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4 College Freshman

Academics: I find NYU academically challenging and stimulating. Even as a music major I find I have to work hard, especially in my genEd writing course! This university is extremely hard to get into academically, and I definitely see why. Most of my professors are great teachers who clearly love teaching and the subject they teach.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Here at NYU you're right smack in the middle of Greenwich Village in Manhattan-a pretty cool area if you have a fake I.D. or are over 21. Unfortunately, for 18-21 year olds there's not a lot you can do unless you want to spend money and go to movies or shows uptown (which are amazing, don't get me wrong). There are parties here, we have frats and sororities like everyone else, so if you're into that scene then that works for you. Most parties I've been to have been thrown by my friends.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: NYU dining is AWESOME. I've always heard people complain about college dorm food but here there are so many options and the food is typically pretty good as long as you know where to go for what type of meal you want. Meal plans can be expensive but they're worth it especially as a freshman. Although anyone would get tired of the dining halls-there are plenty of other outlets to eat at in New York, if you're willing to spend the money. After freshman year, most dorms include a kitchen so you should get a smaller meal plan and cook more-cheaper! :)

3 College Freshman

Administration: NYU is a very liberal institution. We have a lot of rules but many students get away with not following them, especially ones concerning alcohol, underage drinking, and drug use. However, academically they take the rules very seriously. There are strict attendance policies that students must follow else they fail their courses. Also cheating is not tolerated.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Not quite as diverse as I was expecting from New York City. People tend to form groups within their own ethnic groups.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you're into girls, you're in luck. If you're straight and into guys, I'm sorry. Gay men seem to have it pretty well, too.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a ton of dining halls and most are pretty good for what they are. However, you're required to have a meal plan if you live on campus freshmen year.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The school consists of mainly hipsters and students studying abroad. Most of the students are from the suburbs and are in the upper middle class. As for the diversity, the percentages appear to be 40 percent asian, 34 percent white, 25 percent indian, 0.1 percent black and hispanic.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are all unique, and are very good. There are many things to choose from, many options for the picky eater, and the staff in the dining hall are very sweet.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food here is really great quality. There are dining halls in almost every freshmen dorm and all around the main part of campus, so food is pretty accessible and you can vary it as you want to. They also offer plenty of to-go options if you're on the run.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at NYU are really nice (no communal bathrooms!), and housing is guaranteed to students all four years. Freshmen dorms are located in more convenient places, but upperclassmen dorms, while farther away, are pretty nice. They are spacious and clean enough, for college dorms; most of them are renovated hotels/apartment buildings.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties that are worth mentioning are ones that are exclusively for those who are 21 and older but there are definetly house parties that are worthy of mention.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: NYU is pretty diverse. There are people of many races and backgrounds and the community is relatively accepting.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The subway system around NYU is great and the on-campus transportation is reliable.

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5 College Junior

Academics: most courses are taught by tenured professors and the adjuncts are top notch. the work load is heavy, but doable. there are lots of people along the way that will help you register. you are never alone or abandoned at NYU!

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: there is security all over the place and people are helpful when there are problems.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There could be more diversity in relation to native americans and african americans.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls are great, very driven and enthusiastic about life and what they are learning. Everyone here is inspirational you will find a mix from students who already own their own company to those who are the first in their family to graduate. Everyone assumes that majority of the guys at NYU are gay but you would be surprised that many actually aren't of course in certain departments and schools you will find more than others but if you looking for a straight guy they're there and smart and gorgeous. NYU prides itself on being diverse, but it is still lacking a large population of minorities.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Best thing to do is visit the office of financial aid, and stay on top of your paper work.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much great food to get off-campus and if you know how to look you can find amazing deals. A dinner can cost about 10 dollars, which is bad by NYC standards. If you are in the mood for some kind of food chances are you can find it and fairly close to you.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are easily available, but many teaches set the same due dates so at times it can be hard to get one and print work. Just going a little earlier solves this problem, so it isn't terrible.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in the College of Arts and Science (CAS) and as a person who applied to NYU undecided, I am very pleased with how much I've grown and experienced during my first semester here. Every CAS student has to complete the core curriculum within the four years of studying at NYU but the curriculum is not as terrifying as it sounds since each requirement offers a variety of courses that you can choose from to satisfy the requirement. Thus, you're not limited to only a handful of courses that do not interest you. Additionally, I do not have to declare my major until the end of my sophomore year so that gives me a lot of leeway to take courses that will allow me to explore different career paths. Speaking from my experience with professors, they are all very knowledgable and well read in their field of study and are easily accessible through email or appointments should you have any questions on course material. Internship and job opportunities vary depending on what you're studying and can be found through a different department at NYU.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: NYU is located at the heart of New York City and many people say that it's the greatest city on Earth. NYU's campus is surrounded by the world's best art exhibits, theatres, museums and financial institutions, which offer a plethora of internship opportunities. Additionally, no matter what you're craving, you'll be able to find it in NYC. With its diverse and multicultural geography, what you should be worrying about is gaining that freshmen 15. You can find shopping throughout the entire borough of Manhattan, from Times Square to SoHo or you can take a train to one of the close by malls. You will never be bored at NYU and if you are, you're doing something wrong.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: NYU is not a university that is big on sports. Even though there are several varsity sports teams, they're very low-key and not a lot of people join them. Additionally, although students could attend games and meets, most students generally don't go to them. However, the athletic facilities are open to all the students and include top notch exercising equipment, including two swimming pools and basketball courts.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: NYU does not provide off campus housing, but they do have a service available to students that they can use to find apartments in the city or people looking for roommates. However, they are very expensive and finding roommates is highly recommended.

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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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