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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Diverse but Not What You Think – NYU is probably the only school in America which is accepting of just about anyone. The great thing about the school is that it covers just about every interest anyone could have, and once you find that environment, you will be set for your entire stay. There are people from all walks of life and it is a beautiful thing to behold. However there is a strong lack of African-American representation. The school probably gets its diversity numbers from all of the other races such as east asian and south east asian, but if you are black, don't be fooled by those numbers. There is a strong lack of African-American recruitment to begin with, and the school is expensive on top of that. So I feel that even if blacks do get in, they probably end up going to a school which offers a more comprehensive scholarship/financial aid package.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: As Safe as You Could Be in a City – NYU's environment was very safe. The buildings were secure and the area around washington square park was quite safe, even at night. There were always people around so I never felt like I could be victimized and not have anyone know it. However being a city campus there were the occasional unavoidable encounters with crime. I feel those instances had more to do with being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I for one was never a victim of crime during my tenure at the school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience at NYU is favorable. There is a lot to learn and a lot to do. You just have to remember which one comes first.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: NYU definitely has a nightlife. Given the city the school is in, there is always somewhere to go and something to do.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The computers at school are moderately up-to-date and can handle what's being required of them.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's New York City, Why Else? NYU was not my dream school, but I can see why it was ranked in the top 5 dream schools of students. Every experience is truly cherishable. Not only do I get an amazing college experience, but I'm absorbing the city at the same time. This is THE best school for a student like me. I grew up in the suburbs my entire life, only visiting the city at times, which was Los Angeles. But now I'm taking advantage of my acceptance at NYU to study what I love and try living the life of a city girl. I think there really isn't any other school that can give me the experience I have had here.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: On the Down Low – The marijuana usage is very prominent, let alone alcohol. Students frequently drink and smoke in the dorms, but the policies are quite strict. The RAs are usually nice, but efficient because they enforce the policies rather than letting us go. Because of this fact, many students just dress as if they're 25 and go out to bars to get a couple of drinks and absorb the city nightlife.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: New York Is Fashion Capital – NYU guys are very pretty. Not handsome, but pretty. They dress extremely stylishly, looking more like a city guy than a college student, which goes for most of the girls too. However, 9 times out of 10, if you meet an extremely well-dressed, pretty-looking boy, he will probably be gay or taken. NYU girls have the looks. I feel so bad about myself when I'm wearing sweats because so many NYU girls look so nice every day. Now as for personalities, generally, everyone is easily approachable and nice. I personally have never met an unlikable student on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: A Fit for a Certain Type – Nyu is perfect for the people that enjoy the unexpected. Parties are hard to count on, so you have to make your own fun, but then again, you're in New York City. Lost of fun events, concerts, shows, indie movie theaters, and then the occasional rooftop apartment party that seems to make living anywhere but ny not worth it.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: New York Is a Melting Pot – The diversity of the student body is not bad, but definitely dominated by whites, asians, and indians. The real diversity comes from living in the city, unbound by the "NYU" type. All types of religions and many non religious people.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great College Experience: Priceless? I love NYU. There are great professors, a plethora of opportunities for study and research, and tons of great things to do on campus. And how can you beat New York City? On one street you can find a Halal food cart, a Vietnamese restaurant, a scarf store, and a museum. There is a price you pay.
Its a school for rich kids... besides the hefty tuition, New York is expensive. Unless you are rich and don't need loans, don't even bother trying. NYU is a stickler about any kind of financial aid, and they do not work well with the government about securing loans for students. There is also a lot of red tape, I've spent many a day going between departments trying to get answers and it is nearly impossible.
If you are willing to pay the price its a great place.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Not in New York City – They are good for what the space can hold. There are two athletic centers and comprehensive gyms. The pools are okay, but for the amount of students that attend NYU it doesn't seem like enough. Good effort but not perfect.
There is one main library, Bobst, but it is a great place, lots of great options, media, books, study spaces. Its a huge imposing building that makes studying less so. There are some other smaller libraries that are underrated but really beautiful, mostly at the grad centers.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Good Security – always feel safe, they let everyone know what is going on. no lack of information

4 College Senior

Transportation: I frequently commute using the train. It's pretty practical to use it in NYC. NYU also provides special bus services that are free to Students, but have limited routs.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not part of any, but I have friends who are part of the NYU greek life. Greek life in NYU is not very big, but very active. There are not Greek life housing due to the fact that the Greek life isn't as big.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: For the most part NYU is a safe place, there are security guards in every school.They are pretty strict about showing Id cards before entering the building, and If you call security they are quick to come or respond.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Diversity at Its Finest – NYU is extremely diverse and they are super supportive of diversity as well. They have great events which show this. An upcoming event is Ally week - which is not just allies of the lgbtq community, but multi-cultural students as well.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is a huge Greek life at NYU. Although I am not too familiar with it, they are housed in the same dorm I live in. There are penthouse options, and there is a points ranking system that determines which sororities or fraternities get to live in the penthouses each year. The groups host many activities in the dorms. I do not interact with them, though. They do not seem to cause much trouble on campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: All the facilities on campus are pretty great. We have two gyms which are very clean. The library is humongous. There are always activities happening on campus, in fact, too many to choose from!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Diversity, Strong Academics, and More. NYU Stern's Finance Program is one of the strongest in the nation and many top firms come to this school to recruit students. We are centered in the vibrant city of New York with many night activities and a variety of cuisines for students to eat at. NYU is one of the most diverse schools in the United States accepting students of multiple backgrounds and those from other countries as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's Pretty Good – The NYU environment demands students to compete with one another. Many classes are stimulating and have engaged students who are willing to learn. Many professors demand students to actively ask questions and take participation into consideration of their grades. Many students would much rather prefer working independently than in a group unless requested of them.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pretty Good in General – The Campus Dining has pretty good food. There are a variety of places to get food, but sometimes, the dining halls are pretty far from each other. Other than that, you get different foods from different dining halls all the time. The food is a little pricy though if you do not have a meal plan. Many of my friends do not use up all their swipes.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I swear to you there is every race at NYU. When they say they are diverse they're not lying, but most races stick together. An NYU Korean and an NYU Jewish kid have never met. This isn't the case 100% of the time though. I have White--all types, Asian (all types of Asians--so many Asians!), Black, Spanish--like Costa Rican, Mexican, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Armenian. So much more.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Endless Fun – There is an incredible amount of things to do in NYC it's not even describable. Never a dull moment. Make sure you have some cash though!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Make sure you have roommates. Apartments in NYC are very expensive. I would just stay on campus.

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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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