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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.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Beautiful in the fall and summer. Winters are dreadful especially with the windchill. Warms up late in the spring but really nice once it does.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most students don't care about the greek scene. If you are a part of it, there are weekly events and mixers open to you but they are pretty exclusive to greeks. Also greek girls are not very attractive.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Pretty Strict – NYPD suck!!! But NYU does a pretty good job of keeping most things internal.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Male-female ratio is very tipped in favor for straight guys. But all the really hot girls date guys in the city, not NYU.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many Options but Pricey – Most students move off campus after their sophomore years. There are lots of options though they can be expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Wish It Was More Important – Most NYU students don't care about athletics. This is a damn shame.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food's OK if you are on the meal plan. mostly convenient. A lot of delicious NYU off campus options though.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Finance Major – With Wall Street so close, it's getting internships and hands-on experiences.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lots to Do – NYU has been great to me. Never a dull moment. There is no campus bubble here and that helps me feel connected to the real world, after college.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most Diverse Place on Earth – Centered in Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan, NYU is already situated in one of the most diverse, lively, liberal places in the country. The student body reflects that 100%.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Stern's Business Curriculum – The atmosphere at NYU Stern is very professional. Beginning with a curriculum designed to first introduce basic business concepts and ending in your more specialized major, you certainly learn a lot about the financial world. Professors are very approachable but you have to seek them out during office hours. Classes are a little cutthroat since all grades are assigned on a stern curve.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Academic Life Merges With the City – Don;t look for a typical campus, (although Washington Square Park is quite beautiful), NYU is just what you would expect - living and learning in a big city. Fortunately, there are so many options for entertainment and relaxation beyond the confines of campus - if you can afford them. NYU forces students to grow up fast and learn to depend on themselves, and has a way of weeding out those who belong in a smaller, contained educational environment.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Getting to Class – The major mode of transportation are your own feet. Fortunately, the "campus" is walkable. On bad weather days the NYU bus service can be used if you are near their route. Subways are also an option depending on your location.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Music Business – The Music Bus program has, so far, been more music intensive than business related. The business classes really don't begin until the Sophomore year. Freshman take introductory courses only. The program is small, only accepting around 35 applicants per year. The collegium course brings suprisingly high profile speakers who discuss a variety of topics.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Too Much to Do – There is always something happening around nyu everyday. Someti es there are too many options you don't know what to do first. Even if you venture to other parts of the city, there's museums, broadway shows, historical sites and cool clubs and resturants.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Labs Are Mostly Open – I've only ever been to one lab (which I still go to) and there's usually a few seats always open. When it comes to peak hours or finals, I wouldn't bet on trying to go, but other than that they're really useful.


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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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