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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The teams aren't amazing but some certainly aren't bad. They problem is that students don't care about sports. The gyms are quite nice and a lot of students make good use of them.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Our dorms are great but expensive. They're pretty spread out, with a few around Washington Square Park, where all the NYU buildings are, several around Union Square (15 minutes away) and some in random locations. Everything is within a 30 minute walk and the NYU buses are fine and pretty quick.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I was jumpy when I first moved here over a year ago, but once I got the idea that NYC is scary out of my head, I noticed that the NYU area is quite safe. You don't want to walk around alone at night if you can avoid it, but none of my friends have ever been in any trouble due to the lack of safety.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's great to have so many great restaurants but this can put a hole in your wallet!

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is small but growing substantially. People tend to be proud of their organizations while being able to social lives outside of them. I'm in a sorority and I have friends in several other sororities/fraternities... this truly makes the NYU community feel smaller and much more tight-knit. I know for a fact that at least half of the sororities do not haze at ALL and the ones that do tend to be pretty low key, even though I don't agree with it. Greek life at NYU is so different than what I've heard about state schools- it focuses on academic support and philanthropy although social events are on the calendar. Most sororities focus much more on sisterhood than on parties.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Real estate in NYC is expensive but you can find better deals than the ridiculously expensive dorms if you look and are willing to have roommates/maybe not be in the closest neighborhood. Stuyvesant Town and Williamsburg are common places to get apartments but a lot of people have apartments in the West Village or right on campus. You can find really cheap options in Queens, deeper into Brooklyn, and over the New Jersey border (which isn't that far at all).

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Everything was pretty normal. Getting into NYU for most programs isn't that extensive. The essays weren't bad and I didn't have to interview. High school grades, test scores, and conveying passion are pretty important to getting in here. Even the people I know who haven't chosen majors/future jobs yet are passionate about something. Show NYU that you will use your education to make a difference and you have a better shot of getting in.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: New York is an amazing city with so many internship, extracurricular, and recreational opportunities. When you're in the midst of finals, locked in Bobst most of the time, you still have the aura of this great place all around you. I'm from the country and I miss it, but I think New York can find a place in most people's hearts.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are a lot of upper middle class kids here who complain they don't have enough aid when their parents can still pay for it but if you really need it, you may get a lot of aid. The administration is hard to deal with so if you know anyone who goes here and has aid, talk to them for advice pertaining to your particular situation.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Your social experience at NYU is really what you make of it. You can go out several nights a week and get hammered or find friends who are into drugs. It's also quite common for people not to drink or use drugs since there are so many things to do in New York City. Most people seem to go out once a weekend or once every few weekends. You need to be careful about going out too much since there's a lot of course work and you don't want to fall behind!

1 College Freshman

Athletics: i don't like sports though, so it is fine

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety is there when you need them.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I very much enjoy the courses that are offered (I'm taking an Illusions class next semester), as well as the friendliness of the professors, and the numerous psychology experiments that we must participate in to fully complete a course.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: I grew up in new York City and it continues to amaze me. The Village is a wonderful place to study and NYU has dorms that are farther away that give us more exposure.

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4 College Senior

Majors: Lots of choices and a school like Gallatin for those that would rather create their own space

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: I've always enjoyed my meal plans. A lot better than most schools.

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1 College Senior

Scholarships: NYU is often really bad about financial aid and in my four years here, I've had to beg and scream for additional assistance, even when my dad lost his job.

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4 College Senior

Administration: The administration does what it can to make sure that NYU remains a safe space for all students and an honorable place to learn.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: They do lots of charity work and actively try to reach out to the non-Greek communities. Non-Greek students tend to apply stereotypes to the Greek students before getting to know them. Greek housing is the Penthouse floor of one of our dorms,

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center offers plenty of opportunities to connect and network with businesses. There's also plenty of great internships to help you break into your desired field.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes are mostly small so the teacher pay plenty of attention to the students. I've only met one professor who has been difficult to work with.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It took me a while to get my fafsa processed by the school and I didn't get my money until well into the first month of classes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's plenty of police and security in the area so its pretty safe. I don't know much about the Student Health Center but i've heard its good.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Personally I've had great experiences with off campus housing but in order for you to get your money's worth you really do have to live someone far from campus. For a reasonable price, you're looking at a 30 minute commute at the very least, otherwise you might as well just live on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's plenty of places to eat around the area and most are pretty cheap and offer discounts to students. There's also plenty of food carts in the area with different cuisines.

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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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