohol is especially big, and most students pregame in dorms before going out to clubs, bars, or parties, which can lead to pounding back drinks very quickly in a short amount of time. It depends where you live as to how much drug policies are enforced -- some RA's are stricter than others.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at New York University is widely regarded as poor by students and by students at other schools. This makes it harder to party "with college friends," but you have the entire city to do that.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: NYU has several computer labs to choose from, and each student gets about $50 worth of free printing credit (about 500 pages) to use at these labs. They're crowded during exams and sometimes in between classes, but for the most part, they're great. Most people own their own computers, and I feel that it would be harder to get by without your own computer here, but the labs are a great resource.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Negatives: NYU has virtually no school spirit. Almost no one attends sporting events, and while some of our sports teams perform well, none are particularly notorious for winning. I was an NYU athlete on the women's cross country team for a week, and although a lot of the girls seemed to love it, a lot of my fellow freshmen classmates ended up leaving the team early, as did I. It took a long time to travel to and from suitable running routes, which I found overwhelming with schoolwork.

Positives: both our gyms -- Coles and Palladium -- are excellent. Each have a pool, and you can bike, run on treadmills, use the elliptical machine, lift weights, etc. for free, use the climbing wall at Palladium, and take dance and other athletic classes at discounted rates.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse across the different schools. Everyone is interesting and very driven in their own way and come from a variety of backgrounds.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's an open campus, so basically like youre living in new york city. Except that its in one of the better neighborhoods, so it's not horrible. But still city life regardless

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lot's of drinking in dorms and around campus. Not too visible but it's there. Also lots of smoking

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: HEOP, CSTEP (these two are in-state), and other general financial aid requests are made with a single check on a small box on the application. Of course, be sure to apply for the FAFSA to prove that you qualify. Others have a more rigorous application. Most students at NYU qualify for financial aid, so definitely apply within the university, as well as for whatever scholarships you can find that fit your situation. This page explains it better than I can:

I got a pretty good deal. While many complain about coming out of undergraduate school with thousands in debt, I'm only obligated to take out $3000/year in loans, via the HEOP program, as well as academic scholarships (my GPA is 3.516).

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4 College Senior

Majors: I'm an English major. I've found two internships in publishing (literary agencies) on Wasserman. I learned a lot about publishing, and I really enjoyed the first internship. I worked about 16 hours, unpaid, and it was really close to campus. There was typical filing and mass communications, but I learned a lot about what agents look for in writers (style, subject matter, originality, etc). The interview process was really short, and it didn't take long to hear back from my boss. She courteously canceled when she wasn't able to make it to whatever plans we had for a meeting, and if there were days she wouldn't show up when I would work, she at least made sure to email me something to do. (That's a lot better than my second internship offered for me.)

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing has changed over the years. The food used to have more options, healthier, but one dining hall has converted from tortillas to burgers, while another has become more expensive by converting from all-you-can-eat to a la carte, whose options are fancy, but not of a particularly high quality. Moving is tough because of the constant renovations to housing. For example, Brittany Hall, a freshman dorm, was shut down, leaving freshmen who would've been place there to be placed in a dorm that was already set with a population of upperclassmen for the following year. It became that some of those upperclassmen didn't have a choice in where they would be placed if enough weren't willing to move to a different dorm. Plus, some of the rooms (e.g. Hayden) look horrible, with huge, unexplainable stains on the rug. It seems like certain considerations about living comfortably aren't made in exchange for NYU lazing off on other possible accommodations. The atmosphere is iffy-every year, different people move in, so it's impossible to tell where one might enjoy living, if you want to evaluate by what kind of personalities you might encounter. Programs are nice, though. Lots of food. Freshman dorms get more participants - it's a known issue that upperclassmen dorms have somewhat disinterested students when it comes to dorm life.

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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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