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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: New York University is surrounded by New York's tourist attraction sites from bars and clubs to broadway and comedy shows that are within an hour away.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Access to Internships – NYU has the very distinct advantage of proximity and connections to companies and positions across every sector. As an undergraduate, I was able to intern on Wall Street and as a graduate student, I am looking forward to opportunities at the United Nations or another NGO.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Unique Campus Life – You will feel like a true New Yorker as a college student since the campus is completely integrated with downtown Manhattan. The experience is unparalleled.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Student Centers – Very tight security to ensure non-students are kept out. Safe, clean and consistently updating services for students to encourage activity on campus.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: You're living in Manhattan, what else is there to say? Bustling city with an amazing night life. Go out and explore!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Rigorous but Fruitful – Because NYU is still rising in national rankings and attempting to make a bigger name for itself, academics are emphasized and rigorous. A positive note, however, is that the university's location helps bring in very talented, experienced individuals as professors, such as the Ex Foreign Minister of Mexico, a CNN anchor, Swizz Beats, and James Franco.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: Not Bad – Although an RA will get you in trouble, they don't go out of their way to catch you drinking or smoking. Usually they only act when a compliant is filed by another student, when the noise is excessive, or when the hallway reeks of weed.

The punishments aren't horrible. The first offensive is just a verbal warning, followed by housing probation (like a written warning), which is followed by a drug or alcohol safety class. It takes about 3 times to be written up to jeopardize your housing rights. However, these rights can be severe, including your ability to study abroad.

Just don't be stupid and you won't get caught.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The City Is Your Playground! This is the city that never sleeps! The nightlife is crazy. Everyone has a fake and everyone parties.... hard.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartment Hunting Can Be Daunting... but It's Worth It! Living in New York City is expensive. Although NYU has some fantastic on-campus housing, the rates are a little overpriced for the area as well as the size of the room. The vast majority of upperclassmen move off of campus, usually by their junior year. Finding an apartment in the crazy city can be one of the scariest things ever--- it can be hard to avoid rental scams, relator fees, etc. However, apartments are everywhere, and they are often cheaper than on-campus housing.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Broadway Baby! I have not had an internship while in college, but I know that it is a crucial component of my major in the future. As a Production and Design major in NYU Tisch School of The Art's Drama Department, there are many opportunities to get theatre internships and what better place for theatre than NYC? Many upperclassmen in my major have had fantastic internships both on Broadway and off, its the perfect place to be for theatre.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The City That Never Sleeps – It isnt difficult to find something to do in New York at night, while most clubs and bars are 21 and up, there are still many fun places for those under 21 to go. If a bar or club isnt your scene, there are tons of other things to do like see a Broadway show, or go to a concert. The possibilities in New York are endless, you will always find something enjoyable to do.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's New York City! Of course the cost of living in the most popular city in the country is going to be a lot! But I've been surprised to learn that many people I know have found affordable apartments within the NYU area. Of course, the public transit system in NYC is so big and easy to use that it isnt uncommon for people to live outside of Manhattan and commute to school. Many people say that there are apartments out there that are nicer than living in a dorm, and can also be more affordable too! At the end of the day, it is still New York City and NYU has guaranteed on campus housing for all undergrad students.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: New York City – New York City is dangerous if you're not smart. Don't be out late or walk somewhere alone.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: expensive to do daily, should have student discount deals with mta

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People People People – Students are usually well-dressed (males and females), but some people do pull out sweats or jeans-and-a-tee-combo. People are usually good-looking as well. There are mostly girls here, and a high percentage of the males are gay. It's NYC so no one should feel like they have limited options. Some people can be very snotty and some can be really sweet. You meet who you meet. Some people see snotty and are sweet, some people seem sweet and are snotty. When has this not been an issue in social environments? You can get into good clubs with 21 ids. And look good.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Campus Life – There are two gyms, located in the North and South parts of campus for convenience. The one on the north is nicer, but smaller and both have rock climbing walls which is fun. There are lots of dorms to choose from. Some are father and closer to campus with or without a dining hall within them. I think there are about 13 dining locations, but the food is very similar at all of these. Everyone has a private bathroom to their suite. Campus is open to NYC which exposes you to the real world much sooner than your traditional campus friends. The library is huge and really nice. Much wasted space with the square architecture and hallow center from lobby to ceiling. There are activities planned for everyone's tastes. This school is very liberal.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I absolutely love NYU and while I considered many other schools, this definitely seems like the best fit. The city atmosphere provides endless educational and cultural opportunities, and the university name and presence in the community provides a lot of chances to network and make connections. A lot of people complain about lack of community but I've found that by joining clubs and going to events, I've found a very nice and lively community presence at NYU. As for the whole no campus thing, I do sort of feel like Washington Square Park is the campus: I walk across and always see people I know, relaxing on the grass and studying in good weather. It's nice because it's a campus composed of people from the college and from the neighborhood. My classes have been interesting and informative, and by and large I've found my peers to be very friendly and intelligent, but not pretentious or snobby like I'd imagined. Finally, I know a lot of people are deterred by the big tuition, but NYU is not as stingy as their reputation may lead you to believe. I personally got what I consider to be a very good scholarship and I come from a normal middle class family. Nightlife is really fun and not always expensive, depending on how often you go out and if you can budget yourself. I can see how this school isn't for everyone. If you're looking for a more traditional college experience, then I wouldn't go to NYU. However, for me, it's proven to be the perfect fit :) I'm really very happy. Also the food is a lot better than other school's dining hall food that I've tried (we all know food is most important).

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I believe the most important factor is grades which is the key aspect that helped me get into my dream school. Your financial situtaion is not taken to account when they make your decision so discrimination against the financially needy is not an issue. The biggest difficulty I beleive is the fact that 48,000 applicants were appplying for 3,000 seats and I was lucky enough to be one of them.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I think what separates my school from the rest is the fact that the city is our campus. There are so many resources available to us and even though the tuition is very expensive every penny is worth it because you truly get everything you can out of it.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Amazing Transportation – Transportation is amazing since we are in the heart of Greenwich village. There are train stations every where and most leave you a few blocks from your dorm also the NYU buses available help since not only are they free but they are safe and trusted.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Pretty Good If You're Middle Class – I definitely got a lot of aid compared to some of my friends, a few of which had to take a year off to work or transferred. I also have a substantial academic scholarship, which helped a lot. All in all, it never hurts to fill out the FAFSA, and apply to outside scholarships as much as you can.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love It – I would never imagine myself anywhere else, though I do sometimes wish it had more of the campus feel (if only for the partying, because I love frat parties). It's so easy for anyone to find their scene here. Just being in the city is awesome too; you can go shopping any time (not so good for my bank account), and easy to find a place to study. If you study well in student lounges, there are plenty of those, and if you like cafes, there are tons of tiny little places with great music and a relaxing vibe. And the food!! You can get any kind of food you want within a 20 minute walk, or take the subway if it's mid or uptown. Plus it's the city! I always have friends from home visiting, and there's never a lack of things to do.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Take Advantage! I'm a psych major, and I LOVE it! The department is pretty huge, and I have quite a few friends in it, which doesn't hurt. It's a lot of work (reading mostly) but definitely worth it. There are a lot of opportunities at the Wasserman Center for jobs and internships, or just for advice.
There is a study requirement for psych classes, which means you go in on your free time to help out people doing research in psych. Some of the studies are pretty interesting, and it's not hard at all to complete the number of hours required.
You definitely have to study a lot for psych classes, but I find that I always have plenty of time, granted I don't procrastinate. All in all, I love NYU because I have friends within and outside my program; many of friends are Tisch film or dance students; I feel that I have such a diverse group of friends.
The psych professors are all great, and really smart. They're all really approachable too!

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Not Bad at All – This is New York City after all. The weather has its fluctuations, but for the most part it is not too bad for a little Hawaii girl like me.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Just Plain Mediocre – Though we have so many options at NYU, they are not that satisfying in the actual dining halls. I like though that we are able to use meals at leading places like Starbucks, Chik-Fil-A, and Argo Tea.

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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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