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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Really Cold in the Winter – hated the winter last year...it was the worst in ny history for a long time. transportation is always great though. gotta bundle up!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not Enough Room – the brittany freshman dorm was great..enough closest space and beautiful big window the 2nd st was ridiculous...one small hotel size (i'm not joking) closest for 2 people! awful!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not Enough – for the overall admission, i didn't receive very much at all considering my mom is single w/no child support.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: NYU does not have a large endowment and therefore cannot give out large scholarships to a large portion of the student body. Despite this the financial aid office is very helpful and friendly.

4 College Junior

Transportation: NYU provides very good bus service throughout campus (which is spread out throughout Manhattan).

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: MUST BE 21 TO HAVE FUN – NYU is a very fun place to go to school... if you are 21+. Otherwise, there isn't much to do. The parties are scarce and the school events are even scarcer. If you are looking for a place to party, then you are looking in the wrong place.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Good, but Crowded – The facilities can be a hit or miss at times, but by and large are well maintained and modern. However, it's a large university -- it's going to be crowded, especially during exams.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: You're in the City. This is New York City. If you can't find something for you, it's probably just not mean to be.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The Fun Is Never Ending – New York CIty is a huge city, with loads to do. There are clubs and bars for people who like to party, museums and galleries for people who like the arts, and the Yankees and Knicks for people who like sports. What more can you ask for. And, don't forget Broadway. It is truly the best city ever!

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Subway Is the Best Option – The Subway is great in New York City, and the NYU campus is quite close to several entrances. The trains are running all the time and are very convenient. THey will get you where you need to go faster than any other mode of transportation in NYC. Also, they are inexpensive, and you can reload your card right in the station.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: Seeing as NYU doesn't have a traditional campus, it is without a proper parking lot for students or faculty use. Street parking, therefore, depends on how many people are in the Greenwich Village at any given time. Given that this is New York City... there are always people in the village. Lots of them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Societies – A thing you often hear concerning New York University is its lack of school spirit and community. What those people don't know, or aren't letting on about, is that there are numerous clubs, organizations, and societies which create plenty of tightly knit communities within the umbrella of NYU.

Some of these societies are well known and high profile, others are less so. Some have long and storied histories, and others are complete mysteries. Once thing is for certain: if you are a student of merit and moral character, you may be tapped before you know it, and when that day comes... a community like you have never imagined will be awaiting you.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: I am not into sports, so I really can't rate this school.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Could Have Been Better – I recieved all the loans I needed to go to school, but I wish there had been more scholarship money. I had and have great grades, a lot of community service but I am middle class and my parents both work. We don't have a lot but that seemed not to matter.

4 College Senior

Local Area: I grew up in a suburb and I find the city fascinating and exciting. There is always something to do and you can find deals almost all the time. There are a lot of cultural activities, social, and just plain fun. The show, the attractions and the city parks are well worth the time to see them

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Recent Alumnus

Majors: First Semester – This is my first semester so I have not started any internships yet but they are usually industry internships and have proven fruitful for past graduates.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Faculty are very helpful, they genuinely want me to succeed and it's noticeable.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Sports Business – The professors are the best of the best, and all industry professionals. They have great connections and are more than willing to help students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Process was please. My program required my transcript, two recommendation letters and an essay.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Not That Strict – NYU is pretty lenient, academically and socially (unless you get caught doing something illegal in your dorm room).

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have just transferred from College of Arts and Sciences to Gallatin within NYU. Gallatin is a college of individualized studies. Basically you make your own major and curriculum according to your concentration. Gallatin students have access to most of the other courses in other colleges within NYU as well as their own.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NYC is pretty dangerous and although NYU's campus can even barely be called one, I feel relatively safe when I am on campus. I have walked back to my dorm on 10th and 5th from the school library around 3 to 4 A.M on numerous occasions without feeling threatened for my life. There are also safe rides that gives you rides from school building to school building.

I do have concerns for theft. My friends have lost many valuables including iPhones, computers, etc from within their own dorm room.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: My friend's parents are advising her to live off-campus for NYU. She and I concur that it would be an extremely poor decision to live off-campus as a freshman. A large portion of what makes NYU unique is that the students go to sleep and wake up in New York City. Commuting into the city takes away what makes NYU, NYU. If you wish to seek housing off campus but remaining in Manhattan, then that is an option to consider. However, it can possibly restrict one's social life

5 College Student

Local Area: College Life in the "Big Apple" – New York University is centralized in the heart of downtown New York City. Considered to be the largest private research university in the United States, NYU is completely influence by the city in which the campus lies. The culture and diversity of New York City cannot be compared to any other city in the world. Students at NYU are revealed to a whole other world outside of their hometowns. They can spend an afternoon embracing the culture of Chinatown and conclude with an evening dinner in Little Italy. The possibilities of being exposed to every culture in the world are endless.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is something for every cultural back ground,religion or sexual preference. It's New York!

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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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