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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lots to Do – NYU has been great to me. Never a dull moment. There is no campus bubble here and that helps me feel connected to the real world, after college.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most Diverse Place on Earth – Centered in Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan, NYU is already situated in one of the most diverse, lively, liberal places in the country. The student body reflects that 100%.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Stern's Business Curriculum – The atmosphere at NYU Stern is very professional. Beginning with a curriculum designed to first introduce basic business concepts and ending in your more specialized major, you certainly learn a lot about the financial world. Professors are very approachable but you have to seek them out during office hours. Classes are a little cutthroat since all grades are assigned on a stern curve.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Academic Life Merges With the City – Don;t look for a typical campus, (although Washington Square Park is quite beautiful), NYU is just what you would expect - living and learning in a big city. Fortunately, there are so many options for entertainment and relaxation beyond the confines of campus - if you can afford them. NYU forces students to grow up fast and learn to depend on themselves, and has a way of weeding out those who belong in a smaller, contained educational environment.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Getting to Class – The major mode of transportation are your own feet. Fortunately, the "campus" is walkable. On bad weather days the NYU bus service can be used if you are near their route. Subways are also an option depending on your location.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Music Business – The Music Bus program has, so far, been more music intensive than business related. The business classes really don't begin until the Sophomore year. Freshman take introductory courses only. The program is small, only accepting around 35 applicants per year. The collegium course brings suprisingly high profile speakers who discuss a variety of topics.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Too Much to Do – There is always something happening around nyu everyday. Someti es there are too many options you don't know what to do first. Even if you venture to other parts of the city, there's museums, broadway shows, historical sites and cool clubs and resturants.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Labs Are Mostly Open – I've only ever been to one lab (which I still go to) and there's usually a few seats always open. When it comes to peak hours or finals, I wouldn't bet on trying to go, but other than that they're really useful.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Hard to Say – For the most part, I think NYU is a fairly safe school. Since there isn't really any campus, safety doesn't exactly come to mind when thinking of NYU, but in general I feel safe being in the city.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Good for the Most Part – I chose NYU mainly because it was one of the only schools that actually has a major for photography. I was put into the Liberal Studies Program, which basically focuses on art history and philosophy; at the moment I'm trying to transfer into the arts school. So far most of my teachers have been very exceptional; they're approachable, knowledgeable, and always have a spare minute.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think that the dorms at NYU are good compared to most other schools. The great thing about the dorms is that there are no communal bathrooms like at other schools. Some of the rooms are small so you may feel a bit close to your roommate more than you would like, but it's not too bad. Some of the dorms do not have air conditioning but it was only bad for the first few weeks of the fall semester and then it was good for the rest of the year.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: International Business and Marketing – I'm in Stern. I'd say that so far everything is great. The workload is not too bad. You just have to make sure you don't procrastinate and you should be fine. The curriculum is good the way that it is planned out. There are core business classes that everyone is required to take, and in my opinion I believe that these classes are great in helping you explore the different majors that the school offers, so that you are able to decide what you want as your intended major. The professors I've had so far are all extremely willing to help their students. I even had a professor who would go as far as having office hours on weekends to help his students do their best.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: You can get amazing internships in NYC. Go to cool parties and see fun celebrities. You'll see breathtaking views and experience unforgettable moments while wandering the streets of NY at night. F

2 College Senior

Athletics: No one cares about sports. Well some do. There's Tear It Up events and they give our free good.

4 College Senior

Academics: There are multiple schools with a wide range of majors from business to film to dancing, there is something for everyone. You really have to put in the effort yourself. No one is going to hold your hand AT ALL. Some majors are better than others at NYU, ie business.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Barely Noticeable – Weather doesn't really affect school much. Sometimes it rains a lot, and last winter classes were cancelled because of snow.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Stern Sets You up – Stern prepares programs to help develop leadership, expand views etc. Freshman year they grouped us into cohorts of 60 and invited guest speakers and such to provide insights on various topics. There are often representatives from banks coming for presentation events to help you explore a firm/field.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Always Willing to Help – Go to their office hours, they're always willing to help

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Love the Dorms – The freshman dorms are pretty standard, but all the upperclassmen dorms are apartment style and (mostly) beautiful. I've heard some aren't great, but I've lived in two and been in two others, and they were all pretty great.

3 College Junior

Academics: Some Great Profs, Others Not So Much – I've had a few helpful professors so far, and most that I've had any cause to communicate with have been great, but it only takes a few bad apples to ruin the bunch. I've had professors who cared more about their research than their students, which has obvious negative effects, and those who were just generally unhelpful/unresponsive to the need for help.

Beyond that, the city is a great place, the work never feels like too much, and the huge tuition bill goes toward having some of the most impressive facilities around. Plus, being in NYC is great for jobs and internships.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: i received an okay amount but more would have been better.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is extremely safe on campus. The local police precinct is there and there is campus police.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Overall, they are well kept. Some of the buildings are older - which comes with the territory of going to an well-established school with history. THe new buildings are immaculate.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors were all extremely well-educated, passionate and professional. The registration process was smooth and well-run. The workload was intellectually stimulating but not overwhelming - the professors respected the full schedules of the students. The campus cannot be beat - right in the middle of Manhattan. A lot of diversity and richness of life!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Love It Here – My freshman year at NYU has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. In addition to being in New York City and the great social life aspect, the school itself and the friends I've made are wonderful

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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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