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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: An incredible and expansive library. Athletic centers are incredible as well, and large, thankfully. Campus events occur just about everyday and are a great way for interacting and meeting people.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A great community of people and staff. Dorms vary in size across different dorms and floors; some are much too small. The buildings are well kept and it's convenient that the freshman dorms have cafeterias. The security guards could stand to be a little less strict/menacing.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Most students have their own laptops, Wifi is available to all, however printing costs money.

5 College Freshman

Academics: NYU is a prestigious college due to its excellent academics.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: If you are commuting, the subway is easy as well as different trains through Grand Central. Its pretty cheap and easy to navigate especially with apps. Get used to walking in New York. Cabs are also always available.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: New York is one of the biggest cities in the world. Since NYU doesn't have a defined campus you are surrounded by the best shopping, restaurants, and everything else is within a train ride away.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: NYU is very diverse, there are people from many different countries at this university and it prides itself on being a global campus. The LGBT community here is prominent and i don't think anyone ever feels ostracized.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Though being under 21 could very well limit nightlife opportunities in the city, there are actually quite a few 18+ parties, and if you're looking for them, you will find them. There are also quite often frat parties and good 'ole chill areas that NYU students love to frequent nights. NYU itself also offers many night events, especially during the spring semester, when there are tons of formals and dances to go to.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Manhattan is probably one of the best places to go to get ANY kind of food you want. There is an incredible variety of ethnic cuisine to choose from, and there are honestly so many restaurants in the city -- you can find five different restaurants on the same block! Many people would complain that city dining is very expensive, but I have found several places that have reasonable prices, and Chinatown is always an option for unbelievably cheap food. My go-to's in Manhattan are Vapiano's, Da Andrea, and of-course NY's notorious 99-cent pizza!

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Needless to say, going to school in NYC offers countless opportunities and possibilities whether you're on or off-campus. There are always plenty of people milling about, there are many restaurants and stores to frequent, and with the efficient subway, nothing is out of reach. Great places like the Empire State, Battery Park, Ground Zero and the like are just a few of the numerous places to go. The only reason NYU doesn't get an A+++ is because certain facilities like stables, fields for various sports, and stadiums are not exactly within Manhattan, so travel to such places does take time. But overall, NYU is awesome!

4 College Senior

Academics: Academics are the central focus of this school and everything seems very well organized. The professors will challenge you but in a good way. Registration is very simple.

4 College Senior

Academics: Course load is challenging but the students are what make the difference. Everyone seems to be not only intelligent but motivated. It's been an excellent experience so far.

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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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.

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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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