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Reviews 3689 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Can be slow to log on at first, and it can be hard to find a free computer during busy hours. Wi-fi speed is decent though.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It can be hard in the winter when there is snow, slush, and ice. Classes can be ten blocks apart depending on the subject.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: At Stern, everyone is the top of their class, which makes it competitive, but also brings out the best in yourself.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are countless restaurants and food courts around campus. One only has to walk out of the building to find somewhere decent.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The freshman housing, for the most part, is fantastic - all dorms close to campus and relatively nice with the newer ones being larger. However, anything higher than a sophomore and housing becomes a nightmare with the only option living in Chinatown, or in a suite with 7 other people (like in Greenwich Hotel).

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College Senior

Majors: I don't have an internship - I work full-time during school.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: While the campus is in the middle of NYC, it is extremely safe. There is a significant presence of campus security and NYU buildings are carefully labeled. You definitely have to be a bit street-smart, but I would say that is true for living anywhere (especially most college campuses).

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5 College Senior

Majors: My program is fantastic and the professors are all leaders in their respective fields. The workload is intense, but to be expected from this type of program.

5 College Senior

Majors: The admissions process is extremely competitive; however, once you're enrolled, the school is supportive of your specific needs and does everything to make sure you are successful.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a very big scholarship and it I had no trouble accepting it. It was as simple as a click of a button. But I was very lucky not everyone gets a scholarship.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I've never encountered anyone that tried to break up a party or anything. All parties really happen outside the dorms really so it's not much of a problem.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: New York City offers so much and NYU definitely takes advantage of all it has to offer. Shopping is always fun and exciting. There are countless of thrift stores in the hipster neighborhood of Greenwich Village and glam fashion in nearby Soho. If you're not interested in what NYU specifically has to offer there is something for everyone in the city. There are a bunch of touristy things to do in the beginning and so many events to attend. It'll be hard to get bored if you're actually looking. :)

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms at NYU are all pretty good. Even the "bad dorms" have some good aspects about them. Most of the freshman dorms are pretty close to campus (Washington Square Park) and some have dining halls which is really convenient since you have to have a meal plan your first year. Most of the upper-classmen dorms are kind of far, so you have to take the NYU bus (which is free) but they are all nice in my opinion. Some are better than others, most people say Gramercy Green is the best, some don't have air conditioning, but I think you can make any of them work and have a good experience. They are all like city apartments, but instead of having to pay rent every month you only have to pay once a semester. If you do your research you can make the best decision for yourself.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining at NYU could be better, but it could be worse. For the first half of Freshman year, I was totally happy with it. Second half is when it really started to wear on me, and I started to get really sick of it. It was also when I visited a few of my friends schools and saw how much better their dining was that I saw how bland ours was in comparison. NYU provides pretty healthy options though, and the basic stuff tastes decent for the most part.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Compared to most colleges, NYU has decent dorms. I'd recommend Gramercy to anyone who can get it.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: School is severely lacking talent, more so in terms of attractive girls than guys, but not by much. Don't come to NYU looking for that.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is little Greek Life. But there are some fraternities that are linked to other schools that NYU students can join.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: This past year it has been pretty cold, but it wasn't just NYC. Otherwise, in the summer it gets pretty hot and congested because of all the traffic and little open spaces. It can be pretty windy and cold because you're by water (downtown). But there are some really nice days when everyone is outside.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Although NYU has a non-smoking campus, students smoke around school and dorm buildings all the time. They are rarely scolded for their behavior, and it is not very discreet. Although I have heard of strict policies towards drinking and partying in dorm rooms.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking in NYC is definitely a hassle. There are either parking meters in the area or no available free parking on the streets. There are many parking garages, some even really nearby, but they are usually too expensive for a college student. Definitely better off taking the subway.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Plenty of resources no matter where you go, and if you ever need anything, the professors and librarians are great sources as well.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's available to those who want it, but it isn't a central aspect on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Overall the academic are great, some students are slackers but you get that at every school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school itself has plenty of space and many of the buildings are designed well, but lacks some student hang out spaces and library space (especially during finals) but since you are in the middle of New York City, you will always have other places to go "off-campus"

4 College Sophomore

Academics: NYU has a huge amount of opportunities and resources available to it's students , and although some people may complain about the large classes, they just aren't taking advantage of all of the other academic opportunities offered to them


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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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