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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is tons of diversity at NYU. A fifth of the student population is international.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of options for off-campus dining because we're in New York City. There is always something open no matter what time of the day, in fact, I know of multiple quality restaurants that are open 24-7.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've heard a lot of stories about students not receiving enough financial aid in order to attend NYU. There's also a lot of debate surrounding the question of where our tuition money actually goes.

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3 College Junior

Parking: Parking in New York City is a difficult task. It can be very expensive and time consuming.

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3 College Junior

Weather: New York City experiences all four seasons. The fall leaves are pretty to look at. Snow falling is also pretty, just not so pretty once it hits the streets.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of places to live throughout the city. Transportation is fairly accessible.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of dining options are the city.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel comfortable walking around campus.

3 College Junior

Local Area: New York City is an amazing place to live. There is lots to see and do!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a wide variety of people from different backgrounds.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall I have had a great experience. Most of my professors have been excellent. My field placement is turning out to be an incredible learning experience.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports, intramurals, and club sports are average.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is a great amount of diversity on campus.

5 College Senior

Academics: Its nyc lots of variations

5 College Senior

Local Area: New York--what could be better?

3 College Senior

Diversity: Fairly white middle class- but getting better

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I really cannot complain about campus strictness. I think the overall feeling here is: We live in New York. Don't be an idiot, and do not embarrass the school. As for class attendance, I have never had an unexcused absence, because professors just respect you less the more you skip.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: USE THE NYU BUS. It is free and convenient. I highly suggest downloading the NYU smartphone app, which provides real-time tracking of the bus lines. Keep a schedule on hand. I live about twenty blocks away from my classes, so the bus stops right outside my door. I suggest buying a metrocard and keeping some money on it. NYC is a big city, so public transportation is key in navigating the city. I, personally, do not like to take taxis because they are expensive and the traffic is usually awful.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are guards at every NYU building and dorm that check the IDs of everyone who enters a building. You must use your NYU card to swipe into your dorm, the library, the Global Center, and Kimmel. I always feel safe on campus, because there is always available help. As long as you stay aware of your surroundings and act responsibly, safety is not much of an issue. I have also taken some self-defense classes in the past, so I feel pretty safe walking down the street. The health center is very nice, and easy to use. There are also help lines and people to talk to whenever you need help!

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Three words: New. York. City. This place has everything, so take advantage of it. There are so many place to eat, things to see, places to explore, and people to meet. It can get overwhelming sometimes, but, with an open mind and a positive attitude, NYC is an amazing city to live in. NYU students are all over the place, too, so local merchants have pretty positive attitudes towards us. The thing to remember, though, is that you have to be careful when walking around, especially at night. Always be aware of your surroundings, and act responsibly. I feel extremely safe in the NYU buildings and dorms, where there are guards checking IDs all day, but I'm still always cautious when walking around.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: NYU has everything students need: There are 2 gyms/athletic facilities, and some smaller ones in a couple of dorms. The equipment is up-to-date and easy to use. The student center is great for rehearsal space, holding auditions, eating, doing homework, and printing. There are lots of dining options, including kosher, vegan, and vegetarian options. The library is a great resource as well. Some of my favorite campus traditions are the Strawberry Festival in the spring and the party at the MET. There is almost always free food somewhere on campus. Washington Square Park is the center of the NYU campus, and a great spot to hang out at when the weather is nice!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is almost impossible to describe a "typical" NYU student, because everyone is so different. There are people of various backgrounds, economic classes, religions, and interests. Most students share a common hard-working attitude, although I have met some pretty lazy students, too. The student body at NYU is lively, diverse, and gigantic. Student life is what you make of it: If you want to join a fraternity or sorority, you can do it. If you want to join an a capella group, you can do it. If you want to stay in your room and hibernate, you can do it!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My freshman year, I lived in University Hall in a four-girl apartment suite (2 doubles, common room, bathroom, kitchenette). I did not have a pleasant roommate situation, which made my experience somewhat bad. However, the building is really nice, and there is a tasty Burger Studio in the basement (that takes meal swipes and dining dollars!). The amenities of UHall are great, but the social atmosphere is nonexistent. I loved my RA, but she could not bring our floor together. Now, I live at Gramercy Green, which is farther away from campus, but is absolutely beautiful and a joy to live at, so I do not care. While the social atmosphere is still quiet in this building, it does not phase me so much, because I have a pretty solid group of friends that I can hang and go out with. The cost of living is pretty high, but it is definitely better than living in an apartment by Washington Square. I have not had a problem with the housing process thus far.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: When you live close to campus, printing is easy. However, when you begin to move farther away from campus, it may be a good idea to invest in your own printer. I have not had much trouble with printing at NYU, and I love how I get an extra fifty dollars to print in Gallatin each year (1 page=10 cents). The network is fairly reliable, but sometimes it shuts down inexplicably, so my major words of advice would be: SAVE YOUR WORK CONSTANTLY. Wireless access is readily available. I would highly suggest getting a laptop, as it can double as a television and entertainment center! It's also convenient for when the computer labs get crowded around midterms and finals.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The only reason why I would not give my overall experience a 5-star review is because I had a very difficult time making friends my first semester here. NYU is a massive school in the middle of a bustling city. The only thing I regret is not participating in more student productions my freshman year, because that is how I ended up meeting a lot of my close friends. I also met some really good friends in class, especially in my first acting class at Gallatin. Once I got to know more students better, it became apparent at all Gallatin students are connected. Even though NYU is big, Gallatin is tiny and has a really interesting sense of community. Now that I have found my niche, I have been enjoying my experience here a lot more.

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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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