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Reviews 3980 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. It has everything: academics, social life, interesting people, incredible opportunities and so much more.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have the best and cleanest room and I love the friends I have made.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about athletics. It's not a big part of student life.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities here. I love listening and learning from my classmates and professors who are passionate about what they are doing. The people are the best.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Because you're in New York City it's harder to guarantee safety like on other campuses. The most important thing is to have street smarts and always be aware of your surroundings.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: No one holds your hand at NYU. At first it is really scary having to figure everything out for yourself, but once you understand where to look on campus for the opportunities you want you realize that this school has everything to offer. You very quickly become a more confident and independent individual at NYU. If you are someone who knows what you want, or at least knows that you can figure out what you want on your own, and loves the city, then NYU is the place for you.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the most part the freshman dorms are very nice. Weinstein probably has the worst rooms, and Hayden and Third North have the best.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very small and most people join to make the big school feel smaller.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Every new person you meet at NYU is interesting.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't have much experience with Greek life, but from my friends who are in sororities/fraternities, it seems like a generally good and fulfilling experience for most students that partake in it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU is not especially known for being a sports-oriented school, so for those who enjoy sports but are not looking for the level of commitment present in top tier athletic universities, it's the perfect atmosphere to partake in the sports you love, or to try out something new. For serious athletes however, the general lack of focus on athletics that permeates the mindset of the university could be frustrating. Sport facilities, however, could be considered highly satisfactory by both the serious and casual athlete alike.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of the best parts about NYU is that is places you right amidst the excitement and bustle of New York City. There are so many incredible experiences that can be had in such a diverse setting and being surrounded by so many unique and inspiring people (and not just your fellow classmates, but all other residents of the city as well), and it's almost impossible not to experience something great during your time there unless you actively make an effort to shut yourself inside your dorm and avoid the hubbub of life in Manhattan.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Living in New York City makes the issue of security tricky. I always feel safe when I'm in my dorm because I know those security guards very well, and I know they would do anything to protect us. But there are security guards in some of the larger buildings with multiple entrances that never ask to see our ID's like they are supposed to. And beyond that, I never feel safe walking home at night, because I am in the city.

That is a huge disadvantage to not having a true "campus". I have been attacked by a homeless man, and two of my classmates have been mugged. But these awful safety issues were not because NYU has a lack of safety.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would say that the value of an NYU degree is priceless, but that is simply not true. I pay $70,000 a year to attend the University, and while NYU is an accredited institution, it is certainly not worth $70,000 a year.

However, I know that my degree will get my far.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: August, 2014. It's my first day of class at New York University as a Musical Theatre student. I walk into one of the smaller black box theatres, and find myself in a room with actors that I have looked up to since I was in middle school. My professors are world-class, Tony award winning actors who have changed my life. The knowledge I have gained and I continue to gain is paramount.

Three days a week I have classes from 9-6 in musical theatre. I take Acting, Vocal Performance, Ballet, Speech and more. But on the two other days of the week, I am required to take general education requirements, and classes to fulfill my minor. I have found that there are a number of wonderful classes to take, and all of my general education classes have been informative, practical and enjoyable.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Finding an affordable place to life in Manhattan is to impossible, but campus housing has made that act possible. My freshman year, I opted out of the nicer, spacious freshman residence halls for the smaller, cheaper and more convenient Weinstein Hall. I could wake up 10 minutes before class, and still arrive early. I also had three dining options within the building, which made those frozen winter nights filled with hunger much, much easier. I loved living in Weinstein Hall. My only concern was that my RA was unfriendly, and apathetic.

This year, I'm living in the cheapest upperclassman dorm: Second Street. Not only am I incredibly close to campus, but my RA this year is amazing. My new RA enforces the rules, and is friendly and truly caring. He is a fellow drama major, so we actually have a lot of similar friends. One time, he saw me leaving a surprise party for our mutual friend, he was relieved I was leaving because, of course, residents and RA's are not allowed to be at a party together. But he was adamant that someone walk me home. But he didn't stop there. When I got home, I had an email waiting for me from my RA. He wanted me to respond when I got home to ensure that I got home safe. He went above and beyond to ensure that I was safe that night.

Overall, the housing at NYU is great.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a strong believer against Greek life, I am quite indifferent about NYU's greek community and scene. I know about 17 people who are in either a sorority or fraternity, and they all are nice, welcoming people who have a good head on their shoulders. However, at least three people have opening discussed the financial hardship of participating in greek life while attending one of, if not THE most expensive University in the United States.

I would hope that NYU's Greek life would be inclusive and "global" just like the University claims to be, however these seems not to be the case. Along with the expenses, my friends in the greek community have noted that most of the sororities are fairly homogeneous. Translation: mostly white, rich girls. This is quite unfortunate, and I believe that needs to change.

Even with the criticisms that I have around Greek life, I would say that NYU's greek life doesn't effect the rest of the University whatsoever.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: To be completely honest, NYU sports are irrelevant to the rest of the University. I'm sure the sports teams are incredible, but it must suck for most teams to have to travel at least 45 minutes just to play a "home" game.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: New York University is certainly one of a kind. The "global university" is an incredible experience filled with hard work, a long winter, glamorous celebrities, vast cultures, and awe-inspiring professors. As a musical theatre major, New York is the place to be. I am incredibly blessed to be a part of the Tisch School of the Arts, where my professors are Tony, Oscar and Emmy nominated; not to mention the best at teaching the craft of acting. I get to spend my weekends emerged in theatre as I rush to buy $15 student tickets to Tony Award winning Broadway musicals and plays.

I have to admit that one of my favorite parts about NYU is the "campus". I get to walk past tv-show filmings, historic buildings and celebrity after celebrity sightings on my way to class. My freshman year of college, I was still star-struck by every celebrity that I saw. One morning as I walked to class on a cold, grey, February morning, I came face to face with none other than Alec Baldwin. We did one of those awkward maneuvers where you both move one way, and then the other way to let the person pass, but you end up just staring at each other while stiffly shuffling side to side. I laughed and suddenly shouted "I'm a huge fan! HUGE FAN!". Meanwhile Alec was attempting to walk his two dogs and scarf down a bagel, and in an attempt to answer me, started choking on his bagel. Imagine the horror that ensured when I realized I might have just killed Alec Baldwin. Luckily, he got the food down and put a hand out as if to say "Please don't come near me. You've done enough damage already. Have a good day".

That is definitely one of my favorite moments at NYU. I have to admit, despite the debt delivering tuition cost, I would choose NYU over and over again if I could do it all over.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The health center once said I had a cold when I had bronchitis.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel like NYU gives me nothing but a name. When I graduate, I will be drowning in debt with no guarantee to find a job.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: NYU's greatest contribution to career finding is an online classified ad.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is way too expensive especially for what it is. It is cheaper to live off campus, and NYU needs to get with the program instead of ruining their students financially.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I know absolutely nothing about greek life. I think it's stupid.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I hate sports, and almost no one at NYU plays them.


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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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