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4 College Junior

Campus Food: It's expensive, and most of the dining halls are just ok. Some have good food, and the vegetarian options aren't bad, but you can get tired of it quickly. No organic or locally grown options though.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: All the film classes I've taken have been excellent. Amazing professors, great resources, and I've learned a ton. The larger gen ed lecture classes I've taken haven't all been so great. Sometimes you get good professors, sometimes you get ones that just teach completely from the textbook.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: NYU really tries to help match you with jobs once you graduate. You're given plenty of opportunities to make connections in school, and if you work hard and have talent, you'll be noticed.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never had a problem on campus, they try their best to make the area safe since we're in the middle of NYC. The buildings all have security guards and there's a van that you can call to pick you up after hours.

4 College Junior

Majors: While everybody else got into the film school with a short film, I entered with an art portfolio. I'm not sure how common that is, but looking back my art isn't that amazing, so they really look for potential I guess. Your writing is also a very important part of the application.

5 College Junior

Academics: The film program is really great. You start with the basics which I personally am happy about since I come from a studio art background so I was able to catch up to those who came in more experienced. There's great resources, really talented faculty, and lots of opportunities as long as you look for them.

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5 College Junior

Academics: There's lots of amazing professors at this school, but also some not so amazing. Look at ratemyprofessor to check which are so the best ones so you won't be disappointed. In the film school at least, the work load is very manageable.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There aren't as many big parties since it's an open and speed out campus. If you like parties you can find them, and if you don't they're easy to avoid. Many people have smaller get togethers, while frats and sororities have larger parties though they aren't as popular as other schools.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The biggest student hangouts are the dining areas, the library, and the Park. They're all nice, and up to date buildings.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: I have not been there so I can't really say.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Beautiful scenary and surrounding community.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You can find something at your budget whether is is dollar-a-slice pizza or a five star restaurant. All of your ethnic food cravings, except for some really good Mexican food, can be covered.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was lucky enough to get a scholarship covering about half of total expenses but that still leaves me with upwards of 30k debt per year that my family cannot afford so I have to take out loans. All the help that I can get is appreciated.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've gotten to study abroad for half of my time at NYU so far and will have studied abroad for at least 3 out of my 8 semesters at this school. If you are a city person and can afford it, this school is one of the best in the world for you.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: We have people from all walks of life. They are all out there... well maybe except for Republicans. They are definitely out there, but few are brave enough to admit it in an almost completely liberal school.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: While the guy to girl ratio is approximately 40:60, creating a vast pool for people attracted to females, the male pool is a bit limited, especially for straight girls because there is a good chance that half of the guys you meet will end up being gay. That said, straight guys are out there, everyone dresses their best and if you want a social life and/or relationship, it may not fall into your lap, but you can definitely find what you're looking for.

4 College Junior

Academics: I personally have never had a problem with registering for the classes that I want although I do have a few friends that have not been able to get the specific professor that they want, so they will save the class for the next semester. The professors that I have had have all been incredible and have challenged me every step along the way without expecting too much. As a pre-med student, my workload is VERY heavy but that was my choice so I can't really complain about it.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: For a school that has over 40,000 students, having Greek life that constitutes only about five percent of the student body isn't too impactful on student life, but for the students that do participate, it is big enough to be a substantial and impactful part of their lives. As a non-Greek that has a few friends that are Greek, I don't really view them any differently although a lot of the richest kids are the ones participating. As far as housing goes, they have a few floors in a dorm in Chinatown but most students do not choose to live in this housing.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Attending college in Manhattan provides the best of all worlds. There is always something for everyone to do and, if you need to escape the vibrant city life for a while, Central Park really is the place to escape from it all. The only downsides are safety and the cost of living, but honestly, all cities have some level of crime and our Public Safety Officers are amazing and we all knew what we were getting into money-wise when we decided to come to NYC.

4 College Junior

Administration: Having a campus in the middle of Manhattan requires a high level of strictness in order to protect the students and faculty. Having to have an ID to get into every single building or having very strict visitation rules may be annoying at times, especially if you are running late for class and forgot your ID, but we all know that it is for the good of the school and therefore necessary.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's NYC. What else can you say? We have everything from every country, even if you have to go to Brooklyn to get it.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm at NYU for economics which is one of their best departments and it is a really great program. The workload can be a bit much but going to NYU you should expect that. The faculty are pretty good and the TAs are usually more than happy to help you.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are some great programs at NYU like Stern, Economics, MCC, and Tisch. They are all world renowned and have great professors. They have an expected large workload, and have good curriculums for the classes. The sign up process is a huge headache and everyone hates it, a big reason it's so horrible is the size of the student population. A lot of people study abroad, in fact pretty much everyone but Tisch students go abroad.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The only people that would really catch you with drugs or alcohol are the RAs. They take their job seriously since no one wants to loose their job (free housing is valuable). However, most RAs aren't mean and they don't go out of their way to catch you. They can't walk into your room without being invited in which means they always knock before they come in. They only get suspicious if you can clearly smell alcohol or drugs in the hallway or if you're being loud. In those cases they come to inspect but besides that they don't want to catch you because that's more work for them and they don't want to be hated. Either way though, most people party off campus and a lot of people have off campus housing so people rarely get in trouble and if you get caught once or twice in dorms with alcohol you only get written up which means there isn't even a feee, you just get talked to by the hall director.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are pretty and mostly single. They all dress nice, a lot of them have designer bags( a lot of LV bags), Brandy Melvile and Free People are some of the most common brands on campus. Most dress either boho chic, leather chic, or in a more put together business style. The guys also dress nice. Very rarely do you see guys in basketball shorts and a tshirt unless they are going to the gym. A lot of gay guys with is unfortunate for the large single girl population. It really is true when people say that the guys are either gay, taken, or douchebags. Those guys that are single and straight typically don't see the point of dating and because so many girls are desperate enough to sleep with them they get and inflated ego and sense of self. As they grow older though a lot of the guys mature and become less douchebagy. They start out like tat freshman year because they are still immature but think that because they live in the city that they are somehow mature and suave. However, at night everyone puts on their best club wear (girls it's heels mandatory) and they go to clubs, get drunk, hook up with people, just like any other college, it's just usually less frat parties and more clubs within the city.

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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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