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4 College Freshman

Transportation: JFK airport is only an hour outside of the city and you could choose to take a cab which is the quickest and will run you around 55 bucks, or you can take the subways to the airport for virtually nothing. Penn station is also relatively close to campus so if you live somewhere that you can get to by train, your set.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are 2 gyms on campus and both are pretty nice, they just get crowded so you must find the right time of day to go to them.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It gets cold, but your gone for the worst of it for our very long winter break. You also get use to the cold.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Parking: Its in the middle of NYC....pretty self explanatory how bad it is. No one that goes to this school should have a car.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am involved in greek life and NYU and its the best decision I've made. Greek life at NYU is DEFINITELY underrated by people who are not in it, because they haven't tried it or experienced it. Most of my friends are in it, and depending upon what kind of person you are, it might be easier to find people who are like you in greek life. Definitely look into it. The fraternities often rent out clubs and throw the bigger parties on campus, and without greek life, you tend to not have any plans in advance on the weekends and will probably end up going to some expensive overrated bar and blowing all your money, so its good that fraternities and sororities have events planned for you constantly.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus, but I know a lot of people that do. It is easy to find places, the rent is just very expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food itself is very good, there is a lot of variety and a lot of different dining halls which is good. There is vendors such as Chic-Fil-A (the only one in NYC!) and Quiznos. Good kosher options too.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I'm a vegetarian myself and I am never lacking for food at any dining hall. They have great vegetarian options at all of the dining halls and even vegan options! Most of the freshman dorms have dining halls in them, ranging from all-you-can-eat to a meal swipe for a sandwich or something. Overall, definitely good quality. Some of the meals can be a bit repetitive but it's New York so you can go out whenever you want for anything you want!

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love New York University! Just make sure it is a school you want to come to, it's expensive to live there and the tuition is through the roof. Make it worth your while by actually taking advantage of the free opportunities (i.e. some residence halls offer free off-broadway tickets or other things like that). Take AP tests instead of dual enrollment or Running Start programs offered as they do NOT accept credits from college classes taken in high school. I had to take calculus again because I didn't take the AP test but I did do a dual enrollment program with Southern New Hampshire University which they didn't accept. These are just suggestions though, it really is a fabulous school with a lot of diversity.

13 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I know two people who went into Greek life, I don't really know much about it.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms can be cramped and still very, very expensive. But you are essentially living in prime real-estate in NYC so you give and get.

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got no financial aid although my family really needed it, and scholarships are few and hard to come by given out by the university. They had no problem offering me many loans however.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: We are so diverse here with people interested in all areas. Everyone here is so welcoming of everyone, it makes for a great atmosphere.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: I wouldn't want to be anywhere other than Greenwich village. You're in the hub of everything, the subways are easily accessible and the NYU bus makes it convenient for students who live in the Gramercy area. You're a 10 minute walk from SoHo maximum so any day you feel like spending big bucks it's right there. Mostly locals can't discern students from the rest of us so we are generally accepted, with the exception of a few newbies who don't know proper street etiquette.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: We have everything, an amazing library and study areas all around campus and even in some dorms. Student hangouts range from the cafe down the corner to the hookah bar on 1st Ave, which makes you feel at home in NYC.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It's in the middle of the city and all our classes and dorms are in refurbished buildings, which add to the "city-feel" of the university. Social life is great because you have all options available to you, whether you want to go to a bar, club, or just hang out in another dorm room.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Parking: There is no NYU parking, it's the city so if you want to park a car you have the street. But I have yet to encounter anyone with a car, nor do I expect to.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Going to a globally acclaimed university definitely means something off paper, as well as on record. I feel like I learn from most of my professors and that my education is helping me prepare for the career I want to be in.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload can get crazy at times, but I can still manage a part-time job with all my coursework. Registration is a nightmare because the online system always crashes which causes for a large headache. The professors here are obviously knowledgeable and want to help you, some of them are just a bit old and spacey.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Definitely falling in the median there are some rules at school that seem silly, but overall rules are implemented to keep students safe.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you choose to live off-campus you could easily be saving money, but definitely at a price of personal safety because the surrounding areas are not the safest.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: It's NYU, of course it's bad. The hockey is fun to watch however.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NYU does their best to keep students feeling safe with NYU officials available 24/7. But again, in NYC there is unavoidable crime that can sometimes be unsettling.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Living in NYC there are all options at all times of day, although it's incredibly pricey it definitely pays off at 3am.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: depends on the dining hall

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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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