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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of people to choose from, from all over the world. It's overwhelming because there's so many people, which also makes it difficult to generalize, both looks or personality. Most people care about what they wear, it's not typical to see people in sweatpants. Social life is what you make it; you definitely have the option to go to parties and hook up with people, you just have to find your niche because no one will pressure you to do anything since it's such a big school and it's up to you to make a social life. This is why it's also very easy to avoid social life altogether if that's what you prefer.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's New York, there's a huge selection. You can live in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, even New Jersey. The subway is convenient and accessible. You can look through a broker, or Craigslist. The prices might me a lot more than you're used to, but the cost of living in New York is generally high, and I find that it's more cost-effective to live off-campus than to dorm.

Safety and parkings obviously vary with which neighborhood you're in.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU is not as generous with financial aid as other schools. The financial aid process is tedious but manageable.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I commute from home everyday and have not had the need for off-campus housing. However, a lot of my friends live off-campus and NYU did not help at all with the process. The area around campus is very expensive, and most students usually end up living with five or more friends just to make rent.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not really sure about this, but I am pretty sure NYU has a good scholarship program because i know plenty of students on financial aid

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty good, buildings are a bit old, but otherwise its extremely convinient

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Being in a fraternity, I think that greek life is actually better than I originally expected NYU to be, although we dont have housing on campus, we still find other ways to have fun.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Theres no better nightlife you can find anywhere else in the world. Clubbing is generally the way to go in the city and you can find parties literally every single day of the week.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently enrolled in the LSP program looking to major in communications. I find that the LSP program is great for students looking to be in small classes in a big school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some neighborhoods are good some are bad, depends on where you choose to live

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honestly, coming to NYU is the best decision I have made in my life, the city. New York City has a lot to offer and the academics is one of the best in the nation. Strongly recommend applying to this school.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you do not go looking for trouble, trouble will not find you

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school does an excellent job in making sure the buildings are safe at NYU. As many people and threats New York poses, NYU does a great job.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: The overall atmosphere that New York University gives off is inspiring. Just being solely located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village is a perfect mixture of sophisticated urban life, as well as aspiring educational ambience.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of variety and price range

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not good parties, not enough room, don't let people in

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Anything you could possibly want

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Creative, a little pretentious, generally kind

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Very Nonspecific, hard to find an accurate major

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Hard to find good parties, but some are great

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lived in Rubin Freshman year, best experience ever

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5 College Senior

Athletics: the facilities are state of the art and clean

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: NYC is one of the best places for party scene

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3 College Senior

Administration: the campus has a lot of rules to follow

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College Junior

Athletics: I'm not involve with the athletics department, but I do use the swimming pool.

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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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