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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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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.

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

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.


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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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