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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office is notorious for being unhelpful and having to be reminded twice for everything. Also, NYU is notorious for not giving out much financial aid at all, and although I received a fair amount in my opinion, my financial situation is pretty bad.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The campus dining halls are very diverse. There is one dining hall that specializes in international cuisine and even has Indian food! One dining hall even has an elaborate Sunday brunch where students can enjoy a chocolate fountain, a variety of assorted cakes & pastries, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict and your usual breakfast foods.
The dining halls also offer tasty and healthy foods. Every dining hall has a grill, where they will prepare grilled chicken or black bean burgers for you. In addition, the pre-made salads and sandwiches in the dining halls are also delicious. There is a lot of variety, so you can't ever really get sick of the food options.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: I love cold weather, so I'm not bothered by the temperature.
The spring and fall are somewhat moderate, but winters are freezing and windy. Summers are unbearable. I was in the city for a summer class and I dreaded going outside. Temperatures are humid and in the 90's every day. If you do not stay in the summer and only take classes during the regular school year AND you like cold weather, then its no biggie.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I felt really safe on campus, security guards are always around and I felt like I could leave my stuff unattended without any issues at the library. (I wouldn't recommend it but just saying that's how comfortable I was with the safety)

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Kimmel food is great but if you go there often it loses it's charm. The best perk of dining halls are downstein and palladium which has a nice buffet style service. Palladium also has sunday brunch which makes getting up on sunday totally worth it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Lots of cute guys if you look of all sorts but tend to be very full of themselves because hey! they're NYU students!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: First off, you get your own bathroom to share with no more than a few people, which is more awesome than you think. No walking down halls to shower in the morning! Dorms ten to be a lot like apartments, I've never made close friends with anyone living on my floor. Most dorms are somewhat pricey, but it is Manhattan.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: For some reason it's been extremely rainy and windy in the last few years, but Fall and Spring tend to be nice. Some snow from December-March, and they will cancel classes if it is too hard to travel.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt particularly unsafe on campus. Remember, NYU doesn't have a well-defined campus, so if you go wandering around Manhattan there is no guarantee for your safety. The area around Washington Square Park though is safe at almost all hours of the night, and guards are posted in every dorm to help you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: All the computers are top of the line with the most recent applications and updates. The only problem is actually finding one that is free to use, especially around finals and midterms. The computers offer tons of software that would be pretty expensive elsewhere so its nice to have available.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food was good, but it was just a lot of vegan options. I like meat, so if you do too you might not be that open to eating on campus. There are other options that include meat as well, but its mostly centered towards a healthy menu.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are definitely tons of dining options, but some can be a little pricey. The fact that you are in the heart of manhattan can take its toll on your wallet. I really loved the assortment that the city offers because you can practically eat any kind of food on any street. Also, student discounts are mostly available at chain restaurants but not so much at the really delicious places, so be aware of that also.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Liberal Arts was the most popular major, especially a concentration in social inquiry. I really appreciated the core curriculum of this subject because it allowed me to explore many different subjects, such as history, political science, sociology, psychology and economics, which I felt gave me a very well rounded view of culture and society.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I felt that the school was really organized when it came to communicating with the students. I really enjoyed the variety of classes that were offered and felt like it was much better than I had experienced at other schools. Workload was a little bit intense at times, but I think that maybe I benefitted from that because I had to work harder than I did at other schools.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Very liberal. If there are rules its pretty fair game.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Not too much. dorms are close to campus and NYU has free buses that take you from dorms to campus if needed

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2 College Junior

Diversity: In terms of race and ethnicity, there is a lot of diversity at NYU. As a student there, you will encounter people of various different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. There is also a lot of diversity in terms of sexual orientation. NYU is well known for its acceptance of different sexual identities. Where the diversity ends, though, is when it comes to political beliefs. A overwhelming majority of students are liberal-minded and tend to support democratic politicians. More conservative opinions are few and far between.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: New York City is bursting with opportunities to rent or buy an apartment. It is incredibly easy to find places that are available and in a good neighborhood. The only problem is the price. NYU is located in a fantastic area, but that also means that the rents are quite pricey. For this reason a lot of students will look for places in other neighborhoods and commute to school via bus or subway.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys are fairly attractive but it will seem as if they are hard to find. Most either have a girlfriend or are gay, which isn't a bad thing but it doesn't help when trying to date. They make great friends, though!!!

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: This is Manhattan so it is easy to find something new to eat everyday. There is Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, German, Italian, Mexican, and Polish cuisine, just to name a few. There is something for everyone.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are a lot of options for student life. There are the dining halls, the student lounges that are everywhere and most importantly washington square park is almost like NYU's quad and you can always find lots of students there!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: At New York University they pride themselves on their teachers, many of who have gained much favor in their academic areas. However, like all university's, not all the professors are up to par which can be difficult, though these professors tend to remain at low-level subjects.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are lots of options in Campus Dining. They have vegan and vegetarian options galore and plenty of normal dishes as well. They even have homemade sushi at one of the residence halls!

1 College Sophomore

Parking: No parking. Walk to the school if you live nearby or take the subway.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: greek life is basically nonexistant; but there are greek type clubs, however, nothing like you would see at normal colleges; NYU has a med school greek fraternity and pre law also;

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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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