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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.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks Are Barely Visible – The Greek scene is not at all sizable but does exist. There aren't any frat houses, but sororities and fraternities can apply to live in the pent house of the China Town dorm. They are much more visible as community service organizations then as place to party.

4 College Senior

Technology: NYU's main Library Bobst, has two basement floors filled with computers, MACs and PCs. The Library is open 24 hours a day so they are always accessible, and many of the computers are hooked up to scanners. Most of the other buildings around campus also have a couple of computers every few floors, all dorms off of the main campus have computer labs, many with free printing. Most dorms have fast reliable wifi, and if not have multiple ports to pug into. Overall I would still recommend having your own computer and sharing a printer with your room mates, it sucks to have to go to the library to print your paper before an 8am class.

3 College Senior

Academics: Search for a Good Teacher – Every semester Theater students are required to take a Theater Studies Class. The topics range from very broad "US Drama" to focusing on a single playwright, the teachers range from glorified babysitters to inspiring. Class sizes are small and most teachers have hit a good medium as far as workload goes.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: A School Like None Other – NYU is everything I expected and much, much more. Located in the heart of New York City, it thrives in its diversity and its distinctive personality. Professors are extremely talented, and the facilities are for the most part very impressive. Workload depends by school and major, but in most cases it tends to be heavy.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Summary of My School – Education
2010 Blaine High School - Blaine, MN, USA
HS Diploma Business, Engineering, Math, Science

As freshman, I had a huge interest in fixing and taking apart electronics.
Right before I became a Sophomore, I enrolled myself into C.E.M.S. ( Center of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science). I took on the college courses while taking high school courses as well as working a part time job.
I love challenging myself to the limits to see what I can and cannot do. After sometime I decided to take on business courses. Now that has taken up my interest in doing some type of business of my own and/or working for one as an Accountant or HR Manager.
Relevant coursework: Fundamentals of Communication, Strategic Sales, Retail Marketing
Statement Billings
Concentration in Economics

College Senior

Drug Safety: Dude it's NYC if you want drugs walk around the city and you will find them. NYU is in the city so it's not too hard I guess. As for alcohol it's around too but it's NYC so it's a different animal then any other city.

College Senior

Guys & Girls: Don't really care about that stuff. It's a mix but since it's nursing more women then men. Older population. Lots of Jews.

3 College Senior

Academics: It's great that the program is accelerated so in 15 months you'll have another degree but in Nursing. The professors are real nurses, most of which are still working in hospitals so they can give us real world examples. The clinics themselves vary but the two that I have been two are great and you get a variety of patients when you live/work/study in New York City. NYU biggest down fall is their lack of help with getting scholarships, plus their financial aid sucks and they aren't very helpful. On top of that the financial aid department doesn't talk to the bursar's office at all, so every term I get emails saying that I am going to be dropped from my classes because the bursar's office doesn't have the information that the financial aid office has even though they are in the same building and only a few hundred yards away from each other!! Not all of us students have our rich families to pay for schooling!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The Best of Both – Not only are you in college, but you are in the greatest city in the world. You will mature faster, be exposed to more things, and meet all kinds of people. Jobs are right around the corner and with NYU's career network, you can find job openings every day.

The social scene is unique too. If you have friends on campus schools, their general excitement is a frat party on the weekends. While that may sound fun to you (and nothing is wrong with that!) you are not limited to that. You can see a concert, a sporting event, travel to various parts of the city, eat some amazing food. Of course the NYC party scene is great, but you get to experience so much more as well.

However, with this comes a lack of campus life. We are all so caught up in what's going on outside of campus. But it's not so bad. It's not that we don't care about NYU, but we found something in the city that is more personal to us! If you are seeking a connection with people, do not assume that amazing campus spirit is necessary. You will find people with the same passions as you in your major, classes, clubs, or in the city itself if you do your research.

To sum it up, you have everything at your fingertips but you need to put your own effort.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: You Will Meet Every Single Kind of Person – Whether it is NYU students on campus or just random people in the city, you will see every single kind of person - so be ready. For those who grew up with the same kinds of people, you will be surprised. But this is a good thing. With this comes stories and personalities that you could never imagine. You will learn just as much from the people around you as you do in the classroom. However, it also helps to stick to the familiar. See if there is a club regarding your personal areas of diversity. Because there are so many of us, you will see highly involved people embracing their own cultures and it is a beautiful thing to become involved with.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Classes never get cancelled for snow. But the city gets cleaned up so fast that you'll be fine walking. In fact, it can get really excited (and pretty!) in the city when it snows. Go to Washington Square Park! The heat is rough too during the summer. However, we rarely have extremes of anything. Sometimes a little hot, sometimes a little cold, you'll deal. And if you forget your umbrella one day, you can probably find someone on the street selling one.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Amazing Once You Figure It Out – When you first start it can be tricky. Don't fall into the traps of the 18+ clubs you'll get Facebook invites too. They are extremely overpriced and lame. Once you figure out your kind of place, you will be happy. There is so much to offer though that it can take a while. Just be open to everything and see what feels right. But there is certainly something out there for everyone... and once you find that, you will see why NYC is the greatest city in the world.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: NYU does not offer sufficient financial aid for its students. It is one of the most expensive schools in the country and unfortunately the endowment is specific to each school of NYU. So, for example, if you are a Tisch student, you will be more likely to receive a scholarship than if you are a CAS student, purely based on the endowments received by alumni. Overall, I think NYU should do a much better job in this area.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Food, Food, Food! One of the BEST things about going to NYU is that there are so many incredible and AFFORDABLE restaurants and food vendors right by campus and all of the residence halls. No matter the hour of the day, and no matter what you're craving, you will be able to find something to fix your craving for a price you can afford. Of course, there are more upscale and pricey restaurants in the area as well, but the majority of food establishments by NYU are affordable and student-friendly.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: NYU does not provide good enough financial aid/scholarships especially to the students paying for their own education. Need based my ass.

5 College Junior

Academics: NYU has an extremely diverse student body and therefore, has students who are passionate about a multitude of different subjects. The amazing thing about NYU is that every student has an advisor who is hand-picked based on the student's intended major and/or concentration (if they are in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, they will have a concentration rather than a major). No matter what you are passionate about or interested in, NYU will have courses for you, and advisors to help you create the best schedule every step of the way.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: NYU has two gyms--one is newer than the other but is always packed.

The library is great. I always go there to study and it is at the center of the university so it also serves as a great meeting place.

Because NYU is so large, campus activities don't really exist. Sometimes there are free concerts and festivals, but they're not too prevalent.

I love the aesthetics of the campus. It's not confining like some small liberal arts college and the city is your playground.

4 College Junior

Academics: Overall, NYU offers a diverse curriculum. The university itself has several schools that cater toward the particular interest of a student. I attend the arts school, and within that particular arts school is the Recorded Music department. It's a highly competitive program, and I find myself being academically stimulated there. The professors are great, and the work load is challenging yet not totally unreasonable. I get the attention that I need, and I've made some great friends along the way. The registration process is kind of frustrating though, but it is not suprising at such a large private university.

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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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