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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My room in Founders was definitely AMAZING. If any of you are considering where to live freshman year Founders is great because the rooms are HUGE!! They are bigger than any room of any of my friends at any other college. There isn't a dining hall in your building but there is a dining hall half a block away for a quick stop or Palladium one block away which is one of the best dining halls on campus and it has a great gym. The walk is about 10 to 15 min from campus but that is a relatively good distance when considering how far away some of your housing or apartments might be later on. It's just preparing you for the future walking. It is also two block away from Union Square which has amazing shopping. There is a Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21, Best Buy, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's. Founders is one of the newest NYU buildings so it is clean, big, nice views if you're anywhere above the single digit floors (especially if you're on the 26th floor). It has an interesting church facade in the front because it was built on the land where a church used to be and they decided to keep the front of the church as decoration. There is a big space in front of the building where people can hang out while waiting for friends (or smoke side that's what most people do in front of it). And there is a back courtyard that people sometimes go into but it is mostly used for building events like ice cream social and what not. However there are other dorms that aren't as nice. Ruben is old and has no air conditioning. Third North has tiny rooms but at leas they have a dining hall and a common area in every suite with a kitchen.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Despite the lack of school spirit, the sheer size of the population of the school, and the lack of a college feeling, there is no place I would rather be. You get an advantage over anyone that wants to move into the city for a job after college because you can get internships and jobs before you even graduate. You get to experience what it is like to be an adult in the sense that you live alone in such a big city, you have to deal with the high prices everywhere, you have to go apartment hunting in one of the hardest places to get an apartment, and you feel the competitiveness of the workforce. But you get all of that experience before you even graduate and if you mess up in any of these steps you get several chances since at the end of the day you are in college and there are so many people to help you with your mistakes. After college you don't always get those kinds of second or third chances and if you fail once it might be the end.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one at NYU cares about sports, at least not NYU Sports. People don't even know what varsity sports we have (though there are people that participate in them), inter murals are for people that did sports in high school and miss the sport, and most people feel they have better things to do than sporting events. People that like watching sporting events watch them on TV, go to Yankees games, go to a bar and watch them, anything but supporting our teams. Honestly, people do sports to stay fit or because they like it, not because they want the attention of cheering stands. The facilities though are quite good. Palladium's gym is amazing and regularly visited by a large percent of students as well as some alumni. People care about being healthy at NYU and not watching sports. As a joke we have an NYU football shirt (we don't have a football team) so the lack of spirit is something that bonds us because we all joke about it.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Kimmel, Upstein, and Palladium are all pretty good dining halls but even these halls aren't worth the $10-$12 per meal that you're paying with your meal plan. And it definitely isn't worth it when you don't have a meal plan. There are so many places to eat off campus and plenty of delivery services that you never want to eat in the dining halls but as a freshman you are required to have a meal plan so you waste your first year feeling guilty whenever you eat off-campus. After freshman year, most people don't get a meal plan or if they do it is the smallest possible amount on the flex plan in case they ever need food and are running low on money.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is just students trying to find an apartment in New York City which as everyone knows is an extremely difficult and tiring process. It takes time and it is not cheap but it is necessary to find an apartment on the island because otherwise transportation takes very long. Speaking of which, no matter where you find housing, public transportation is always easy to find. Cars on the other hand, aren't at all welcomed at NYU. It is too expensive to find a place to store a car and on top of that there is constantly traffic. Your best best is the subway or a cab, or mostly walking if close enough to campus. It is pretty safe to have an apartment anywhere on the island, and though you don't have NYU campus safety near your apartment NYPD is everywhere.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: A lot of people don't get any financial aid and the requirements to get financial aid are very high. They tend to set the requirements very high for who can get financial aid and it is very unfortunate because so many people do not get the help they need. We also have a lot of international students and I don't think they receive financial aid at all so those students pay full price which doesn't seem to raise the amount of help given to US students.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Because we have so many different colleges and every single one has different requirements it is difficult to go into this school not knowing what you want to major in or later wanting to switch because you would have to do the requirements all over again. I personally didn't know that I wanted to go into business until the end of my freshman year. By then, I had two choices, pick from the VERY limited number of majors outside of our business school, or transfer into the business school. The business school accepts under 10 transfers internally from NYU every year and it has its own set of requirements to fulfill on top of the ones I fulfill for the school I started in.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is a two year liberal arts program from which you transfer into another college on our campus afterwards. It is an okay program for those going into Liberal Arts; but unfortunately, while in this program I realized that it is not the type of education I want, I would prefer something more math based, but it is too late to transfer and too much of a hassle. There aren't really any internship or networking opportunities because the program is so short and in general they do not really focus on jobs. The faculty and curriculum are challenging and it is a heavy workload however so you do get a good education.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a lot of acceptance on our campus overall. We have a very large number of LGBT students so everyone is accepting of them because they are so used to it. We have a wide range of political beliefs and everyone is always free to express themselves though sometimes debates arise over certain ideas on our student Facebook pages but it is usually very interesting and it shows student's passions. We have a very large variety of students in terms of culture and economic backgrounds considering the fact that we have so many local, national, and foreign students. You can never assume someone's cultural or economic background until you ask them because of the immense variety among our students.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everything about NYU makes me happy. The only regret I have is just not receiving a lot of money. Other than that I know I made the right choice and that I would not be as happy if I were to attend any other school.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: There aren't really sports besides a few intramurals and division three sports. However no one really attends game seeing how there are hardly any but there is a running joke with purchasing football shirts even though we don't have a football team.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Again you are living in one of the most busiest cities in the world so there is literally business everywhere, food included. Whether you want a taco or a cappuccino, there are endless food options so get eating!

5 College Freshman

Diversity: New York University takes in a variety of students that allow people to literally interact with the world. It is quite common for a group of friends to come from seven different ethnic backgrounds considering how many international students apply to NYU.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Everything you could ever dream of.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I think everyone is just really hard working and powerful. I haven't been to school at NYU yet but from what I've seen on tours and orientations, both guys are girls just seem really in touch with themselves, wearing all different kinds of clothing that represents them and their interests, which I think it great.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: New York is FILLED with all kinds of diverse restaurants, so NYU has the bonus of being right in the hub of this. Although prices to vary depending on the restaurant, the diversity and convenience is extremely attractive.

5 College Freshman

Majors: One of the reasons why I chose NYU was because of these amazing internship opportunities. I really hope I can have one or two internships during my college career, and I know that they will be critical in my education and success in my future job.

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College Freshman

Majors: I haven't finished or started college yet so I cannot really answer this question.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I know of a lot of students that stay in nearby apartments and lofts in their junior and/or senior year at NYU and speak highly of their decision, so it's awesome that that's available for those who are interested.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: New York is always going to be a dangerous place, that's something the university has no way to prevent because it is an urban campus. But I think they do a fantastic job on educating students on safety, especially transportation wise.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not educated on NYU's Greek life, although I do not think it is a big part of the community.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The way the rooms are designed really give you the "NYC high rise" feel that so many students crave, and it really attracts a lot of students to take advantage of campus housing.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always felt safe and like that security is taken very seriously at dorms

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I have met a lot of great people and NYU attracts smart quality people

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's the big apple so you can't beat it really, just pricey

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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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