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2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: NYU has a campus located in the heart of the city and many of the buildings reflect the city-style. The buildings that have not been recently updated are in serious need of updating. The gym closest to Washington square has no air conditioning and the residence halls need to be redone.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: NYU has some really nice buildings that are brand new but the older ones are REALLY old. Coles gym doesn't have air conditioning at all and the buildings that haven't been updated need it.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Just fill out the FAFSA on time, never had a problem receiving financial aid.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life exposes you to new experiences but it's not really too big of a deal if you join one or not.

3 College Junior

Administration: I feel protected but if one really wanted to break any such rules... there is no real way to stop one from doing so.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There's always something to do, beware if you really want to focus on your academics.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Good number of groups to choose from, not a big presence on a campus though. The Greeks pretty much hang out with only the Greeks.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Studying in New York City will be one of the greatest experiences you will ever have.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Some computer labs have ANY software you might need. Depends on what you look for.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: New York City restaurants are available to you any time. The food around the area is alright.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was one of the few that received financial aid, but it was few and far between. No matter how much aid you get, it probably won't help that much, though. Especially when tuition is upwards if $60,000.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses aren't necessarily reliable. You just have to walk everywhere and use public transportation, like the Metro System.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: International students abound. You name a country I guarantee you there is someone from there at this school.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Ok if you are a single girl looking for a guy, just stop. It won't happen, and unless you are into egotistical jerks you will have to look outside of NYU. Most of the guys here are gay, so keep that in mind when flirting. Also all the girls here are ridiculously pretty.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: In terms of actually winning sports games, I have no idea. No one really participates in sports because a) this is a major art/business school b) it isn't a priority for most. But I will say that the facilities are amazing. Palladium gym is huge and fantastic for students to go to. We have a rock wall, a huge swimming pool, and tons of really high tech equipment. And if working on the machine isn't your thing there are classes you can take too (but I think you have to pay extra for those).

4 College Freshman

Majors: Keep in mind that I am a Freshman in the cinema studies department. For the first two years you will take a one cinema class per semester and the rest are gen ed requirements. Past the requirements you can take essentially any cinema classes you want, but by junior year you have to declare a minor. You can cross minor and major within Tisch or Stern, but it does depend on what you want to do. Internships are not recommended for Freshman but they are really, and I mean REALLY helpful when it comes to recommendations. They keep a log of where students have interned and what they did.And my teachers are passionate and knowledgeable about what they teach, that's what I like most about it. Plus all your cinema classes are in movie theaters within the building!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms at NYU are really hit or miss, and which one you get is really just the luck of the draw. They "try to accommodate" you, but they miss all the time.
Out of the freshman dorms, Third North is definitely the nicest- it has one of the best dining halls, each dorm has a kitchen, it's social, and it's the newest. While Hayden is definitely the most popular choice, considering it's got the rep (and rightfully so) of being the party dorm.

For upperclassman, Gramercy Green is definitely the nicest dorm- it has hardwood floors and granite countertops, and is the same price as third north. It's a little out of the way, so it's just deciding what is more important to you. Palladium is usually a popular pick, considering it basically has the world revolving around it; it houses the gym, the most popular dining hall, and it's a pretty average/nice dorm.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All of NYU's facilities are top notch. The Bobst library for example, is overwhelming it is so large; but it such an amazingly beautiful masterpiece. Gyms like Palladium and Coles are so fully equipped and nice that you'll have no excuse for gaining the freshman 15. All the NYU buildings are very nice, clean, and look like it charges its students way too much to go there (which it does, proudly.)

5 College Freshman

Local Area: New York City is a very vibrant city that has a very diverse population. There are all types of people and everyone is generally very friendly.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is the MTA subway and plenty of buses, plus yellow cabs. Transportation is not an issue.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The possibilities are limitless. You are situated in the heart of NYC, so there are so many varieties of restaurants you can choose from.

4 College Junior

Academics: The instructors here at very valuable to the learning process. They each bring their own experiences and help us learn in a way that's more applicable to the industry. The only downside is that they have limited office hours to meet, but that doesn't mean they aren't willing to try.

3 College Senior

Academics: Professors are exceptionally well versed in their fields, however, they often seem disinterested in the class/level of ability of students in the classroom. Professors are also often unaccessible outside of the classroom for help or office hours.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's great to be in the heart of the city and have all of its resources at your fingertips. However, the university itself has been highly disappointing. It's hard to build relationships with professors and receive the necessary help to succeed.

2 College Senior

Academics: Facilities are sub par and staff is often unapproachable.


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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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