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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.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Depends Solely on Your Attitude – At NYU there isn't a specific focus on one part of college life over another. So, if you're a Greek it does not make you any more popular than anyone else. Under 10 percent of the students (I believe it's 7%) are in Greek life and the university is huge so it does not dominant. Adding that to the fact that we really don't have a campus, dorms are scattered throughout the city (there is not fraternity row or sorority row) and people are doing there own thing throughout New York, Greek life here is not you're typical Greek life. I am not a Greek though I thought about pledging but from what I know most of the fraternities and sororities are very academic in nature and focused on getting you ahead.

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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

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Gyms Are Pretty Good, Walk for Good Food – the gyms are pretty good, and you have to walk for good food at palladium, kimmel, weinstein, or hayden, but its worth it

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Overwhelming – The Greek scene is definitely there if you look for it, but they don't dominate the campus like at a lot of more traditional schools. Greeks still do a lot of great service work on campus though!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great Academics, Difficult to Afford – My classes have been incredibly challenging with great professors. I can truly say that I've learned a lot; however, the constant concern about price has been very difficult to deal with. I'm still very happy with my college choice, but I wish they had more aid to offer.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Healthy Lifestyle – NYU provides many clubs and extracurricular activities that provide health and wellness classes or seminars. They focus on helping students care for their bodies and encourage long term health and wellness. In addition, all of the residence halls are in safe areas and NYU provides enough security to make students feel protected.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Absolutely Phenominal – I live in an off-campus housing but I spend most of my time near Washington square and practically live with my peers in there residence halls. Everyone is surprisingly nice because we have all something in common, we want to grow and develop. The faculty are top-notch instructors and they help the students in any way they can. There are advanced research facilities and so much learning experiences that are available.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Moderately Difficult – The advancement of my career into Psychology is catalyzed by the school's bold program. I have learned invaluable information the teachers, staff, and peer group. The most important criteria for admission is how well rounded the individual presents himself/herself. NYU is looking for people who are active and seeking to contribute more to society bigger than themselves.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Lab Only Crowed During Exams – You can sometimes catch a computer open a Bobst or in the Tisch Lobby.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Good Access – There are plenty of computer labs in the campus buildings and dorms with fast internet speed and all the essential programs. It still takes a bit of searching or patience to get a computer during finals time, however. It's a good idea to have a laptop since there are lots of places to access wireless internet and there is also wireless printing, which is great.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Big Apple – The New York City/Greenwich Village location of this school means that the events and life of the city are a part of your education. Being a student helps you get relatively inexpensive access to shows, concerts, museums and other great cultural events.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers work almost all the time and I have rarely seen a broken computer at any NYU facility. I believe that technology services are very fast at fixing or solving any problems

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: I took part in a few athletic classes, and they were pretty fun but even the teachers didn't take it very seriously. For some odd reason, sports just aren't that strong at this school. I know that basketball is a popular sport and is the most attended sports event here, but otherwise athletics don't get much attention.


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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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