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3 College Junior

Campus Food: All the Same – The food everywhere is the same. I felt like I ate the same things over and over again. Also, meal plans are way over-priced.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Get Ready to Be Written up – The dorm life is great, but you have to keep it quiet because you're almost guaranteed to get written up if you're not.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus Life – The city is your playground. There's always something to do!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great Experience – Professors, curriculum, advisers, opportunities, people, and of course, location, location, location.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Excellent Professors and Interesting Classes – Every professor is accomplished and able to help you in a unique way. Do not be afraid to get involved.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Wander in Any Direction – And you will find anything and everything you could ever crave. Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Thai and many price points as well. Competition is intense in the city since there are so many restaurants, so even "cheap" restaurants are better than most "moderate" restaurants in other cities.

5 College Junior

Local Area: The City Never Sleeps – New York University is a terrific experience. Located in New York, New York, the city is as big or as small as you choose to make it. Something for everyone is available at the university and in the city. Shopping, food, culture, sports, concerts of all varieties are abundant. The school provides opportunities to meet new friends and explore it all.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: A Major for Everything – NYU has a diverse array of majors, so each student can find an area of study that interests him or her.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Very Dramatic Changes – In New York City, it gets unbearably hot in the summer and unbearably cold in the winter. There is plenty of rain and humidity, and the smell of body odor gets really bad in crowded areas during the summer.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Busy Urban Atmosphere – The atmosphere at NYU is very urban and no-nonsense. It's a dog eat dog world, but if you tough it out, you'll love it.
Lots to do in the city, many internship opportunities. Washington Square Patk is beautiful so you get your fill of nature.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – NYU is located in a great area of the city. I never feel unsafe when I am in school

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Find a room mate and a good rental agent and you are good to go.

5 College Junior

Diversity: NYU is what New York is all about! People from all over the world working together as a union.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Despite what many people may believe it is not super hard to find off-campus housing in Manhattan. Three of my friends recently started renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Stuy Town for 3,600 per month (1,200 per person). While this may seem very expensive, for a three bedroom that includes amenities (electric, WiFi, water, heat, ect.), parking, and other nice features (gym, parking garage, ect.) This is also less expensive than forming. Many NYU kids dorm in Stuy Town, as well as in many other, cheaper areas. Most of these are near campus and in largely safe areas with some form of building security. The only con to off campus housing, in my opinion, is that you may miss out on making friends if you do it during your freshman, or even sophomore year, however after junior year, it's the smartest thing to do in terms of being cost efficient.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU has two gyms/athletic centers, one of which has a pool. There is also the Gramercy Dorm, on 23rd street, which is somewhat removed from the immediate campus area and has its own dorm. The student center is spacious and hosts both student and university run activities. Bobst Library is somewhat intimidating looking, but it's huge and has an extensive collection, as well as countless computer labs, cheap printing, and different types of study spaces (personal cubicles, group study rooms that students and entire classes can request, silent study rooms, an area for watching films, and a cafeteria style study room where speaking is allowed). NYU's facilities are top-notch. A few buildings definitely need to be renovated, but a lot of them are in the process of being fixed, and those that have been recently fixed look great.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is no better place for night life than NYC. A lot of people will tell you that you need a fake ID to have fun, but that's completely untrue. I've lived in NYC all my life and I don't have one. There are 18+ parties constantly and a lot of bars downtown don't really care. Some of them aren't the greatest, but once and a while there are some fun ones. Besides the club and bar scene, there are so many concerts, shows, and hookah bars. There's also the option of movies and dinner out at great restaurants, as well as campus events. For transportation, the subway system is easy and close to campus. If you're traveling a group, you're fine even if its late. However, if you're traveling alone/with only a couple of other people, the best thing to do is take a yellow cab, which will accept cash or credit/debit.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is largely ignored at NYU by non-Greeks, but I know that people involved seem to enjoy it. I think you either get a penthouse in one of the dorms or an apartment somewhere. The parties usually aren't the greatest :/ However I've heard Greek life is great for networking and making friends.

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.

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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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