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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: There are many things on campus for student use, like 2 gym centers, multiple computer laps, a large library, and student centers where kids can study. To get into any NYU building you need a campus ID. Most of the campus surrounds Washington Square Park, and it's beautiful to just sit there between classes sometimes. But the downside? There's no REAL NYU campus, just a lot of buildings that are close to one another.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Not Very Good – Their financial aid was alright, however the cost of the school is very high. The process of getting aide is also extremely impersonal.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Though it is difficult for international student to get financial aide, there are still tons of them. There are also tons of different sexual orientations. NYU students are fashionable and not afraid to express themselves. I learned a lot about a lot of different kinds of people while I was there.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Their is wireless in almost all the dorms that is reliable. All of the buildings also have reliable wireless. There are tons of printing and computer labs, though they sometimes get busy with lines. Most of the computers at nyu (95%) are Macs.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Better for Boys – I think the percentage of girls is 59% at NYU. There is also a large gay population at NYU. There is a diverse crowd at NYU in terms of a student's "look", you could probably find any type of kid you could think of. It seems like most people are hopelessly single, but there's always a chance of true love! ha.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Too Much to Do – New york City is truly the greatest city in world. There are limitless options for you to do on any given day. You will find many beautiful parks and sights, movie premieres, art galleries, music venues and so much more. It is a very safe city during the day, but I would not recommend walking around too many dark streets by yourself. You will easily tell if you are comfortable or not. There is some hostility towards college students because of the stereotypes (usually pretty true) such as walking too slow and covering the whole sidewalk, talking too loudly in the subway or public intoxication. Don't be that kid!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are definitely present at NYU. You would not see it in an average day at school, but you might hear someone in one of your classes talking about "last saturday's wicked sweet party". I haven't heard of much drug use besides smoking pot and drinking alcohol. Usually there will be a stoner on your floor of your dorm who will occasionally stink up the halls, but they'll get in trouble pretty soon.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU is always sending out emails alerting the student body of upcoming games and such, but overall I would say NYU students are not too interested in athletics. There are intramural sports which can be fun and laid-back. There are also two great exercise facilities with weight training, lap pools, basketball courts, etc. You could always go to Madison Square Garden for a Knicks game if you wanna get pumped up...

5 College Sophomore

Majors: It Is Completely Possible. I have a work study job at the film center of NYU which I got pretty easily. I work there just for the money, but career center also offers internships that follow you academic pursuits. I haven't looked into this path yet, but I have gotten an internship with an artist and musician who I contacted myself. That is the great thing about living in New York, there are thousands of professionals who are interested in young cheap labor, but its a great opportunity for you too. I sent emails to about five artists and this one guy was the only to answer, but I got it!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Gallatin School of Individualized Study – It was not too difficult to apply to Gallatin. They are looking for interests or hobbies that you already have and would like to pursue in an academic atmosphere. Your GPA or SAT scores are not as crucial as your character and passions it seems. Also it is wise to be come accustomed to the Gallatin program and how it would be a perfect match for you

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: New York Mothatrucking City! It is undeniable that the majority of students who choose NYU do it because of NYC. There's no shame in denying it. New York City is the greatest city in the world and it is really a privilege to get to live there. You will be able to see incredible cultural events that none of your friends will be able to experience anywhere else. At times you will have to check yourself though, because the New York scene will often get in the way of your academic life.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: A Little of Each Season – In New York City you get to experience each season pretty much. In the beginning of each school year its beautiful hot days where kids are lounging in Washington Square in shorts and tees. Autumn might come a bit too soon but the colors are beautiful around campus. After winter break there will be a snow storm or two in which NYU could possibly cancel classes. New Yorkers are famously wimps in transportation in snow, so thats good! Finally spring comes along which is a great relaxer to the stress of finals and such.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Wide Wide Wide Variety – There are many choices when it comes to housing at NYU. There will of course be some dorms which are much closer to the campus (mostly freshmen), some which are much smaller, some which are much cheaper, but NYU has a very honest and simple application process. You know what you are getting and how much you will pay. Some of the low-cost option dorms are almost unbearable, but each building is located in a dynamite neighborhood. Just take your time looking over all of your options. Remember, it is a place you will stay at for a whole year, maybe an extra thousand dollars wouldn't be too much to squeeze from daddyo.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Lots of Options, You Just Need to Know Where to Look. Like most schools the computer labs will be crowded towards the end of each semester, but overall NYU has a pretty great system. The printing labs are somewhat easy to figure out after the first time, and hopefully you will be able to get in and out quickly. There are also THOUSANDS of computers all over the campus in every building which is a great plus. There are desktop computers on every floor of the library and the basement also has several computer labs which are often empty. Sometimes your internet might drop out, but for the most part it works quite easily and the Tech Help people are always helpful (haha). For the most part I would say a personal computer might not be essential if you don't mind going to the library or some other public location to write essays.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: NYU is located in Manhattan so there is a lot of diversity. NYU also has a tremendous amount of international students from all over the world.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Computer labs at NYU as with most schools are overcrowded during certain times like during finals. Students have to pay for printing when in the library, however in my gradute student building students are able to print for free. In my building there the computers are all MACs which is very nice.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: NYU's campus is an open design because of the location in Manhattan. However, I feel very safe even walking at night. All buildings require a valid school ID to enter. Manhattan may seem intimidating to a young adult, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and be smart when making decisions to go out.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: YOU KNOW – IT'S NEW YORK! GREAT LIFE! GREAT CITY ! GREAT GUYS!!!!!! ;) ;*

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are Not the Top Priority – Compared to other US colleges, the emphasis on sports is relatively small at NYU. While there are various sport teams which get some attention from the student body, sports are not such a big crowd puller as, for example, at USC.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Big Variety – Especially at NYU Tisch, the student body is very diverse. A thing that most guys and girls have in common here is a strong sense of individualism, which they express through their alternative tastes in fashion and music.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – I feel totally safe at NYU. Campus Security is ever-present at the entrances of all the buildings. There have been no major incidences as long as I have been on campus

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Very walkable campus, plus theres NYC public transportation (subway, bus, cab) if you need to go farther off. NYU has free bus service that picks up and drops off students around campus so if theres bad weather you dont have to walk to class.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Very Fashionable – My single friends (male and female) complain over the lack of hot guys/girls here. Everyone here is really well-dressed, but they're not necessarily 'hot.' Not too many straight guys. Huge asian student population.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Pretty Good Food, WAY Overpriced – The plus to going to a huge school is there are are several dining halls to choose from. You always have pizza, burgers, etc. There's also some pretty cool stuff like halfway-decent sushi, indian food, and vegan food. My only complaint is that the meal plan is SUCH ripoff. You may think that the 175 flex (minimum meal plan) is not enough for you, but it is too much. Everyone ends up with a ton of extra unused meals at the end of the semester. The meals are $15 each, so its a huge waste of money. I wasn't able to eat out much and enjoy NYC during my first semester because I was too busy trying to make the most of my expensive meal plan. It would be cheaper to just dine out in NYC so it sucks to get ripped off by your school like that.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: You are living the dream. A kid in the big city. This school is not for everyone. You need to be ok with having to search for community because it can be difficult. The city is intense, but fun. Will prepare you for life.

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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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