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5 College Senior

Local Area: NYC is very lively and has so much culture and diversity. It never gets boring.

5 College Senior

Majors: I literally just walked into the Economics department and said I wanted to declare my major. They did it within a matter of seconds and that was the end of that. For my chemistry minor, I merely just sent an email and got it confirmed.

3 College Senior

Majors: The workload is a lot, however NYU requires a lot of studying. I do not like that NYU adopts this curve in the class making sure that they have a distribution. NYU is very challenging and makes it really hard to do well even if you keep up with the class.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: NYU does make a priority to talk about drug and alcohol abuse. But, it is very hard to control and watch students when there are so many on campus. This is more of a bigness problem then an initiative on NYU's part.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Again, we are in the heart of NYC, therefore the choices are limitless and very convenient. You can probably walk a maximum of two blocks to find a type of food you are craving.

3 College Senior

Academics: I am an upperlevel senior and I am still in large classes (150+). Majoring in economics has not given me an opportunity to really engage with my professors and get to know them personally.

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3 College Senior

Academics: The classes are too large. My science classes can be up to 800 students, although we have recitations with a TA, it does not give that personal feeling that I felt in high school. It is very difficult to learn under these circumstances.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: We are located in the heart of NYC, so the partying is of course phenomenal although it may not be related to school, it is because of our location.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: I really love that NYU has two on-campus gyms, they are spacious but sometimes gets overcrowded. The student center is very open to questions and students concerns.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: NYU really allows for an open policy to make clubs and activities. If a student wants to create a club from scratch they provide the resources and funding to do so.

4 College Senior

Transportation: I really love that NYU provides a free shuttle up and down town, however the buses get overly crowded it would improve if they applied more routes and more times! Especially on Fridays and weekends.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: There are a variety of on-campus places to eat, but the foods really induce students to gain weight. I believe healthier options are needed to be brought to NYU.

3 College Senior

Administration: NYU is strict on its no drug/no alcohol policy, however it is hard to detect when it occurs so usually students do it without it getting noticed. Sometimes, RA's provide the alcohol to its residents.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Hot and humid in the summer, cold and grey in winter.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Tons of opportunities for everything!

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Buildings are old, but generally in good condition.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Depending on time and day of the week, spaces may or may not be available free on the street.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you want drugs or alcohol, they're available. I choose not to indulge.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am so pleased to attend NYU!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City, nothing like it anywhere else!

3 College Freshman

Technology: Need your own computer, but school systems are available.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My first semester is almost over and I am still just as infatuated with NYU as the day I got here. I have met friends who feel much more like family. I have already learned an insane amount and am so excited for my next three and a half years here.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I cannot say enough good things about the photo and imaging program here. The professors are brilliant, talented, helpful and so nice. The department is well stocked with good quality equipment. The speakers that visit my lectures are the best in the field right now. I mean, this department has Ansel Adams prints.. you could not ask for more.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Registration is a MESS. Albert can never keep up. However, all of the professors I've had have been VERY smart. Writing the Essay is the worst class ever, but even it can be inspiring a lot of times. I have been extremely happy with the academics. They're very creatively demanding, but it feels good.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Beautiful people. You never have to worry about meeting someone uneducated or uninteresting. The only problem is pretentiousness- we are a smart, beautiful interesting school and everyone here is well aware of that.

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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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