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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Great area, but super expensive

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Expensive school, but they try to find you the money you need

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's NYC. For what it's worth, it's wonderful

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Athletics: Not an essential part of NYU

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I love the city but it might not be where I want to live.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many great options for food from ethnic to regular everyday options.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel safe and the health center is a reliable place to go for any medical needs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are great facilities and it is easy to joining an intramural team.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: They are active but do not always make their presence known.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I focused on school and did not plan to have a party life on campus but there are lots of great options.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I would like to say something about the Washington Square Park. There are many artists there performing day and night, especially pianist and singers. Sometimes, people can see free film or take free lunch box, which are sponsored by business companies. About two weeks ago, our president, Mr. Sexton accepted the ice bucket challenge and I saw the whole event, which was so exciting. It was the first time that I could see the president closely.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: All kinds of restaurants are available near the main campus-Washington Square. I always go to the Subway south to the Kimmel Center, the vegetables there are very fresh. Some Chinese restaurants nearby is cheap, about 10 dollars a meal per person. Almost all the restaurants nearby have student discount. I would like to recommend a ramen house, which name is Zen 6 in the East Village. It takes about 15 minutes to go there by walking from the Washington Square. The lunch special there is very delicious!!!

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Actually, NYU does not have campus, just some buildings or some floors in some buildings. But the safety in quite good around, it is never dangerous to go back home after 11PM. Also, there are strict rules in the class, several of my professor always check the attendance and ask us to submit homework on time or the grade is bad in the final.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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