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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Good for New York City – The gyms are a bit small, and some buildings such are pretty much dilapidated, but considering it's NYC and real estate is pricey, the facilities are pretty decent.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not That Safe – my roommate almost got stabbed and I know a girl who was sexually abused by a stranger. its NYC, so not that safe

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Gyms Are Pretty Good, Walk for Good Food – the gyms are pretty good, and you have to walk for good food at palladium, kimmel, weinstein, or hayden, but its worth it

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Overwhelming – The Greek scene is definitely there if you look for it, but they don't dominate the campus like at a lot of more traditional schools. Greeks still do a lot of great service work on campus though!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great Academics, Difficult to Afford – My classes have been incredibly challenging with great professors. I can truly say that I've learned a lot; however, the constant concern about price has been very difficult to deal with. I'm still very happy with my college choice, but I wish they had more aid to offer.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Healthy Lifestyle – NYU provides many clubs and extracurricular activities that provide health and wellness classes or seminars. They focus on helping students care for their bodies and encourage long term health and wellness. In addition, all of the residence halls are in safe areas and NYU provides enough security to make students feel protected.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Absolutely Phenominal – I live in an off-campus housing but I spend most of my time near Washington square and practically live with my peers in there residence halls. Everyone is surprisingly nice because we have all something in common, we want to grow and develop. The faculty are top-notch instructors and they help the students in any way they can. There are advanced research facilities and so much learning experiences that are available.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Moderately Difficult – The advancement of my career into Psychology is catalyzed by the school's bold program. I have learned invaluable information the teachers, staff, and peer group. The most important criteria for admission is how well rounded the individual presents himself/herself. NYU is looking for people who are active and seeking to contribute more to society bigger than themselves.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Lab Only Crowed During Exams – You can sometimes catch a computer open a Bobst or in the Tisch Lobby.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Good Access – There are plenty of computer labs in the campus buildings and dorms with fast internet speed and all the essential programs. It still takes a bit of searching or patience to get a computer during finals time, however. It's a good idea to have a laptop since there are lots of places to access wireless internet and there is also wireless printing, which is great.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Big Apple – The New York City/Greenwich Village location of this school means that the events and life of the city are a part of your education. Being a student helps you get relatively inexpensive access to shows, concerts, museums and other great cultural events.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers work almost all the time and I have rarely seen a broken computer at any NYU facility. I believe that technology services are very fast at fixing or solving any problems

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: I took part in a few athletic classes, and they were pretty fun but even the teachers didn't take it very seriously. For some odd reason, sports just aren't that strong at this school. I know that basketball is a popular sport and is the most attended sports event here, but otherwise athletics don't get much attention.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everyone (Well, Almost Everyone) Smokes. From my experience thus far, I've found that the drug of choice is smoking. Second comes drinking. NYU is not a party school, and the parties I've come across are very mild, meaning your average and somewhat boring (beer pong, jello shots) type of party.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's New York City, What Do You Expect? There is no campus whatsoever so the city really is your atmosphere. All of NYU's main buildings are located in Greenwich Village, the heart being Washington Square Park. If you love the idea of being "in and of the city" then this is the right campus for you, as there really is no sense of community within a closed, traditional campus like other universities. You see plenty of students walking around the area, but you are immersed within the city's population.

5 College Student

Majors: Internship for Nurses – A typical internship for nurses should include hand-on activities and stringent instructions. Participants should be paid at least 8 dollars and be committed at least 25 hours per week. Some responsibilities include managing your time, looking after your patient meticulously, and being patient and understanding to your patients.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There are four visible seasons in the Northeast, the mildest being Spring, but this year it was quite cold throughout, and when it did get warm, it was humid and often rainy. Winters tend to be very, very cold, but because of global warming, we had quite a warm winter. I think it snowed once, and it didn't stick to the ground. The summer weather at the beginning of the school year is really unbearable with the humidity making the high temperatures feel even higher. Seeing as I'm from the Northeast though, I don't expect anything else, so the weather was as expected.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Incredibly Diverse – Students come from nearly every country on the globe and what seems like every state of America. I'm from the Northeast of the US but many of my friends are from California, one is from Turkey, another is from China, quite a few from England as well.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Almost Everybody Drinks – Drugs and marijuana are very easy to find, though not everybody participates in these activities. On the other hand, it seems that almost every student, with exceptions, of course, drinks alcohol as fake ID's are so easy to come by and there are a lot of bars that don't card minors. Smoking cigarettes is like a competitive sport at NYU as well.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Lots of Options – There are NYU buses that will take you to the far ends of campus for free. Otherwise, it's only a couple blocks to everything else. As for traveling around the city, you can take the subway literally everywhere. There are also trains that go farther into the boroughs that leave from Grand Central. If you want to go on an even farther trip there are a *bunch* of bus companies that will take you (megabus is really cheap.)

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Heterosexual Ladies, Be Warned. The stereotypes are true. NYU's girl/boy ratio is 60/40 and a good percentage of those boys are gay. Nothing wrong with that though, they make great friends! If you're looking for a significant other though, you can usually find someone who's pretty good looking and intelligent/interesting at school. If not, let's be real, you're living in New York City; go out and find someone.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: The process itself is pretty smooth and easy to navigate. Unfortunately, it is so expensive that the amounts you receive very well may not be enough.

4 College Student

Local Area: So Much – There are obviously a bunch of things to do when you are in the middle of New York City, but there are also a lot of things that you can do through clubs in the school. Overall there is just so much to do you are in New York City after all!

3 College Student

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek Life, but they are very active. Not extremely big, but as I said very involved and host a lot of activities.

2 College Student

Athletics: NYU does have athletic teams, but they are there for those who are really looking for sports and want to participate. NYU isn't a typical college and sports and athletics are not a huge part of NYU life.


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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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