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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of food around, lots of options. Typical or even sometimes cheaper pricing for the city, and often there are student discounts.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Good variety of restaurants for no meal plan.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its amazing if you can afford it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: How can you miss with NYC food?

3 College Sophomore

Administration: My academic advisor is helpful and nice as well as supportive, but the rest I have delt with in the financial office is basically an oh well attitude.

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am an incoming Jr and will now have to stop my education because of financial ais. I was qualified for so many in house grants and scholarships yet when I asked why I did not receive any they told me they were not allowed to tell me why I was not shosen.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: expensive and difficult to find

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are endless possibilities, but they are expensive.

4 College Freshman

Administration: i dont really feel their presence

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: NYU gave me around $40k which is almost all of my tuition. But housing can be really expensive

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: i love it. I cant afford to eat out so all my meals are basically combinations of the dining halls. I never run out of different things to eat. dining dollar food can sometimes be overpriced though

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorms are nice and close.

dining halls are plenty and diverse

classes are within walking distance

the city is beautiful

it gets humid in the summer though

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing near campus would probably be difficult to find, not to mention extremely expensive. Living in Manhattan is expensive. However, Queens and Brooklyn are great places to look and you can find affordable places. The subway will be your best friend getting in and around NYC.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York! You can find restaurants everywhere. And if it's not exactly in the area you are in, a subway station near you can take you there. There is a lot of diversity with cuisine in this city, which is great.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not exactly the best person to ask. From what I heard it's great, especially since NYU is in the middle of Manhattan. you can hit up bars and lounges all around the city, which are all easily accessible through subway.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I believe that the administration is as strict as any university can be. I believe NYU's campus, being that it is around the city and not one whole campus alone, they do great considering.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: With the ultimate cost of the school, I wish they had offered more in scholarship and that the financial aid people would be more helpful

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I think it is very convenient that a lot of the food places around the university accept NYU's dining dollars

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I haven't had any troubles, and I feel really safe. However, that doesn't mean that in general safety at NYU is good, I don't know.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I think that everything is pretty good here. They are not super strict.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm not sure if I'll be bale to make it in college 4 years. Even though academically and socially my life here has been going smoothly (close to 4.0 GPA, internships, etc.), it doesn't seem like I'll be getting much in scholarships.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's relatively expensive, and there aren't many options. It may have to do with the fact that I'm from Europe and the food there is infinitely better in general terms, but I didn't like the dining hall food that much. Getting a meal plan shouldn't be mandatory. Or at least freshmen should be allowed to get meal plans with less meals even if they don't live in apartment style housing—we always have lots of meals left over. If they're going to force us to buy too many meals, then at least make it cheaper.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost of most freshmen dorms is really good. I am leaving on a 5th ave address for pretty cheap. It's also really close to campus. However, things start getting more and more expensive and they keep gettin gfurther away from campus in upperclass dorms. And the housing selection process is a joke. Almost all rooms were full for me (even if I had highest priority because I'm a freshman). I can't even imagine what it's gonna be like next year.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: With its plethora of course offerings in NY and globally, incredible professors, insightful peers, and its location in one of the greatest cities in the world, I can honestly not see myself in any other school. While most of my experience is at Gallatin, I've met so many intelligent and inspirational people, all of whom are passionate in their interests. Yet not only are most of the people I've met interested in learning and discussing, but they're all self-motivated. For instance, within the first year, most of my friends and I have begun working concurrently while attending school, participated in independent projects such as extracurricular leadership positions or gallery exhibitions, and plan to stay in NYC to take on more work through the summer. Although many people joke about NYU's lack of community due to its "campus without gates" motto, I think this awareness of a physically limitless campus makes everyone even more eager to form social ties and meet others with similar interests.

ANYWAY, in light of my pontificating gush, depending on what school/course you're taking determines the size of the class and often the kind of professor to expect. At Gallatin, the courses are mostly seminar or studio style, but regardless, the average class size is about 12-17 students because classes are based on discussion. I've only taken a few Gallatin classes thus far, but the professors are always interested in hearing student's thoughts and opinions and are willing to help you hone your arguments. In terms of larger classes, like intro courses at CAS, the average class size is at least 200. These classes are obviously lecture style, which might make it tempting to fall asleep because you can hide in a sea of 400 faces, but definitely try to get a professor whose lectures are interesting enough to keep your interest. For more advanced courses, like special topics, the class size is around 20, but these too are mostly treated like lectures.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm still in school, so I can't speak on the behalf of post-college careers. However, regarding internships and jobs during your time at NYU, the majority of the people I know possess one or the other (or both, which is kind of a stress overload). NYU has the Wasserman Center which helps with finding career prospects, and students can schedule a meeting with Wasserman consultants about possible career paths/job application assistance.

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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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