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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NYU tends to boast about its graduates' earnings after graduation. A Stern degree usually means that you'll be making a LOT of money in finance or some other business-oriented field. The alumni network of the Tisch school is pretty strong when it comes to the countless list of performers, filmmakers, artists, writers, etc. that NYU has produced. Graduate School acceptance rates are usually high, especially from CAS and Liberal Studies (especially for law school). Apparently the Tandon school of engineering and the Silver School of Social work produce among the highest earning graduates in their respective fields. Many fellow students have had numerous internships (and a surprising amount of those were paid). The career center does a great job at helping students find jobs both while in and out of school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Upperclassmen residence halls often have apartment style rooms, with multiple beds, a kitchen, and a bathroom in one "suite." Freshman dorms however, are more dorm-like, usually without kitchens. Still, you won't have to worry about the typical communal bathroom/shower, which is a huge plus. Space is pretty minimal, since it is a really cramped city and university with many students and little room. Most freshmen halls are close to classes, but upperclassmen buildings are typically further away. Housing is on the pricey side, with NYC's sky-high property value and rental prices. There's typically a pretty ok sense of community within a residence hall, but it's not the greatest.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Many people say that Greek life at NYU is pretty much non-existent. While this is not entirely true, it's not to say that Greek life plays any huge role in the NYU community. Most students look down on those in Greek life as people who are incapable of making friends in a city as large and expansive as New York. There are, however, a few somewhat popular business-oriented fraternities at NYU. As for the rest, though, they are rather overlooked.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: NYU is NOT a sports school, and for many students, that's perfectly fine. Some even enjoy this anti-sportiness, wearing t-shirts emblazoned with an "NYU Football" logo (there's actually no football team). Don't apply if you expect to be attending weekly rowdy sports functions, with huge crowds and raging school spirit. Instead of games, you can find students at musical, theatrical, or other artistic activities and programs, and with such a great performing arts school, it makes sense.

As for athletic facilities, there are many gyms throughout campus with adequate equipment, allowing for students to fit a good workout into their busy schedules.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The admissions brochures really aren't lying when they say that NYU is a fast-paced, global research university that is "in and of the city" and now "in and of the world." With 11 campuses all over the globe, you have the opportunity to study anywhere you want. Even freshmen can choose to spend their first year in Paris, Florence, or London (like I did!).

The school is very much "pre-professional" in the sense that it places a heavy emphasis on post-graduation plans, with an entire career center dedicated to finding jobs, internships, and research opportunities. The presence of the finance-focused Stern school of business enhances this pre-professional quality.

Nevertheless, NYU remains as one of the most expensive schools in the nation, earning a poor reputation for its financial aid department. It isn't rare though, to hear of stronger applicants receiving relatively generous aid packages.

Professors are probably the best part about NYU. Many are experts in fields they love and are deeply passionate about. This really comes out in classes, which vary in size from really large in CAS to small and intimate in Liberal Studies seminars.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety will pick you up from anywhere and drop you off on campus if you are alone and afraid or lost at night in NYC, which can be terrifying.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I found my mentor in my first year, but I have had some weird experiences. One professor basically hated his students, one hasn't changed his curriculum in 30 years, one fell asleep during a student's presentation. Others have been amazing - going out of their way to make sure every student succeeds. It all depends on who you click with.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: NYU is a dream school. People go on to become the biggest names in their industries from here. Any industry.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Lafayette is a weird one-off option pretty far from campus, but in my opinion is the best dorm. Prices are insanely high for all the dorms.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: They do a lot of fundraisers. I'm not a Greek, but I don't feel excluded by any Greeks.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic facilities are old; they are being renovated, but they should have been much longer before now. There is not enough space to handle all the students plus paid memberships, which NYU offers to the community, which I think is ridiculous.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are many opportunities to get involved. The school is not particularly great to its commuter community.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: it really depends on the situation.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small classes are better than lecture classes because they allow more room for groupwork and making friends.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Finding a job within your program of study is really easy, but you actually have to pay attention to your emails in order to do so.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: its really fun and easy to make friends with people you live with.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There's sometimes not enough machines for everyone to use.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors really depend on whether or not they're a lecture or small class. Small classses generally work more closely with you. I like small classes better, but most of my classes are lecture classes and are not as engaging as small classes.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are drugs and people use it. People will offer but they don't make you, force you, or make fun if you don't.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: You just gave to find the right people or place to go to. A fake would make it easier.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Bsu and the Caribbean association have the best parties and after parties. But the best ever happen off campus.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: They are very accepting of everyone.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: We are set up like a classroom with the counsolers, not just a huge auditorium of people. It is really easy to get I contact with them and they place you with someone that can really help with your major. They examined the process many times just Incase you forget which is great. The classes I have are very small which I like because I can get to know the teacher. It comes in handy for letters of recommendation. The professors really enjoy teaching and are the best in their fied. They are always prepared.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is security at the lobby 24/7 and there is also public safety. They can pick up if you don't feel safe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love almost all of my professors. Especially my social foundations professor. She knew her stuff, love what she was teaching, is well known, and uses her etching to influence your life for the better.

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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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