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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I went in to NYU as an undecided major on the pre-med track in CAS. I was so excited to begin college undecided as this allowed me to explore my options. However, I quickly began to realize that this was not at all the case. CAS has so many core requirements that it was incredibly difficult to explore different options.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Note: this following review only refers to CAS. I have had no experience with classes in other schools except steinhardt.

Let me first start off by saying that not one of my classes has ever been taught by a TA! That is pretty rare for large universities. Many of our professors are also well-respected in their fields (I've seen some of my psych professors in multiple textsbooks); however, I've only had a few professors that I was really impressed with. They are well-known but many (not all) lack excitement or passion about the subject they are teaching.

The registration process is absolutely horrific. It it widely agreed that Albert, the site used to register for classes, is the most poorly designed website ever created. It is annoying to navigate and it always crashes during registration. This only adds to the frustration of the actual registration process. NYU is a large school, so you must come to terms with the fact that at least one of the classes you want/need will fill up before your registration time. One semester, every single one of the classes I needed filled up before my registration time.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The NYU shuttle is fairly unreliable and far away students use the subway which is affordable. Otherwise the preferred method of transportation is walking.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: For such a rich school it's abominable how little financial aid is given out, even to those who really need it.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing quality is completely dependent upon how much money you have. If you're a millionaire you can buy an apartment across from your academic building in Washington Square, otherwise most students turn to the East Village or Brooklyn.

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3 College Junior

Technology: Everyone pretty much has their own computer but printing could be more accessible.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: There is little to no school spirit here. We're a D3 school in the middle of the city. Nobody comes here to root for the basketball team.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: There are plenty of places to go to hang out, study, exercise, hold a club meeting etc. There is no shortage of real estate.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: All of the school facilities are great. We have access to pretty much everything living in the city.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The food on campus has a nice variety and is easily accessible, but compared to the surrounding dining options, the price for a meal plan seems extraordinary.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City so I can eat whatever I want whenever I want.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather here is seasonal. It's hot in September and May and cold in the winter.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Being a film major is the best. We have top notch professors, equipment, and facilities. The workload is tolerable and the job opportunities come out of making connections at the school.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Nearly every professor I've had here is a genius. While the workload can sometimes be overwhelming, that's college.

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5 College Junior

Majors: The film program here is phenomenal. Every professor is overly qualified and willing to put their time in to make sure the students are getting what they need. While there is a lot of work dedicated to weekends or after class, that's what filmmaking is. The school makes internships available.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is expensive but the rooms are very nice. There are a lot of dorm options and the housing portal is relatively easy to navigate. Obviously the most sought after rooms go quickly but nobody is denied housing.

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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: While the school does everything it can to enforce a drug and alcohol policy, most students find it anyway. Kids have fake-IDs and can easily get alcohol whenever they want. Drugs are readily available.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always something to do, whether it be going to the bars, clubs or whatever. Plenty of kids living off campus throw parties too.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Although NYU offers on-campus housing for all 4 years, most students choose to move off-campus eventually. People move all over the city but primarily the East Village and Brooklyn. You have a huge diversity of apartments, that goes with huge diversity in cost/quality etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms themselves are huge and nice! Most of them are converted apartments or hotels. Although strict furniture policies exist, people sneak chairs and stuff in anyway. RA's range from strict enforcers to indifferent to what their students are doing, but are generally caring and well-balanced. The most punishment an RA can dole out is a write-up, and NYU's drugs and alcohol policies are lenient. so yeah. But watch out for crazy roommates, alot of those exist here.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: This is a super diverse campus (religiously, ethnically, sexually, even politically, though not quite as much). You'll be accepted no matter what.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU is like no other school. It places you in one of the greatest metropolises on Earth and frees you to explore it. That can be a lot of fun, but it can also be hard and lonely. You absolutely must fend for yourself. Nobody will hold your hand, but I strongly believe that that has made me a much stronger person. You will experience things and have opportunities that very few people get to have, all because you're young and in a place where things happen all the time. New York truly never sleeps. This is all before the stellar academics that really expose you to a lot of ideas. I absolutely recommend every person interested in going to college give NYU some thought, to see if it's right for them.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Yeah we have no D1 teams, or D2 teams. In fact, I think we might have a D3 basketball team, but I've only heard rumors.
(kidding aside, don't come here if you are a SERIOUS athlete). NYU has great facilities and athletics for the average student, but athletes will be sorely disappointed.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Well, I've lived in NY all my life, so this is nothing new to me. But as I have experienced weather elsewhere, let me tell you, NY is not for the weak. It is hot & EXTREMELY humid in late spring and early fall, and it gets cold, windy and snowy in the winter. New York weather is actually pretty extreme now that I think about it... Weather is only mild during the mid spring and fall seasons, so don't underestimate it.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Greek life is small and house parties are nonexistent (no students own actual houses here). However, apartment parties, bars, and nightclubs are super available. It's also pretty easy to drink in your dorm. Just remember that no matter what you do, it's gonna cost you. New York is expensive. It's also no problem being underage. Again, have some common sense and you'll be in great shape. In short, as far as nightlife goes, there's totally something for everyone (except for frat bros I guess?) and you'll have a good time.

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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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