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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Study Abroad – NYU has an amazing study abroad program. We have 11 different sites all around the world and are building more. Because we have so many options, it is strongly encouraged for us to go abroad and receive a more global education. Not many of my friends at other schools have such easy access to education abroad.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Gym
Research Labs
Washington Square Park, Green modern buildings
Bobst Library

4 College Junior

Athletics: I Think That They Are Very Excellent – I have attended a series of games that were hosted by the NYU Athtletic Department against other colleges. One observation that I have of them is that they are very competent and, most times, show several days of training and practice. Overall, they are very committed. On another note, I like to their games because they give priceless foods and T-shirts.

5 College Junior

Administration: Very Strict – We have a very good station, here, at Washington Square, which is also known as the main segment of Greenwich village. The crime rates are very lower and our security patrol or officers are very hardworking. There are NYU owned buses that brings students to selected destination, especially during the night-time.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Gallatin is great, though I'm more interested in Business so I may go to Stern

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Many Dining Halls – The best part about campus dining is that there are about 5 dining halls around campus. Some are large and much bigger than others with more options. The is a good variety of food and the quality is pretty good.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Variety, but You Have to Find Your Own Niche – The diversity at NYU can be seen through the various clubs and student organizations active on campus. However, there is indeed a large Asian student population, specifically in Stern. Walking I campus you can hear a lot of different languages beig spoken. NYU is very accepting of every individual and embraces diversity. The only thing that might not be as diverse is the economic background of the students. Since the university is fairly expensive, most students are upper middle class or higher. Despite this, the opportunities to meet a variety of people are inescapable, and rightly so at NYU.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You'll Love It – If you are not looking for an average college experience with football games and frat parties, NYU is definitely for you. It's a wonderful liberal arts experience in a major city. Experience obviously depends on your school and major. It's perfect if you are someone who craves independence and culture.

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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: Weed Is More Popular – There's a lot of weed at NYU. It's the city, and people can easily get a hold of it. But I don't see a lot of danger involved with this scene.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The Library is huge! It looks like Hogwarts. The librarians are also so nice and willing to help you with your research.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: All the Same – The food everywhere is the same. I felt like I ate the same things over and over again. Also, meal plans are way over-priced.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Get Ready to Be Written up – The dorm life is great, but you have to keep it quiet because you're almost guaranteed to get written up if you're not.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus Life – The city is your playground. There's always something to do!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great Experience – Professors, curriculum, advisers, opportunities, people, and of course, location, location, location.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Excellent Professors and Interesting Classes – Every professor is accomplished and able to help you in a unique way. Do not be afraid to get involved.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Wander in Any Direction – And you will find anything and everything you could ever crave. Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Thai and many price points as well. Competition is intense in the city since there are so many restaurants, so even "cheap" restaurants are better than most "moderate" restaurants in other cities.

5 College Junior

Local Area: The City Never Sleeps – New York University is a terrific experience. Located in New York, New York, the city is as big or as small as you choose to make it. Something for everyone is available at the university and in the city. Shopping, food, culture, sports, concerts of all varieties are abundant. The school provides opportunities to meet new friends and explore it all.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: A Major for Everything – NYU has a diverse array of majors, so each student can find an area of study that interests him or her.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Very Dramatic Changes – In New York City, it gets unbearably hot in the summer and unbearably cold in the winter. There is plenty of rain and humidity, and the smell of body odor gets really bad in crowded areas during the summer.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Busy Urban Atmosphere – The atmosphere at NYU is very urban and no-nonsense. It's a dog eat dog world, but if you tough it out, you'll love it.
Lots to do in the city, many internship opportunities. Washington Square Patk is beautiful so you get your fill of nature.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – NYU is located in a great area of the city. I never feel unsafe when I am in school

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Find a room mate and a good rental agent and you are good to go.

5 College Junior

Diversity: NYU is what New York is all about! People from all over the world working together as a union.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Despite what many people may believe it is not super hard to find off-campus housing in Manhattan. Three of my friends recently started renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Stuy Town for 3,600 per month (1,200 per person). While this may seem very expensive, for a three bedroom that includes amenities (electric, WiFi, water, heat, ect.), parking, and other nice features (gym, parking garage, ect.) This is also less expensive than forming. Many NYU kids dorm in Stuy Town, as well as in many other, cheaper areas. Most of these are near campus and in largely safe areas with some form of building security. The only con to off campus housing, in my opinion, is that you may miss out on making friends if you do it during your freshman, or even sophomore year, however after junior year, it's the smartest thing to do in terms of being cost efficient.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU has two gyms/athletic centers, one of which has a pool. There is also the Gramercy Dorm, on 23rd street, which is somewhat removed from the immediate campus area and has its own dorm. The student center is spacious and hosts both student and university run activities. Bobst Library is somewhat intimidating looking, but it's huge and has an extensive collection, as well as countless computer labs, cheap printing, and different types of study spaces (personal cubicles, group study rooms that students and entire classes can request, silent study rooms, an area for watching films, and a cafeteria style study room where speaking is allowed). NYU's facilities are top-notch. A few buildings definitely need to be renovated, but a lot of them are in the process of being fixed, and those that have been recently fixed look great.

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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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