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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse, but some minorities are probably not recognized as much as they want to be.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some rooms are really small, and that's hard to deal with if you and your roommate aren't besties. The atmosphere is definitely different in upperclassmen dorms and the freshmen dorms. The housing process is terrible. Some upperclassmen dorms are really far from campus, and therefore, inconvenient.

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I hate how Safe Rides refuses service to students if they did not call, even if it's two in the morning and he/she is alone. I am concerned about the crime that happens here because we are in and within the city.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Being underage sucks unless you have a fake

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: It's bad in the winter when we have to walk in snow

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Fifty dollar printing grant each semester is great

College Junior

Greek Life: I'm aware that the school have some Greek life, but I haven't actually encountered anyone involved nor do I know anything about it.

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4 College Junior

Technology: I haven't had the need to use the computer labs, but I haven't had any issues with the wireless and printing on campus has been great so far despite lines to use them.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: NYU students seem to be very independent, driven, into their education, and passionate. It can be a bit overwhelming, but everyone seems to be looking to achieve something.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not sure which sports do and do not exist at NYU. There isn't much school spirit for those that do have a team.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: New York is expensive. FInding an apartment that is affordable, close to campus, and nice is impossible. You need to be willing to give up at least one of those three qualities to find an apartment outside of the university.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: I'm not sure about on campus -- there are no house or apartment parties, but NYC is full of bars and restaurants to check out.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live in campus housing at NYU.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have not personally had any problems in terms of safety and security on campus. Since it is in New York City, the campus has no issues that you wouldn't already expect from the surrounding area.

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are extremely approachable and involved. They are certainly experts in their field and talented educators. The workload is heavy, but as it is a graduate program it's to be expected.

College Junior

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid and do not have any experience with the financial aid process at the school.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Unless you can check off every box on the form to indicate your in the worst life situation possible, the likelihood of getting scholarships is slim. You'll likely get a boat load of federal loans and be told to reapply next year.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Depends on where you live. They only really police dorms and thats if your loud enough to get yourself caught. If you live in an apartment of campus, consider freedom your middle name.

5 College Junior

Diversity: You will probably encounter more races and opinions at NYU than traveling the world for a year. Literally any group you can think of is represented here (and probably all the ones you never knew existed too). It's great to be part of a community with so many different people. Extremely tolerant of all ethnicities and religions, and very supportive of the LBGTQ community.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: You are a college kid living in the greatest city on the planet. Everything you could ever want or dream of is probably on the block, or a subway ride away. In three words: It's the best.

3 College Junior

Weather: New York gets all 4 seasons. You better be prepared for that. It's the most beautiful in the Spring and Fall, and most unbearable in the summer and winter. Winter is usually pretty during the holidays, when the shops are all decked out and the city is in festivities. But January, February and early March are brutal. The wind cuts through you like ice. In the summers, temps can soar and the worst is the smell. All sorts of nasty smells appear in the summer.

But in the fall and spring, you can enjoy the beauty of NY with some of the best fashion, dining and entertainment opportunities in the world.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The shuttle is free but its only for dorms that are farther away from campus. Everyone tends to walk to class because campus is easier to walk through. If you live far or need to get anywhere else in town, subways are super convenient. For those who have the cash, there is always a cab, or 7 cabs, zipping by that you can take anywhere in the city. I know there are city run busses as well, but I detest those and generally stick with walking or taking the subway.

4 College Junior

Academics: This depends on what you're studying and I can only speak for the Drama program, but NYU is pretty top notch across each of its schools. I've never heard of anyone complaining their classes were too easy. Academically, classes are on the tougher side. For me, the drama program is probably one of the best in the country (ranked 3rd at the moment) and I believe that. They push you and challenge you to be better than you were yesterday, and while they can be unforgiving about excuses and you may find some of their rules ridiculous, you are paying for a high quality training program. And if you put the work in, you can do anything here.

NYU also has some of the best study abroad opportunities and one of the most vibrant entrepreneurship communities I've ever seen.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I never really need these guys or see them much, but they are always a phone call away. Occaisionally you see them around the Square, where most freshman dorms are. If you're out late at night, you can always call Safe Ride and they'll pick you up from several designated pick up spots on campus and bring you to your dorm. I generally feel very safe when out and about, and at night, you can always hail a taxi.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of diverse restaurants on every block. If you don't mind paying a bit more for your food, you can pretty much get any cuisine your tummy desires.

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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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