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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The easiest way to get around NYC is via the subway. There's a subway stop in the NYU area which makes it easy to get from class to internship/, job, etc. There's also an NYU shuttle bus that goes from the farther-away dorms to campus, but I've heard mixed reviews about it.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife is fantastic... if you are 21 or if you have a fake. Otherwise you're basically screwed.
I came into school not expecting to get a fake, because access to alcohol is so easy and there are quite a few liquor stores that don't even card. But it's not the problem of getting alcohol- its going out.
Since NYU doesn't really have a frat/sorority scene, all "parties" take place off campus or in bars/clubs. Going out on the weekend usually involves going bar hopping.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: subway and buses are, of course, very accesible. However the NYU transportation has its moments depending on the dorm. My dorm, Greenwich Hotel, tends to have a bus that comes fairly infrequently which can be a problem for early morning classes. Also the bus doesn't always show up for the time it is scheduled to . The buses for the other dormsare fairly reliable though.

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather varies throughout the year. It has been pretty good the past few years, and there were not many difficulties going to and from school. The past couple of years we had a couple of bad hurricanes and a couple of noreasters. This effected going to and from school for a couple of days but the school recovered for the most part and classes resumed.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The many campuses of NYU have a wide range of different ethnic groups of people. They make up the many specialized courses of study offered at the university. The university is great at connecting the many people from various backgrounds and programs to meet and greet through the many alumni and social events offered throughout the year. The school is outstanding in reaching out the their students at all phases of their lives - whether they are at the start of their career paths or midway or at the end or near retirement.

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.

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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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