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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Eh, not that good. It's hard to find a apartment where the landlord is willing to sign a lease that's less than 12 months or so.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Pray to god.

Quite honestly, it's hard to receive any financial aid from NYU. They're a not-for-profit school, but that also means that they're living off of tuition from students.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Great weather, though since I'm from California, the winter can get a little chilly for me. Nothing you can't shake off though!

5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's the greatest city in the world; you pay for the experience of the city, not so much the experience of a "campus" college.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Although not know for its campus life, NYU works hard to give NYC the campus vibe and coordinated with the city to create opportunities through internships and activities for students.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's average...facilities include many training area for workout.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a Spanish & Latin American Literature & Culture major. The professors are all incredibly friendly and passionate about whatever subject they teach. The workload is doable, and the readings are very interesting.

4 College Junior

Academics: NYU has everything. There are tutors available for whoever needs one. The professors I've had have been ridiculously friendly and down to earth. The workload, however, is intense.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: I currently receive close to all of my tuition paid for by financial aid due to my family's socio-economic situation. I'm part of the Higher Education Opportunities Program (HEOP). NYU has been incredibly generous.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you are a straight male, you're in luck. The school is crawling with straight girls in need of some male companionship. If you're gay or lesbian, you're in luck too. There's a decent number around to satisfy your fancy, and if not you're still in the Village, it's not hard to find someone. Straight girls? Consider looking around at other schools.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I love my school, and being in New York gives you countless opportunities. It's a LOT of work, don't get me wrong, but it's work that I enjoy. While other majors usually have 2-3 classes a day for 4 days a week, I have 4 classes a day plus rehearsals. Again, the workload is huge, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not too much criminal activity goes on amongst NYU students, and I feel extremely safe in the residence halls and on campus. Public Safety Officers are accessible and friendly, and safe ride is always a good option for a late night pick up/drop off to avoid walking home alone. As far as health, I have always been treated quickly and well at the health center.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: New York is a melting pot of culture, and that doesn't stop at food. I live in the West Village, so a lot of the food is expensive but it is GREAT. For lunch out, try Westville for fresh market specials. For a good dinner/drinks spot, the latin/asian fusion SushiSamba is the best choice. If you want a quick, cheap brunch, Sweet Life Cafe is the way to go.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: food good, lots of choice, available all around nyc

3 College Freshman

Weather: New York rarely has nice weather. I am from California, and when I returned home for winter break, people were astonished by how pale I was. The sun is out frequently during the summer and spring which is nice, but the weather is either uncomfortably hot, or uncomfortably cold. Going to school at New York teaches you to check the weather frequently and choose your clothes wisely.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: NYU is truly a global community. I encounter all ethnic types on a daily basis. Since going to NYU, my worldly perspective has increased tenfold. I have friends in all the race groups and even in the homosexual community. Attending a diverse school such as NYU has prepared me for global networking. It has also taught me to appreciate the importance of cultural diversity. I am more accepting and tolerant of other cultural traditions, and feel like a well educated, worldly individual because of it.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one cares. I'm not sure if we're bobcats or wildcats...

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People are generally attractive and cool and nice. Unfortunately toooo many bridge and tunnel kids pretending to be from the city and going to clubs.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Both girls and guys at NYU are incredibly well dressed and, generally speaking, good looking. Unfortunately, there is a classic conundrum at NYU wherein you cannot tell which guys are gay and which are straight. There is a large openly gay population at NYU, which is great. But as a straight girl, it's hard to tell which guys are gay and which are straight but just well-dressed and really hygienic.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms at NYU are really great compared to other schools. Unless you choose to live in the cheapest dorms, you will have air conditioning. Rather than communal bathrooms and showers, each suite has its own bathroom. Some buildings are cleaner and newer than others. They range from excellent to acceptable.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It depends on what dorm building you're in. Generally they're not too strict, unless you're visibly drunk or violent.

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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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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