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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the excitement of New York City. I am a theater major, so New York is obviously the best place in the world for me to be. The theater is, of course, fabulous! And if you are willing to wait in line, you can get less expensive tickets. The food is unbelievable. Even the "cheap" food is somewhat expensive, but I am not a big eater and have a kitchen in my dorm so that helps. Shopping - - there is every store imaginable for whatever you need or want. I feel very safe in New York because there are always people out and about at all hours. I don't really attend sporting events, so I can't really comment on that area. And if you are looking for culture, a quick subway ride takes you to Chinatown or Little Italy, etc. The people of New York could not be nicer. Everyone was helping anyone in need when Hurricane Sandy struck. I love New York.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: NYU is as diverse as NYC! There are students of every race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. Students come from all over the world. I am in the arts, so my experience is mainly with that area and I have meet so many people from so many cultures and backgrounds.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: NYU has a housing registry which makes it easy to find other students that are looking for roommates or subletters. But if you go outside of NYU's resources there are still a million options, you just have to keep in mind it is New York City and rent will not be cheap.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: New York City's night life is incredible. Whether you're over or under 21, you can find a million things to do any night of the week. Clubbing, bar-hopping, frat parties, amazing restaurants, art gallery openings, shows, dance performances, and concerts are available at varying prices, and many can be found for free. NYU Ticket Central has great deals for Broadway shows, movie tickets, and shows put on at NYU facilities.

College Sophomore

Parking: Nobody at NYU needs to have a car on campus. You can easily take the subway or bus wherever you need to go if it is too far to walk. If you did ever want to park, it would be incredibly expensive.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most NYU students drink alcohol and/or smoke, and many do other drugs, but it depends who you hang out with -- there are so many things to do in the city that you will not be bored at all if you don't do drugs. Alcohol is especially big, and most students pregame in dorms before going out to clubs, bars, or parties, which can lead to pounding back drinks very quickly in a short amount of time. It depends where you live as to how much drug policies are enforced -- some RA's are stricter than others.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at New York University is widely regarded as poor by students and by students at other schools. This makes it harder to party "with college friends," but you have the entire city to do that.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: NYU has several computer labs to choose from, and each student gets about $50 worth of free printing credit (about 500 pages) to use at these labs. They're crowded during exams and sometimes in between classes, but for the most part, they're great. Most people own their own computers, and I feel that it would be harder to get by without your own computer here, but the labs are a great resource.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Negatives: NYU has virtually no school spirit. Almost no one attends sporting events, and while some of our sports teams perform well, none are particularly notorious for winning. I was an NYU athlete on the women's cross country team for a week, and although a lot of the girls seemed to love it, a lot of my fellow freshmen classmates ended up leaving the team early, as did I. It took a long time to travel to and from suitable running routes, which I found overwhelming with schoolwork.

Positives: both our gyms -- Coles and Palladium -- are excellent. Each have a pool, and you can bike, run on treadmills, use the elliptical machine, lift weights, etc. for free, use the climbing wall at Palladium, and take dance and other athletic classes at discounted rates.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse across the different schools. Everyone is interesting and very driven in their own way and come from a variety of backgrounds.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's an open campus, so basically like youre living in new york city. Except that its in one of the better neighborhoods, so it's not horrible. But still city life regardless

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lot's of drinking in dorms and around campus. Not too visible but it's there. Also lots of smoking

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: HEOP, CSTEP (these two are in-state), and other general financial aid requests are made with a single check on a small box on the application. Of course, be sure to apply for the FAFSA to prove that you qualify. Others have a more rigorous application. Most students at NYU qualify for financial aid, so definitely apply within the university, as well as for whatever scholarships you can find that fit your situation. This page explains it better than I can:

I got a pretty good deal. While many complain about coming out of undergraduate school with thousands in debt, I'm only obligated to take out $3000/year in loans, via the HEOP program, as well as academic scholarships (my GPA is 3.516).

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4 College Senior

Majors: I'm an English major. I've found two internships in publishing (literary agencies) on Wasserman. I learned a lot about publishing, and I really enjoyed the first internship. I worked about 16 hours, unpaid, and it was really close to campus. There was typical filing and mass communications, but I learned a lot about what agents look for in writers (style, subject matter, originality, etc). The interview process was really short, and it didn't take long to hear back from my boss. She courteously canceled when she wasn't able to make it to whatever plans we had for a meeting, and if there were days she wouldn't show up when I would work, she at least made sure to email me something to do. (That's a lot better than my second internship offered for me.)

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing has changed over the years. The food used to have more options, healthier, but one dining hall has converted from tortillas to burgers, while another has become more expensive by converting from all-you-can-eat to a la carte, whose options are fancy, but not of a particularly high quality. Moving is tough because of the constant renovations to housing. For example, Brittany Hall, a freshman dorm, was shut down, leaving freshmen who would've been place there to be placed in a dorm that was already set with a population of upperclassmen for the following year. It became that some of those upperclassmen didn't have a choice in where they would be placed if enough weren't willing to move to a different dorm. Plus, some of the rooms (e.g. Hayden) look horrible, with huge, unexplainable stains on the rug. It seems like certain considerations about living comfortably aren't made in exchange for NYU lazing off on other possible accommodations. The atmosphere is iffy-every year, different people move in, so it's impossible to tell where one might enjoy living, if you want to evaluate by what kind of personalities you might encounter. Programs are nice, though. Lots of food. Freshman dorms get more participants - it's a known issue that upperclassmen dorms have somewhat disinterested students when it comes to dorm life.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: NYU supplies its own buses to the dorms, and these buses are also available for students who live near dorms who just want a quick ride. The schedule is available online, as well as a map of where the buses actually are. Other than that, Manhattan has great subway service, in spite of usual delays and rerouting on weekends and at other times. Manhattan also has its own bus service, MTA, the Long Island Railroad and other less local trains, and taxis that are all over the place. (Not to mention the more tourist-y transportation options around central park...) For Manhattan's buses and subway lines, metro cards transfer within half an hour trips, although the price of a ride has recently rose from 2.25 (2.50 for single, non-transferrable ticket) to 2.50 (2.75 for single), and the monthly pass cost has also gone up. But outside of Manhattan, taxis are on a different system (unless you're riding in one from there), and the subway is much more spread out.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There isn't much in terms of frat parties and that sort of thing, but nightlife in the city is great. There are a few great hookah bars that are popular and great lounges. Most of bar and club life, however, is quite dependent on fake IDs, but not impossible to be a part of and quite entertaining when you do get in. There's never a dull weekend.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: NYC is a vibrant and unique setting for a college experience. There are always great events going on, and the university makes a true effort to pair with the community and partake in local festivities. Newsletters with upcoming events are always sent out and often with discounts for students!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major of Film & TV. I do believe teachers take too long to explain something. They will take an entire day to explain 2 hours worth of stuff. Hoping to get a job through an internship of mine.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I've only had one internship so far and I am a sophomore. It's once a week, unpaid, and somewhat interesting. I do a lot of boring office work, but it's something to put on the resume.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: If you are smart and talented, it will be easy to get into the school and major of your choice. Simple as that. NYU looks at ALL parts of your application.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Your in New York...the city with endless restaurants of every cuisine imaginable.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I personally like NYU dining halls. There are various options that you can choose. There are eight kinds of dining halls available with all different menus. Also, if you choose to use meal plan, you get some amount of dining dollars which can be used at Starbucks, Argo Tea, and Dunkin Donuts around the campus. Also the taste of the food at every dining hall is good enough to make you happy :)

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Of course there are a lot of fancy apartments in New York City. However, most of them are very expensive. When you want to live in Union Square area, rent is LETHAL.
It is still very easy to find good apartments with reasonable price. Usually, further from the campus, lower the rent.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: New York City is much safer and cleaner than it has been, especially around New York University neighborhood.
Office of Public Safety New York University provides Safe Ride Van Service which is on-call, shared ride van service as a transportation to NYU facilities.
Additionally, NYU's Student Health Center provides very helpful medical and counseling services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all NYU students.

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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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