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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was easy, and I received a generous amount of scholarships (though the cost of attendance is incredibly high and the scholarships and aid I received did not meet that at all).

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: New York City is your campus, with so much to offer. As long as you have a job or some way to meet your expenses, the are so many things to do. On a given day in April, there might be 7 festivals or major events occurring at one time. There are also a bunch of student organizations with which you can be involved if the city is too expensive or hard to explore.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Admission to NYU is selective, and diversity is highly important. I recommend that you engage in a a range of activities in high school, particularly ethnic, cultural, and political activities.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The program at Stern is intense. I enjoy it, as you engage with the real ideas and professionals in the business industries you're most interested in. Job and internship opportunities are plentiful for those who are serious, and attending Stern puts you at an advantage over other NYU students.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: There's a good number of computers, but there are also a good number of students so they tend to be crowded. A short wait near the lab will end in you getting a computer within 15 minutes. You can also sign out laptops to use in the library during especially crowded times.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Campus security is great and they are always very helpful.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: As a graduate student I was not expecting financial aid but I got an opportunity grant and it made my school experience much better.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The city has high buildings that many times hide the sun.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I have seen few accidents due to drugs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: We have Bleeker where there are a lot of bars and places to eat.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Extremely expensive and difficult. I continue to apply for scholarships. However I'm optimistic because NYU is my dream.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Depends on what you enjoy watching and participating in

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's average compared to on campus

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone gets along and are social

4 College Junior

Technology: NYU does a great job of having a large amount of computer labs with printing and copying capabilities. They are usually open pretty late and usually have someone on hand to help if a printer becomes jammed or anything like that.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Because we do live in the city, there aren't as many 'dorm parties' and 'frat parties', at least not good ones anyways. There are indeed chances to experience nightlife in clubs and bars, but that requires you to be 21 or have a good fake.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: For the most part, New York University is home to a very diverse student populace, all of whom are very diverse in looks, interests, and fashion tastes. There are definitely your typical New York fashionistas, but there are also your typical college students who rock the sweat pants day to day.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: NYU doesn't give as much student aid as some schools, but they do give some.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I have a wide range of friendships.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation in New York is second to none. You have so many options. Once you get it figured out, you can take local trains and/or buses or those with limited stops. NYU also has a bus that runs until late at night around campus areas for free. It can be expensive to go to the airport, but if you plan your time, there are less expensive trains, buses that you can also take.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Living in New York City, there is a lot of presence of police, etc. It is a comforting thing. Also, there are always so many people walking on the streets, it gives you a sense of security. The dorms are extremely safe with a security person there at all times. No one gets into the dorm without an ID or a person that lives in the dorm coming down to the desk and escorting them up.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I like being a part of a sorority. I have met great girls in my sorority and it is a good way to get involved in the community and the school's social offerings. Not that many people at NYU join fraternities and sororities, but I am glad I did.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Brittany in a 2-room suite. My room is so big--the closet space is the only downside, but we make do. Our dorm was renovated so we were the first group to use the dorm after the renovation. That was nice. We are on a great street in a very nice part of the city--a very expensive area, so the cost is excellent considering the area. I have met so many great people in my dorm--some have become very good friends.

Considering all of the people moving into the dorm at the same time I think it was very organized and easy.

Although our dorm doesn't have a dining hall, there are lots of dining options in dorms very close to Brittany.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are so many places to go for parties on campus and off. As a member of a sorority, we have quite a few social events with fraternities. We also go out in groups to different clubs/restaurants. Transportation is the best.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This year has been very eventful and exciting to me. I have had such a wide variety of experiences and learned about the city of New York by exploring different areas both with my classes and with friends. I have had some great professors and have really enjoyed most of my classes. I have also had many friends visit me at school since they all want to come to New York 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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