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4 College Junior

Weather: There's winter, summer, fall, and spring. Pretty standard. Snows sometimes, but there's not much opportunity for sledding in lower Manhattan.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: New York City – New York City has excellent convenient options for any and every price range. There are some student discounts, depending on the restaurant. St. Marks has many great restaurants. One of my personal favorites is 2bros pizza. You can't get a better slice of pizza for a dollar anywhere in the world!

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: Hate It – The assigned counselors don't know much about the school and completely misinform students all the time.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Our school has some diversity to it. And pretty much all of that diversity comes from students from NY and who commute. Our school, however, doesn't like commuter students or "ethnic" students, so pretty much all native New Yorkers are put down in some way or another.

5 College Senior

Technology: Great Computer Labs – Computer labs are located all over campus, and have up to date Mac computers as well as some PCs in some labs for students who prefer PC over MAC. Computer Labs are usually crowded during lunch time, midterms, and finals and hard to come by.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Buses Are a Great Option – NYU provide student buses and the subway (MTA) is easy to get to.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The facilities are excellent and open late. The athletic center is clean and neat. The Bobst library is awesome. The general campus is great and the Washington Sq park was completely redone and is awesome

College Senior

Greek Life: One Percent – Pretty much no one joins Greek life at NYU--only about 1% of students, I think, out of 20,000. It's kind of a joke. The Greeks don't have their own houses, just a section of one of the residence halls, and not too many live in Greek housing, which makes a difference. People outside of Greek life don't really go to frat and sorority parties--actually, you never even hear about unless you have close friends who are in Greek life. They do organize a fair number of events and seem to be pretty involved in the NYU community, and because they aren't as closed-off from university life, the Greeks at NYU seem friendlier and more open and less snobbish about their Greek associations.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Crazy-Diverse Mix of People – There are all kinds at NYU. People are pretty diverse, and anything goes. There are a fair amount of pretentious d-bags, but a lot of really cool, interesting people as well. Most everyone is really passionate about something, be it their major, their a capella group, their clubbing schedule, or their stash of weed. It can be hard to make real friends at first, and it's easy to feel lost in the crowd, but if you get involved and have a little patience, you'll meet awesome people that you really connect with.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Okay for the First Year – NYU's dining hall food can be pretty good, depending on where you go--Kimmel is definitely the best, and Weinstein's fast food court is dependable and open late. There are a fair amount of options, including vegetarian and vegan. But meal plans are not worth it after the required first year, as all upperclassmen dorms are apartment-style, and come on, you're in New York City. You're going to want to eat out. There is a lot of good, cheap food right around campus that is a much better value (a 10-meal-a-week plan works out to about $15 per meal), so even if you don't want to pack a lunch, you have other options than the dining halls. It is nice that you can use Dining Dollars at Starbucks in Washington Square and Dunkin Donuts on Union Square, and Palladium Sunday Brunch is not to be missed (there's a chocolate fountain!).

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Apply for Outside Aide – NYU is notorious for giving out very little aide. I got a few scholarships but they barely covered room and board. My parents income isn't that high, especially since my dad was unemployed, but I still didn't receive much from the school. I had to turn to sources outside of the school for financial aide.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Living – There is always an apartment or condo available in the city,but price is always an issue. If you decide to live out of Manhattan the cost of living declines drastically, but then you have to worry about a heavy commute everyday for classes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are your typical style dorm room with two or three beds and a shared bathroom. Low cost housing is available, and for the most part that is cheaper than living on your own in an apartment in the city. Upperclassmen dorms get a little pricey, but they all include a kitchen. You have to remember that living in Manhattan is expenesive to begin with, most dorms end up being cheaper than renting an apartment and paying for utilities. By senior year most people are out of dorms and living in either Brooklyn or Queens where the cost of living is overall less expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Cheap Living in an Expensive City – "New York City is the place where dreams are made of." We have all heard that before, students come to the city with high expectations and dreams, but how can they meet these high goals on a realistic budget? NYU is smack dab in the middle of Manhattan, one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. As a student here I was at first worried about the high cost of living, but now that I live here I have been able to find cheap eats and shopping that fit easily into my budget. There are so many markets , small restaurants, street fairs, and thrift stores in walking distance from campus that have reasonable prices. Most people in the area are friendly, and they will point out to you the good places to shop, and the places to avoid.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: NYU offers a bus to get people around from their dorms to where the majority of classes are held. Since NYU is in the city, you have buses, taxis, the train and then there is walking. NYU is surrounded by places that are really convenient. Taking public transportation will be costly over the year for commuter students, so they should get an unlimited metrocard.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I believe by NYU saying diversity, it means it has a lot of international diversity. There are African-Americans and Latinos that attend the school, but I would like to see more African-Americans and Latinos accepted to NYU. The school is very accepting of the LBGT community and that is great. NYU is in New York City...the melting pot and I don't think out of state students get the full gist of NYC diversity when the environment that surrounds the university is majority white. NYU tries to increase diversity, so there is some effort.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU as a whole is too big, but it is the school within the school that makes the experience worth it. My time at the business school has been phenomenal. The professors have been outstanding and the clubs within Stern are a great way to network. I just wish Stern was it'w own entity outside of NYU, because a lot of the NYU dealings are a pain (such as financial aid).

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I see occasional flyers here and there talking about the greek life, but it definitely is not prominent at NYU. A benefit of being in Greek life would probably just be making a connection with a group of people, since NYU is so large, it is sometimes difficult to go out of your way and meet people you can bond with. Greek life would help in that aspect.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Labs Are Always Crowded Between Classes – The computers at NYU are great- most of them are Apple. However, if you are looking to print something out right before class, you will most likely have to wait 20 minutes for a computer to open up at any of the computer labs on campus. Even the library computer lab is difficult to print at between classes.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Scholars Is Amazing – I'm in the CAS Scholars program and it's absolutely amazing because NYU really puts a lot of time and energy into letting us get more of a sense of where we are in the world. We traveled to Florence during freshman year and in sophomore year, we get to choose a destination. The trips are all-expenses-paid with a small committal fee and the facilities we use are really high quality.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Decide Early – While NYU says that you don't have to go in with an idea of what you want to be, for certain tracts or majors, you have to know what you're doing right off the bat or you're going to fall behind. For Biology, for example, you have to know you're going to be a Bio major in Freshman year or you won't be able to take the classes that you need to later on to fulfill this major's requirements.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Wonderful Cultural Experience – I love being in New York City and because NYU is so dispersed throughout the city, it was so easy to go out and just get to a museum or to other parts of town. NYU Ticket Central also offers great deals to students for discounted Broadway shows or operas or concerts so it's students are highly encouraged to expand their cultural horizon. The museums in the city offer student admission prices, and more often than not, the admission is suggested anyway so you don't have to pay any more than you want to, and it's a great way to spend a day. There's just so much to do here!

5 College Junior

Majors: My Program – I am extremely happy with my program. Currently I have receive all the help and advise I need from everyone. If I could do it all over again I will definitely apply for the same school and the same program.
Regarding my career goals I am looking forward on becoming a Trade Floor Support and eventually moving into management. The only concern I have today is that by the time I finish my degree I am going to end up with a large amount of student loans and the economy has been too unstable lately make it difficult for many to predict how the job market will be in the near future.

3 College Senior

Majors: Marketing--The Black Sheep in the Business School – Although the professors are experienced and the courses seem varied enough, I can't help but feel like any major other than Finance or Accounting in Stern gets overlooked and underestimated. Most of the On Campus Recruitment listings are geared towards Finance majors and there are only a handful of Marketing listings that of course get flooded by all of us.

5 College Junior

Academics: My Concentration – My concentration is Information Systems Management. The program is design for us to learn the latest technological achievements and put them in practice as a preparation for the real world. The workload is constant and designed to make us work very hard so that we can be above most of the schools academically speaking, Most of my instructor work for major corporation and come to the classroom to teach us their knowledge. The curriculum is always kept updated with the latest programs. The facilities are state of the art with the newest computer systems you can find in the industry and a wide range or resources are at our disposal 24x7. The internship and job place program is a great help for many us that are looking to move up in our industry.

Overall I am very proud to be an NYU student.


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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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