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1 College Senior

Greek Life: Personally as a native New Yorker (of the city) students of greek life seems quite the contradiction of pursuing a higher education in a cultural mecca such as NYC. Greek life is for small suburbs and large 'party' colleges, and whilst they exist at NYU they are viewed as a bit ridiculous by non-Greeks, who wish to immerse themselves in the larger facts of life in the city beyond restrictive childish 'clubs' and 'memberships.' It does not dominate at NYU.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Comtemporary Eats. Campus cash is restricted to campus only dining halls and restuarants. Variety includes sandwiches, pizza, and contempoary eats. Not a wide variety on ethnic foods however.

3 College Senior

Administration: Mandatory Is Safe but Unfriendy Security Staff. Mandatory ID for building entrance makes the campus feel safer--which is important after the events of 9/11 in my home city. The building guards often exhibit lackluster to poor levels of freindliness and respect.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great Campus – Living on campus, in a dorm, is the best option for students at NYU. Housing is guaranteed for all four years and the dorms are much nicer and more spacious than the dorms at any other college I've been to. An especially nice factor is the private bathrooms for each room.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Endless Options – You can literally get any type of food you want at any time in Greenwich Village. Chinatown and Little Italy are also within walking distance and many restaurants will even deliver to your dorm. You could NEVER run out of places to eat.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe University – I think the area around the university is a really safe part of Manhattan and the school does everything possible to ensure the safety and security of its students. You must have an NYU id to enter all NYU buildings and to enter dorms you must scan your id and type your password. There are security guards on duty in all buildings 24/7 and guests must show id and be with an NYU student to enter buildings. I have not been notified of any crime around campus and I always feel safe, even late at night.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Many Unknown – there is a lot of Greek life scattered in the city, but it is not a major part of the university most are not apart of it and fraternities and sororities are not seen or heard that often.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Make up Greenwich Village – it is one of the largest universities so it is very, very large, but you do not realize how large it really is because we are in the heart of Greenwich village in New York city. Some people come from across the country and even across the world. Many people are extremely wealthy and/or have celebrity parents. But to sum up the guys and girls in our school; most of the guys are gay, the girls and guys are always fashionable, and there are a lot of Asians, but hardly any African Americans.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: The one thing I do not like about the city is the cold! COME PREPARED.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Depends on Who Catches You – Some RA's are more lenient than others. But you have to be careful because RA's are always on duty, and that RA may not be the one on your floor, and may be stricter than your own. If you're going to do something illegal, be careful.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's New York City, It's Expensive – It's hard to find an affordable apartment in new york city. Much harder to find one close to all of the NYU buildings. Easy if you have money, hard if you don't. You could move out to one of the boroughs but if you want to be close to school then, good luck!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although there are a lot of scholarship opportunities for the American students, there isn't any financial aid available for the international students. It is quite disappointing because the tuition fee at NYU is very expensive, and as an international students I will have to work my way through without getting any help from my own university.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Study Abroad Programs – I got admitted to NYU through Liberal Studies Program, which involves a year of study abroad. The study abroad program provides with an incredible cultural experience because the curriculum is eenriched with field trips to museums and historic sites. In addition, the small sizes of the classes allow students to get individual attention from the professor, and , threfore, benefit more from the lectures.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I currently intern with Jill Stuart, a fashion designer. I work in the showroom very closely with the designers and other workers. This internship I found on my own but NYU's own internship database is incredible. NYU's location is the dream place for internships. Internships in fashion, marketing, nursing, media relations and sciences are not only easily attainable but many are paid and provide transportation and lunch for their interns. There are no worries or concerns in securing internship opportunities.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The school has a strict guest policy, noise policy, plagiarism policy and drug-alcohol policy. With guests, they must leave their ID's at the front desk with security guards and must be checked whenever they enter or exit which can be a hassle. However, residents can apply for guest passes which allow their guests to stay overnight for up to 3 consecutive nights. The pass allows guests to enter and exit the nyu building without their host being present. Drugs and alcohol are never allowed. The slightest bit of noise and music is likely to attract an RA. RA's from other floors are known to intervene. However, from what I've heard, the punishment for plagiarized work surpasses the consequences for other offenses.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Endless Possiblities – The nightlife surrounding NYU is incredible. There are a variety of bars and night clubs to attend. From sports bars to the more lavish expensive bars. Most are 21 and up, however there are a great number of bars and clubs that don't even check ID's. It just requires a bit of research and exploring. For those who don't want to go out and drink and be around those who do, there are cinemas and theaters open very late at night. Most movie theaters are open 24 hours a day. There are also plenty of restaurants that are open 24 hours with extremely cheap prices. One thing for sure is that NYU does not host parties or good ones anyways. NYU has a strict no-noise, no-alcohol policy. It is best to travel to neighboring campuses for dorm parties and get togethers.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Parties in dorms are quickly broken up. its easy to get in to trouble if you're not discreet about drinking or drugs in your room which you really should the doing in the first place.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: it is a school of many different races and religions. i would not say any particular race is super prevalent or dominating. we have a very friendly lgbt community and are accepting of all people.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Everything about living in the city is awesome. When work is done there is always something fun to do. there are tons of activities for different cultures, lifestyles and interests.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: To be completely honest the only redeeming quality thus far is the NYC itself, and if NYU wasn't situated in the heart of it there wouldn't be much of anything that I liked about it. Obviously, being a city school means no campus, but that fact makes a really substantial feeling of lack of community and there really isn't much to make you feel like you're part of a community or even in college unless you bend over backwards to get involved, and even then it's not the same as a school with a campus.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not So Great – If you're looking for a school with an abundance of school spirit, NYU isn't the best place to find it. We have NCAA Division III teams, and although you go to our basketball games and get a little taste of school spirit, not THAT many people show up, and our lack of a football team is going to be painfully obvious for someone who is a football fan or looking for any kind of school spirit.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Anything and Everything – The local atmosphere surrounding NYU is absolutely amazing. You can literally finding anything to do, and if you can't find something in the immediate area around campus, there are subways all over that can take you anywhere in the city.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Somewhat Easy – The process of getting into College of Arts and Science at NYU is relatively easy and from there art history major is a shoo in almost. Overall if you are excellent in high school with A's and you have good sat and act scores you will get in. However to get into the other schools it is a bit harder to get into. Overall the process of getting into a major is good however make sure you plan your classes by yourself ahead of time and somewhat decide if you are going to be going onto graduate school after because some masters and doctorate programs requires some classes to be taken during undergrad. Also I suggest if you are in high school take AP calculus and do well on it because its prerequisite in some majors.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Do I See Drugs? Drugs usage depends primarily on who you hang out with along with alcohol usage. I have friends who party so they can easily get wasted if they wanted to, but peer pressure is not really visible. For anyone they usually know where they can get drugs or alcohol, but overall it depends if your that type of person who wants to use or not.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: New York City the Bees Knees – New York City is an awesome city to live in while attending NYU. There is always somewhere to be or something to do. The hustle and bustle of the city makes everything exciting from the food to the shopping to the MET there is a little slice of heaven for anyone. From the solidarity of Battery City Park to the bright lights of Times square one can become to totally amused by the city. However there is a downside to the city loud yelling, honking, and sirens can definitely be irritating if your used the quiteness of the country and if your a clean freak this may not be the place for you. On several occasion one may witness homeless people using the streets as their toilets so in some places the stench may be unbearable. Also, for the hustle and bustle of the city manners tend to be overlooked. Overall its an amazing city to live in, but you have to be a bit tough.

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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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