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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Do Not Bring a Car – If you could actually find parking, I'd say that the cost is not completely outrageous and there is even free parking near campus. However, this being Manhattan, it is nearly impossible to find parking. On the bright side, you don't really need a car. For commuters, taking public transportation into the city is quicker and easier than a car anyway, especially during rush hour. For students living on campus, there's really no reason to bring a car from home. Everything one needs is in walking distance, and different trains are all around "campus." If a person were to drive and needed parking, their best bet would probably be a parking garage, but those are super expensive.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Huge School - So Something for Everyone – There are all types at NYU - hipsters, serious business students, artsy kids, slackers - the girls seem kind of unapproachable

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Tough to Find and Expensive – NYC is famous for being very expensive. Being close to Washington Sq. is especially hard to find and expensive.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Available If You Want to Use – Not much hard drug use that I've seen. Mostly smoking and drinking

2 College Junior

Scholarships: NYU is relatively stingy about giving out financial aid and meeting each student's entire financial needs. This upcoming fall, my brother will also be attending college and my family is feeling the strain of steep tuition bills even more. NYU failed to increase my financial aid even after I made multiple requests and despite my mother now having to put two children through college.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Diverse but Segregated – NYU brings in a high percentage of international students and racially diverse students because of the college being in NYC, a labeled melting pot city in itself. With this being said, however, students tend to hangout with 'like' students and it's not rare that you'll find a group of all Korean students or a group of all Indian students exclusively hanging out together.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking, Cigarettes, and Adderall Most Popular – Adderall and Ritalin recreational usage is high and it is relatively easy to get ahold of. Drinking and smoking pot are popular dorm activities and Residential Advisors (RA) are lax about these two drugs, generally speaking.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The varsity sports at NYU are underrated overall. Despite NYU's Division III status, the basketball team and soccer team show an abundance of pride, dedication, and passion for their respective sport and more importantly, for their school. NYU sports and intramural teams provide students like me with a taste of traditional university lifestyle and connectedness.

3 College Junior

Technology: Bring Your Own – During finals all the computer labs are full and you better bring your own to get your work done.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Amazing department with great professors. The classes are big for the core courses but if you approach the professors and start interacting with them they immediately open up and you will get to know them very will. They city is a great place to search for internship or jobs liked to this major . The classes are tough and the workload is pretty intense but this is one of the best majors at NYU and top ranked in the US so it's understandable.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: NYC... No Comment Needed – It's NYC! Every corner has amazing food. There are cheap and very expensive options but you will never run out of them.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: No for Everybody – Personally it have been a great experience and I no way regret coming to NYU. The education, city, friendships extracurricular.... all are exceptional. But it isn't for everybody.You really have to be ready to live in the city and not "need" a traditional campus. It's the perfect university if you are looking for its unique type. Those who hate it couldn't handle it.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: You'll Find One – We have so many majors and such great professors in each field that you can change majors (like from Engineering to Acting) and not really be worried about how well the professors and classes are in that major.

Plus, we have our own SCHOOL (Gallatin School of Individualized Study) where you can create your own major. It has advisors, classes and everything.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: We have two gyms (one of which is beautiful and the other which is on its way to being revamped). A lot of buildings are modern and somehow mix rather well with the older buildings of New York. And, if you can count on NYU for anything, you can count on them renovating old spaces into aesthetically pleasing spaces or opening new spaces on a regular basis. Next fall, they are opening up a revamped dining hall.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Considering It's Cafeteria Food . . . A lot of people complain about the food here, but I really don't understand why. Sure, it can get a bit monotonous, but it's cooked well, there's a good variety, and most of the staff are super friendly.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's NYC. C'mon. We are SO not lacking food. Whether you're in the east village by Chinatown or Little Italy, wandering Noho, or cruising through Midtown, you will never have a problem finding delicious and cheap food. Some personal recommendations that are located in Greenwich Village: Cafetasia (mostly Thai, but really an assortment of Asian cuisine), Peanut Butter & Co. (delicious and unique peanut butter sandwiches), Mao's (very cheap falafel!).

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Best Campus for Safety I've Ever Seen – It's an open campus, but you have to swipe in with your ID card at every building and check in every single guest. There are public safety vans that run all hours of the night and will transport you from any NYU building to another NYU building without asking any questions. I have never felt unsafe on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: No Understanding of What a Dollar Is – . . . but that is to be expected when most of them are living off their parents' dough. Everyone is attractive and well-dressed but not usually very friendly. You'll have to work hard to really find your best friends here among the throngs of snooty preps. That said, fellow students are surprisingly helpful when you're in a jam, even if not necessarily personable.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants Everywhere You Look – NYC has a ton of restaurants. I live around the Weinstein area, and there are a lot of great restaurants nearby. Crepe a Way is delicious and pretty cheap. Peanut Butter and Co is amazing if you're into peanut butter, although it is a little expensive.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: You Can Never Get Bored – At NYU, you have all of New York City at your fingertips. There are countless things to do, from shopping to museums to parks to concerts.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: At NYU, there are countless different programs, colleges, and majors. Everyone is different, and each student that I have met is very accepting of others.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It's Okay – The process is relatively straight forward, but the deadlines and bureaucracy make it hard to apply.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks Don't Have a Presence – Greeks are a minority on campus, and aren't seen as a big part of the school scene.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Good for New York City – The gyms are a bit small, and some buildings such are pretty much dilapidated, but considering it's NYC and real estate is pricey, the facilities are pretty decent.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not That Safe – my roommate almost got stabbed and I know a girl who was sexually abused by a stranger. its NYC, so not that safe

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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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