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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: August, 2014. It's my first day of class at New York University as a Musical Theatre student. I walk into one of the smaller black box theatres, and find myself in a room with actors that I have looked up to since I was in middle school. My professors are world-class, Tony award winning actors who have changed my life. The knowledge I have gained and I continue to gain is paramount.

Three days a week I have classes from 9-6 in musical theatre. I take Acting, Vocal Performance, Ballet, Speech and more. But on the two other days of the week, I am required to take general education requirements, and classes to fulfill my minor. I have found that there are a number of wonderful classes to take, and all of my general education classes have been informative, practical and enjoyable.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Finding an affordable place to life in Manhattan is to impossible, but campus housing has made that act possible. My freshman year, I opted out of the nicer, spacious freshman residence halls for the smaller, cheaper and more convenient Weinstein Hall. I could wake up 10 minutes before class, and still arrive early. I also had three dining options within the building, which made those frozen winter nights filled with hunger much, much easier. I loved living in Weinstein Hall. My only concern was that my RA was unfriendly, and apathetic.

This year, I'm living in the cheapest upperclassman dorm: Second Street. Not only am I incredibly close to campus, but my RA this year is amazing. My new RA enforces the rules, and is friendly and truly caring. He is a fellow drama major, so we actually have a lot of similar friends. One time, he saw me leaving a surprise party for our mutual friend, he was relieved I was leaving because, of course, residents and RA's are not allowed to be at a party together. But he was adamant that someone walk me home. But he didn't stop there. When I got home, I had an email waiting for me from my RA. He wanted me to respond when I got home to ensure that I got home safe. He went above and beyond to ensure that I was safe that night.

Overall, the housing at NYU is great.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a strong believer against Greek life, I am quite indifferent about NYU's greek community and scene. I know about 17 people who are in either a sorority or fraternity, and they all are nice, welcoming people who have a good head on their shoulders. However, at least three people have opening discussed the financial hardship of participating in greek life while attending one of, if not THE most expensive University in the United States.

I would hope that NYU's Greek life would be inclusive and "global" just like the University claims to be, however these seems not to be the case. Along with the expenses, my friends in the greek community have noted that most of the sororities are fairly homogeneous. Translation: mostly white, rich girls. This is quite unfortunate, and I believe that needs to change.

Even with the criticisms that I have around Greek life, I would say that NYU's greek life doesn't effect the rest of the University whatsoever.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: To be completely honest, NYU sports are irrelevant to the rest of the University. I'm sure the sports teams are incredible, but it must suck for most teams to have to travel at least 45 minutes just to play a "home" game.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: New York University is certainly one of a kind. The "global university" is an incredible experience filled with hard work, a long winter, glamorous celebrities, vast cultures, and awe-inspiring professors. As a musical theatre major, New York is the place to be. I am incredibly blessed to be a part of the Tisch School of the Arts, where my professors are Tony, Oscar and Emmy nominated; not to mention the best at teaching the craft of acting. I get to spend my weekends emerged in theatre as I rush to buy $15 student tickets to Tony Award winning Broadway musicals and plays.

I have to admit that one of my favorite parts about NYU is the "campus". I get to walk past tv-show filmings, historic buildings and celebrity after celebrity sightings on my way to class. My freshman year of college, I was still star-struck by every celebrity that I saw. One morning as I walked to class on a cold, grey, February morning, I came face to face with none other than Alec Baldwin. We did one of those awkward maneuvers where you both move one way, and then the other way to let the person pass, but you end up just staring at each other while stiffly shuffling side to side. I laughed and suddenly shouted "I'm a huge fan! HUGE FAN!". Meanwhile Alec was attempting to walk his two dogs and scarf down a bagel, and in an attempt to answer me, started choking on his bagel. Imagine the horror that ensured when I realized I might have just killed Alec Baldwin. Luckily, he got the food down and put a hand out as if to say "Please don't come near me. You've done enough damage already. Have a good day".

That is definitely one of my favorite moments at NYU. I have to admit, despite the debt delivering tuition cost, I would choose NYU over and over again if I could do it all over.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The health center once said I had a cold when I had bronchitis.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel like NYU gives me nothing but a name. When I graduate, I will be drowning in debt with no guarantee to find a job.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: NYU's greatest contribution to career finding is an online classified ad.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is way too expensive especially for what it is. It is cheaper to live off campus, and NYU needs to get with the program instead of ruining their students financially.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I know absolutely nothing about greek life. I think it's stupid.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I hate sports, and almost no one at NYU plays them.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: NYU is great for name recognition, but honestly the best feature is it's location. I feel like I'm being strangled by costs, and it seems like the administration is doing nothing but spending more money. If I could live in NYC and go to a different, cheaper school, I feel like that would be a better option.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe in the city which is a good thing on NYU's part

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I made a lot of friends and done a lot of cool things through housing though the rules are tight and the people in the housing department are not nice people.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: NYU's sports involvement is limited but has very nice athletic facilities that are good for all levels & interests.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love NYU because of the people I've met, opportunities I've had and places I've been. But NYU is a big business that will try to take your money in many ways. It also claims to have many things that it does not like diversity in the classrooms--majority are still wealthy, isolated, white or Asian students- faculty is majority white.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The registration process will make you want to crawl into your bed from frustration. But I guess it's kinda like that at all schools. In the end, people do generally get most of the choices they want. A tip? Check back onto Albert constantly for your classes even if the ones you want are closed or full, because sometimes they open them up again.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sometimes it's pretty dangerous at night, so you should probably walk in groups late at night. Otherwise, I've felt pretty safe, and nothing has happened so far.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far the courses I have had are alright. I've had some good teachers and some bad teachers.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Going to NYU means something to an interviewer. It's known all over the world. It's ridiculously expensive, and the degree that you get might not be worth all that money, but you'll have connections to so many jobs. I've also used Career Net to look for jobs, and the website is really helpful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Of what I've seen the dorms all have their pros and cons. I live in a triple, which is the cheapest, and it isn't that bad. It's actually pretty fun. The dorms that have dining halls downstairs might have cockroaches and rats though. I think the best options for a first year student would probably be Weinstein, Rubin or Hayden, since they're all pretty close to campus. If you don't mind being farther away or paying more, U-Hall and Brittany are nice too.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NYU is expensive. Not sure if its worth the money yet, but it definitely has its perks. I've had some pretty great teachers, and there's always a lot of fun activities. There isn't really a campus, but it doesn't bother me. For me its actually better than a campus because you aren't closed in, you can go out and explore. You'll never be bored with the whole of New York as your campus. If I could do it over, I'd probably still choose NYU. I think that of all my options, it was the best.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors know their stuff. You will get a good education.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are geniuses. Some are too tough on grading though.

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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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