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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Great intro with the NYU realities show telling kids what to expect when they arrive, the health center I've never used but heard its good.
NYU has saferide car available to call for those odd hours in the morning, but I've never known anyone to use it. I'd credit NYU with such a fine security (which is in every building when you enter you need an ID) but New York's safety itself in that area is pretty good.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Many people enjoy the dining at NYU, but with such variety around the city most people are left with lots of meals and dining dollars unspent at the end of the semester. Freshman must get the plan is they are dorming, but for upper classmen I'd recommend a smaller meal plan or none at all.

3 College Senior

Parking: expensive to drive in NYC, take the subway. Even with some of the lowest prices in the city near NYU its at least $15 all day parking. Higher up in manhattan it can be as high as $45 so relatively its awesome. On the street parking needs to be moved often and is not so readily available. Again: use the subway.

3 College Senior

Athletics: there is plenty of opportunity, most things can be found immediately at clubfest and once you're signed up you'll be informed. Most athletics revolve around the coles sports center. Honestly more people are interested in using the gym for personal workouts than there are people who pay attention to the university team. there are also various clubs for some other athletics like tae kwon do and whatever else that isn't a varsity 'sport'. I think I've even seen competitive ballroom dancing club.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There is not much parking on campus. Most people live relatively close by or commute in using public transit.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Although the safety might be spotty in some areas there is a lot to do and a fairly well rounded social scene.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I doesn't seem to be a dangerous area, but as with any large city you have to be wary.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: New York City has some of the best restaurants in the world. That being said, they can also be some of the most expensive restaurants in the world. The great thing about being near NYU is that many of the restaurants have student discounts or accept campus cash. It's easy to get food delivered to your dorm at almost any hour, and finding a new place is easy. Sometimes, I'll walk around with a group of friends until we find a place that looks good. Other times, we'll look up what we're in the mood for on Yelp and find a place that's delicious and affordable.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The best part of NYU's transportation is the safety shuttle. All you have to do is call the number and they will come pick you up wherever you are. It's a free and safe ride back to your dorm. People generally walk to their destinations because it's free and the city is a really nice place to walk when the weather is nice. However, when it gets late, walking isn't always the best option. The subways are relatively cheap and easy to navigate, but once again not the safest option after about 1 am. Taxis are pretty easy to find, especially at night, but can be expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most clubs and bars are 21 and older, but there are a few bars around Washington Square where they'll allow anyone in and only ID for alcoholic drinks. It's an easy area to hang out in during the warmer months, but when you get into November, it starts getting colder and you're less likely to want to go out. Even if you plan on staying inside, the dorms are a nice place to hang out. The ones with kitchens make it easy to have people over for dinner or snacks.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A good mix of both guys and girls with different interests

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Do not bring a car to NYU. It is not worth the cost of parking in parking garages or trying to find a spot on the street. Do not do it.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek like is not very big at NYU, and they definitely don't dominate the campus like in other universities. They can be good for the occasional party, but they are definitely not the stereotypical huge frat parties that one would think. The fraternities and sororities do not have houses, but have penthouses in some of the dorms on campus, so there is less space and parties can get crowded fast.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Most people have their own computers, but most people don't seem to have their own printers. It can be hard to get access to a computer in the computer labs in order to print as they are almost always crowded.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe around NYU, but you have to remember that NYU doesn't actually have campus grounds; it is mixed in with the rest of New York City and the public. I'm a native new yorker, so I'm used to city life and I have a new yorker mentality when it comes to strangers. That being said, the area where most of NYU's buildings are is a safe area, yet you still have to be careful about people snatching your bag when you're not looking (especially if you are walking around looking like an oblivious freshman fresh out of the country side.) But don't let that discourage you from going, you just have to remember to always be smart and aware when you are by yourself, and don't leave your phone and laptop unattended! If you look smart and aware people won't bother you, but if you make yourself a target, then you will be a target. Inside of the NYU buildings/dorms I feel completely safe. Most of the student body are honest, and I have lost an iPhone in a NYU building and found it the next day with the security guards. Of course, I have also heard of laptops going missing from dorm rooms, but one particular room was notorious for leaving their door wide open with all their stuff right there in the common room overnight. So, again, the lesson here is to be smart and aware!

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: New York City is amazing. There is great food and endless opportunities to explore.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Great bar scene around the East Village. Clubs are great for girls if you go with promoters. You pretty much need a 21+ ID for most of the nightlife.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The MTA is horrible during rush hour. Delays are very common and as I commute, I make sure to leave my house at least 20-30 minutes before Google Maps tells me I should.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Hot in September, nice in October/November, starts getting really cold from December to March. It rains maybe once every week or two.

1 College Senior

Campus Housing: This is by far the worst, most unsanitary place I have ever stayed. In NYC roaches are a part of life, but I had a fist sized hole in my bathroom behind the toilet that they were comin in through. I also had an ant infestation. When I discussed these issues with the hall director Charles Braun he had the nerve to tell me that he can't find a work order to deal with the ant problem that I put in the first week living here. The maintenance staff and security staff are all incredibly unpleasant and rude. The room looks NOTHING like what is advertised on their website and in the summer there is no dining hall in the building. They close at 8 as well with no late night option, so although you pay 875 dollars to eat (mandatory), people with JOBS like the many interns that stay there can not eat dinner if they work late. I have asked for some money back because the place is unlivable and I was told that my concerns are immaterial. I am posting this to save anyone else from living here and wasting all that money. Please take my word for it and do not live at nyu.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: All of the teachers in the publishing programs are working in publishing right now. That means that we learn from people with lots of real-life examples and that can serve as references in the future. And the program encourages students to take internships to help gain experience and build up your resume. Having all of the big book and magazine publishers in New York is a huge plus!

3 Recent Alumnus

Technology: I've rarely used the computers at the school. One of the smaller libraries has computers that don't have any Microsoft Office programs, which is inconvenient.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Living in NYC has led me to try many new things. I've become addicted to Japanese curry, which I've never seen anywhere else in the US. There's a lot of variety for every budget. And this being New York, you can find information online and in magazines on tons of cheap places to eat.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: NYU's student life is where everyone would like to be. The buildings are a mix of old and new and you can't compare the city life to anything else. Washington Square Park is a great hang out and the school is in a location that is close to so many other cool parts of the city. The gym is great and the libraries are numerous. I wish there was more green in general, but it's the city, what can you do?

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I think that because the school is in such an amazing location in NYC, it is already unique. The social scene is pretty much handed to you (with the metro that can take you anywhere) and there are always tons of people hanging out at Washington Sq Park. Facilities are always being updated, which is great.

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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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