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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Stern students have free printing so that's nice. The computers are new-looking and easy to use. They also have choices between Macbooks and PCs. Depending on where you live, you might want to have your own personal printer though.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It is wonderful. Everyone thinks you're uptight and emotionless. The workload is hard but the curriculum and internship/job opportunities are well-organized and numerous, respectively.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's Pretty Good. I've had a lot of good times for sure but there are times where it's only been okay or bad. It's hard to meet new people because after freshman year, people aren't as willing and you'll have close friends in freshman year, but after, it's hard to keep in touch or they transfer or they're too far. There's many issues so it can be hard, but it's also fun.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse – Most people are very liberal and accepting of anything. There's also a lot of different races, but some issues are that people of the same race tend to hang out together. That is the one thing I think people are most closed off about. If they see a group of whites/blacks/asians, and you're not pat of that race, it can be intimidating to approach them and be friends with them.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good but Sometimes Pricey – There's a lot of good places to eat but they can get pricey. Restaurants by Kimmel and Bobst are pretty good and relatively cheap but once you go out like to Union Square or more uptown, things can get pricier.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – Lots of security in buildings but not much outside. Only the buildings are limited to students so anyone can walk through the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The library is open until late and there is always room to study there. The reserve proposes 2hours loans of the books used in courses, which is great if you don't have a book for whatever reason.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Now it's winter so it's been very cold since December. It also snowed a lot so one day classes were totally cancelled. It is also not the best thing to do to walk in the streets now because it is slippery and the melted snow make huge puddles which you should avoid walking into. But when it's not snowing you generally can see the sun somewhere in the clouds, and at any rate, you're in nyc so you can always enjoy your days even if it's bad weather!

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Shuttle Buses – There are shuttle buses running for NYU students from their dorms to campus. They run pretty frequently, so you can take them whenever you don't feel like walking or if it's bad weather. The one thing is that you cannot predict NY's traffic. Other than that it is a very convenient transportation.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It Is NYC – I have just arrived and am agreeably overwhelmed by the number of events of all sorts, in and outside of the university: cultural, sports, career, volunteer, there is something for everyone. The people are very helpful, open and friendly, they especially talk to each other a lot even if they do not know the person. There are many shops and people so walking to campus is always a pleasure, we never get bored here.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Close to subway. Provides shuttle bus for faraway dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Process Was Average – The process was fine and the financial aid staff are very helpful. Definitely suggest calling or better yet visiting the financial aid office because they will answer all your questions and give you different pointers to look out for. However in the end i received very little in financial aid.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Possible Free Ride for Dorms! The cost is expensive just like any other school. But they offer RA positions which will cover room and board and meal plans! (if chosen as the RA after the "workshop training").

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Endless Choices of Delicious Affordable Food – NYU cafeteria at Kimmel Center is great. you have just about everything to choose from: sushi to pizza, salad to stir fries etc. But what's even better is that we're surrounded by restaurants all around, since its NYC after all. There is literally just about every cuisine out there and many affordable choices for students. Many of the restaurants also take part in the NYU flex dollars, so it's great.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: You never hear about sport here, unless something funny happens - which it almost never does.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The wayfarers are a must at NYU. If you are the type to feel the need to fit in, then here at NYU, you are pretty much required to know how to look like you dumped a couple of hundred dollars on your outfit that you put together for your Monday 8am. I mean designer labels are not a luxury but rather a means of survival here. The girls are absolutely gorgeous. And, in a way, they have to be, since among the small number of guys that do end up in non-business courses, there are two very prominent categories: gay guys and the World of Warcraft-playing kind (I'm generalizing here.) So, if you are an at least somewhat cute-looking pal, with a minimal amount of effort, your chances of getting laid shouldn't be all that low at NYU.

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU is notorious for not providing adequate scholarships, and they are especially frugal with academic scholarships. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the most expensive Universities in the nation. Because the school population is so large, it often takes a painstakingly long time to resolve problems with financial aid.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Internships/Opportunities of a Lifetime – NYU is in the heart of New York City, and therefore there are internship/opportunities available with some of the top organizations in the world. There is something for everyone, but especially relevant for those attempting to get into arts/entertainment industry, business (wallstreet), and medicine.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: EVERYTHING AND MORE. It is virtually impossible to not run-into the drug scene here. Of course there are pockets of people who do not use, but generally, any type of drug is widely available and easy to obtain. Alcohol is everywhere.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: Good, If You're a Rich Kid or Really Poor – Lots of students at NYU make this joke, but that doesn't make it untrue. The tuition is manageable if your parents are well off and can pay all of the tuition without help, or if you're not that well off and the financial aid office gives you a lot of aid. For a school with so many monetary endowments from alumni/private investors, you'd think they could afford to give out more scholarships to students with a less polarized socioeconomic status instead of, you know, building a campus in Abu Dhabi.

4 College Junior

Administration: Don't Be Stupid – Campus security is pretty chill. And don't forget that RAs are students too, so most of them aren't all that eager to write you up for partying. Just don't be stupid.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Better to Commute – The ridiculous price of apartments near the NYU campus are a little off-putting (unless you have rich parents, that is). It's so much more cost-efficient to live farther away (e.g., UWS, farther downtown, one of the other boroughs) and just buy a monthly unlimited Metrocard for commuting. The off-campus listings through the NYU off-campus housing office was not terribly helpful in my quest to find an apartment. Best to go with sublet.com or ask around to see if friends or family in the area know of anyone renting out a place/looking for a roommate.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It is extremely inconvenient to have a car at NYU...it's the city and its not worth spending so much time looking for parking everywhere you go. Also, the freshman housing is all pretty close to the NYU Stern school (west 4th street) and the other schools as well. The furthest walk is about 10 minutes, which is from the Third North Residence Hall and Founders Hall. The bus service is not always punctual and it is mostly for upperclassmen. Otherwise, expect to spend a decent amount per month on cabs and subway rides. $2.25 for each ride and a $3 minimum cab fare.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want a campus nightlife, frat houses, basement parties and a more 'college' feel, NYU is not exactly what you are looking for in the party scene. Majority of parties are at clubs, either hosted by fraternities or small promoter businesses. There are many 18+ parties, but the better parties are always at clubs that are 21+. Don't limit yourself to strictly partying every weekend, New York City offers many many more attractions.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's New York – I really don't think you can do better than New York here. There's not really any student events of notice, but thats irrelevant when you can see shows for 20 bucks and Broadway.

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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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