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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Certain schools and majors have a great reputation, but spending money on some of the more random majors is a waste. For example, I believe that spending this much tuition is valuable if you want to go to Tisch, Stern, do a math, cognitive science, or philosophy major.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Even though some fractions of campus is spread out in the city, most of the campus is close to Washington Square Park. I walked to school every day

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2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It Exists? honestly I don't know too much about greek life at NYU. I know we have it, I know there's a gay frat, but that's about it. It's not very prevalent, but it's here.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The subway is my preferred method; it's cheap, it gets you very close, if not at your actual destination. It also runs every 5 minutes or so, so very convenient indeed. However, it tend to get crowded, so expect to stand through your short journey. It can get pretty stuffy at the station, but the cars themselves are air-conditioned. The bus is my second option, cheap as well, but if there's traffic, then it backfires. Taxis can get you anywhere fast, but they're more pricey. YOU'RE IN THE CITY! It's very likely that your destination is not very far after all, so take a walk, ride your bike. It's free and healthy!

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus Dining is quite good. There are at least seven dining halls with a variety of healthy foods and eating in general. The quality of the food is very good. Each dining hall has something special to offer.

There are several meal plan options with flexible dollars and campus cash possibliities.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is a big deal in New York City. It can be complicated and also easy to manage once studied a bit. Since NYU is located in the city, students have a variety of transportation modes- campus shuttle, local buses, and mass transit subway. Each has its own costs (excluding NYU shuttle), conveniences.

4 College Junior

Local Area: There is ALWAYS something to do in the city, unless it's Sunday at 11pm, at which point the only option is to go on a walking tour with friends. If you just walk outside your dorm room, you will find something to do.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be difficult to find a good apartment and good roommates. The best things is to go into apartment looking with roommates in mind or with a broker.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants to choose from. Whether you want a sandwich, falafel, indian, thai, vegetarian, pizza, mexican, anything you can think of is within ten mins of the campus. There are also tons of cheap places; cheap is when a meal costs less than $6 and is filling.

4 College Junior

Technology: Always available... if you know where to find them ;)

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The course load is difficult at times but I feel they challenge you on purpose to help you grow.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Easy and Direct – When applying for admission, you directly apply for the major you want to study and you are admitted into the school that has that major.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Very Intensive – I'm in the hospitality school and the curriculum is very thorough and intensive to prepare for the working world after graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Somewhat Easy – The career development center here is very helpful for finding work or internships and have several ways for them to help every student - individually or in small groups

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The main campus is beautiful, classrooms are modern and well-equiped.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Getting into the llm program is very competitive, so it is necessary to have good grades and professional experience to complement good academic performance.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Mercer Residence – Mercer Residence for Law students is clean, apartments are spacious and very close to classes.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Winter = COLD – Spring and Fall are a great time to walk around the city. Winter however, could get complicated. Navigating the crowded streets on snow days can be tricky.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are around and you will more than likely come across marijuana on campus. Its not imposed though, and NYU staff is pretty good at keeping the drugs under control by strict enforcement of the drug policy

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: New York City – At NYU you are IN nyc. That comes with all the city has to offer. From disco bowling, to outdoor ice skating, to movies, and the best clubs,; your covered as far as nightlife.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Variety Is the Spice of Life – You can't find a better city for diverse and delicious eats. We've got all the way from cheap street food (good carts along W 4th) to some of the highest end joints in the states. All you have to do is walk out your door.

4 College Junior

Diversity: People from Everywhere! NYU not only accepts diverse students from across the US, but we have an incredible high percentage of international students. It's great to be around so many different perspectives.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Subway, Buses, Taxis, Your Feet – You can get anywhere in New York cheaply and quickly. The NYU campus is totally walkable and for places a little farther away, the subway will take you all the way up north. Taxis are a bit more expensive, but very safe and reliable.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Diligent Concern for Student Safety – The best service to characterize NYU's wonderful safety program is their "Safe Ride" service. Between the hours of midnight and 6:30am a van will pick you up from any NYU building and transport you where you need to go. This school really cares.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Newsroom Internship – As a journalism major, you have access to a large number of internships as the journalism career services are very active. Most likely, however, during the academic year, you won't get paid for those 12 to 20 hours of work you do. Nonetheless, most internships are pretty hands on and you are well integrated to the newsroom team, attending editorial/assignment meetings, editing some video and updating the website.


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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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