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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is very tight. There is at least one 24/7 security guard at every building (including dorms). To get into the dorms, you have to swipe your ID card at turnstiles and then enter your birthdate on a keypad. There are security guards everywhere- not just in buildings, but wandering around. We have an after hours "safe ride" shuttle, and security is generally helpful and aware. I always feel safe on campus. Greenwich village, and the general NYU area, is very safe and has essentially no crime.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most classes are small and discussion-based with fantastic professors. These classes are great. If you're a science major, you'll have a different experience. Intro science classes like bio and chem will be held in a huge lecture hall with hundreds of people. The professors are still great and approachable, it just is no longer discussion-based and as individualized. Regardless, the quality of all classes is excellent.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Our housing system is definitely one of the best in the country. There are a ton of dorm options, including low cost housing (which is nicer than standard housing at most other schools). The underclassman dorms are very close to classes, the upperclassman dorms can be a little further. All dorms have private bathrooms. I live in Rubin (a low cost dorm) and we have the best lounge and dorm community by far. It is widely considered to be the worst dorm at NYU (no air conditioning), but everyone who lives here loves it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one pays much attention to sports, the focus here is on academics and extracurriculars/internships/research. I like it that way, and most students here do. I know a few people on varsity sports teams and they seem to enjoy it. The sports facilities are decent, but we don't have a football/baseball field or any major facility like that. We do, however, have basketball courts and a swimming pool.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone always says NYU is "global" and "diverse", but you can't really understand how true it is until you come here. I feel like there is an incredibly strong community here despite what some say, and it doesn't feel as if there is "no campus". I am inspired by my peers, professors, and the city every single day; I actively feel NYU making me a better person and human being. Everyone here is kind and intelligent, and the vast majority of people have a genuine desire to change the world for the better, which is a major part of what makes it so inspiring and rewarding to come here.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being in a city is always going to be a concern of safety. I think that the NYU police and security are a great thing to have around. During that day, I never have a big problem, but night time can be a little sketchy especially if you live near a bunch of bars and whatnot as a girl. It's sad that this a reality, but I always feel safer at night walking with a bunch of guy friends (whether they are gay or not) because no one will even dare to catcall you.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being in the city definitely helps with availability of internships and jobs. We have a career center that is genuinely underutilized but actually really helpful.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are probably the best thing about the school. The course works is actually a bit easy, but some professors are great lecturers and so much fun to really get to know outside of class as well. Core classes can be difficult with 200-400 students in a lecture, but it's worth going to office hours to get to know the professors.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty good for a college dorm. No communal bathrooms and there are security guards in every building. RAs are pretty strict sometimes, and the walk can be far from class. Cost wise, it's pretty high, even for Manhattan compared to say Columbia or Barnard.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I rushed in the fall, and I got all the way to bid day before dropping out myself because I just wasn't really feeling strong with the group that offered be a bid. It's pretty easy to rush, it's definitely a different process than if you're from the South or California; there are no house visits, and interviews are much more lax. Basically no one actually knows about Greek life or what they do, however. There is no visibility and less than 8% of the student population is really part of Greek Life.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: No one knows anything about sports or athletics. The gyms are pretty useful if you're willing to make the walk/live near one of them, but hardly any school spirit with sports.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Within the city, it is great in terms of the resources at hand and the availability of jobs/internships. The professor are great as well, even in big lecture classes. However, there are a lot of large lecture classes, nearly all of your Core Curriculum will be in lectures 150-350 students and the quality of the TAs can vary. I found classwork is a bit easy in the Core classes and required introductory level classes for my major, which can be a bit frustrating given the amount that I am paying to go here--I kind of expected something a little more challenging for me.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are safe options for going home late, you can call a safe ride. Safety is not a big issue.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a nice variety of classes.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Wassermann Center is a great place to go for anything work related.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice, as is the social atmosphere.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't believe there is Greek housing, and while Greek life exists, it isn't very big.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic facilities are nice but school spirit isn't very apparent.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school has a diverse student body and a great location.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Byron court is the best a freshman can get in London. Good amount of space, lots on things nearby.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The study abroad opportunities are like no other. I'm a freshman spending my first year in London and I've learned so much about other cultures.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: All NYU buildings have security guards, all of whom are very good at their job--so much so that it's even annoying sometimes, but I never feel insecure or unsafe because of it.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are overall very good, and I absolutely love being in such a great environment, surrounded by driven and interesting peers.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU has a great reputation. A degree from here has good value, and I doubt it will be too difficult to find a job upon graduation. I have yet to experience any recruiting, but our career center is very active and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing at NYU is overpriced even for New York City prices. The buildings are alright, and at least we get everything we need, but not very spacious either.

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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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