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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know anything about the sports scene here.. but the gym at Palladium is AMAZING. Best place to work out. It's clean, huge and extremely high tech. The most frustrating part is trying to get an elliptical- it's always packed.

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Drug Safety: Everyone does what they want here. It's New York City. If you want substances, you can find them here. Most of my friends have fake IDs and if you befriend a club promoter you can get free booze pretty easily. It's not a big deal here. It's not the central focus, as is the case with some colleges, but it's definitely present.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is extremely accepting here. I have friends who are atheist. mormon, catholic as well as every nationality you could imagine. One of my best friends is Jamaican. I've never seen such a diverse group. It's wonderful.

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Off-Campus Dining: My only complaint is not having enough money to try every restaurant around here. There is absolutely everything. Seriously. If you want Ethiopian cuisine, vegan baked goods or dollar pizza- it's all here, and usually open until 5 AM.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Holy carbs. NYU does have a ton of vegetarian options- but you're going to get a lot of carbs. Rice, bread, pasta, etc. etc. It's good. Hayden cookies are very good. As far as warding off the freshman 15... the salad bars aren't great (other than Kimmel) and most of the food is pretty high calorie. I guess it's okay because of how much walking we do in the city, though.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I once had to meet a friend at a dorm a few blocks away at 6 AM. It was dark, the guard in my building told me that I should take the NYU public safety bus. I assured him that I was okay to walk a few blocks but he insisted that he drive me. I thought living in New York City would be dangerous but Greenwich Village is a safe neighborhood. I never feel unsafe walking around- even at night. You just have to be smart about it.

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Guys & Girls: My program is predominantly females (I only have 1 male in my class). I don't know anyone outside of my program.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: public transportation - bus, taxi's, subways - are always available and close by

4 College Sophomore

Academics: NYU has dozens of choices. Professors are great. Like I said, it's intense but worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: NYU has one of the top 10 occupational therapy programs to receive your masters. it's an intense program with a lot of work, but you leave the program feeling competent.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the program is great but I commute so it's hard for me. although the pricing is average-high for nyc, i still can't afford to live there.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: nyc has a ton of options and places to go out to. it's mostly bar/club seen rather than house party. being 21+ is important.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: it's a competitive program. the more experience, the better.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: the curriculum and work load is intense but it's a great program and i learn a lot. also, everyone is very supportive

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i've never been in campus housing

College Sophomore

Greek Life: i don't know about the greek life at NYU

4 College Sophomore

Technology: there are several computer labs or you can rent laptops

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Parking: parking garages are expensive and there is traffic

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is an endless amount of options for food

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: its NYC so you can live anywhere but it's expensive

College Sophomore

Athletics: From the students I speak to, sports aren't popular

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Administration: I do not live on campus therefore I am unsure

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Cost: It's NYC. You're going to pay ridiculously high prices for a hole in the wall. But it's completely worth it for the freedom.

Proximity to campus: Will depend on where your apartment it. I know some students who were able to find apartments only a few blacks from Washington Square Park and other who have found housing in Brooklyn. Living further from campus is not necessarily a bad thing; though. I found that when I was living very close to campus, I very rarely did anything outside of that area.

Safety: that will also vary enormously.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Alcohol/Drug use: The school itself is pretty strict on these, but it really depends on the RAs in your building. There is definitely a LOT of drinking/drug use that goes on in dorms; however, people only get caught if it smells strongly of weed or if you are loud. It's definitely not hard to get away with either.

Attendance: Depends on the class. Some of my classes take attendance very seriously (i.e. in Italian I am only allowed 4 absences for the semester and for each absence over 4 my grade will go down my 25%) however, some classes don't take attendance at all.

Visitation in dorms: very strict (but not at all in a bad way). To have a guest in the building, your guest must sign in with the public safety officer in your dorm and must leave his/her photo ID with the officer until the end of his/her visit. Only 4 guests are allowed to be signed in by the same person. Overnight guests are allowed 6 nights a month and they can only stay 3 consecutive nights.

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Campus Quality: NYU has some pretty impressive events and facilities. The main library, Bobst, is beautiful and we have some amazing smaller libraries that not many people even know exist.

There are also many exciting events that occur throughout the year. UVL (the competition Lady Gaga performed in as a student) and Elegance (a ball at the Met) are by far my favorites. Also, many people think that the Class Activity Board is kind of dorky, but they have a lot of food-related events ($1 pizza or $1 bubble tea, etc) so efinitely keep an eye out for those!

The NYU buildings vary on how pretty they are. Some are incredibly ugly (i.e. Hayden Hall and the Silver Building) but some are beautiful and very up-to-date.

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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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