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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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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on Campus – All freshmen dorms are very close to campus. There are dining halls within Hayden, Third North, and Rubin. All are wonderful to live in. Brittany is being renovated (it was the worst). Hayden and Rubin are my favorites. 5 minute walk to Washington Sq. Park. The social atmosphere is what you make of it. Plus there is all of NYC surrounding you. Everything is pretty costly, it's New York. Excellent convenience for all Freshmen dorms and most Upperclassmen. All of the upperclassmen dorms are great! The housing process is pretty easy. Just pay attention to deadlines and get your health papers in!

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Best athletic centers, they have everything! There are 2 main ones and 1 more secretive one--all very good. Plenty of student centers for commuters or just kids on campus looking for a place to go. A lot of computers available. The biggest library in the nation. It's awesome. Ample campus activities. Basically, there is everything you could ever need.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Open Sexual Orientation – Here in New York there are various sexual orientations and all are accepted so it is best to be open minded.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The NYU Kimmel Center is located at the heart of Greenwich Village and is a great place to use computers and attend student club meetings and events

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: High Security – New York is surrounded by security guards and police officers so it does feel safe although it can be a little bit difficult when trying to go into a building or event.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Diverse and Social Campus – New York University is great for social life, especially in a diverse crowd which is why a lot of students choose NYU over other schools, especially IVY league ones.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Wifi Extensive Availability – New York University has reliable wifi connection for NYU students that can be used at any of its campuses and even in the surrounded outdoor parks at times. It is however to rely on the campus wifi connection. Then there is always a nearby Mcdonalds offering free wifi connection as an alternative.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: New York especially now has noticed a mixture of temperatures, some can be one day hot and one day very cold, although in the spring time it is getting warmer.

1 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: New York Scene – New york is surrounded by drug and alcohol scene so it is good to know where you go around New York University and who you hang out with.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Food Stands and Dining Options – There are so many food options around New York University here from restaurants to food stands depending on your budget.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: New York is very expensive to live in, especially New York University so that is why it is best to find an apartment to share with roommates in the New York City area or in another New York borough like Queens or Brooklyn as an alternative. New York University has an extensive off-campus housing database and another option would be to look on craigslist, where I found affordable shared apartments.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Go to St. Mark's Place – There are various and diverse restaurants in New York City and St. Mark's Place is near the main New York University campus and a great spot to walk in and eat at, especially the famous Dallas BBQs.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: New York University is surrounded by New York's tourist attraction sites from bars and clubs to broadway and comedy shows that are within an hour away.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Access to Internships – NYU has the very distinct advantage of proximity and connections to companies and positions across every sector. As an undergraduate, I was able to intern on Wall Street and as a graduate student, I am looking forward to opportunities at the United Nations or another NGO.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Unique Campus Life – You will feel like a true New Yorker as a college student since the campus is completely integrated with downtown Manhattan. The experience is unparalleled.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Student Centers – Very tight security to ensure non-students are kept out. Safe, clean and consistently updating services for students to encourage activity on campus.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: You're living in Manhattan, what else is there to say? Bustling city with an amazing night life. Go out and explore!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Rigorous but Fruitful – Because NYU is still rising in national rankings and attempting to make a bigger name for itself, academics are emphasized and rigorous. A positive note, however, is that the university's location helps bring in very talented, experienced individuals as professors, such as the Ex Foreign Minister of Mexico, a CNN anchor, Swizz Beats, and James Franco.

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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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