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College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but I have heard good things about it.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is a great amount of diversity on campus.

5 College Senior

Academics: Its nyc lots of variations

5 College Senior

Local Area: New York--what could be better?

3 College Senior

Diversity: Fairly white middle class- but getting better

College Sophomore

Athletics: I do not really know anything about sports at NYU. I know that some people play club sports, but athletic events aren't the most popular attraction here.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I really cannot complain about campus strictness. I think the overall feeling here is: We live in New York. Don't be an idiot, and do not embarrass the school. As for class attendance, I have never had an unexcused absence, because professors just respect you less the more you skip.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: USE THE NYU BUS. It is free and convenient. I highly suggest downloading the NYU smartphone app, which provides real-time tracking of the bus lines. Keep a schedule on hand. I live about twenty blocks away from my classes, so the bus stops right outside my door. I suggest buying a metrocard and keeping some money on it. NYC is a big city, so public transportation is key in navigating the city. I, personally, do not like to take taxis because they are expensive and the traffic is usually awful.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority, and do not plan on joining one. I do not feel like I need to join one, because I have enough of a sense of community within my program and group of friends. I know people involved with Greek life, but it does not dominate the school by any means.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are guards at every NYU building and dorm that check the IDs of everyone who enters a building. You must use your NYU card to swipe into your dorm, the library, the Global Center, and Kimmel. I always feel safe on campus, because there is always available help. As long as you stay aware of your surroundings and act responsibly, safety is not much of an issue. I have also taken some self-defense classes in the past, so I feel pretty safe walking down the street. The health center is very nice, and easy to use. There are also help lines and people to talk to whenever you need help!

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Three words: New. York. City. This place has everything, so take advantage of it. There are so many place to eat, things to see, places to explore, and people to meet. It can get overwhelming sometimes, but, with an open mind and a positive attitude, NYC is an amazing city to live in. NYU students are all over the place, too, so local merchants have pretty positive attitudes towards us. The thing to remember, though, is that you have to be careful when walking around, especially at night. Always be aware of your surroundings, and act responsibly. I feel extremely safe in the NYU buildings and dorms, where there are guards checking IDs all day, but I'm still always cautious when walking around.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU has everything students need: There are 2 gyms/athletic facilities, and some smaller ones in a couple of dorms. The equipment is up-to-date and easy to use. The student center is great for rehearsal space, holding auditions, eating, doing homework, and printing. There are lots of dining options, including kosher, vegan, and vegetarian options. The library is a great resource as well. Some of my favorite campus traditions are the Strawberry Festival in the spring and the party at the MET. There is almost always free food somewhere on campus. Washington Square Park is the center of the NYU campus, and a great spot to hang out at when the weather is nice!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is almost impossible to describe a "typical" NYU student, because everyone is so different. There are people of various backgrounds, economic classes, religions, and interests. Most students share a common hard-working attitude, although I have met some pretty lazy students, too. The student body at NYU is lively, diverse, and gigantic. Student life is what you make of it: If you want to join a fraternity or sorority, you can do it. If you want to join an a capella group, you can do it. If you want to stay in your room and hibernate, you can do it!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My freshman year, I lived in University Hall in a four-girl apartment suite (2 doubles, common room, bathroom, kitchenette). I did not have a pleasant roommate situation, which made my experience somewhat bad. However, the building is really nice, and there is a tasty Burger Studio in the basement (that takes meal swipes and dining dollars!). The amenities of UHall are great, but the social atmosphere is nonexistent. I loved my RA, but she could not bring our floor together. Now, I live at Gramercy Green, which is farther away from campus, but is absolutely beautiful and a joy to live at, so I do not care. While the social atmosphere is still quiet in this building, it does not phase me so much, because I have a pretty solid group of friends that I can hang and go out with. The cost of living is pretty high, but it is definitely better than living in an apartment by Washington Square. I have not had a problem with the housing process thus far.

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College Sophomore

Parking: I do not know anyone with a car at NYU. I would not suggest bringing a car here, as any parking garage will charge you an arm and a leg for a space. Also, driving in New York City is not a pleasant or enjoyable task. Between public transportation and the free NYU bus (and walking, of course), cars are really not necessary.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I, personally, have not moved off-campus yet. It is a common sentiment amongst NYU students that the dorms are the nicest apartments many of us will have in New York in the foreseeable future. However, my older sister (who also graduated from Gallatin) moved off-campus during her junior year, and had a fairly positive experience living in alphabet city. I know many of students who live in Brooklyn, Astoria, Queens, the Bronx, and Harlem. As long as you plan your schedule accordingly, commuting is not much of a problem. (Off-campus housing near Washington Square is extremely expensive, so it is rare to actually have an apartment that close to campus other than a dorm.)

4 College Sophomore

Technology: When you live close to campus, printing is easy. However, when you begin to move farther away from campus, it may be a good idea to invest in your own printer. I have not had much trouble with printing at NYU, and I love how I get an extra fifty dollars to print in Gallatin each year (1 page=10 cents). The network is fairly reliable, but sometimes it shuts down inexplicably, so my major words of advice would be: SAVE YOUR WORK CONSTANTLY. Wireless access is readily available. I would highly suggest getting a laptop, as it can double as a television and entertainment center! It's also convenient for when the computer labs get crowded around midterms and finals.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The only reason why I would not give my overall experience a 5-star review is because I had a very difficult time making friends my first semester here. NYU is a massive school in the middle of a bustling city. The only thing I regret is not participating in more student productions my freshman year, because that is how I ended up meeting a lot of my close friends. I also met some really good friends in class, especially in my first acting class at Gallatin. Once I got to know more students better, it became apparent at all Gallatin students are connected. Even though NYU is big, Gallatin is tiny and has a really interesting sense of community. Now that I have found my niche, I have been enjoying my experience here a lot more.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a sophomore at Gallatin studying drama as a social mirror and tool throughout history, and how the actor fits into this medium. Therefore, much of my classes involve history, dramatic literature, and acting/performance. I love having the freedom at Gallatin to design my own program, because it lets me explore various aspects of my passion, and makes it easy to control my workload (Some semesters are much harder or easier than others, in terms of workload.). While some may find designing an interdisciplinary program to be a daunting task, I, personally, find it richly rewarding! I am able to take classes at all of the NYU schools, so I get the best of all worlds, provided that I choose the right professors. The Gallatin faculty and class advisers are extremely helpful, and the environment, especially in the arts program, is welcoming and warm. The artistic vibe at Gallatin is not like anything I have seen at any other school: We are all coming from different backgrounds with various interests, so every student brings something special to the table in an acting class or performance. The only downside about being in the arts at Gallatin is the lack of rehearsal space. It is difficult to book space in the actual Gallatin building, because everyone wants to use it! One must be tenacious and motivated to find space, and sometimes must get creative about alternative options.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have various health centers that help you out and also provide free flu shots and sex stuff that you may need. We have campus security but they are mostly security guards for buildings/dorms they don't really bust you when you're not within a NYU building.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Economics is pretty okay. Apparently are professors are incredibly smart and renowned, but there are also a lot of professors who have heavy accents that could get in the way of understanding and learning. Workload is okay. They give you lots of internship/job opportunities.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are different schools with a lot of different areas of study so whatever you want to pursue you can. Also, depending on what you do there are a lot of resources that NYU have that you can potentially take advantage of.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: There is no one student center as far as I can tell because there is no real campus. We have Washington Sq Park which is nice but it'd be cool if we had our own area. There are lots of buildings though that are meant for NYU some are great some aren't so great.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of people take drugs and a lot of people drink. It's cool but if you're not so into it you may think it's a little rowdy.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It all depends on your own preferences. Apartments prices/quality/ease all depend from how far away you are from the city or locations within the city which are known to be popular or not as popular neighborhoods. Rent is pretty expensive though throughout the city.

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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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