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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.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I think it's unfair to rate Greek Life here, because, tbh, it's not really a huge factor here. a small, small percentage of people here join greek life. Rushing is usually fast, hazing is either quick and intense or nonexistent, and the frats themselves tend to lack ethnic diversity and are a little cliquey (we have Jewish frats, Jewish frats, and some more Jewish frats, YAY). I'd say NYU is 90% GDI. But we don't hate Greek Life, it's just viewed as another aspect that makes NYU what it is..

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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.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health center does a pretty good job, but its out of the way and almost always busy. Walk-ins are taken though. Counseling services available are extensive, although i've personally never used them. Safety is not really a huge issue, as buildings are well guarded and require key-in. However, they have been crimes committed right near dorm and school areas, but keep in mind how many people live in this area! Taking that into consideration, the crime is minimal.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU is an old school, but its facilities team works around the clock to keep it in good shape. Anybody can submit a work request detailing something that needs a repair and the facilities guys will get it on asap. In general, everything is super well maintained.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The most important disclaimer about studying here is that NYU is not for everybody. It is not the typical college experience. You do not have a true campus. You don't live in an oasis. Instead, you actually live in one of the world's greatest cities, and you get everything that comes with that. It can feel like you're being rushed to adulthood, but you get experiences and opportunities here that are absolutely unique. If you are willing to explore and put yourself out there, you will flourish here. It takes some courage and some resilience, because most of us have never been in a situation like this. But, throughout the journey, you get to appreciate some of the greatest things the world has to offer.

Now that that's out of the way, some more concrete facts. Our main library, Bobst, is gargantuan and has pretty much everything you could want. The librarians know everything about Bobst and can easily answer your questions. NYU is clustered around Washington Square Park, a New York Public park. This is pretty much NYU's quad. The Park is really beautiful in all seasons of the year and is a great place to hang out, do some reading, etc. If you like cities and urban spaces, you'll find NYU beautiful. It's not the highly manicured sterotypical university, but it's definitely majestic in its own way. There is little in the way of campus traditions, because of the lacking sense of community here. Instead, people take advantage of what the city offers and carve out their own habits according to what they're into. There's tons of space for personalization and individuality.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are world renowned, the workload is heavy, there are plenty of study areas (albeit not enough chairs around finals time!) and the curriculum is comprehensive. Study abroad is also readily available and a popular choice.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: They are spectacular. NYU is an amazing school that offers an insane variety of majors, and is often ranked #1 in many of them. Personally, my business education thus far has been amazing, and opportunities are already coming in for me. Tons of internship and job possibilities, and my program is well-organized.
Only downside? For many majors, the workload is really quite heavy. Be prepared to work.

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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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