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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Expensive – But if you look in Brooklyn you can always find something cheap with your roommates.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Not That Important – NYU is a different school because we have other focuses besides sports. Of course we have school spirit and go out to see as many games as we can like hockey and some basketball. But its a D3 school so the sports teams are not that rigorous.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You're in NYC so the nightlife is going to be great! The only problem is its +18 or +21 for most clubs and bars, so you need to find away around that if you don't want to get in trouble. But once you're overage, its great!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU is over two dozen study abroad sites, including a new campus in Abu Dhabi and another one in Shanghai that will open next year. The best part about NYU is how the institution pushes students to travel and spend time in foreign places to learn about the world in a different perspective.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Expensive but in NYC – The important thing to take away from NYU's facilities is that they're in NEW YORK CITY. This means that though it's expensive, you're living in one of the best cities of the world and you're going to have a great time. Some dorms are better than others, but you're guaranteed housing for the full four years.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: My favorits thing about athletics at NYU is we have no varsity teams, so it's mostly kids that are playing sports as a passion, but really focused on studying! NYU has everything - from basketball to surfing. The only thing we don't offer is baseball, which was president John Sexton's choice.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Perfectly Balanced – In the summer it's cold, which is great! You get rain, snow and hail. But in the summer, the sun comes out and you get your fill of vitamin D. I like a balance and I like it when my seasons are representative - that means snow in the winter and sun in the summer. So it's perfect in NYC!

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: You Feel Safe in NYC – NYU is in the middle of a giant city but you quickly feel that it becomes a small village. People are proud of their neighboorhood and I've never felt unsafe

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I was expecting it to be a bit intimidating to arrive alone in NYC, but the teachers and my class mates made me feel at home:)

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Great public transportation by sub way and bus.Can ride or way buidings are not far apart

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You'll Find Them, but They Are Expensive – Apts in NYC are relatively easy to find, but if you do find one in Manhattan, they'll probably be expensive. Some NYU students choose to move to Brooklyn when they go for off-campus apts. But in Manhattan, the best bet to getting a nicer apt is to have roommates to share the pricy rent!

1 College Freshman

Parking: Honestly, why would you even need a car? It's NYC! The subway is the best, cheapest, quickest way to get around, besides walking, since everything is so close. If you really need a car, take a cab. The only time you'll need a car is when you move-in.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Depends on Where You Go – The dining options really depend on which dining hall you visit. Hayden is known to have great vegetarian and vegan options. Up-stein has a kosher cafeteria. But by far I think Paladium has the best food. Grab a bite to eat after your workout!

But after your freshman year, I would not recommend you continuing your meal plan. I did the math and a meal at NYU's cafeterias costs $10-$12. With all the great restaurants that surround you, you could get a better meal, for the same amount of money, if you go out to eat.

3 College Senior

Diversity: I Mean, It's New York – As far as NYU goes, there is still a majority of white and Asian students. There are very few African American and Hispanic students. But because NYU is in the middle of NYC, and because NYC is one of the most diverse, if not THE most diverse cities in the world, you never feel like you are going to a demographically challenged school. Harlem, Little Italy, Chinatown are pockets of extreme diversity just a short METRO ride away.

1 College Senior

Athletics: This is very widely known: NYU is an artsy school, not a sports school! DO NOT come to NYU if your life passion is sports. We do have two great gyms (one is getting upgraded) and there are teams and inter-mural teams. But if you're looking for a competitive college sports team, don't look here. School spirit wise, there isn't much of that either. There is no, whole school community feeling. But people are very proud to go to NYU and they express it on their own, with their friends, not at stadiums.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Really, There Is No Comparison to NYC – This is a no-brainer. I mean, it's one of the reasons people want to go to NYU, because of NYC. What can I really say? Everything you heard is true--all the crazy stuff, amazing opportunities, awful experiences. You can have the best time of your life here, and you can have your lowest lows. But one thing that is consistent is the constant stimulation. You will not be bored, and you will definitely be challenged. And the city is so beautiful.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Brooklyn Is Your Best Bet – Many people opt for off-campus housing after their freshman year because of the high housing cost. I did the math, and the cost of living on camps is about $300 more expensive, per month, for the same kind of living arrangements off campus (single in suite vs. private room in shared apartments). Albeit you will not have such a great location that housing provides. But taking into account the number of college students renting apartments in many lively neighborhood, and the efficiency of the subway, there is no reason why a college student NEEDS to live in the village.

The best and most NYU-populated neighborhoods include:

-Clinton Hill
-Fort Green

This list is ordered in decreasing cost of living.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: MS in Publishing – The NYU-SCPS MS in Publishing program is exceptional. Not only is each class tailored to the specific needs of the students, classes are kept small so as to best facilitate learning. Instructors are all industry professionals and students are given prime networking opportunities within the publishing industry that they would not have otherwise should they purused an alternate post graduate program.

5 College Junior

Majors: Great Instructors – NYU has the most amazing professors. The professors care a lot about the students and there are many outlets to get extra help. I am studying economics and feel that my program is more advanced than many other programs around the country.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: NEW YORK CITY – Off-Campus Dining is incredible. THere are thousands and thousands of restaurants to choose from in NYC and you can have basically anything delivered to you.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Great Experience – It takes a certain type of person to attend NYU. It is really part of the city, which is amazing.

The professors are incredible. I have made lasting relationships with most of my professors and they have taught me more than I expected. All of my professors have terminal degrees in their fields.

It can be difficult to make friends, but it becomes easy when you get involved in clubs or dorm activities.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Basically Nonexistent – parking in the city is impossible as it is, and even on the rare occasion that you do find parking, chances are you'll be returning every two hours to fill the muni-meter.

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1 College Senior

Parking: It's NYC of course it will be hard to find parking.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Nice Apartments in the Area – There are really nice apartments in the area that allow you to work and feel free. Shopping can be done at all hours, great restaurants surround the neighborhood.
Rent is high, but that is not a surprise in NYC

2 College Junior

Administration: Dorm Is Another Story. The campus isn't a big deal but the dorms are pretty tightly guarded.


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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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