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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.

5 College Junior

Local Area: New York University is the academic heart of New York City. This institution if full of pride and dedicated students that are always achieving excellence. The atmosphere is a multicultural mixture of individuals from every corner in the world. As an NYU student we pride ourselves on being the best we can be and helping others get there.

4 College Senior

Local Area: NYU is located in the heart of Greenwich Village. Our "campus" consists of Washington Square Park and a few scattered NYU buildings. What's great is that we can claim the city as our campus but we do lack the typical college experience--Greek life is a dud and students often complain of a lack of community. However, I, and a lot of my peers agree, that's what makes NYU so awesome and unique--we are able to make our own experiences and have a "real world" college, interacting on the daily with New Yorkers at bars, bodegas, events and more.

3 College Junior

Majors: Good but Lots of Paperwork – I have not had an internship through NYU but I plan to have one because it seems like they have a good program. It is very flexible and you can earn 1 to 12 credits depending on how much time you invest in the program. I know that you have to keep a daily log about your internship which is kind of a pain and at the end you have to write an 8 to 10 page paper.

4 College Junior

Academics: NYU is an amazing university that has a high academic reputation. My experience is that NYU lives up to it's reputation. NYU offers a broad array of majors and boasts renowned professors. My personal experience has been nothing but good. My only complaint is that they do not have a college of Ethnic Studies.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: NYU claims to be "in and of the city." When I first heard that I thought it was a vague and weird term, but after spending time there it makes sense to me. New York University is located right in the mix of Manhattan in Greenwich Village. It's impossible not to experience the excitement and culture of New York because you are constantly surrounded by it. The most awesome thing about NYU is that it is in one of the most amazing cities, New York.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Many Options, I Don't Know Them – I enjoy my program, but I find it difficult to get help from academic counselors about the steps I will need to take to transition to my intended major my junior year. I feel like my program is preparing me for the workload I will take on at the next level, but it is also disconcerting to know that my program is limiting me from certain majors, such as Business or anything related with the arts.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Liberal Studies – As a rising sophomore in the Liberal Studies Program I feel like I am getting an amazing education and I have found nearly all of my professors to be inspiring thus far. The curriculum includes a lot of reading and writing, but this varies a lot between NYU's multiple "schools". I also find NYU's many study abroad options very appealing.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The City That Never Sleeps – As cliche as it sounds, I think it goes without saying that New York City has an abundance of things to do that are not college related. It has the widest variety of restaurants, museums, theaters, bars, and shopping of any city I have ever been to and I thoroughly enjoy broadening my horizons outside of the classroom as much as inside it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: NYU provides its students with Public Safety vehicles which take the students from campus to their dorms if it is really late out.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's okay. Since it is the city, it's simply better to just go to a club/bar with friends.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I am not too familiar with the sports program, but I know our atheletic center Coles is a very accomadating one, with a lot of facilities and sports to be played.

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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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