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Reviews 3529 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Expensive School, Tries Best to Meet Need – I am in the HEOP program,which helps pay for most of my schooling and my housing. NYU tries to make sure that no one is denied from attending the school because of their inability to pay and tries to meet student's needs, but because NYU is so expensive to begin with, it is hard to not end up paying a significant amount out of pocket.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great Social Life, Top Tier Academics – The school is very good academically. The student body is a bit to overly concerned with image, which results in many attempting to be "different", but in their attempt end up being like everyone around them who is striving for the same uniqueness. Since I am a New Yorker, it wasn't really a new experience for me living here, but I could see how moving here for 4 years would be a complete life changing experience, for the better, for new students. It is a great place to live, thrive and experience things that you would have never dreamed possible. There are so many things offered in NYC and in the University itself. Staff is always there to help you, the buildings and technology are top notch. Its harder to make friends here, but everyone eventually finds their niche. Anyone who is thinking about NYU should definitely go for it!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's NYC, the melting pot. Just in my co-ed dorm suite alone we had a black male, Indian male, white female, and Asian female; we were all friends and had an awesome semester living together-- drama and all. We meet new and different people everyday from students, professors, to regular tenants. We've got cultural areas nearby like Chinatown, Little Italy, and the like. Some people will judge what you look like and what you believe, but the majority do not. Life is open here and I love it.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The NYU campus food is some of the best around. I've had a lot of friends visit me from other schools and tell me that their dining halls are embarrassing compared to mine. We have about 8 different dining halls, some of which are located in the same buildings as some of the dorms which make for ease of access. Some of the dining halls are all you can eat, offering everything from a salad bar to a Mongolian grill, home cooked food (which changes daily and may include roast beef or garlic chicken) to the expected pizza and burgers. Every Sunday we have a special brunch in 2 of the dining halls, in which lavish stations such as "make your own omelet" or even turkey carving at your service. We also have a fast food hall that houses the only Chik - Fil - A in NYC as well as a Quizznos and a breakfast all day station. All in all, it's hard to get tired of NYU dining, because there is so much offered, and the menu changes daily. It has something for everyone - we also have an all kosher dining hall and a vegan dining hall!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: NYU campus is very safe with campus security on constant patrol. The campus is well lit at night and is always busy.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It gives a decent amount of financial aid, plenty of tips to acces resources

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Area Attractions – One of the best attractions is the Washington Sq. Park; it's a cool hangout spot on Summer with its shady spots on the grass, and the refreshing water fountain. You can come here to read, to splash on the water, to relax, to have some lunch, to people watch, etc,.Also, there's plenty of eating places close by the park, as well as shops.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The library is by far my favorite place to be at NYU. It seems a little intimidating at first, what with it's 10 floors, and professional appearance, but it's actually very cozy; I love to come here to study and do my homework, and even eat or take a nap.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: International Student – I wouldn't know since i'm international and we don't get scholarship/financial aid. I know most of my friends have pretty nice scholarships though, especially those in stern. It never covers all the cost but they give it out pretty generously even if you don't need it.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of homosexuals. Lots of buffed guys. Usually well-dressed.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU is very picky when it comes to handing out financial aid. It is very hard to obtain and they look for every reason not to give any money.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration Process – It is important to note that an earlier registration time comes with more credits. Therefore, if a student has a lot of credits, they will be assigned a much earlier registration time and will have a better chance of getting the classes they want. Credits from AP scores are also taken into account.

3 College Junior

Technology: Printing on Campus – The computer labs are crowded during "rush hours."

4 College Student

Transportation: If you are close to a subway but your dorm is far from campus, use the Subway!!! The NYU bus is really unreliable and can take forever in bad weather.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on Your Standards of Living! Apartments are readily available, but they are at MANHATTAN prices!! For a student, it can be difficult to afford upwards of $1500 a month for a studio, but if you have a good group of roomies and can find a deal in Alphabet City, LES or Brooklyn, it may be worth it. The amenities and convenience of a dorm are still much better than those provided by the super.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Simple Process, Not Enough Aid – Things are fairly straightforward for receiving aid at NYU, but not enough aid is received for a number of well-deserving students. The school is extremely expensive and, comparatively, a lot of aid within my major (Film) was generically given. However based on the scholarships and grants given I can tell that the school cares and attempts to make finances easier for the students. It's just that it is, like I said, a very expensive university.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It Exists--That's It – Plenty of students do drugs but not that often and no one is going to try to force it upon you. Living in the dorms, there's usually one or two floors where the weed wreaks, and rather unfortunately nothing is done about it. I have never had a problem with it though. It's just kind of there. Drinking is a whole other story, however. It depends on who you're with, but usually it's restrained to weekends.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: NYU doesn't give many scholarships, but it doesn't matter because going to the school is worth it.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Life at NYU is excellent. There is always something to do in New York City and there is never a dull moment.

5 College Freshman

Weather: I am a huge fan of cold weather and snow, and New York City has very cold weather most of the school year. I am a big fan of it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: St. Petersburg College – There are a variety of dining options near my college. We have a Chilis Grill, Mc Donalds, a bunch of Greek Restaurants, Arbys, Subway, Burger King and many more.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is pretty terrible at NYU. But usually if you apply for more, they'll give you a little more. We just don't have much of an endowment so pretty much everyone has loans. Though from what I understand from super-smart friends, they do have some nice financial aid for really high achievers in high school (I'm not one so I don't know how much)

4 College Junior

Academics: The Journalism Dept – The journalism department is pretty intense but takes itself a little too seriously. Don't be intimidated by Foundations of Journalism- the classes once you get into your concentration are much better. Tons of internship opportunities. Faculty is great, but they don't like to give As.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Could Be Better, Could Be Worse – So here's the thing with NYU financial aid. There is a lot of money available, but because NYU tries to give at least some money to everyone, people often get stuck with less money than they need. On the other hand, some people get full rides. It's all the luck of the draw.
Your financial aid may be made up of any combination of loans, scholarships, work study, and grants.
The bureaucracy CAN be a big headache, but that's the case almost anywhere, and if you are polite, persistent, and patient, you will find someone who will happily help you.
It is true that NYU is very expensive. However, the education and experience is worth every penny, if you make the most of it. Furthermore, by doing everything you can to gather financial aid (from the school, government, and private lenders), the cost can be do-able.
In the end, things here financial aid wise are not perfect, but they are not horrible either. Most importantly, students and parents must remember that at NYU you get what you pay for.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: You Want It, You'll Find It – You can find basically anything to do at NYU and its "campus"...New York City! There are dorm parties, though these are easily busted (depending the RA), so I wouldn't advise them. If you're over 21 there are countless bars and clubs to choose from. There are some clubs that are 17 or 18 and older (or that have lax ID checking policies) if you're younger and into that. And of course, if you're like me and don't drink, you still have plenty to do--from restaurants to shows to movies to shopping, New York City has it all. Also, transportation in the city is awesome and easily accessible, you can often walk to your destination, and other alternatives include the subway, buses, and taxis (which often aren't as expensive as they sound!) You want something to do? You'll be able to do it.


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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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