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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

2 College Sophomore

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

College Sophomore

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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4 College Sophomore

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.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: One of my favorite facilities at NYU is Ticket Central. So many discounted tickets for broadway shows, dance performances, concerts, and movies. Take advantage of it!

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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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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