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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in the Liberal Studies Program-- It was opened up for application this year and I chose to apply. How difficult your courses are or how well your professors do their jobs depends entirely on which professors you take. Some students in LSP have barely any work, and don't learn much. Some, however, like myself, have professors that teach you a ton, but don't necessarily hand out good grades. You have to really work for your grade. The workload varies by professor... Use Rate My Professor and actually read the reviews while registering for classes.

3 College Senior

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4 College Junior

Majors: The process to getting into the Business program at NYU was pretty easy. Right from the start you must understand that NYU has high expectations for the students it accepts, so I knew I had the GPA so I filled out the application and they had everything set to go within 4 weeks. It was an easy process filling out paper work and creating a schedule. My advisers were always in contact and everything was so organized.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: NYU is not to diverse, it has a small percentage of African American and mixed but the scenery of the surrounding areas of NYC are very mixed.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I am new to the school but very familiar with the New York area, People are more focused in enjoying the scenery of NYC and staying in the books then doing drugs or peer pressuring somebody into using drugs. NYU has a great reputation and I'm sure would never want to see it go down over people being into drugs or abusing alcohol.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: It's hard to have a huge campus life in such an urban area. there's no "quad", really, unless you count Washington Square Park, which also has a lot of tourists. There are also a lot of commuters. I think the university puts in a good effort to create a community, but it's hard in a big city like New York.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: As a native New Yorker, I absolutely love our 4 seasons here! There's a wonderful balance of the temperatures throughout the year and it's comforting knowing that you'll be able to feel all of the temperatures in a year. Word of advice though, do NOT come here if you can't tolerate the cold because it's not uncommon for it to get below freezing here. It's all a personal choice.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am fairly satisfied with my program (English). If I could do it all over again, I would because I enjoy my classes. I would loved to have a career in television or public relations, with a backup career as a teacher. However, I am concerned about what I will do for a job after college since many high-paying careers associated with English degrees require a degree at the MA level, at least, and I need to support myself until I acquire that degree.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a student in College of Arts and Science as a prospective English major. Since I have no declared, I don't have an official English advisor. However, the advisor that I do have tries her hardest to prepare me for my major, which is helpful. The workload for an English major is pretty heavy, as you can probably imagine, since there is a lot of assigned reading and a lots of papers due frequently. The internship opportunities provided for English majors are very exciting and seem to touch upon all of the skills that one learns when pursing a BA in English instead of just focusing on the FALLACY that anyone studying English wants to teach or be a writer.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have received an insufficient amount of aid and have found myself needing to take out loans in order to just barely cover tuition. I have recently discovered the aid appeal process at my school but even discovering that was like pulling tooth and nail -- they seem to like to keep the appeal process a secret which is NOT beneficial for students who actually need the aid. Do better, NYU. You have the funds, do something beneficial with them.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus strictness depends on the employees. Some public safety officers will be more lenient and some residence assistants will overlook small disturbances. However, drug use and underage alcohol consumption will not be tolerated and you will get written up if caught.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Because of the urban environment there is no possibly way to keep a car in the city. However, public transit options are widespread and very convenient for the average student. Also, NYU has it's own buses which travel to the farther residence halls and are very convenient.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU doesn't have the traditional sport atmosphere of a state school. For example, there is no football and sports are almost never talked about. However, if you are interested in a certain sport there a lot of opportunities to get involved and watch the games, and we also have a lot of really unique sports like fencing which we are good at. Also, there are a lot of sports clubs here that offer tons of unique sports.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: They have a regular four seasons which can be annoying only because you have to walk everywhere! So winter seems a lot colder than what I'm used to. But it is also quite beautiful, and there is nothing quite like experiencing all the seasons in New York City.

3 College Senior

Weather: Very windy so expect to break 2-3 umbrellas each year. Unless you purchase the strong ones.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: NYU is all about the night life.
In fact, the actual life begins after 12am.
There are various parties to go to, both bars and dorms.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Most dorms have drug use and some sort of drug deal going on.
It's not the worst but it is definitely not a good scene.

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4 College Senior

Technology: All the computers have the latest Intel Processors
and availability to latest Macbooks as well.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely present and if you choose to get involved, you can get an involved as you want to be. I know guys who do nothing but frat stuff but I also know brothers who are in but don't go to anything. Its there if you want it.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There's absolutely no reason to even have a car in New York city, and NYU doesn't make any effort to have parking for it's students.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: New York City is the best city in the world. There are so many different things to do, from art, to music, to partying, to restaurants and shows.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I would say that alcohol is a large part of college life, particularly if you're over 21, but nobody peer pressures you or makes you feel bad if you don't drink.

1 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: There is financial aid available, but most of it is geared towards getting loans. I have a deep seeded issue with loan companies and I'm still struggling to pay them off in this hyper-inflated low wage economy, and I would recommend getting as many scholarships as you can.

Also, look into Pell Grants. They are about $2000 at most, not nearly enough to cover the tuition at NYU, but if you have the drive write as many scholarship essays as possible to get your tuition funded.

I loved NYU so much that I'm looking at their graduate school program. However, I'm not looking to take out massive student loans again and am trying to find as many suitable scholarships to get me to school again to defer loans and to get my Master's.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Most NYU schools & dorms are located around Washington Square Park. This means 3 things: 1. You are in the heart of NYC, but still in a relatively quiet place. 2. You have an amazing park nearby where you get to see little performances by artists everyday. 3. You are surrounded by students!
There are students from all over the world & everyone has an NYU spirit that bonds us together.
There's a sports center, lots of shopping places and number of eateries & restaurants within a mile from most schools!
You're in Manhattan..nothing better!

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Being a graduate school, alcohol is served at most social events here. Smoking is strictly prohibited in school buildings & so you see people smoking only outside (& since there is no school "campus" as such, restrictions can be imposed only inside the individual school buildings). No idea about undergraduate school activities.

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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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