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Reviews 3509 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Academics: Great Mathematics Department – NYU has an amazing Mathematics Department, especially in applied mathematics. However, they have poor pre-health advising.

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1 College Junior

Athletics: Most students don't care about school sports. If we want to watch sports we go to the Madison Square Garden or Yankee Stadium and watch NYC teams. This is a very artistic school, and most of the people who attend just don't care for sports in general. I know I don't... But if you do like seeing professional games, NYU will get you great discounts.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Live in the Dorm – While you live in NYC and go to school, it is just easier to live in a dorm-- close to classes, where the housing bill is a fixed price. A lot of my friends have gotten ripped off in apartments, some have had safety issues, and others have to commute long distances for early classes. The dorms are safe, the RA's are usually great, and you can't beat the locations. And being from NJ, I plan on commuting after I graduate to save money. There's no point in renting an apartment for a year or so only to be uprooted anyway.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Three Must Go Places – I live in New York City and I am surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the country. There are plenty of places to eat around every corner. I personally love John's Pizza in Little Italy-- it's a classic. And go to Pomme Frites, as seen on the FoodTV network for some of the best french fries anywhere. And definitely do your grocery shopping at Trader Joes.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Overwhelming at Times – There is so much to do, but at times it can be too much. Being in the middle of the city provides a wide variety of people and experiences, but choosing which one you want to be involved in can be a hard choice.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Windy and Rainy – I've seen so many broken umbrellas scattered on the grounds of union square and filling trash cans to the brim. Umbrellas are utterly useless against the rain sometimes because of the wind. Watch out of the infamous Broadway wind-tunnel.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: We don't have a campus. I don't think students drive to school. We walk.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Didn't Really Notice Greeks – The only Greek life I know of is a fraternity that isn't the stereotypical drink-your-brains-out one. I know one that is a volunteer fraternity and a couple of my friends are in they. Around campus, they're very active, so yes, they do at least affect my life. The other general fraternities or sororities don't really affect me at all because I can't even tell who is in one or if they exist.

4 College Junior

Administration: Strictness Is Lenient – As a student that is over 21 years old, I have never had any problems drinking at NYU. Also, because the culture here is much more lucient in terms of alcohol consumption, it seems as it is the norm. Although there are obnoxious drunks, I hardly see any police force around patrolling the area.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: The nightlife at NYU are generally for 21 or older individuals. The bars and lounges are down the street from NYU and are generally students or locals from the area. Also the subway system makes it great for drinkers not having to drive under the influence.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Feelings of Being Safe – In the Greenwich Village, students like myself are surrounded by the convenience of local libraries, eateries, and a great nightlife. I have always felt safe because there are always numerous students walking around at any hour of the day.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its Amazing – Its great here. Definitely worth it if you are willing to adjust to one of the most bustling and demanding cities. the university itself is really great and offers so many opportunities to network and develop your career.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Its Alright – You either walk or use the subway. the subway is efficient but expensive so if you can you walk, you should do so. Taxis are another great option, but only use them when you must because long distance trips via taxis are get expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its New York, What Do You Expect? The dorms aren't that great because its not a traditional campus at NYU so its better to live off campus and sometimes more affordable. But the apartments in NY are small and expensive anywhere. You get more bang for your buck if you move into Brooklyn or Queens though. The way to find a great apartment is by word of mouth. If you just look through the posted ads you will never find a deal.

3 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Labs Only Get Crowded During Finals and Midterms – The computer labs at Colby College are usually crowded at crunch times, like midterms and finals, but besides that, you can always find a spot. Most people do have their own computers, and with WiFi, it is definitely nice to have your own. If you don't own one, I don't think it would be a huge problem.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: This is an extremely helpful review section and proves that NYU's greek life is non-existent. We have featured this article as a link on Romio's blog at

We hope Romio can help connect students better, especially at large spread out schools like NYU.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – The girls are nice and easy to get along with, though there is a huge dearth of single, straight guys. Everyone is fun to be around, though.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Every building at the NYU campus is very easy to navigate and serves its purpose well. The library is amazing and spacious. As well as the fact that it has endless resources. Kimmel Centre is gorgeous and has a great cafeteria. There are loads of places to study and amazing places to eat around campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU is different from EVERY other school. The faculty make it a point to immerse the students in the wonder that is New York City, and that is exactly what NYU does. You're constantly meeting new people, hearing foreign languages, and exploring. It's definitely not a college town...

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU is the best school for me. I absolutely love being in New York City and the academic program I'm part of is (hopefully) preparing me for grad school and my predicted field of work. I've had amazing professors, met fantastic people, and done incredible things. I go to my dream school. Not many people can say that.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Ideally, you shouldn't be able to drink or smoke in the dorms anywhere, but we get away with a lot at NYU. On the other hand, if you're being dumb and having a huge party, chances are you will get written up. So unless you make an RA or security mad, you should be ok.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: So incredibly varied. With 20,000 undergrads, it's impossible to grade/rate.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We Live in the East Village – We live in the food capital of the world. There is nothing that one can't find.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: To start, I know virtually nothing about NYU's Greek life, so I guess that reflects how it's viewed by the students. I do have friends who are involved with Greek life and they love it, but it's not the norm at NYU. I think most people are off doing other things n the city because there's so much else out there, where as at other schools sometimes Greek like is the only thing to do. Some people think Greek students are kind of strange just because there are so few of them. Greek housing consists of penthouses in the Lafayette dorm. Lafayette is in Chinatown, which is a far walk from campus (25 minutes), but the dorm is really nice and apartment style.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU's facilities are generally pretty nice. Palladium is a ridiculously nice gym. Coles isn't as nice, but it still has everything you need in a gym. Kimmel is great - the dining hall has the best options, there are always places to sit and do work, computers and printing are available, and the internet connection is fast. Bobst is not the most welcoming place and is usually super crowded (especially on Sunday nights and around midterms/finals) and sometimes the internet can be REALLY slow, so I usually opt to do work in a coffee shop instead. The new floors (3 and 4), though, are very nice, so I'd suggest doing work there. There are always numerous activities going on in each dorm and with the clubs on campus. Usually these events are pretty cool and cheap (which is VERY rare in New York!), so take advantage of them! Events = free food, which doesn't exist in New York City, so people should definitely go.

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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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