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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: While dining on campus is really cool like "wow eating like an adult making nutrition choices!!!1!" you will probably get tired of the halls really fast. Palladium's probably the best out of all options and UHall's Burger Studio and Dunkin Donuts are comforting symbols of 'Murica, but tbh if you don't live near Union Square that seems like too much walking. Thus, if you're too lazy to walk like 7 short blocks, you'll probably just find yourself getting a to-go box of shame from Downstein. However, among options near WSP, Kimmel is pretty reliable and has consistent options (pasta, pizza, sandwiches, burritos, Halal, grill, and stir fry), but it's closed on the weekends. There's also Peet's Coffee on the second floor of Kimmel and it takes Meal Swipes, so if you want to burn meals just buy coffee there. Regarding Weinstein, Sidestein usually has decent hot meals so check there before heading downstairs. Upstein also has Chick-fil-A, Jamba Juice, and a breakfast station. If you're really hungry and just want to eat whatever, Downstein is probably the best option since it's buffet style (which isn't terrible, it's just that the food is "eh" compared to everything else). Alternatively, you can use Dining Dollars at Sidestein to buy a family sized bag of Cheetos and eat that for dinner (I don't know what you do). Side note: you'll probably have a lot of leftovers at the end, so I recommend getting food for friends without meal plans and/or donating your meal swipes at the donation stations which are located in different dining halls at the end of each semester.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Regardless of where you live your first year, generally all of the housing options for freshmen are livable and fairly close to campus. Each room has its own bathroom and the size of your room depends on options such as the number of roommates and whether you chose to live in a low-cost space. As far as "best/worst" dorms, it really depends on your budget and housing preference. There are many dorms near Union Square with apartment style rooms (kitchen and living room), but these tend to be more expensive (e.g. Palladium). Meanwhile, the cheapest dorm is probably Rubin, which is traditional style (no kitchen or living space), but it lacks AC (which is apparently not a problem since NY weather doesn't really get that hot after move-in week). **However, keep in mind that if you choose to live in NYU housing after your sophomore year, your priority for picking dorms decreases since most upperclassmen live off-campus. I haven't began apartment hunting yet, but some of my friends have and as long as you have a few roommates and look over your options carefully, it's pretty doable to find a decent off-campus place.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I still live in the dorms, but have friends who moved off campus. It's stressful but doable

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are restaurants everywhere, and you can anything you might ever want, usually any time you want it

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: There's always something happening, whether its at a friends apartment or a bar or a club or a warehouse in Brooklyn

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3 College Junior

Administration: They're good about some things, but when I had something stolen from my room, they weren't very helpful

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: I have a very generous financial aid award, but am having trouble getting financial aid for a summer semester

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Upstein is great, with Chick-fil-a and Quizno's and Jamba Juice, but Third North was terrible. Palladium is pretty average and has some good options, some bad ones

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms themselves aren't amazing, but you certain can't beat the location - right in the center of Union Square

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Oh boy. I don't even know where to begin with this one. I will start by saying...if you are a heterosexual female looking for a serious relationship with an attractive guy who actually takes commitment seriously, then please, please, please, DO NOT under any circumstances come to this school! I cannot emphasize that enough. From my experience I can say there are three types of guys who go here: short (as in 5'5" and under), disgustingly repulsive, geeky Asian, Indian, or Jewish guys who want a relationship (but you won't date them because they don't meet your standards), scruffy, bearded faux hipster, "lumbersexual" bums with greasy man buns (who look like they just walked out of a homeless shelter) or semi decent but not amazing looking fratty "dude bros" who are just looking for a good time. You want a nice, tall, goodhearted, handsome, all-American man with strong values and husband worthy potential? Too bad! You won't find him here. I have seriously considered transferring because the dating scene for straight women is just THAT bad. I'm not even kidding. Now excuse me while I lay down with my "boyfriend pillow" and cry.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: New York has some pretty amazing restaurants! Sure, they can get rather expensive if you go to them all the time, but it's nice to go out to eat every once in a while. There's definitely a lot of variety in offerings, from pizza to sushi to ramen to Mexican! You can find virtually anything here! As a student you will likely become very acquainted with Seamless, a food delivery app that practically everyone I know uses, some more than others. Many restaurants will deliver to the residence halls, but you'll need to go down to the lobby to pick up your food.

4 College Freshman

Administration: NYU isn't really any more or less "strict" than other schools, but I guess whether or you think it's strict depends on what type of person you are and what type of "activities" you like to get involved with. NYU is super lenient when it comes to guests and fairly average on everything else. No one is made to feel like a criminal, but you don't see people constantly getting away with crimes either.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence halls themselves are fairly nice, depending on how much you/your parents are willing to pay. Some of the buildings (like Rubin) are very old while others (like University Hall and Gramercy Green if you're an upperclassman) are fairly new. The rooms are very nice considering they're dorms, and they all have private bathrooms, which is a huge plus.

The housing process is relatively simple for incoming freshmen, and most people get either their first or second choice. The only problem is that you cannot pick your own roommates or what room you live in (your first year, that is), which leads to the possibility of ending up in a good or bad room with someone who's either amazing, okay, or just plain awful, all based on a completely pointless and vague survey (if you want to know how I fared, I probably had the worst roommate imaginable- my case was rather extreme though). If you're an upperclassman, that's when housing can get really tricky. To put it plainly, if you don't get an amazing housing time, well then you're out of luck, because rooms go fast and many people end up coming out of the lottery not knowing where they're going to live, even though they've been guaranteed a room. Rising sophomores have highest priority, but not even that guarantees a quad in Gramercy or a single in Alumni- as someone with "top priority", I got placed into Lafayette, for instance.

To sum it up, NYU dorms are nice, but I have to dock some major points for the terrible and unfair lottery process.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am a commuter student.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are various options for off-campus dining. Costs range from cheap to average price and there are usually 10% discounts for NYU students.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't attended a party at NYU but the events offered in Skirball and through NYU's site are amazing.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The officers and Public Safety are very friendly and welcoming.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial process was relatively easy. I got the money I needed based on need and merit.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: My friends usually meal swipe me, and I love the staff and the quality of the food at Palladium and Kimmel.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am a commuter student. I cannot afford campus housing.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Good for the location and great facilities in general, etc.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: In my experience, so many courses that you don't learn almost anything in the whole semester and you feel so bad because you paid too much money for every course. In my case, just few of them were worthy. Of course I understand this is my particular case in my particular program. There are students of other schools at NYU that are much happier because it's not the same Steinhardt than Stern!!!

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's Ok but I'm disappointed. I expected more from NYU Steinhardt.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Good facilities but too many people at the gym all the time

3 College Senior

Administration: It is OK but not great

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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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