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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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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU does not give out very much financial aid--it's almost 100% need based, and limited for merit based.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: NYU has 21 residence halls--7 are freshman housing. Freshman housing is hit or miss. Weintein is not a good residence hall, but it's the closest you can get to campus. Upper classman residence halls are pretty good! Gramercy Green is the newest one with state of the art appliances, hardwood floors, and floor to ceiling windows!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining Halls – Food options at NYU are great! We have 9 dining halls around campus that range from cafe style, all-you-care-to-eat, kosher, vegetarian, organic, and vegan! The food is yummy and convenient! If you live on campus as a freshman, you're required to have a meal plan--I would recommend a flex plan (so many per semester) or a 14 or 10-per week. Nothing more though, because you're also going to want to explore the food of the city! NYC has so many great restaurants! And lots of them are around campus!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: In my opinion, there are lots of drugs and alcohol certain circles at NYU, but the good part is its pretty easy to avoid because most kids take it off-campus and outside the dorms. Drinking and clubbing are quite popular popular. Hint: We are located in the heart of "The Village".

3 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are accessible and easy to find. Many buildings have computer labs and there is usually one available. Printing on the other hand is difficult, many of the machines are broken on a regular basis and there are very few options either way.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Honestly I have never felt unsafe at NYU's campus, but I think that has more to do with my own personal precautions than the campus cops. Entry to the buildings is very secure, which I greatly appreciate, but all other aspects is greatly lacking. Should you call SafeRide expect to wait an hour, if they come at all. Public Safety in general tends to be a nasty bunch that has made feel stranded. Thank god for cabs and other public transport!

1 College Senior

Athletics: I have never been to an athletic event since my time at NYU, and I do not plan on attending any in the near future. I know people on sports teams and I know that NYU does have athletic events, I'm just not interested in them. That was one of the main reasons I chose to come here. There are athletic events and teams available but they are not a large part of campus life unless you are on one of the teams.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Many Asians – There are many Asian and white students and a mix of others. It also depends on the school and major though.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: It's New York – Sure, it can be a challenge if you're not 21 but there are many, many options. There are almost always all-ages shows to go to and many places in Brooklyn don't card if you're really trying to drink. There are museums that are usually open late on Fridays, plays, movies, musical events, gallery openings. I mean, it's New York. There is always something going on any day of the week any time of night or day. The problem is usually choosing between the many options.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Thumbs up – Everything you want, you can get here. Also the city offers many opportunities and places to hangout and have fun anytime 24hrs.

1 College Junior

Athletics: There there if you want them and fairly easy to get involved in. I think the best story that I have about NYU Athletics is that I was watching a NYU V. UChicago basketball game. Not a single person on the court was above 5'8 and the only time people left the fitness room to watch them play was when the (really good) pep band started to play.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The female student population at NYU is very diverse attracting every type of person. The guys are generally gay guys or wimpy nerds. Dating an undergraduate guy can be hard though not impossible.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: NYC subways run 24/7, and NYU shuttle buses run till quite late at night all day, and there are numerous subway stations and taxi stop points flanking NYU.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: it's new york city...if you want it you can find it. Subways and taxis are always running so you don't have to worry about getting home. Can be expensive if you don't shop around.

4 College Junior

Weather: not much effect of weather, except under winter storms!! In my 3 years of school, school has been closed only 3 days. classes are very close, in walking distance!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms: best!!! i live at lafayette residence hall, tenth floor
Bobst: bad (very busy!! unless you reserve a study room) study spots during finals weeks! rest of the time: awesome!!!
Piano rooms reservations: pretty bad to get them if want to reserve at kimmel, but just go to the steinhardt music building!
Kimmel: best spot to relax! and study at times if you do not get bothered by some conversations (not too much noise, but still)
food at dining halls: expensive!
housing process: love it! especially sophomore year!

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Kimmel student center, BOBST library, ITS computer labs, dining halls, washington square park, Coles Sports center,

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Not Enough – There is definitely not enough financial aid, everyone is struggling with this ridiculous tuition except those who were raised in privledged families.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Some classes here are difficult and frustrating but theres other classes

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: You can find almost any type of club here, and if you don't find any you like, you and your friends can easily start one. There is such a diverse group of people here that you're bound to find someone who is looking for what you're looking for.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The organic chemistry lab and class in new york is extremely difficult and sometimes they have ridiculous rules that they require from you. its a scary experience but gen chem was really great

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computer Review – they are fairly fast but there needs to be more computers in this university. sometimes people lose the work they were doing because they automatically shut up but as of now they are getting replaced so this situation should get fixed

4 College Junior

Athletics: It's big to a cetain extent, but due to the fact that most sports are indoors, sport at NYU aren't as popular as they could be in there were more athletic facilities outdoors, especially in the summer. On a plus side, it's always cool inside, and the free pizza, and T-shirts during sports ralley don't hurt.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Crowded but Protected – NYU Public safety works around the clock to ensure the well being of students at all times.


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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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