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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is an over priced and financially corrupt institution. I have received about a fourth of my tuition in scholarship but if I do not receive more I will be in crippling debt. The tuition is approximately 65K a year with room and board, but its hard to give up when you have wanted this for so long. My tips would be to keep trying and keep working with the financial aid office to get as many options and as much money as possible.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: NYC, whats not to like...

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The "party" scene is very different at NYU. If you want to "party" you have to go out to bars and clubs with your specific group of friends and you probably need a fake if your under 21. It would be nice for NYU students to do more things out that are specific to the NYU community. If you find the parties your lucky but its not hard to go out to a bar or club which is great.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: NYU accommodates a lot of different students; therefore, I would say their facilities are pretty top notch for a university. Bobst is an amazing library. There are two gyms. Endless places on campus to study and hangout.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: If you are 21, the bar scene in NYC is great. Also, there are plenty of apartment parties held by NYU students.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I love the people I have met through NYU. But, just like anywhere, there are good eggs and bad eggs. It's all in who you decide to hangout with.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are security guards everywhere. Of course you learn to look out for your own safety and be smart, but I have never felt unsafe on campus. NYU has 24 safe rides and a 24 hotline.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City, the food/ restaurant options are endless and amazing. There are plenty of places with great, low cost food if you know where to find them. You can find whatever you're in the mood for at almost any time.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are many different kinds of meal plans to choose from. Also there are a lot of dining halls on campus. You can't get around that fact that it is dining hall food after all, but I think in general NYU students are happy with the quality food/ menu variety. Most importantly for me, there are plenty of vegetarian options. Hayden is the best for vegetarians/vegans. Kimmel has the best salad bar.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved my campus dorms. The staff at pretty much every dorm is sweet, helpful, and inviting. In most dorms, the rooms are pretty spacious for two or three people to share. Every dorm room has its own bathroom. Can't pass that up. And, many buildings have apartment style rooms with a living room and kitchen. The RA's are very attentive and, particularly Freshman year, the floormate community is great.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is no getting around it: the process of renting an apartment in New York City is painstakingly difficult. It takes a lot of effort to find the right place and get all the paperwork and funds together. However, that being said, once the technicalities are over with, I think it pays off to have your own off-campus place for the latter half of your college education. I am enjoying being that much closer to independently supporting myself. It is a nice change of pace and environment. And most importantly, it can turn out to be much cheaper than on-campus housing if you share with roommates.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are what seems to be an infinite amount of different kinds of people at NYU. Everywhere you look there are international students and peers from all kinds of diverse backgrounds.

5 College Junior

Academics: I love being a drama major at NYU. It is very demanding, but incredibly rewarding. There are a ton of ways to get involved with theatrical productions, from every angle.The faculty is amazing. They are working professionals in the performing arts world, hence there are lots of opportunities for networking. Not to mention NYU is in the theatre capital of the country. Any night of the week you are able to witness professionals in your craft at work, whether it be on Broadway or at a small downtown theater.

4 College Junior

Academics: NYU has amazing, down-to-earth, intellectual faculty members. Most of them are wonderful teachers that have so much to offer and are great to be in the room with. The workload is heavy on reading and writing. As a student at NYU, you have so many options to personalize your educational experience. You can double major and minor in just about any area of study offered at NYU's many schools. The options for study abroad are incredible. NYU has study abroad locations on almost every continent; it's hard to pick just one!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's NY, you can find anything here but it's often expensive.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's a huge school with all sorts of people. I don't know what the "typical" student is. And if you don't feel any chemistry with the other students, you have the rest of NY to look through.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of diversity, NYU really looks for people of different background, and being NYC, a lot of queer and unconventional people are attracted to the liberal atmosphere. But being an expensive school, there's a lot of rich kids here. Not everyone is, but NYU isn't known for it's generous scholarships.

5 College Junior

Local Area: The campus is integrated with NYC, in Greenwich village. Plenty to see for absolutely everyone.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I honestly pay no attention to the athletics. I know they exist, but I'm not sure how well at tented they are. A lot of students don't care.

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.

College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet. I heard that the school helps you find them, but I don't know much about the process.

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.

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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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