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Reviews 3437 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is extremely safe on campus. The local police precinct is there and there is campus police.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Overall, they are well kept. Some of the buildings are older - which comes with the territory of going to an well-established school with history. THe new buildings are immaculate.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors were all extremely well-educated, passionate and professional. The registration process was smooth and well-run. The workload was intellectually stimulating but not overwhelming - the professors respected the full schedules of the students. The campus cannot be beat - right in the middle of Manhattan. A lot of diversity and richness of life!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Love It Here – My freshman year at NYU has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. In addition to being in New York City and the great social life aspect, the school itself and the friends I've made are wonderful

2 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm Now Beginning to See and Analyze the Environment in Many Different Ways – The Environmental Studies program at NYU is in the College of Arts and Science and thus it is an interdisciplinary major. I like this for the fact that we do not only focus on the environment itself, but we have the oppurtunity to take classes in other aspects of this major. this includes business, people and the environment, literature, art, animals, food, economics, the history of how society has viewed and cared for our environment.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Amazing Learning Environment! The workload is quite demanding, but most professors are very easy to work with and are more than willing to help you if you approach them. Diverse student population also is a plus as you will be exposed to different point of views and a diverse field of opinions. I truly enjoy going to class because I can expect to participate in some very interesting discussions.

3 College Junior

Administration: In a big city like New York, the campus strictness doesn't really have much effect on students' social lives. Most students live off campus anyways, and most social events take place at bars, apartments, and venues around the city. Academic policies are totally fair.

4 College Junior

Technology: There are lots of computers available for students to use, and computer labs in various locations. The labs only get crowded in the final weeks. WiFi is also available everywhere, and as I have my own computer I find that really useful.

4 College Junior

Academics: MSW Program – I'm in the MSW program and I really like it so far. The professors are engaging, knowledgeable and helpful. All my classes have been really exciting, and my interactions with the student body have been incredibly gratifying. I couldn't imagine a better place to be!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Differences Flock Together – NYU has plenty of different races, religions, orientations etc. However, most of the time you see people of the same race flocking together. There's not much mingling between international students and domestic students. One of my best friends is from China, but he also spends much of his time only with what he calls "Chinese Chinese" or people directly from China.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Real Majors Take Real Effort – The academics at NYU are known to be amazing, as long as you're majoring in something other than something made up at gallitan or some art thing at Tisch that's not music related. The workload gets heavy, but most professors are pretty reachable if you need them.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs Aren't an Issue – Of course students here do drugs, there is just a lot more drinking done.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There isn't really a greek life here. I have come into contact with a few, however, and these ones are very vibrant and very much alive.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Well This Is the City – You are put right in the middle of everything. Union Square is right there. Everywhere you turn there are restaurants and food places. Whatever type of food you are in for, its right there, available on the dime. One of favorite food places is called Spice, it is a Thai Restaurant with a great and cheap lunch menu.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Have Fun Walking – Unless you live in a far away dorm, there isn't a bus to pick you up. You usually have to walk, take the subway, or a taxi.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: It Is New York – What can you expect? It is New York City. Don't bring a car here.

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1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys Are All Gay – I absolutely love gay men, but I can't date them. There are hardly any straight guys, and the straight guys know that. They take advantage of that fact, and oftentimes they are players

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall food is delicious with a lot of variety. They cater to a lot of dietary needs. Anything you can't find here can also be found in the vast amounts of restaurants in the surrounding area.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: New York has a wonderful city atmosphere. There is plenty that this city offers: parks, restaurants, theater, museums. The subway is always there ready to take you anywhere you may need to go.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Administrators Are Not Helpful – There is no help for students from administration with financial and academic problems.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Many Options to Choose from – There are a lot of options in terms of travel. For longer distance, take the subway ($2.50/ride). For shorter, or late night travel, take a taxi (more expensive). For cross town, take a bus. Usually, though, I recommend biking.

1 College Junior

Athletics: Not the Most Athletic.. NYU athletics are basically non-existent, unless you swim or fence. Except for the odd pick up squash game in one of the gyms or intramural teams, there are minimal organized sports. You'd be better off joining a city club sport.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A Cacaphony of Food! While eating out every day may not be the most cost efficient, the variety of food around campus is unrivaled. For a quick bite, go for falafel at Mamoun's or a slice at Artichoke. For serious grub, there is Sacred Chow, a vegan/vegetarian option, or Cafetasia, an Asian fusion restaurant. All prices are reasonable for a student's wallet.

4 College Freshman

Weather: East Coast Blues – If anyone is used to living on the East Coast the weather should be of no surprise. Because I have lived on the east coast my whole life. The blizzard of the winter and the delayed warmth of spring are all normal to me, but if you are coming from Southern California you may be in for a surprise. Either way, the worst of the winter comes during winter break when you can go home and the warm weather is never too hot. I personally enjoy it.

3 College Freshman

Parking: The Never Ending Search – Parking in New York City is bound to be horrible but aside from move-in day and move-out day you really don't need parking. Honestly, you take the subway everywhere and if you're feeling lazy you can hail a cab. There are however parking garages near campus if you really wanna store your car away and pay by the hour. Overall parking is average, simply what is expected when you are in New York.

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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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