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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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

4 College Junior

Local Area: It's New York City... Manhattan specifically. I think that speaks for itself.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: NYU is not exactly "find a mate" central, but I guess as they say "seek and you shall find". its all about having an open mind.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Quality: NYU is a state of the art school with tons of facilities that cater to any and all student needs.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Since NYU is in manhattan, there is an endless variety of foods to eat for every taste and dietary need.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You are in New York City. There is everything, anything, you could possibly want. There's 1$ pizza, there's fast food, there's sushi, there's upscale seafood, there's theme restaurants... I could go on. Basically, if you want it, you can find it. Right around Washington Square Park there is a good selection of cheaper caf├ęs and smaller scale restaurants, and of course the village is the best place to brunch!

29 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU is famously stingy. There are very few merit scholarships available to students, and they are quite competitive. That said, they are available, and I have gotten one as have a couple other people. More interestingly, there is money to be had, and depending on the program you are in, there are grants and fellowships that provide funding for certain things.

30 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Area: NYU is located in what most people consider the coolest part of New York City - which is made so in part by the huge numbers of students in the area. Even so, students blend in seamlessly with tourists, residents, visitors etc. There is always something happening, and Washington Square Park is prime people-watching.

11 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Most of the facilities at NYU are really fantastic and modern. Of course, there are some buildings/labs/spaces that aren't quite as up to snuff, but in general everything is in working condition, and more than that, nice. There are computer labs in many buildings, although printing is more limited (only available in some of the bigger buildings). The gyms are really nice too!

8 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel ultra safe while on campus. I always see security walking around the neighborhood at all times. I have not seen any crimes in the area either. Everyone is so nice and polite. They even have special security measures. If you personally don't feel safe, they will drive you home. How great is that!

50 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I love my program for School Counseling. The professors are so welcoming and friendly and want to help you achieve the best that you can. They have an extra bilingual section as well. I find this to be a great advantage especially for those looking to work in areas with great diversity like New York. They provide great resources and career hunting. Before I started at NYU they had me look into jobs that are of my interest. I was employed the week before classes started. I have no doubt that it will be easy to find a job in my field after I graduate.

8 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Night life is great at NYU. There is always something to do for all ages, even if you are under 18. There are so many events and great places to visit. In the center of NYU there is a park that people play music sometimes or entertain others with their magic tricks or other outstanding talents like dancing and teaching others.

10 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: They have a variety of different foods to select from. Both cold and hot. There are also great places to go to in the school area. From Greek to Chinese to Mexican to Italian to even Japanese food. Its a great way to explore other cultural foods that you find interesting. Maybe even give you ideas for traveling to specific areas around the world. But if you would like to stay around the dining hall, there are some great spots to sit in. Outdoors and in, secluded or with groups. Plus you can add cash to your NYU ID card and purchase at the campus dining area or outside to selected areas, charged to you with no tax. Win, win situation if you ask me.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: Good diversity shown by variety of organizations and groups that spread awareness.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I can say with certainty that campus is safe. The only issue I've faced was when someone stole my jacket in a campus building freshman year, and was never relocated. I never feel unsafe on campus, even after dark.

10 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Scholarships: C here being average. NYU does offer help, but it is sparse. I was fortunate enough to receive a merit grant, which are comfortable here. Really though, these grants just serve to bring tuition down to the straight cost of a regular university. I love NYU and all the opportunities it offers, but it is overpriced.

19 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: NYU has two comprehensive facilities (on the northern and southern sides of campus). Both of these have everything you need. My only frustration is that the gym near me (Palladium) doesn't open as early as I'd like. Fortunately though, both facilities are open until 11:00 PM during weekdays.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being in New York City makes it easy for you to find a place to eat. Whether it is a small local restaurant or a chain restaurant, NYU students can get it all.

13 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU has highly qualified professors teaching its courses, a huge library that is open 24/7, and there's always room in some part of campus for you.

11 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is no city to study and live in than New York City. Although we may not qualify as having a traditional campus, I would not have it any other way. If we want to study in any location in New York, it is accessible to us at any time. Washington Square Park also makes our campus area beautiful throughout all seasons.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school offers a dual degree program that not only prepares us for "traditional" classrooms, but also special needs classrooms. It is unique in that we are put into classrooms as student teachers for four whole semesters, giving us a better sense of the life of a teacher.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Majors: I love my program, and I am extremely happy with it, however, I am unhappy with the price of it. I feel as though while the degree is wonderful, it may not be worth the price for the name. With that said, though, the professors are all excellent, and the program is great, so overall I am happy with the content of my program.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Weather: Weather usually doesn't have an effect on the campus experience, however when it snows it can get a little dicey. Because the Washington Square Campus is easily accessible to those living on campus by foot, most classes don't get cancelled. If you go to a satellite campus, such as the Westchester County Campus, this becomes a bit frustrating since you have to drive in to classes, which can become next to impossible at times.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: As a social work major, I have interned both as a social worker in a school setting as well as in a mental health clinic. I have thoroughly enjoyed both experiences, and feel as though NYU did a great job placing me. Social Work interns are generally unpaid unless you are in a FLO, but the experience you get is great.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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