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1 College Senior

Athletics: This is very widely known: NYU is an artsy school, not a sports school! DO NOT come to NYU if your life passion is sports. We do have two great gyms (one is getting upgraded) and there are teams and inter-mural teams. But if you're looking for a competitive college sports team, don't look here. School spirit wise, there isn't much of that either. There is no, whole school community feeling. But people are very proud to go to NYU and they express it on their own, with their friends, not at stadiums.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Really, There Is No Comparison to NYC – This is a no-brainer. I mean, it's one of the reasons people want to go to NYU, because of NYC. What can I really say? Everything you heard is true--all the crazy stuff, amazing opportunities, awful experiences. You can have the best time of your life here, and you can have your lowest lows. But one thing that is consistent is the constant stimulation. You will not be bored, and you will definitely be challenged. And the city is so beautiful.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Brooklyn Is Your Best Bet – Many people opt for off-campus housing after their freshman year because of the high housing cost. I did the math, and the cost of living on camps is about $300 more expensive, per month, for the same kind of living arrangements off campus (single in suite vs. private room in shared apartments). Albeit you will not have such a great location that housing provides. But taking into account the number of college students renting apartments in many lively neighborhood, and the efficiency of the subway, there is no reason why a college student NEEDS to live in the village.

The best and most NYU-populated neighborhoods include:

-Williamsburg
-Bushwick
-Clinton Hill
-Fort Green

This list is ordered in decreasing cost of living.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: MS in Publishing – The NYU-SCPS MS in Publishing program is exceptional. Not only is each class tailored to the specific needs of the students, classes are kept small so as to best facilitate learning. Instructors are all industry professionals and students are given prime networking opportunities within the publishing industry that they would not have otherwise should they purused an alternate post graduate program.

5 College Junior

Majors: Great Instructors – NYU has the most amazing professors. The professors care a lot about the students and there are many outlets to get extra help. I am studying economics and feel that my program is more advanced than many other programs around the country.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: NEW YORK CITY – Off-Campus Dining is incredible. THere are thousands and thousands of restaurants to choose from in NYC and you can have basically anything delivered to you.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Great Experience – It takes a certain type of person to attend NYU. It is really part of the city, which is amazing.

The professors are incredible. I have made lasting relationships with most of my professors and they have taught me more than I expected. All of my professors have terminal degrees in their fields.

It can be difficult to make friends, but it becomes easy when you get involved in clubs or dorm activities.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Basically Nonexistent – parking in the city is impossible as it is, and even on the rare occasion that you do find parking, chances are you'll be returning every two hours to fill the muni-meter.

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1 College Senior

Parking: It's NYC of course it will be hard to find parking.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Nice Apartments in the Area – There are really nice apartments in the area that allow you to work and feel free. Shopping can be done at all hours, great restaurants surround the neighborhood.
Rent is high, but that is not a surprise in NYC

2 College Junior

Administration: Dorm Is Another Story. The campus isn't a big deal but the dorms are pretty tightly guarded.

2 College Junior

Weather: The Extremems – It's nice in the fall and Spring but Summer and Winter are pretty extreme.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pros and Cons – The food is pretty good and you get a lot of options. You get tired of the food eventually (as do college students across the nation) but there are 7 Dining Halls (which usually have tons of options-Kosher, Vegan, Indian,....) here to choose from. Much better chance of liking food than you will often get at another college that say has 1 Dining Hall.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: You're Have a Good Bet With Any Major You Choose Here – The people here are diverse but the majors they choose are just as diverse-Econ, Creative Writing, Engineering, Musical Theater,....
Just know that if you want to change majors you will have to apply to the school that has that major which can be really tough (especially for the Stern School of Business and Tisch School of Performing Arts). Internal transfers won't always be easy. What can you do? Everyone who attends NYU is pretty talented.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Most of the labs here are equipped with Mac computers with really big screens. So excellent that I'll often use them even if I brought my own laptop already. But, then you might go to another lab that has really, REALLY slow computers.
The computer labs do get crowded in the 15 min between classes (when people are trying to print papers and do last minute touch ups). There are often waiting lines to use computers during these periods. The crowding is big around finals and midterms naturally but even then you can find space.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: NYU has an extremely diverse student body in all its schools.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I like that you get to really feel all 4 seasons. If you're not a fan of humidity get out of NYC for the Summer!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great School!!! It's a great school but EXPENSIVE :( and living in NYC adds extra expenses to the already high tuition price...

2 College Senior

Athletics: I am new to the school but I have yet to come across any invitations to any sporting events. Nor have I ever seen any teams practicing. The school is so big I dont even notice we have any teams

5 College Senior

Transportation: Free ! Campus shuttles run very often and are free to all nyu students

4 College Senior

Greek Life: It's Everywhere – Greek life is all over campus, but it was nothing like expected. They're extremely friendly and have bonds that last a lifetime.

5 College Senior

Campus Food: Kosher Food ! The kosher menu changes on a daily basis with a lot of options. It's always freshly cooked and served with a smile :)

4 College Junior

Majors: Great Bio Department – NYU has a great Bio department. there are many caring professors and advisors to guide you through the path.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its Great Here – I love NYU. It's diversity makes it so unique. However, its pretty intense, so you should be prepared to really put a lot of effort in your academics.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Multiple Computer Labs, and Apple Products – There is WiFi all over campus. Apple products are common, and multiple computer labs that will satisfy last minute work and printouts. However, printing stations can get very crowded during midterms and finals!

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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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