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5 College Junior

Local Area: It´s a very save place with a lot of restaurants, bars, cafes. It`s very nice, there are a lot of cultural events. Is very nice.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: With every school/collection of people you will have ignorance. It is unavoidable. But as far as NYU goes....I was pleasantly surprised at the level of acceptance and diversity here. It's okay to be who you are and to be a little weird or different. Frankly, it is NYC and there are much stranger people out there. Nothing is "bad." Although politically we are generally more liberal, I have met my fair share of great people on the conservative side.

I'm not saying there isn't any challenges here...I have heard one or two stories - but as far as schools go, it's incredibly accepting here.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: As a photography major and a student at NYU, I am to take Tisch courses and CAS courses to fulfill my requirements. The teachers that I have encountered so far have been amazing and very helpful. But with all colleges, it is important that you look up the professors BEFORE you sign up for classes. Each school will have it's good bunch of teachers and not so great bunch. Registration is a bit of a hassle, but it's doable. Bobst, the library, is a huge place full of a plethora of resources.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation is great and they even provide a free shuttle service that picks you up where you are when it gets dark.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: If you forget one form, they are completely unwilling to help with anything. I got zero financial aid.

2 College Junior

Weather: The weather is mostly not too bad in the city, but when it does get bad, it's terrible. Students do not have cars so you are forced to walk to school no matter what kind of torrential downpour is happening outside.

The only time school has ever been cancelled for me was during hurricane sandy.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: New York City is full of fantastic restaurants, especially those in the downtown area. Near Washington Square Park or Union Square are a lot of great place to eat. S'mac is a great macaroni place east of Union Square that serves delicious gooey macaroni built to order.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletic facilities such as Coles are very packed and mediocre in terms of equipment variety and availability. At Palladium, however, the equipment variety is much more diverse and the availability is somewhat better, the peak hours are around 4-9 pm where it may get too hectic to even work out.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is very difficult. I suggest purchasing a monthly pass from a local car garage because it is cheaper than paying daily. If you do plan on parking on campus, allow yourself at least 1 hour to look for ample parking that isn't a NO STANDING AREA. It can be a complete nightmare because residents take up most of the parking in the area as is and students are left with the looser end of the bargain.

5 College Freshman

Majors: While very difficult, the Biology program has been very rewarding.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt any type of threats on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never witnessed any drug issues on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are a lot of restaurants and cafes to choose from in the village.
Lots of retail stores on 5th Ave. St. Marks has a lot of unique shops and food stops. Anything you are looking for can be found in the village.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Palladium and Kimmel are the best dining halls at NYU.

2 College Junior

Technology: Students often have problems with logging in to computers and sometimes even require getting their password reset in order to log in to the system. Printing from computers is often difficult and the computers may be temperamental. It is often difficult to find available computers at the school as well.

5 College Junior

Majors: I would do it again, but the only problem is the cost. NYU is a private institute and while it is a fantastic school, it is a brand name school (you pay for the networking and name on your resume).

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5 College Junior

Majors: I'm in a public relations program. I enjoy it because my professors are all working professionals that teach in their spare time--this means great recommendations and networking relationships. Most professors are happy to assist students in finding internships/jobs that fit their fields. Workload is normal--lots of a reading.

5 College Junior

Majors: I have to have two letters of recommendations, a solid GPA, a GRE score, writing samples, and letter of interest. I heard back pretty quickly--two weeks, I think. Because I'm in a graduate program, work experience was very important. A solid GPA is always helpful. Tips: Apply early.

5 College Junior

Majors: Most internships aren't paid and require course credit. There are some that are paid, but they are rare and very competitive--mostly with big organizations like NBC. Time commitments vary by season: spring is around 20+ hours and most summer internships are full time.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Some parents don't feel like their child will be safe in the city, but we have a bunch of security and I feel very safe because of it. We also have a health center available for students who do not feel well.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: It's located in the city that never sleeps. There's always something to do even on weeknights if you don't have class the next day.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: C means average and that's pretty much how the weather is. November to March is pretty cold, but we get a good chunk off for Winter break so it's bearable. Only at the very beginning and very end of school is it a little warm. Many students are from warmer areas, and they've adjusted fine. Just wear a lot of layers!

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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are many of international students as well as American students with varying ethnicities. With that being said, there are few African Americans.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know people that pledged this semester and they love it, but Greek life isn't as big at NYU as it is at schools that I know that have actual campuses.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Like at any college there are drugs and alcohol present amongst the students, but it's really up to you how much you would like to partake.

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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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