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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Overpriced and Hard to Come by. Apartments are hard to come by, over-priced, and the rest depends on where you find the apartment. Depending on how much you're paying it can be a great value.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Does Anyone Pay Attention? If you're into drinking or smoking then you're fine. No one cares and no one notices (or if they do, they ignore it and let you get away with it). Unfortunately, if you're like me, that means that you have to deal with roommates coming home drunk and stashing drinks under their bed. I wish that NYU was a little more strict in their drinking and drug policy.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Ethernet? What? Almost all the dorms still use Ethernet and you have to buy your own cord. It is a huge hassle! Most common places have wifi which is nice however you have to get it set up for you and it's hard to figure out how to get access on your own.

My printer has run out of ink recently and it's been a struggle to use the common printers. I prefer to use the Kimmel ITS Laptop Lounge but it's small and usually there is a long wait for a computer or printer.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe – You hear about the occasional murders going on in NYC and people drinking too much. But generally everyone seems to be healthy and fine. I think that the city of New York is just as helpful as NYU so you have 2 external forces coming together to keep you healthy and safe.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU is a little overrated. SOme of the teachers here are not that good at teaching or just full of themselves. NYU doesn't let you take classes at other colleges and let the credit count. Plus, they're very overpriced for being so overrated. The bets part of Nyu is the variety of classes and the city itslef.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: NYU has made it its mission to get rid of most of the Greek life here. in fact, I barely see anyone wearing their fraternity's or sorority's gear.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU isn't known for its sports. In fact, I surprised we're even in Division III or IV what ever it is. SOme people go to the games but not that many. I haven;t been to one sporting event since i've been here, and I don't plan on going anytime soon either.

5 College Senior

Academics: NYU offers a wide range of major and demanding curriculums

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at NYU are trendy and very outgoing.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: You certainly experience all four seasons living on the East Coast; spring and fall are mild whereas summer and winter can be extreme. I'm not a fan of humidity or freezing temperatures, but NYC weather is a good mix year round.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: NYC transportation is arguably the most efficient in the nation; it rivals Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. Although the subways are grimy, you can get just about anywhere, anytime. Plus it's a relatively cheap expenditure.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are many options including a dining hall or slew of neighboring eateries. NYU's location is prime to many possibilities; no matter your preferred menu, you can find something appetizing. There is gourmet, American, ethnic, and vegetarian cuisine abound.

College Senior

Administration: Don't Plagiarize! Each semester, dire warnings are sent via email from the department about plagiarism. Most professors are leniant about giving extensions for papers and assignments, although the official syllabus usually warns that late assignments will not be accepted.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Options – Most of the local restaurants and cafes, unfortunately, are not dirt-cheap. From pushcarts you can get falafel or excellent Indian food. Not far from Trader Joe's, but don't go to TJ on a Friday--the line snakes all through the aisles. TJ also has a wine store! Good, convenient places for eating out in the evening (I don't like spending so much for lunch).

College Senior

Party Scene: Too Busy to Participate – The location is great for nightlife, but as a single mother, in a demanding full-time program, it is unusual for me to get out in the evening for fun.

3 College Junior

Transportation: MTA Prices Keep Going up – NYU transportation is almost nonexistent. There are rumors of buses that go to the two farthest upperclassment dorms, there are also rumors the Loch Ness monster exists. The majority of the time you'll take the subway or nyc buses. Lot's of options and convenient stops, but prices keep going up.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: It Exists? Most people don't even know NYU has Greek Life. Those who are in it enjoy it and say it's a great way to meet people, but don't expect to live in a sorority house or go to frat parties. We live in NYC, there's no room for that and why bother when there are 100s of bars minutes away?

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of Problems...Still Cheaper Than Housing – It's New York City, expect to live in a closet and befriend the mice who come out at night. I've named mine Ebidiah. Finding an apartment requires massive abouts of paperwork and meeting lots of sketchy realtors but at the end of the day you'll pay less than on-campus, and who doesn't want extra beer money? Expect to pay $1,000 a month for your own(tiny) room slightly farther from campus, but standard on-campus housing breaks down to $1,200 a month and you're sharing a bedroom with 1-2 other people

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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: No Sports – If you're really into sports don't bother going to NYU. We have a few intramural teams here and there but there is no football team which is the backbone of every university. Sports aren't important here which kinda sucks.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Labs Are Often Crowded but There's Always a Computer SOMEWHERE – There are a couple of computer labs in some of the school building and they're pretty good just that they can get VERY crowded at busy times. There's WiFI every where on campus and if you don't have your own computer you can just borrow one from a lab or from the library which I think is really cool.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: ...and it's so-so. The dorm itself is pretty cool; we have a second floor that has a dance room with big mirrors, a tiny stuffy piano room, a pool room, a ping-pong table and vending machines, but the rooms themselves are pretty dirty and a little gloomy-looking. Nonetheless, if the people you live with are nice, you get over it. It also is great that you have a 5th Avenue address.

3 College Junior

Weather: Coooold in Winter – Gets slushy in the winter, and hella cold. Warm in the summer. Nice fall and spring.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Yeah, There's Drugs. At parties there is always coke and stuff. But for the most part it's just alcohol.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Could Be Better – It's not NYU's fault- it's the fact that it's located in such a crime-riddled city. The campus isn't super-scary, though.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The City! NYC, the city that never sleeps. Going to school here is always an adventure- with so many different types of people, and there's always events to go to...never boring.

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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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