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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Real estate in Manhattan is very hard to come by, even if you have the loans to cover living expenses - you most likely won't meet the qualifications for renting unless you have a very qualified co-signer (with good credit and making big bucks in annual salary)

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: The variety of programs and facilities at NYU make it a great place to learn about your academic and career interests, but more importantly about yourself as an individual.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life on campus truly reflects the diversity and vitality of the university.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Always a social scene but since it is a very academic based school, kids either go too crazy or are very uptight at parties. Very different looking students since we go in NYC and no judging of other's appearances. Variety of interests not just parties on the weekends and everyone travels between boroughs for different activities. Relationships aren't easy to get into for long term but it is possible.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Always a variety but always very costly. Some student discounts apply so that is a plus.

2 College Freshman

Weather: It makes it very difficult to get to classes because we walk everywhere and it makes the buildings congested with students trying to flee bad weather.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: There is no campus, there is no parking. The parking in the garages is EXPENSIVE.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The academic program is amazing top notch education. What social scene? The facilities are great, modern and clean. I think that the campus life is also great, I live at home but there is a sense of community between the dormers. The opportunities are endless here were at the heart of the world.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There is a ton of diversity at NYU- it's a massive school with people of all races and religions here, from all over the world. We have a ton of international students and students of every sexual orientation. As someone who likes to surround themselves with as many interesting, diverse people as possible, I am definitely happy with the variety of people here. And even if you prefer to stay within a certain group then it is pretty easy to do so as well.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's NYC- there are a million different restaurants of a million different kinds. I'm a health nut and a vegetarian, but never have any trouble finding a place to eat- and when my carnivore friends and I go out to dinner we never have trouble finding a place. There is something for everyone in NYC.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a lot of variety at NYU Dining, and tons of options, but some of the dining halls don't have the best food. You're required to have a meal plan as a freshman so you eat a ton of dining hall food then but I wouldn't recommend it for the rest of your time at NYU. It's New York City so there are tons of awesome off-campus choices, and if you're on a budget I find it easiest to just cook your own meals. But at least most dining halls are buffet-style so you can have as much as you want!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: NYU has no real campus anyways, so in terms of distance from classes housing can be incredibly far anyways. Finding an apartment can be difficult, especially if you are on a budget, but if you have 3-4 people it is definitely possible to find a place for less than or about the same cost as housing. Living in an apartment is completely worth it- the freedom is great, and it gives you the chance to spend time in another part of NYC. People at this school generally start finding apartments after sophomore anyways, so it is fairly common and you can get a lot of tips from upperclassmen. Obviously cost is an issue, but it's NYC and NYU, so you're going to be paying a lot no matter what. I enjoyed the opportunity to have an unlimited number of guests for however long I wanted, the ability to throw parties, and (best of all) being able to let my dog live with me!

3 College Freshman

Weather: Fall, winter, summer, and spring all occur. Be prepared for sunshine or snow.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You are living in New York City. The options are endless and the food is fantastic.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are large and the dining halls are great, but the lottery system is stressful.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Amazing useful and relevant spaces-not so much seating on campus during finals time though. Steinhardt could use some new desks.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Downtown NYC. Food, music, theatre, parks, shopping. There's no place better in the world.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Public safety is everywhere and very helpful, RAs are always around in the case of an emergency, the Student Health Center is conveniently located and very easy to use.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: You're living in or very close to NYC. That deserves an A+. On the otherhand, the cost of off campus living can be very pricey. But on-campus housing is so expensive that even a $1,000 per month studio would be more cost efficient than the 9-month on-campus housing lease.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: I know very little about Greek Life, other than the fact that it's incredibly small and somewhat of a joke around campus. I know only the nicest people involved with Greek life, but Greeks have a reputation for needing to "pay for friends."

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school doesn't really care about financial aid

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: In my opinion it seems overrated. Kids just end up "partying" in dorms.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lots of options, but sometimes the quality is lacking.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in 3n, and we have a very small dorm with no closet space. Bathroom was so dirty when we go thtere. It has a great location though.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: While the guards may be a pain in the butt some of the time with signing guests in and out and such, the quality of the dorms I feel are better than most colleges. Underclassman dorms are decent, and many of the upperclassman dorms were renovated luxury apartments, making them a great deal nicer. Other dorms are really convenient, with dining halls and gyms in the same building. Overall, it's great living in the NYU dorms.

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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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