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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Campus Housing is fine. I feel lucky to just to have a space to be in the Manhattan and to be in this neighborhood, so any complaints I could have about the housing (which would apply to just about any dorm, anywhere), are nixed by my gratefulness for the proximity of the dorms to campus.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The East Village and Greenwich Village are what I consider to be the best neighborhoods in the best city in America. As an artist, the atmosphere is perfect and always full of diverse, creative, driven people and businesses.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Since we are students who chose to go to school in NYC, most students, as I can tell, are more driven than the typical college student who parties all the time. That being said, I am one of those students who has professional life on the brain, not parties, so I am somewhat closed off from that "world."

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3 College Freshman

Technology: If I did not have a laptop, I could not attend this school, but that being said, there are a good deal of options for those who don't want to have their own printer or don't want to travel with their laptops each day.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Finding an apartment in NYC is a very difficult thing to do so most students take advantage of the dorms. But for some, the added freedom and more "adult" lifestyle can be enough of a draw to apartment hunt- the struggle for apartments just comes with moving to this city.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Considering that we are students in a city full of people from all over the world with different jobs and day-to-day activity, I feel very safe at my school. The public safety officers are readily available for those who may need them.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Though the financial aid process is tricky, I am one of the very very few people at NYU with a good deal of scholarship money. I lucked out and received some merit based money from my artistic talents, in addition to my need based money.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants near NYU campus are all very diverse and high quality. Prices can be high, but that's to be expected in NYC. I do wish that eateries in the Village would offer more discounts for NYU students.

4 College Freshman

Academics: NYU has high prestige for its academics and rightly so. I am challenged in my classes and feel like I am gaining an edge over other students my age at different universities. Registration is very difficult because there are so many students and, the Tisch School of the Arts students, who have the most pre-determined schedules of all, suffer because they have few time slots open already and classes that fit their schedules get filled up by people who have very free schedules. I think the dance majors should be given the option to register one hour before the other NYU students so that they can take classes that they have any interest at all in.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Being a Tisch Dance major is the best, but most challenging department at NYU. Our schedules are the most rigorous and our bodies get worn down after long days of dancing followed with NYU academics. But the program is probably the most rewarding and creative in all of the schools.

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College Freshman

Majors: I have not interned and will not because that role doesn't apply to a dance career. There aren't internships for professional dancers pursuing performance careers.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Aside from the harsh winter months, weather in Manhattan is enjoyable and especially nice for myself (being from Texas), because real seasons are a rarity!

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The NYU faculty and security work to make living in a bustling, sometimes overwhelming city as safe as possible. Though some kids might perceive this is restriction of having fun, social outings, etc., I think NYU does a good job of giving students independence but protection.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Having a personal computer definitely helps matters, but the computer labs are plentiful enough that you can get by without one. It's just a little inconvenient to get to them depending on where you are living. There's free printing for 500 pages every semester per student, which is great. NYU WiFi in my experience has been very reliable, though it depends where you are on campus of course. But overall the computers are fairly good and well maintained.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's New York City! What more is there to say? You can do pretty much whatever you want as everything is packed together so tightly. You can eat in the village, go to art museums, go to the natural history museum, visit parks, or just walk around the city. As long as it's warm enough to walk around of course--gotta watch out for that cold weather. The other thing to watch out for is price. But the city speaks for itself.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you're not caught red-handed or with drugs/alcohol present in the room, then you won't be punished and nothing will happen. Most people are sensible enough to keep their drugs hidden, and you'll only really find/join the drug scene if you're actively looking for it. No one treats you in any way different if you don't partake--and there are enough people who don't do drugs to hang out with that won't mind.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: There are very few restrictions that interfere with my academic or social life, and the restrictions that do exist (e.g. no drugs and/or alcohol) don't matter to me because I do not partake in either activity. People who wish to drink underage or do drugs just find ways to circumvent the restrictions anyway, it seems to be more of a don't ask, don't tell policy. If they don't catch you in the act, you won't be in trouble. There aren't inspections of rooms just for contraband, and there are few inspections for anything else. It's fairly relaxed.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: You can never prevent people's personal prejudices getting in the way of their attitudes towards others, but at New York University, in my experience people are very accepting of other people no matter what their political or religious beliefs, social status, race, or sexual orientation are. It's a pretty diverse community.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think it might be because it's in the city, but then what makes it separate from a CUNY or even something like Columbia? It's because it's really integrated into the city, and to get to classes you HAVE to interact with New York City itself. It really is the best part of going to school here. The coursework for film is really vast and creates a lot of different directions to go in. You can really do whatever you want.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's great to be in Film and TV--tiring, but great. The workload is fairly heavy, the hours are long, but there is a lot of opportunity for work if you ask around. If you love working in film, it is definitely worth attending this program for the resources and connections it will give you.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I like the convenience more than the quality or the price. If you do the math, depending on the plan you choose, you are essentially paying approximately 7-11 dollars per meal. Even for New York prices, there are cheaper places to get food of similar quality.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: I would recommend walking or subway because most New Yorkers are pedestrians anyway. The parking structures that I see on my way to campus are very expensive, and if you wanted to use them you would also be competing with the rest of Manhattan for a car spot. The best deal for parking is on the street, and from what my few friends with cars tell me, it's almost impossible to get a good spot.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Hard to get financial aid, some scholarships are helpful, but not much.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: We live in New York

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not a lot of financial aid.

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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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