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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Always Parties – there are always parties every weekend, even on certain weekdays...you just have to find the right people who are well-connected with the nightlife scene or who like to form groups and go out. my advice is to join a greek organization or make friends with Pikes

2 College Junior

Athletics: Very Bad School Spirit – there are 2 facilities for sports, but there is very little school spirit or fan support

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Pretty Easy – it's pretty easy to get a hold of drugs, especially weed

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: More Girls Than Guys – there are definitely more girls than guys here, but a lot of the girls aren't that attractive. but the fact that there are also many gay guys makes it easier to get girls here

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From campus tours to review sites like this, I knew from the get-go that I would not join a Fraternity at NYU. However, on move-in day, I was approached by a few students advertising Greek life. Being my stubborn self, I stood "listening" to what they had to say but did not believe any of it.....UNTIL I went to a rush event and decided to go for a bid.....BEST DECISION ever made at NYU. Fraternities in the city are key social networks. A Ton of brothers, not even upperclassmen, have jobs at prestigious hedge funds and investment firms, on top of Fortune 500 companies (Google and Pepsi to name a couple). Socially, the perks are unbelievable, lofts, rooftop bars, clubs, you name it! Greek Life also provides a myriad of community service opportunities and most importantly, you're able to meet some of your best friends and I know for certain that these quality men will have my back for life.

So if you like the idea of: illustrious careers, amazing social life, comm service for those grad school apps, and awesome friends.....NYU Greek Life is exactly what you're looking for.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Its Nyc! Lots of Variety – some places around campus also give discounts to students, restaurants are easy to find online especially on opentable

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: All the Money Goes to the Business School – like it should. the other parts of the school suck

3 College Senior

Weather: Snow and Rain Suck in the City – Snow and rain in the city suck...its impossible to get a cab when the weather is bad...make sure to bring an unbrella and wear boots or you will be stuck in wet shoes

5 College Senior

Transportation: NYU buses run to and from every dorm outside a 10 min walk from campus. If you miss the bus, there's always the subway or mta bus. If you're late, take a cab-- it won't cost much more than 5$

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Lots of Drugs Are Available Is You Want Them – Many people do drugs, many people don't...you can pick who your friends are so pick accordingly

4 College Senior

Administration: What Campus? There is no campus, but there is the police. Drinking in public is a 50$ offense and urinating in public is a 25$ offense. Not much to say but don't get caught.

5 College Senior

Academics: Many Job Opportunities – NYU has a really good career net and there are so many start-ups and firms that hire during the year as well as the summer. Unless you are a terrible student, it is relatively easy to find an internship or job.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: People Are Really Weird – I have found that many people are really weird and cute girls are hard to find...where do they hide?

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: NYC Apartments Are Expensive – If you want to live in a decent location (ie. not in the bronx or brooklyn or way uptown) then be ready to fork over at least a grand a month for rent. Its cheaper to get an apartment with friends to lower the cost.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Good Variety and Placed Near Most Dorms – good food, lots of choices and placed near or in dorms around the city. the main campus around washington square has a few different dining halls for variety as well.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: Its New York...Lots of Things Happening but You Need $$$ – Nightlife is expensive and you need to get a fake ID to go out-- its NYC though, one of the best places for nightlife in the world

4 College Senior

Diversity: you can find people of every race, religion, sexual orientation...I almost think there are not many normal people at NYU

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Very Strict About Partying – Make sure you make friends with housing management if you like to party. They will help you out when you get written up.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Max Brenner's: Chocolate Galore! Manhattan is an ideal place to try unique cuisine and exciting new restaurants. One of my favorites is Max Brenner's, a chocolate-themed restaurant, located right on Broadway between 13th and 14th streets (right off Union Square). It is ideal for a night out with friends, and is a bit of a splurge, but their chocolate novelties, such as chocolate pizza or fondue, are definitely worth a try!

4 College Senior

Transportation: Nice Buses – But I don't use them, but never heard any student complain about the transportation, and I always see many buses. So I guess they are fine

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Best Library Ever – The New York University main campus library is just excellent.
I personally call it the Trump Tower Library. You can virtually find books on any topic, and when they don't have the book they are quick to request it for you from other Libraries. Truly the best service ever. There is also so many sitting area, the place is just amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A Hidden Gem – You could come to NYU and never know about Greek life, considering a majority the student body is fairly indifferent to the Fraternities and Sororities. In my experience, however, it made Freshman year the best year of my life. Although many of the Fraternities and Sororities are fairly nonexistent at the social level, I would argue that my experience showed me an athletic championship intramural team, parties at lounges and apartments every weekend, an internship at a hedge fund as a freshman, a fun opportunity to give back to the community in service trips, and a group of guys that I consider my best friends. Maybe I'm biased as a part of Greek Life, but I wanted to show the positive side to a mostly underrated hidden gem. Look into it and give the Greeks a chance.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather changes from freezing in the 10s in January to scorching at 100 in the summer; however, it never effected my experience at school. Nothing out of the ordinary.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's No One to Cheer for – Varsity sports are basically nonexistent from a fan's perspective. As an athletic 2-sport high school athlete, I was annoyed that I didn't attend a single varsity game the entire year. IM sports, however, are a lot of fun and took up a majority of my time here at NYU. There are plenty of athletic guys and girls ready to play a multitude of sports from basketball to tennis. Well organized and fairly competitive.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: How Can You Beat the City – New York City is unlike any other place in the world. Sure, I came to NYU worried that I wouldn't encounter the typical "college experience," however the City offers a different atmosphere that is impossible to recreate at any other college. Visit your friend's school to have a repeatable "college" weekend. Come to NYU to experience something new every day. You might not even be able to see it all in four years because you won't want to leave the village.

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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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