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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU has spent a lot of money and planning creating beautiful and accessible spaces for study, sports, or simply enjoying time with friends.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You must be on top of the financial aid office if you want sufficient aid. NYU has a reputation for not giving money. Form good relationships with pepople in the financial aid office for sure.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Being in the heart of NYC you have access to some of the best spots in town. Age limits are strict and greek life is not huge on campus. So, students will have to seek other schools or get creative when looking for a good time.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Personal statement is the most important part. Having professional or volunteer experience is an absolute must.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan on having an internship because it is part of my program. I am not concerned about finding one.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: going great and i wouldnt trade it for anything this is what will make me a good social worker

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4 College Junior

Academics: I have been very satisfied with the education I am receiving thus far. My professors are professionals in the field and offer real life experiences from the field. The workload is reasonable. Stressful around finals and midterms, but that's to be expected.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Professors are incredibly knowledgeable. They are always willing to meet and work with students. The administration is very unorganized. They tend to shift the responsibility from one person to the next.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Application and essay, but found out later that work and volunteer experience was a big part of my acceptance.

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3 College Junior

Majors: Occasionally the communication is a little lacking, or a "try this person" answer. The internship opportunities are countless, and having professionals as professors helps also.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Anything and everything! A non-campus campus situated in Greenwich Village.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Do I really need to explain? It's New York! It's the most vibrant, fun city in the world, with an abundance of restaurants and cultural offerings. If you can't find something interesting to do here, you have a problem. Sure, some things are expensive, but there are plenty of free and cheap things to do if you keep an eye out for them. Of course, use caution at night or in sketchy areas, but I've never really felt unsafe.

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5 College Senior

Majors: I love my program. It's interdisciplinary, so I have plenty of classes to choose from that meet my interests. There are just plenty of choices for majors in general, so I can't imagine anyone not finding a program they're interested in here, plus they are all great programs.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I can't vouch for the undergrad housing, but I was specifically told at my program's orientation not to get grad housing unless your program covers it, because it's so expensive.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are definitely lots of good-looking, smart guys. Unfortunately for straight girls like me, you can never be sure which ones are straight! However, you will find guys of every type: bookish, hipster, business-y, etc., and it's a huge school, so you are bound to meet someone you like eventually.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: NYU is a global university! You will always have an international student!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: It's awesome because it is in New York, but the classes are very challenging!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The fall semester will be my first semester at NYU, and I did not receive any financial aid for that semester. I just moved to New York and have tried to apply for financial aid and communicating with the financial aid office from Minnesota, which is not the easiest thing to do.
I suggest applying for financial aid in good time and have regular in-person contact with the financial aid office in order to stay on top of things.

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1 College Junior

Parking: There is no parking at the campus, nearby parking is very expensive.

4 College Junior

Majors: Great faculty and advisors. The professors here are really great, have extensive experience in the file, and extremely interested in seeing us succeed. They provide lots of networking opportunities and the courses are challenging, but not overwhelming. All in all I love it here.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They try to be strict but people get away with it.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's no football team and very little school spirit for sports.

3 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you aren't being outrageous you should be fine. Just don't be blatantly drinking or starting fights.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The computers are pretty up to date. Printing costs money though after a certain amount. I mainly just use my laptop.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You're in a big city so there are obvious dangers. Just be smart though, and NYU offers things to help make sure you stay safe, like a shuttle that you can use late at night. Take advantage.

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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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