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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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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Hard Work – It's really hard to get money at NYU. I wish you luck.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Be True to You – If there is anything you learn at NYU in order to enjoy it is to see the positivity in anything. That's what will get you through it. You want to have a set of friends that you have things in common with, and an ability to talk well to get what you want at NYU. Friends come when you do things you like together!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe and Healthy – It's pretty good at NYU. As long as you travel in a group, you'll be fine. There are lots of security guards patrolling campus, so you definitely feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My Friends from Home Are Very Jealous – While most freshman dorms don't offer much in the way of amenities, halls like Founders or Brittany have huge rooms. I lived in Founders and had a beautiful view of downtown Manhattan all the way from Brooklyn to New Jersey. Freshman year, definitely go for Third North. The rooms are apartment style, with a kitchen and living room, and there is a dining hall in the building along with other building features. Upperclassmen dorms range from decent to beautiful. Gramercy Green is infamous for it's huge corner rooms, granite countertops, and multiple bathrooms. Every suite has a private bathroom, too, so no down the hall showers.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Better Than Most – Dining on campus offers much more variety than most schools. Meal plans are a little expensive, but mostly worth it. Sunday brunch at Palladium and restaurant nights at various locations offer a classier meal, for just one meal swipe. Definitely go for the flex meal plans that allow to use them across the semester, rather than the standard 14-a-week. After freshman year, all of the dorms come with kitchens so a smaller meal plan, if any, is recommended.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: If I Could, I'd Make It a++++ – I mean, NYU is in NEW YORK, the nightlife capital of the world! If you aren't into clubs, fork over $100 for a reliable fake ID and hit up the unique bars that surround you. It's literally impossible to have nothing to do on a Friday or Saturday night. Even just walking around the city is great. Due to the larger size, dorm room parties even happen sometimes. Apartment parties are common in Brooklyn and are sure to be great, cheap time. The only downside is the cost. But if you can afford to attend NYU, you can probably afford the $10 drinks that come with New York.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Great Gyms, Great Libraries, Great Everything! Washington square park serves as the centerpiece for a school that is both urban and chic. On warmer days, you'll find dozens of students laying in the grass or studying on the benches. The reopening of the east side of the park, due this month, will be met with great new vegetation and artwork. The gyms are large and fully equipped with long opening hours. Palladium gym even has two rock walls which are great for alternative exercise. Bobst library is famous for its behemouth size and winding hallways. One student even lived there for 6 months with out being discovered. There are plenty of comfortable study spaces which come in handy during the finals when the library is open 24 hours. Kimmel serves as an excellent student center, right on the park.

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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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