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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.

4 College Senior

Majors: I'm in Early Childhood Education/Special Education and Psychology at NYU. The most challenging part of my program is time management. Because of student teaching, majority of my classes are at night, which makes a 12 hour day. It's like having a part time job while being a full time student and having small campus jobs on the side. It takes a lot of dedication and motivation.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The food choice at NYU is very diverse. There is a lot to choose from because most of the dining halls cater to different types of food, such as asian cuisine, halai, hispanic, traditional burgers and fries, etc. In addition, the food places in the neighboring city also becomes one of NYU's many dining hall choices.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The facilities at NYU are excellent. They provide comfort and are very accessible. They are relatively near each other and are opened at convenient hours. New buildings for student activities are being constructed, which will provide more space for the student population.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I was able to receive proper financial aid for someone who has a learning disability, from a minority background, and listed as a HEOP student. NYU does connect with their students to figure out how to obtain more financial assistance in the school. The HEOP programs and Financial Aid Services provide emails for students to update on their financial reward and answer all questions possible.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: I believe NYU should invest in bus shuttles for long-distance transportation for students who have internships or have work affiliations with NYU. The NYU bus services only stops at East 33rd street. There are other students who live farther and commute, who have difficulty paying for public transportation. It would be more convenient if the bus lines could travel farther than 33rd street.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Team Performance – I believe our Basketball teams are in Division 3. We could perform better. I see that at the basketball games the players are not trying their hardest. In the beginning of the school year, I think the athletics team should promote try-outs for more diverse individuals. Overall, the improvements for the Bobcat's teams can be modified.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Pretty Typical – In general, there are extremely hot summers and freezing winters with a lot of snow. The weather is bipolar sometimes. It will be warm and sunny one minute then freezing and pouring rain the next.

1 College Freshman

Parking: It is located in Greenwich Village. Parking is almost impossible to find anywhere except overpriced private parking lots.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: A Place for Everybody – Regardless of race, age, gender, political or religious belief, everybody can find people to relate to at NYU. The students are extremely open-minded and accepting. The diversity in student background makes it extremely easy to find variety in friends. It is very refreshing to live in such a heterogeneous place.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Be Prepared – nyu's "campus" is essentially random buildings spread over 40 blocks, so if you don't bring an umbrella, be prepared to wade your way back home. new york is painfully hot then painfully cold, so dress for it, hydrate, etc.

3 College Freshman

Administration: No Campus, No Rules – we technically have rules against drinking/smoking, etc in the dorms, but as long as you don't have a rager in your dorm, no one will care what you do. the only strictness is of bouncers at bars/clubs checking your fake id.

4 College Freshman

Technology: NYU kids are typically well off and therefore all have their own computers, but printing isn't bad. We each get 50 pages free per year with our IDs, so most kids don't pay to print. Personally i print at my job. it's best to find a friend with a printer or own one for when you finish a paper at 4am

5 College Junior

Transportation: There are various trains, and buses available everywhere on campus. You won't have to walk more than 5 or ten minutes to come across a subway station or bus. Additionally there are specialized buses to transport students to their dorms. So it's probably the best part of NYU.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not personally involved in Greek life however I've heard reat things from my friends who are. I have many friends in both fraternities and sororities and for them there is definitely a sense of family within the organization. They visit other school, do community service, go to parties together, have study sessions together. It make the campus seem more like a community then a few scattered buildings.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: New York University is a large university in a city that is extremely diverse. Therefore there is no surprise that the students of the university are also diverse. Unfortunately most classes will be 95% white students. However there are many clubs and organization on campus for students of every ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. You just have to look somewhere other than the classroom to find diversity.

4 College Junior

Transportation: At NYU, you either have to walk or take the subway or bus. It's not hard to get to campus just annoying if you're a commuter.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Very Diverse Campus – NYU is very well known for having a lot diversity on campus and having hundreds of student groups for different ethnicities, languages, and races.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Right in NYC! Difficult – In New York City, it is very hard to find apartments have to do a lot of searching and be open to living outside of downtown Manhattan.


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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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