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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.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is okay but not that great. I personally don't think meal plans are worth it and you can find much better food anywhere else around the city. We have a chik fila though which is pretty good.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is the shit, costs 2.5 I think for each trip which is kind of expensive I'm not really sure compared to other places. But, it goes everywhere and runs all night so you can always go anywhere at anytime which is cool. School provides free bus for locations I think from up on 21st street down to Little Italy/Chinatown which is nice but I've never used. And if you're lazy and have money taxis are always nice too.

4 College Junior

Technology: Everyone pretty much needs their own computers. There are some labs sporadically placed around the campus, but you'll definitely need your own because there aren't that many computers. Wireless network is fast and is located in every building/dorm on campus. There are printers that you can print with like $50 free credit each semester and each black and white copy is 10cents, color is 50cents I think.

3 College Junior

Majors: Being in NYC there are no shortages of internships available for people. Whatever you're into, you can probably find a good internship. NYU also sends a lot of emails with information about internships available according to your major. Internships are cool but a lot of them (like any internship anywhere) are a lot of slavework.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am okay with my program but I only got into it not because I love it but for it's practicality in the job market. If I could do it all over again, I might and pay more attention to all the classes just so I could be a smarter and better person. Granted, I want to rule the world one day, so if you're not as ambitious then I guess it doesn't matter as much.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It pretty good but like all things could be better and use some improvement

2 College Freshman

Weather: It gets pretty cold and a little unbearable but thank God for heaters.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's really hot in the summer, nice in the Spring/Fall, and freezing in the winter, with lots of randomness throughout the year. It's nice if you like exciting weather but sucks if you like more reliability.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: You can do anything but probably need a good fake ID for bars/clubs and such or be over 21.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is cool because it lets you experience a lot of different kinds of people, but it also depends on who is in your dorm and what kind of atmosphere it has, because each dorm is slightly different and has its own feel to it.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of hot girls but they're also stuck up if they know they're hot. But there are also a lot of cool girls who are into things that are different from the norm which makes them more interesting and unique.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: You get an opportunity to live in the city, where, if you're willing, you can find an experience that surpasses the regular college experience. You can explore anything you really want to. However, this all depends on how independent of a person you are. Even still, there are lots of school activities that you can attend. Parties are mostly held in apartments and so you kind of have to be in the know for them. Most people like to go to bars/shows.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Again, it's Manhattan, there is always something happening if you just go out and look for it. The variety is endless.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am a resident Assistant, so I am biased when it comes to housing. I love NYU resident life, but that is also because I choose and make an effort to get involved. Thats a theme throughout the university. Your experience is what you make it.

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3 College Junior

Administration: NYU is strict about some things and lenient about others. They are very concerned with student safety and well being.

5 College Junior

Diversity: if there is one thing that NYU is KNOWN for, it's the diversity of its students and faculty. We are proud to be a "Global Network University" that is "In and of New York City, and in and of the World".

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2 College Junior

Athletics: NYU DOES have athletics, but they are not very recognized and are in no way a focus of the school. NYU took a deliberate step towards focusing on Academics in the mid 1980's and have stuck by that decision thus far.

5 College Junior

Majors: You apply directly to your NYU school/major, just like a normal college app, and depending on your chosen major, you either turn in a portfolio, writing sample, audition, etc that will help the admissions team make a decision.

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5 College Junior

Majors: There is almost every major offered at NYU, and if you can't find one that suits you, you can go to NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized study, where you literally create YOUR OWN major (called a concentration), and plan your own curriculum.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are around 12 dining halls/on campus eateries at NYU, a much larger number than most other universities, and the variety of foods is just as abundant.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: NYU is known for doing very poorly in the financial aid department, and that is definitely the #1 worry for students at the school. NYU is very expensive and there is not nearly enough financial aid available for its students.

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3 College Junior

Weather: I personally HATE the cold, and in the winter, New York gets COLD, at least for my standard (originally from Miami). So the Weather does affect my mood.

College Junior

Parking: NYU is a big city and unless you are either very wealthy or live in one of the surrounding burrows, you do NOT have a car. I do not know a single student who drives to school.

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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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