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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NYU is pretty progressive about safety and does its best to make changes when students express concern. However, the school being in New York and also having a party scene, I cannot give safety a completely perfect rating.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at NYU seems to be enjoyable for all who join. It gets an "okay" rating because of the low amount of sororities (7) and the lack of a traditional experience for those who want it. You likely won't get the experience of living with brothers or sisters in a traditional Greek house, as it is only a group of penthouses within a dorm. The party scene is also less accessible, and those who want their lives to revolve around their sorority or fraternity are unlikely to find adequate events.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: This rating should not discourage people from coming to NYU, but the athletics are nearly nonexistent. While we do have several D3 teams and a D1 fencing team, the events have low attendance and the school is missing the athletic school spirit and bonding that a more traditional college offers.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While my school has some awesome professors who are passionate experts in their field, the core classes are dated and not engaging. I see a lot of value in my major-related courses and electives, but am not getting a lot out of my core courses.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Walking around campus is like walking around any other part in NYC. Feeling safe in the city as a whole is generally the same as feeling save at NYU.

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3 College Student

Overall Experience: My experience has been a good one. I like in particular the sizes of some courses, which are relatively small. This creates an environment where collaboration can be more intimate, and people can really get to know each other.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. With close access to all NYU classes and clubs, living around Union Square area is perhaps the best option. The train is easily accessible, with the opportunity to get to anywhere in the city. Socially, living on campus also paces you to be more social and build friendships with others living close to you.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: I do not know too much about Greek life, but from what I have heard, it is a big social scene. However, people in Greek life are often seen by outsiders as sometimes obnoxious and loud. Not too many of my friends are in Greek Life.

4 College Student

Athletics: The Palladium is the center of athletic life in NYU. People join clubs and club sports (like Ultimate Frisbee) that makes the campus live with athleticism.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: NYU offers a plethora of courses that gain the interests of anyone. It truly is a special place and everyone is so accepting.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Nobody really pays attention to sports as far as I'm concerned.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Really enjoy some of my professors in my classes because they're outspoken and charismatic.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I personally am not that involved with athletics at my school besides the Martial Arts club, which I love going to. Other than that, I don't feel I am qualified to answer this question because I don't know much about that aspect of my school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although I don't regret my time at my first university, I think that transferring to NYU is one of the best decisions I've ever made for my educational career. The biggest issue for me at this point is affordability, but the overall experience is everything I wanted it to be and more.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have campus security everywhere, but as we live in NYC, safety is inherently a larger issue than it would be in a college town in the middle of Ohio. But still, we live in a very residential part of Manhattan, Greenwich Village, so it is relatively safe. Sexual assault is a serious issue at any campus, whether there is only one sexual assault case or 100 and it should be regarded as such. I know that our Wellness Center has about 10 sexual assault cases each week, but they also have extensive policies to handle them.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The academics and specific programs here are amazing. Class sizes are usually fairly small, unless of course, the class is a lecture hall, in which case, there's around 200 people. All the professors are experts in their field and are clearly very passionate about what they're teaching.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm majoring in music theatre, so my job opportunities look very different than the average college student. I do believe, however, that I am getting the best advantage I can by going to NYU, getting the training it offers, and living in NYC. For other students in Stern or CAS or just majoring in something un-arts related, they have fabulous prospects and are practically guaranteed a job after college.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is insanely expensive, since we're living in the city. Some dorms are nicer than others, but none of them have a lot of space. I live in the worst dorm. It's an old hotel that has no air conditioning and the heat is pretty spotty, too. It was $5,000 cheaper than the next option, though, so I shouldn't complain. There are no community restrooms and all dorms have a dance room and a music practice room, so that's nice.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: No one really cares. If you join Greek life, cool, if you don't, cool.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports aren't a huge deal at NYU, but our intramurals generally attract a lot of participants and a fair amount of fans. Our athletic facilities are top notch gyms, but I would imagine they don't accommodate sports too well.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone at NYU is driven within their own passion. It's so cool to meet new people who have such strong focuses for the rest of their lives. Additionally, the majority of NYU students have some sort of music background, so it's really neat for me, as a voice major, to have conversations with business majors about our similar music interests. We are truly in and of the city as our campus spreads throughout the New York City skyline and our student body demographic reflects the demographic of the city-- which is truly a blessing. I love learning about everyone else's cultures and I love explaining my own suburban caucasian familial traditions to others who haven't experienced that.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many people at NYU smoke weed and drink. The party scene isn't on campus or in the dorms; people go out to clubs or bars elsewhere, so it's not very visible.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I know that NYC has plenty of police officers, so I know if something happened it would be taken care of quickly. There are also NYU officers in every building and you have to show your ID or tap in to get into any building. I have not heard of any campus crime.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All the classes I've taken have been really informing and interesting, and the professors have been of great quality and are passionate and highly knowledgable about what they're teaching. There are many options of courses, and you can take just about anything you want. 3/4 of my classes have been huge lectures with hundreds of people, which could be a downside for many people. However, recitations consist of about 20 people, which helps that problem.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NYU is great for career opportunities. It's great place to get an internship, and having a degree from NYU is really prestigious. NYU graduates tend to do very well in their careers.

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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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