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Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I wouldn't know about the party scene at the school being that I've only been enrolled in classes at the school for only a week and live off campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It's NYC. Cameras are everywhere. Police randomly patrol the area whether riding on horses or in their conventional vehicles. Security patrols as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: You get scholarship money sometimes if you really need it. Fortunately I was able to get aid. Many people do not get aid at all and NYU is pretty known for being stingy with giving money to prospective and current students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's really up to you if you want to live off-campus. The school doesn't help you. You have to find an apartment on your own.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. It's somewhat unsafe anywhere here because we are in NYC so you always have to be careful. Public safety is pretty good.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Majors: Internships are usually found outside of NYU. NYU Wasserman Center can sometimes be helpful but it's very dependent on whether or not you take initiative to find an internship yourself. I have had one which I applied with through Wasserman but you have to be a qualified candidate otherwise it's useless. It is definitely hard because so many people are applying. For me, at least, I applied to many and only heard back from one which I ended up working for.

3 College Junior

Majors: It is very difficult to get into my major, which is Drama. They have the ability to accept a large amount of people because there are so many spots within the different studios. But sometimes I wish it was a more cohesive program where we all learn from the same teachers and experience things together. It is divided so much and it encourages people to compete in terms of whose method of acting is better. One of the great things is the opportunity for networking and meeting people that can help you in the future. I do encourage people to apply despite these significant flaws, because the name Tisch really gets you in the door of places and people recognize the name.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: The people playing sports are really into them and they are pretty good. But, it's not a huge element of campus life. We don't have huge game days where everyone attends the big game. We also don't have a football team.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: Ehh.. it's whatever. They choose to enforce things that aren't important.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The rooms are usually small. Blinds are broken, drawers do not work, closet space is virtually non-existent, elevators are incredibly slow. Housing sucks basically. But it's easier than finding an apartment off-campus. Honestly, it's probably one of the worst things about NYU. Laundry should be free.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Again NYU is in NYC so there is always something to eat that is different and off the beaten path. You can always find something open even if it's just pizza. But we do have the best pizza so that's always a good option.

4 College Junior

Local Area: NYU is in the middle of NYC so there is always something to see. There are museums to go to and cafes to grab a cup of coffee or a great play/musical to watch. There are also many activities going on within NYU however many students do not take part. Students here like to take advantage of the nightlife that exists in NYC.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: there are police (or doorman) in every building. We don't have campus, and our school is surrounded by many bus. Sometime it is a kind of messy at night.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Athletics: We have gyms, which is really great. However, we have to less badminton and volleyball court, and we don't have table tennis facility.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: There are many different activities held for different kinds of people.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Local Area: The location is really great. You can easily get to everywhere by subway.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: I did not get financial aid from school.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Administration: You are asked to bring your student to enter every building.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Its NY so it varies

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Its great with official NYU buildings, but we live in the city (no campus) so the relative security varies with the region

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: You have to work for it, keep calling financial aid and working hard to get more aid than is originally given (which is usually not enough). But if you put in the effort, you can generally get what you need.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you're lucky enough to get a scholarship it makes the process easier, but it's still a hassle getting the required money.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: There's no absence of exciting things to do; plenty of parks, shopping, and people!

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's plenty of options, at any time of day/night, but beware of the cost!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Doesn't quite feel like we get what we pay/take out loans for

4 people found this useful Report
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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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