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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The great thing about NYU is that you can find your niche of people no matter what your interests are, so if you are not interested in drugs, you can find those who aren't either. I love to go out to bars and clubs but have never felt pressured to do drugs. Policy enforcement is not bad; if you are caught with alcohol once or twice in your room, you get "written up," but not much else happens.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Our parties are either dorm/apartment parties, or school hosted events. The apartment parties, typically hosted by a frat or club, can be very cool with very nice apartments, and the dorm parties are average but you have to keep the noise level down because of the RAs.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I love NYC because it has one of the most diverse nightlifes in the world. That said, it can get expensive, and it is harder to find things to do outside of school or frat/sorority hosted activities is you are under 21. However, it is often said that is is much easier and cheaper for underage girls in NYC than for underage boys.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: NYU has the most diverse group of students from any other college I have ever visited. You find people from all over the world with every interest and backstory imaginable. This said, I have not yet encountered an instance where a minority is discriminated against or there have been a clash of ethnicities/religions/sexual orientation/socioeconomic class. Perhaps the most heated debates are about politics, but it doesn't tend to get personal or nasty.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The massive student debt acquired aside, the experience at NYU is superb. From countless study abroad options to countless class subject options, I always feel like I have a choice at NYU. The professors I've had at Stern have all been keen on helping us learn, keeping us engaged, and making us participate throughout every lecture from the beginning all the way to the end of the semester. Registration for classes can be hard as the classes fill up incredibly quickly, but you have the option to wait list, which often opens up, or to pick another class that suits you. The workload at Stern is hard and the grading is even harder, but not impossible. The study areas are abundant, from Kimmel to KMEC (Stern), to Bobst, to Petes, to every residence hall, to coffee shops that dot the entire city, or, on a nice day, Washington Square Park.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe walking around alone on campus, since the streets around campus tend to be pretty well lit (with the exception of Washington Square Park at night) at all hours. There is also the emergency night van that picks you up when you don't want to go home alone. This makes me feel quite safe.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have loved the subjects of the classes I've had to take thus far that are relevant to my studies of Business and Political Economy at the Stern School of Business as well as my other interests. This includes topics such as micro and macro economics, intro to marketing, intro to political and economic thought, business and its publics, organizational communications and its social context, and international economics. I have found that all my classes range between 15 to 40 people max, and that my professors are passionate about teaching and genuinely want us to succeed. That said, it is incredibly difficult to get an A in any Stern class due to the notorious "Stern curve." That said, most of my classes are lecture style but incredibly interactive with at least 80 percent (sometimes even 100 percent because of the many activities we constantly partake in) of the students in the class.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU, and Stern especially, is incredibly equipped to help students out with their career aspirations. Stern has alumni networking events nearly every other night if not every night, and nearly all are with incredible firms such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, J.P Morgan, Deutsch Bank, Deloitte, Accenture, etc. The NYU Careernet is out online job applicant search engine that easily connects applicants to employers and is how I found my summer internship for 2015. Through nearly all of the clubs at Stern as well at the Career Center in Palladium, students can find someone to help them on their resume and interviewing skills to prepare for their job hunt. I would say the overall career prospects are very high at NYU (and again, at Stern especially).

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in University Hall my first year at NYU. Pros include it being right next to Palladium, which has a gym and dining hall, as well as meeting rooms that can be used for study groups. It is also one of the newer and larger dorms, and is very clean with a spacious living room. The only con is that it is a fifteen to twenty minute walk to class.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Again, I do not pay much attention to Greek life at NYU, except when it comes to the "business frats," which are co-ed. They are great, superb actually, for networking in the business world in Manhattan and elsewhere (but mostly Manhattan) and in general getting your name out there. Sterns business frats are extremely well connected, but it not necessary to be in a business frat to network, as Stern clubs are also supremely good at organizing and hosting networking events which often lead to internships or interviews.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't pay much attention to athletics at NYU nor have I heard much about them, but the gyms are more than decent and offer everything from yoga classes to rock climbing to swimming.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love NYU because of the program within the Stern Undergrad School of Business that I am a part of, called Business and Political Economy. The my program specifically requires three semesters abroad, for which I will spend two in London and the third in Shanghai (the rest are in New York City). These cities are major centers for the business and finance world, which are extremely relevant to my studies. They are also incredibly vibrant and culturally shocking at times, which beautifully encompasses my experience with NYU as a whole and makes me very proud and excited to be a part of it. NYU BPE offers incredible experiences and opportunities around the world, such as a visit to the European Commission in Brussels and another trip to Budapest. If I could apply all over again, I wouldn't hesitate to come back to NYU BPE.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A lot of options in one of the best cities in the world.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall security is visible and available when needed at all times.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience has been mostly positive but it's been very difficult scheduling the classes I need for my degree. They close out too quickly and am forced to take chances while being wait listed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe NYU has a broad and diverse network that will enable me to find many opportunities when I graduate.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are so many resources for both mental and physical health that are often free of copayment. I do think almost every college needs to work on sexual assault, and including NYU.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are all experts in what they do. If they are teaching about Islam they probably know everything back to its inception.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I always have confidence in finding a job. The school has helped me have 3 great internships so far with the likelihood of full time offers.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: We have our own bathrooms even freshman year!! The dorms aren't all the best but they are better than a lot of other schools.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: It's great because there are a lot of options but it's not looked down upon if you don't join. I think it's a winning situation for everyone.

3 College Junior

Athletics: NYU isn't s school you go I for athletics. There are lots of places and resources to work out for your average person.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Despite the tuition I love going to NYU. You have the city as your playground.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NYU security is pretty good. It is New York City though, so you always have to be on the lookout for suspicious activities and just generally be aware of your surroundings. There really is no campus so you are always out and about in public, so it's crucial to always be careful no matter what.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are always interesting because of the extremely smart, energetic, passionate professors. Many are experts in their fields, allowing for students to access a clear range of recent, in-depth material and research. Class sizes vary depending on which school you are in. CAS classes tend to be bigger, especially introductory courses. Liberal Studies classes are smaller, with under twenty students. These allow for a more discussion-based environment, focused on speaking, reading, and writing.

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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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