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4 College Freshman

Majors: At NYU, many of the major choices are structured very well except for the inclusion of a mandatory writing class that seems less beneficial than it is detrimental. Other than that, most of the professors I've encountered are truly passionate about passing on their knowledge to the students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I like it but I wish they would pay more attention to career services for international students

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am an LLM student and I am pretty happy with the program. I would definitely do it again if I could.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are two reliable printing center labs at NYU that use the $50 printing money that is on your NYU ID. So- basically, free printing. However, there are many other places on campus like the Library or the Welcome Center where you can print, but you have to pay actual money. The printing centers are convenient around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many kids from all across the country and the world! There is a richness of culture, language, and religion around campus. Of course there is a diversity in economic background, political beliefs, and sexual orientation- as there is at every college!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We don't actually have a walled in campus, but every building has pretty intense security so it's safe. We also have Safe Ride which you can call to pick you up if you don't have a way to get home or you're inebriated. However, you have to be careful, because the city is your campus and there are dangers out there!

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It is fairly easy to switch majors at NYU, except for the competitive majors like Finance in the Stern School of Business or International Relations in the College of Arts and Science. Thus, it would be smart to apply for a major that is not as competitive because once you are admitted, you can easily switch majors. NYU tends to like students who value the arts; it doesn't mean you have to pursue the arts academically but your college essays should have something to do with appreciating the arts and wanting to surround yourself in that type of culture.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: NYU is surprisingly not as diverse as one would originally think. The majority of students are Jewish and Asian.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Given that housing in New York City is expensive, NYU campus housing is good because it comes pre-furnished (except for kitchenware) and you don't need to sign a year-lease (you only sign per semester). The campus housing is also in good locations for the money.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: If you are under 21, it can be difficult to find fun parties but if you're over 21, there are tons of NYU bar parties!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something to do in the city. During Welcome Week you're going to get flyers and Facebook messages about expensive clubs that let you buy (even more expensive) drinks underage. Do yourself a favor and stay away from those. Huge waste of money. They're really gross and not fun at all. Eventually you'll start finding out about house (apartment) parties and frat parties which are much more fun. If you aren't into parties there's still plenty to do. Broadway shows, movies, concerts, etc.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The whole city is at your fingertips at NYU. The specific area of the city that NYU is in (Greenwich Village/Washington Square Park area) is an amazing area, not overwhelming like other parts of the city. There are amazing restaurants and bars and it's absolutely perfect!!!! I love it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A good amount of people smoke weed, but it is not nearly as prevalent as alcohol. Most people drink and go to bars and clubs on the weekends. Other drugs are present but are not huge.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you're a gay guy you're pretty set. If you're a straight girl who isn't into very hipster guys, then you're generally out of luck..

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It rains a LOT here and it's hardly ever sunny, but for the most part the temperature is pretty good. It'll be a bit humid at the beginning of the semester but once the humidity goes away, the weather is actually fairly enjoyable.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: NYU doesn't give a lot of financial aid. Even if it does, there are so many loopholes that you end up paying a lot more than you originally expected.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is not bad. It just gets a bit repetitive.

5 College Freshman

Weather: I think NYC has beautiful weathers. Yes, it is true it snows in the winter and the sidewalk gets slippery, but that's just the charm of NYC winter! No complains.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: This is my first year in NYU so I guess I can only say so much about it. It is pretty decent so far. I hope nothing unexpected happens next year.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many great restaurants around campus that you will always find something delicious to satisfy your cravings. In fact, eating out is less expensive than having meal plans, and not to say more variety of better tasting food. That is if you know where to look. Go out there and explore!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are all decent. NYU did a pretty good job in variety to make sure every major culture is represented in some way.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Once you are 21, you are in New York City and the nightlife is some of the best in the world. Because you are not 21 for all of your time at NYU, I cannot give the nightlife an A+. However, even in my first two years I managed to have a blast in New York City. Some venues are under 21 (Webster Hall) and despite the rumors NYU students DO throw their fair share of parties at the dorms (Freshman year) and at apartments later on.

4 College Junior

Technology: Printing is expensive, but we do get some free printing which is helpful. The computer labs are often crowded, but I don't know any students who actually rely on them. They are for emergency purposes, or for printing only. Students completely rely on their laptops around campus and in class. I have never had any issues with network capability, and the wireless is always speedy.

3 College Junior

Administration: NYU is pretty relaxed about most things; since we don't have a campus, they have little control over drinking and party life anyway.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Those who are Greek are very into their sorority/frat lives and circles, but it's a minority of the NYU campus.


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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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