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3 College Senior

Athletics: I mean, it's there and there may be some people who go to events and support the teams, but overall, the student body doesn't really emphasize the importance of athletics for them.

5 College Senior

Academics: Nursing program is excellent! Great professors, great students, great clinical experiences. I can't complain! I'm learning a lot and I wouldn't have it any other way!

5 College Senior

Academics: Academics are competitive but manageable. You work hard and results will show. Great professors, great classes, and great supportive environment to help you succeed.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: You're in NYC! There's an infinite amount of activities, attractions, and events you can see in this city and you'll never be bored!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Think: NYC apartment hunting. It's expensive, tedious, a pain, and sometimes with a low budget, you'll get an apartment that resembles a closet. Totally worth it though, because NYU dorms are so expensive. Even if your apartment is far, the train system is excellent.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Honestly, NYU is majority rich white kids, and Asians.

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3 College Senior

Administration: Academically NYU is very strict. Attendance is very important, and if you're going to drink in the dorms, students just have to be smart about it I suppose.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: NYU is a big arts school, so that alone provides a lot of opportunities to see shows, art, etc. Also, Greenwich Village is a really fun area with a lot to do (not even including the rest of the city!)

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5 College Senior

Campus Food: Meal plans are expensive, and all of the freshman dorms require students to have one. The food is excellent though! NYC is expensive and that includes the food, so I figure if I'm going to spend a lot of money on meals and food, I may as well make it convenient for myself. Also, there is a Starbucks, Argo Tea, and Dunkin Donuts on campus where you can use dining dollars (which come with your meal plan) for coffee, etc.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: Most NYU Students see fraternities and sororities as a joke. I do too, to be honest.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some of these courses are amazing (i.e.: Dead Media Research Studio.... Hacktivism) and I always end up close with my professors, and I always know I have past professors that I can turn to for recommendations!

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I haven't started looking for jobs yet, of course, but I have heard that the alumni network is excellent. Also, NYU is considered a relatively prestigious university, and employers like that.

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5 College Senior

Academics: I love my major and I feel like I can't have gotten a better curriculum for it than I have there. I've only had 2 big lectures, ever (and they weren't even that big). Most of my classes are small and never have a TA. Also, internships are very available and abundant because of the location.

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5 College Senior

Academics: It is a very rigorous and academically challenging curriculum, but at the end of it all, I have learned so much and I am actually grateful to be intellectually challenged like I am at NYU.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Seriously, you can't even enter any NYU buildings if you don't have your NYU ID. There is a security guard in every building entrance.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of gay students here so the straight dating scene can be a little tricky! NYU is full of rich, privileged white kids so be ready for that culture. Otherwise, very liberal, very into politics/social issues, etc. Appearance is a big deal at NYU. You dress to impress, very hipster and fashionable.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Living in NYC means that you have access to endless cultural attractions, events, restaurants, etc. I love the city!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not sure it's too expensive for me to consider.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe around Washington Square, no matter the hour.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely adore this university. Interesting courses, (mostly) helpful professors, and a diverse and talented student body.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from NYU can take you far -or so I hope.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm sure the athletic department is great for those who are interested, but many of us just don't seem to be.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It is the perfect amount of enforcement. The policies are strict enough to keep everyone safe without ruining everyones college experience.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: In the middle of NYC you can pretty much find any kind of food in any price range within a 10 minute walk, max..

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity at NYU and there is a huge percentage of international students. The community is very accepting and liberal so there are rarely any challenges regarding differences. The only tension I ever notice is political.

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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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