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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.

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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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining experience at NYU tends to be a bit of a mixed bag. Some of the halls, like Palladium and Weinstein are fabulous, and others like Rubin are hit or miss. They do have a Dunkin Donuts that accepts meals swipes and a Starbucks that accepts dining dollars

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lots and lots of good food options. Sometimes you might have to spend a lot of cash though !

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of people usually have the misconception that the guys here are really hipster and not athletic. However, there are sports teams which do fairly well in their divisions and greek life. There are all sorts of guys here. The same goes for girls. The range goes from hipster to preppy, from rich to not so well off, and more. There are all kinds of people here.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: NYU is in NYC. NYC is the greatest city in the world. Enough said.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are plenty of computer labs and computers around campus. Most of them are pretty new and easy to use.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: LOVE the Sunday brunch at Palladium. Third North has good food and a great variety to choose from. There is always some place to get food when you want it, no matter where you are.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: I may not have the same feeling as others at NYU because I am in Tisch School of the Arts. But none of my friends (nor I) really pay any attention to sports here.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It was pretty hot when school started, but bareable. With Hurricane Sandy, we lost power for a week, so this may be an unfair addition to my answer as it is not a common occurance. Then we had the snow storm come through, but it wasn't really all that bad here in NYC. The winter is cold sometimes, which makes it more difficult to walk to classes. But other times it has been only slightly cold and no big deal. Lookin forward to how it will be in spring!

5 College Freshman

Diversity: You can be anyone, of any religion, political belief or sexual orientation. In fact, NYU might be a little too eager to be diverse, so it can be difficult to be here if you are extremely conservative.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Night clubs are great and you can find a variety of "classy" bars to the dirtier, cheaper ones. But overall, having some friends who are a bit older and have apartments is the best chance of having a great party. Apartment parties are definitely better than your traditional frat house parties. But the bars and clubs here are nice if you don't know anyone with an open apartment - but drinks don't come cheap.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Most people partake in internships. I have not personally but plan to in the future. Many people have found it easy to find a suitable internship for what they are studying.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have rarely felt unsafe walking to and from campus. The campus is within the city, so one must be careful when walking home late at night. Or taka a taxi.

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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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