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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Though NYU is not usually seen as a greek school, greek life has a much larger social presence than one would expect. It also provides the feel of a more tight-knit community that accompanies most smaller colleges.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Though it can differ from a typical college experience, NYU has a much more college feel than one would expect.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Wonderful part of New York City and very safe. No more threatening than a rural campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are easy to find if you're searching, but easily avoidable if desired. Fake IDs are necessities if you plan on going out and partying, but are also easy to find due high demand for them.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Internships offered for Media-related majors are incredible, including opportunities at places like SNL, HBO, and other big names. Being in the middle of NYC provides a huge advantage, as you are right next door to the biggest of media giants. The school's connections and reputation with such companies are also exceptionally beneficial.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Workload is nothing unexpected for a leading university. Neither surprisingly heavy nor exceedingly light.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: Longterm parking is nonexistent on an average budget.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus is condensed enough (perhaps even more so than other major schools) so that it is possible to get around by only walking. However, transportation can get pricey when moving around the rest of the city. Subway is perhaps the most affordable, but not the easiest or most convenient.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Often very easy for members of both genders and sexualities to find what they are looking for.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: New York City housing can be expectedly high-priced. However, certain areas within only a fifteen minute walk from campus can surprisingly cost around the same as on-campus housing when split with several friends. This is often favorable to the tiresome invasion of privacy from RAs that accompany living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food exceeds what you'd expect from cafeteria dining quality.

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1 College Freshman

Administration: RAs are unbearably invasive and stringent, especially in freshman dorms. Even when nobody else is complaining, an RA will file a noise complaint if you are playing music on a Thursday/Friday/Saturday night and use it as an excuse to check your room for alcohol. If caught with any illicit drug, including marijuana, you are stripped of all financial aid without warning.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are new and up-to-date. Computer availability is not always the best, especially given NYU's large student population. Open library computers can be extremely hard in weeks leading up to exams.

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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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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