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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Wide range of students, wide range of everything!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I can find the foods I like, most of the time.

3 College Junior

Athletics: NYU is not known for their sports; we do not even have a football team. However, students are encouraged to join varsity softball, etc. The gyms are superb, and there is even a full gym in one of the upperclassmen dorms. There are two other gyms around campus, and they are usually full.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Generally, students are outgoing, friendly, and liberal minded. NYU is known for its "hipster" style and students, so fashion is very important to all NYU students. Grades are of the utmost importance as well, as we all try to maintain the expectations of an NYU degree, so students are generally stressing about classes, projects, homework, and trying to balance a social life at least once a week. Many students are in a committed relationship with another NYU student, though it's rare to see two students of the same major together. There is a lot of acceptance between students, since it is such a diverse demographic and city.

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5 College Junior

Campus Food: The campus dining has an excellent variety to choose from, as there are about 5 dining halls with different types of food to choose from (ie. Italian, American, Japanese, Thai, vegetarian, etc.). There are also several Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and other chain stores on campus. However, the only late-night dining hall option available is a burger studio.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are an abundance of restaurants in the city, all in close proximity to campus. Many places include student discounts, and there are some places where NYU students get discounts if NYU ID is shown.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are two dorms off-campus, one of which is a luxury apartment styled dorm in Gramercy, one of which is not so great, and very far, below Chinatown. They are both close to subways, but students are also able to take the NYU shuttle bus to and from campus for convenience, for 12 hours a day. There are security guards at each who will guide you if you get lost.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: New York City is home to an abundance of clubs, usually admitting students 18+. There are also many bars on and close to campus. There are always dorm parties, however, usually during Saturdays since students are very aware of their academics.

3 College Junior

Parking: Students do not have cars on campus. But there are plenty of parking garages, usually at a very high cost for a short amount of time.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was provided with a ton of government loans, and even with my own loans, my single parent has taken out a PLUS loan to provide for the rest of my education. I wish there were more scholarships available in order for me to pay for my last year so I wouldn't have to deal with the stress and discomfort of being buried in debt and having my single working parent in debt as well.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: No smoking is allowed in any NYU buildings, and upperclassmen are allowed to get together at bars on or near campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: There are wonderful and convenient gyms, buildings are generally very nice and new, and our library is accessible. There are many student clubs available, and anyone is able to start one of their own.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Tisch School of the Arts is highly respected amongst all professionals in the entertainment business around the world. It's known for its rigorous program, allowing students to fully engage in a conservative training program 3 full days a week while supplementing them with academic coursework to further their knowledge on the world around them the other 2 days. Faculty are very open and generous with their students.

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5 College Junior

Transportation: Different NYU buses go different routes throughout the city and campus, and it is always very convenient to catch a cab or take a subway.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school, as it has one of the best drama programs in the world. It was my first and only choice.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security guards at every dorm and NYU building, as well as card swipes to ensure that the person entering any NYU building is a student or faculty member.

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5 College Junior

Technology: Very good computers and labs, however, there is no computer lab at the farthest dorm and printing is very expensive as students only get a certain amount of pages for free.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life isn't really important at NYU. While it exists, and there are definitely frat parties and it does matter to those who are a part of Greek Life, it has very little effect on the social scene as a whole.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Because NYU is not housed within a campus, policing drug and alcohol use is difficult. Most students don't use substances within their dorms, and when they do, they are often not caught. Accessibility to alcohol and other substances within the city is notoriously easy.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I am not really comfortable with this rating... People are individuals, and there's no way of grouping them like this in a rating. What I will say is that NYU has a reputation for attractive stylish, city dwellers and is known for being incredibly LGBT friendly. There is an incredible social scene that extends into the city as a whole.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: NYU has some of the best faculty and professors in the world. The reputation for an amazing education is absolutely upheld, but it is still tailored to individual students and their passions and majors.

4 College Freshman

Academics: NYU is broken down very specifically into schools -- Stern, the business school, College of Arts and Sciences, Tisch School of the Arts, etc. I am currently studying Journalism in CAS, and it's been an amazing experience. While AP classes have been a difficulty to get credit for, I have been able to take classes I am interested in. I am challenged, but not beyond my ability. While the work is definitely hard, it is enjoyable and rewarding.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While college is different for everyone, NYU is perfect for me. I love the city, the way the school is run, the work I have done there, the things I have learned, the places I have seen, the people I have met, and if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't do a single thing different.

College Freshman

Parking: Because of the location of the school, there is no need for really any cars or parking. Most buildings are walking distance from each other and any dormitories, and if transportation were necessary, public transportation is the only thing anyone would use.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: It doesn't get any better than New York City. Going to college in the world's greatest city makes for constant excitement and so many incredible things to do.

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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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