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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is a variety is student activities both on and off campus. These activities are advertised everywhere. Unfortunately I am unable to attend many of them because I am a single mother working full time and attending school part time.

3 College Senior

Technology: There are numerous computers, but because many students use them, there is sometimes a bit of a wait.

4 College Senior

Majors: My program is interdisciplinary and gives lots of freedom with course selection. The amount of reading can be intense, but that's the life of an English major.

4 College Senior

Majors: Since you're in NY, the possibilities for interning are endless. I'm in publishing internships right now, and I've made some great connections.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: If you commute, you don't get meal plans. First year dormers get mandatory meal plan. I had one my first year, got off it by second year and missed it. You don't appreciate it until you either a. don't have it and go down to the Chinese take-out every other day or b. visit another school (ie Stony Brook) and realize how NYU has us on a silver platter. Prices are way to high though-it is NYC but you have to try to get the cheap stuff, otherwise lunch can be around $10 and dinner over $20.

4 College Junior

Local Area: NYU is in the center of the city. It is "in and out" of the city as it is "in and out" of the world. WIth over 10+ study abroad sites, you feel that you are connected to each continent and you can go anywhere you chose. Most people I interact with on a daily basis have had either some direct or indirect affiliation with NYU. Museums everywhere, and the best ones. When it comes to having a campus, though, we fall a bit short. Greek life is basically non-existent. And since we don't have a campus, you have to get out of your way to make friends.

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2 College Junior

Parking: The school owned parking lot is not very close to the school. It's costs $100 a year to park there and there is no security. When I was a senior, one of my classmates' car was vandalized and there was no way of figuring who did it. The only other available parking is on the street, which is narrow and can cause the people living in the neighborhood to complain. The way to get the best street parking is to get to school 20-25 minutes before school starts.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: In order to be accepted to the Drama program you need to prepare an audition. In my case it was a classical and contemporary monologue. I needed to travel to one of the cities they were holding auditions --San Francisco for the West Coast.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: NYU's undergrad drama program balances conservatory acting program with a liberal arts education. So you come out well-rounded. 3 days a week are conservatory acting program and the other 2 are academics.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I loved being at NYU's drama program. It offered a choice of many different styles of acting, etc and integrated with the film and dramatic writing depts. New York City is your campus. You have access to the best theater and research facilities in the world, plus some of the best working theater professionals in the world.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Depends on the studio you are in. Some are bettet than others. You get what you put in to it. there are endless opportunities at NYU and other colleges you just have to create them if they are not there.

College Sophomore

Parking: There is really no parking anywhere and everyone walks, bikes, takes the subway, or taxis.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NYU is not known for giving a lot of scholarship money, but I did receive a great amount for me based on my audition into the Drama Program. I also applied for the FAFSA which has helped a lot. Of course, these processes are somewhat of a hassle, but it needs to be done so that I can afford to get an education. Despite NYU's reputation, they do really use the tuition money they receive efficiently and effectively because they are always updating their facilities and many of the buildings and the fitness center are very well-kept. Also, there are security guards everywhere, which is necessary in order to keep people safe in an unpredictable environment such as NYC.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many people choose to live in Brooklyn because NYC is known to be very expensive. But, if you can find roommates and search everywhere for reasonably priced housing/a place that fits into your budget, I am sure that you can find something because the possibilities are endless. Of course, not all buildings have security guards or doormen, but this is a risk you take when you live off-campus. The cost can be about the same if you find a good price. Also, the school does give help finding places and there are many online databases and websites that you can use.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are soooo many diverse, interesting, and delicious off-campus dining choices around NYU. Some places are more expensive than others which is why I didn't give a higher grade, however, it is NYC so you can easily find a cheap restaurant with any type of food in a matter of minutes. Many places also give student discounts and NYU offers online access to popular places nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: NYU is not a very strict campus. As long as you are smart while you are misbehaving you will probably be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The bar scene is good, and you don't need a driver since you can get everywhere on foot or with public transport. But, if parties are your thing you are out of luck.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs are helpful but the printers tend to go out of order and sometimes the hours are inconvenient.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on NYU's campus. The public saftey office is pretty accessible. However, you are in NYC.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: After Freshman year, you move further away from the center of campus where the good dining halls, the library, and your classes are. Dorm rooms range from small to average sized, but security is tight and very reassuring. After freshman year, no one really cares to socialize with their neighbors anymore so don't take it personally if you never see who you're living next to. Laundry units in all buildings, some like Hayden, Weinstein, Third North and Rubin have their own dining halls which is the best. Goddard is awful and cult-like and requires a community service quote each semester, don't live there.

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2 College Junior

Weather: Class is rarely cancelled, even during blizzards, and it gets super windy which leaves you with chapped skin on your hands and face from walking to class. After Hurricane Sandy, the school was closed for a week or so and most students were evacuated from their buildings into the Student Center and two dorms that had backup generations. When it's cold, it's freezing and when it's hot, it's humid.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Meal plans are expensive but extremely convenient because feeding yourself while going to class and working is more difficult than it seems. The food is decent, even great if you're not spoiled by having a parent who is an amazing cook, and there's a variety of cuisine including Halal, Vegan, Chinese, Mexican, Indian and more. There's also an on-campus Starbucks that accepts Flex dollars, and a dozen or so other places that accept NYU Campus Cash. When you get tired of dining hall food, you can have almost anything delivered to your building. The Village has an amazing variety of great, inexpensive restaurants that you can go to for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you don't mind leaving the sanctity of your dorm room/apartment.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: NYU's student population is skewed in favor of the straight male; there is an abundance of smart, beautiful and talented women who attend. However, things suck if you're a girl looking for something more serious. The guys know they have the pick of the litter and it turns them into complete assholes. Girls have to lower their standards if they want to be in a relationship at all. I've been here for two years and have only been on one date, which was awful. The guy only talked about himself, his classes and his rich family who pays for his Bleecker Street apartment. Ladies, don't lower your standards! You deserve to be with someone who is not a complete jerk!

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4 College Junior

Majors: Majors here at NYu in general are great, I'm sure you can never go wrong.

4 College Junior

Transportation: I guess just being in the city in general offers you endless possibilities of transportation. I feel like you can always get where you need to with that. As for the shuttles, there are also shuttles that help transport you around as well for free.

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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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