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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus is a great idea, especially in the city and especially the older you get. It is nice to have freedom while attending college.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many options to choose from if you get sick of eating at the dining halls. And many are very inexpensive!

5 College Junior

Administration: NYU has the best administration out there! They are there to assist you in your college experience and answer any questions you may have!

5 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene at NYU is the best. A lot of kids hang out in Greenwich and Soho and it is so fun and relaxing to go out in the city with our peers and focus on having a good time.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I need financial aid or scholarships in order to pay my tuition this year. It is very important for me to receive scholarships and aid since I have no financial support.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: The extent of food options at NYU are endless. There are so many meals to choose from.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is so nice and convenient to live in the dorms.There is so much a student gains when they are immersed in the complete college experience. It is easy to meet with professors and students and focus your time and energy into your classes. Living on campus is the best and I recommend it to all my friends who are applying to colleges.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get any financial aid from the school, which sucks because it's my dream school and I'm putting my parents (and myself) under a tremendous amount of pressure. No one wants crushing debt.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: While I think that the food at Palladium and Kimmel are pretty good, the food at the other dining halls are /just/ okay so that makes my overall rating four circles instead of five.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in University Hall and I honestly have no complaints. My suitemates and I have our own bathroom, common room, and kitchen, and I personally don't like mingling with people too much so living on the quiet floor that I do live on is nice for me. I also live right on Union Square so that makes things extremely convenient.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are many great housing options for undergraduates at NYU. All of the Freshman residence halls are situated in close proximity to campus (Washington Square Park). Although some may be slightly farther away from campus than others, it is only about a 10 minute walk to campus, and these dorms are located in very fun social areas, such as the East Village and Union Square.

NYU also has upperclassmen dorms, which are located slightly farther away from campus, but feature great amenities such as a gym in Gramercy or the dining hall in Palladium. Upperclassmen can also choose to live off campus in their own apartments, evoking a real "New York" experience.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of variety to choose from. Some restaurants are more expensive, while others are fairly cheap like dollar pizza. Most cheaper places are open late. However, most restaurants don't offer a student discount.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Dorms and RA's are fairly strict when it comes to alcohol and drug use. Some teachers take attendance strictly, which larger lecture classes typically don't take attendance. Most policies are taken strictly and can affect a student's academic standing or their financial aid package.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't receive any financial aid from the school, and only got loans which doesn't help my family. The school is expensive and it is hard to get scholarships. I am trying to appeal for more aid.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Living in the city allows me to explore the different nightlife scenes. I can be a tourist or have a relaxing night with friends in my dorm. Everything is open until quite late, which is nice.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls don't provide a lot of variety, especially towards vegetarians. Sometimes the food isn't cooked all the way or doesn't taste good. I also wish that they offered 2% milk. Things that I expected to be meal swipes were actually dining dollars, which upset me.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere and proximity to campus is great. There are lots os amenities and dining halls close by. However, some of the upperclassmen dorms are expensive, although they offer kitchens which are convenient.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive financial aid, but my family and I are still struggling every day as the school did not offer enough.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not much of parties, but a lot of going out !

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on what you can afford. If you have money, you can live in an amazing apartment close to campus. If you don't, you could be living in the Bronx.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York, there is literally everything you could possibly want.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is pretty lenient but if you have a problem, they will certainly help you deal with it.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: NYU is stingy when it comes to financial aid, but I got the financial aid I needed, so I'm fine with it.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's definitely more of an adult night life. If you're looking for reliable frat parties where people get hammered and go crazy, you won't find that in abundance here. And to be honest, everyone is over it. It's New York so people don't restrict themselves to gross frat parties. This is mostly a party with your friends in clubs, bars, and apartments kind of place. But that's what makes the nightlife so great, it preps you for real world night life, which is great if you're ready for it.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food here is actually pretty great, especially when you compare it to other college dining halls.

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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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