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4 College Freshman

Technology: The computers are always upgraded. The wifi can be slow sometimes because the amount of students that are using it all at once. It is best to bring your own laptop.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: New York University provides students with the utmost safety anyone could ever expect

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is of course a lot of "diversity" at NYU, but there is a considerably larger ethnic group than others that tends to skew the perception of the student body.

5 College Junior

Weather: It's Manhattan- you get all kinds of weather, but the city and school cleans up after. Washington Square park is beautiful in all seasons, but spring is definitely the best.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is fine, but you're in New York City, one of the world's culinary capitals. Put some money on your card, because almost anywhere around NYU takes it, even McDonalds on Broadway. Forget the meal plan and just make a separate food account in your expenses.

2 College Senior

Weather: If you like snow in the winter and extreme, humid head in the summer then you'll like NYU! But otherwise, terrible.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Very preppy, hipsterish and Stern kids are bros, mostly smart but they don't always want to have intellectual conversations. Most are into getting smashed at bars.

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: The Journalism department is open and willing to discuss fellowships and scholarships, and if you show a strong interest and work there's a good chance you'll get one.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't that great here. Much better at midwest schools!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a theater major, so it may be different for others at NYU. The curriculum is demanding (studio classes 3 days a week from 9am - 6:30pm, academic the other 2). But the professors are great and easy to talk to if you have problems. Registration is relatively easy as it is all done online. You just have to get on quickly :-)

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: FILL OUT YOUR FAFSA FORM ON TIME. My parents did not know that each college has it's own deadline and we missed it. They would not consider me for scholarship this year. My mom was told to fill out the fafsa anyway and I would be considered for next year. But now they say that if I was not considered as a Freshman, I am not considered ever again. I am following an "appeal" process to try to get financial help, but there are not guarantees! Those I know who did not "mess up" got a very helpful amount of money.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It is in the heart of NYC. What more do I need say? It is not your "normal" campus with lots of green spaces and mainly students surrounding you. You live in areas with lots of different people, and being in Greenwich is feels safe. The subway is easy to navigate once you get the hang of it. I can go see fabulous shows for a discount price (if you are willing to stand in line). If you want an urban setting, look no further.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: NYU is the best college on earth! As a theater major, there is no other place to be. I love being in the heart of NYC. There is always some place new to see, some new activity to enjoy. While it is not the traditional version of what most people think of a college campus, it is perfect for me. Want green space? Head to Central Park or one of the many smaller parks scattered throughout the city. I love my resident hall with its view of the city, 3 bedrooms, common area, and kitchen. The buildings here may not all be new, but they have character. Kimmel is a great student center. The food in the campus dining halls is good, and the pizza in NY is the best! There are tons of affordable places to grab a quick bite.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: It's the Village in NYC. Restaurants are everywhere, with plenty of affordable options. Vegetarian? Get $3 falafel sandwiches at Mamoun's.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe on campus, and staff is always ready and willing to help. Most people are open and welcoming, so I rarely felt threatened.

3 College Senior

Weather: I will attend NYU for graduate school this Fall, But I am always around this area and it is lovely around Spring and Fall semesters. For winter its a bit too cold out to walk around and enjoy the weather.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: They make an effort to have resources if you have a drug problems, but since this school is immersed in the city there are other venues for you to travel.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Its the city, parking is hard unless you go to a garage, which is then expensive for the most part.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security guards at every location on campus really contribute to a feeling of safely in a notoriously not so safe city.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: No one drives at NYU. If you have a car, you do not belong here.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Kimmel has computers to use near the commuter lounge as well as in the computer center on the fourth floor. In addition, the Steinhart building has an excellent computer lab on the second floor (next to Starbucks on West 4th) that has access to a printer and a variety of Mac computers.
Most students bring their own computers, however. Printing at the library is not recommended because you must purchase a separate library printing card. Bobst does not take campus cash.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are definitely drugs here. Of course you can ignore them easily, however, pretty much everything but heroine is pretty common and accessible. I'd say the most common are weed, Molly/ecstasy, cocaine, ADD and anti depression meds as well as hallucinogenics--acid, shrooms, dmt...


As is stated below, drinking is most common but I think you'd have to be living under a rock to not notice drug use. That being said, no one's pressuring you to start using. Drugs are $$$ people aren't too eager to share. Usually.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: My knowledge on drug problems are not very wide because I am not involve with people who actually do drugs. I give it an A because the people I speak and hang out with don't do drugs.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I personally have never seen drugs on campus. There are many places to get a drink after class; therefore social drinking is common.

3 College Junior

Transportation: I live in New Jersey therefore I take the train, The issue is that the trains do not run as frequently as I would like after 9:00pm. Having to wait an hour for a train after a night class is inconvenient. Other than that transportation is great.

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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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