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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a big school, sure, but if you're willing to put work into it, you'll get a lot out of it

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Hayden, very clean, newly renovated! Great community, always fun things to do with RAs.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've had very little involvement with the Greek Life, but I know some people who are a part of it. Some seem to love it, others dropped out before the end of the first semester.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: There isn't a lot of attention given to the athletics, but they're there if you want to play.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have 24-hour guards stationed in the lobby of every residence hall, so that's good.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There have been some obstacles, but overall, I couldn't be happier.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: With such a well-known name, a degree from NYU is a great place to start.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing itself is fine, but I had no say in where I would live, and my suitemates sucked first semester.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It isn't overbearing or in-your-face, but there also isn't much to be said about it in general.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: To put things into perspective, the only Division 1 sport here is fencing...

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the location and the people that I have met thus far. It is, however, very different from my hometown so the adjustment was a bit rocky at first.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NYU creates a safe space and informs their students on health and safety.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: People seem to get what they want eventually. A degree from NYU means a lot.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. It has everything: academics, social life, interesting people, incredible opportunities and so much more.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have the best and cleanest room and I love the friends I have made.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about athletics. It's not a big part of student life.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities here. I love listening and learning from my classmates and professors who are passionate about what they are doing. The people are the best.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Because you're in New York City it's harder to guarantee safety like on other campuses. The most important thing is to have street smarts and always be aware of your surroundings.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: No one holds your hand at NYU. At first it is really scary having to figure everything out for yourself, but once you understand where to look on campus for the opportunities you want you realize that this school has everything to offer. You very quickly become a more confident and independent individual at NYU. If you are someone who knows what you want, or at least knows that you can figure out what you want on your own, and loves the city, then NYU is the place for you.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the most part the freshman dorms are very nice. Weinstein probably has the worst rooms, and Hayden and Third North have the best.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very small and most people join to make the big school feel smaller.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Every new person you meet at NYU is interesting.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't have much experience with Greek life, but from my friends who are in sororities/fraternities, it seems like a generally good and fulfilling experience for most students that partake in it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU is not especially known for being a sports-oriented school, so for those who enjoy sports but are not looking for the level of commitment present in top tier athletic universities, it's the perfect atmosphere to partake in the sports you love, or to try out something new. For serious athletes however, the general lack of focus on athletics that permeates the mindset of the university could be frustrating. Sport facilities, however, could be considered highly satisfactory by both the serious and casual athlete alike.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of the best parts about NYU is that is places you right amidst the excitement and bustle of New York City. There are so many incredible experiences that can be had in such a diverse setting and being surrounded by so many unique and inspiring people (and not just your fellow classmates, but all other residents of the city as well), and it's almost impossible not to experience something great during your time there unless you actively make an effort to shut yourself inside your dorm and avoid the hubbub of life in Manhattan.

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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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