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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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College Junior

Academics: It is a very sophispicated program, but I can tell it is going to worth it when I do graduate. They are really preparing us for the real world. The professors for the courses are really experts in their subjects and there is a lot of help outside the classroom that you can go to when we may not be clear about something learned in the classroom.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Completely Unique – I can't imagine going to a "traditional college" after spending time at NYU. Being in a major cultural capital of the world offers experiences which average schools cannot. I love how no one cares about sports, and the generally artsy vibe of the area. You get to live in a historic section of one of the world's greatest cities, so who can complain?

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: NYU has a pretty solid dining program. Not to mention that you're surrounded by New York City and some of the world's greatest food--but when you're relying on your meal plan its many locations, and its variety, are convenient. They're very sensitive to vegetarian and vegan diets, but I'm giving them a B because they don't really cater to gluten-free needs. Being able to use your dining dollars and meal plan at Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts is always a plus, though.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Since NYU is a large university, there's the opportunity to study nearly anything you can imagine. Due to its location in the city, oftentimes professors are experts in their fields working in addition to their teaching, and can offer significant insight on your career industry of choice. Workloads can be intense, but it's so worth it for the unique experiences and networking that NYU has to offer.

College Senior

Parking: No Reason to Have a Car – It is totally pointless to have a car in the city, you will walk or take the train everywhere you need/want to go. If you must, rent a Zipcar, or hertz connect car by the hour, its easy! Still, New York is not a driving city.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Anything You Could Want – There is no better place to try new foods, or satisfy your craving for something hard to come by. Prices range from dirt cheap to break the bank, and servers in New York are only rude if you deserve it- the same goes for the subway!

5 College Senior

Local Area: New York City – Since there is not a definite campus most students are more involved with city life than with any sort of campus life. Theater, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, sports games, the city pretty much has anything you could want.


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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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