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4 College Freshman

Majors: Currently I'm focusing on the pre-med track, looking to major in History. The options here are great, and I love all the classes I've taken so far. The requirements of the Morse Academic Plan seem to take a lot of time, but it is manageable. I hope to go onto Medical School, and my college has a great advising team for pre-professional students.

4 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into Gallatin was easy. You need an average GPA and an essay to transfer.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: NYU is New York City. There is no real campus, so anything that is going on in NYC is going on at NYU and visa versa.

3 College Junior

Technology: The computer labs are new and clean, but the lines for the printers are enormous.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: By the time I finished the scholarships were able to supplement the majority of my education

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Location and resources of new york city are unparalleled to other universities in the work. The networking one can do as an undergrad while living in nyc can prove properous for one's future.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The student center at NYU is amazing! There are so many organizations for student life, and an amazing facility to promote them. Getting involved is easy, the school finances the clubs fairly, and communication with clubs has never been a problem. It is also very easy to "go green" or find an athletic hobby at NYU. As far as I know, there's something for everybody here at NYU: It's student life is driven by a lot of passion and initiative.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have not received any scholarship. However, the financial department is cooperative and communicates well. I will be trying again for my sophomore yea.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You're in New York City. You can have any food you want, at anytime. Need I say more? Warning: if you move to nyc for school, you may suffer the pizza curse. I am currently afflicted with it. I've spent a considerable amount on pizza since moving here. It's just the best. And there's awesome one dollar pizza a few blocks down from my dorm. Beware the pizza curse.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You have to make your own nightlife. If you like bars and clubs, New York offers a variety of all types and prices. While there are house parties, you have to be outgoing enough to seek them out. There are many neighboring schools that offer their own party scene as well.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you demonstrate genuine need, NYU will give you good financial aid. A lot of people complain that NYU doesn't give good scholarships, which is true if you come from an upper or middle class background. But for those of us that are poor or working class, they do offer a very good amount of financial aid. I still had to take out loans, but nowhere near as much as if I hadn't received scholarships.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: You're living in the middle of NYC, there's an almost unlimited number of bars and clubs within walking distance

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life exists, but only exists as kind of a joke. NYU is a very independent school, people here aren't interested in joining social groups like frats

3 College Junior

Weather: A few chilly months, but fall and spring in NYC is gorgeous

2 College Junior

Campus Food: There's plenty of dining halls to choose from around campus, some better than others. Kimmel and Upstein have delicious choices, but the rest of the dining halls leave something to be desired. Prices are kind of steep for a meal plan, however, and you usually don't end up using all of it.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: NYC is a big city, and an expensive one. There's a large availability of apartments, and even some affordable ones, but only if you're willing to look in brooklyn or the upper edge of manhattan, put up with sketchy landlords and brokers, and pay lots of fees.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: NYU is known for having terrible financial aid; I received a small amount of my tuition covered by aid, and that percentage hasn't risen in the three years I've been here.

5 College Junior

Local Area: You're situated in the middle of New York City, what more could you want? Cheap food, lots of variety; cheap comedy shows, movie theaters (including three different indie theaters around campus), shopping, bars, etc.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Most of the buildings are relatively new and/or renovated.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The campus is generally just quite large and disjointed--by design. Students are more independent than at other schools and do their own thing.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living in New York is extremely expensive. However, NYU does provide many resources for finding housing.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: NYU does have Greek Life but it's incredibly small and not a lot of people join it. It's not a big deal at all.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you have a fake ID, going out in the city is great. If not, there a lot of dorm parties that are good also. The music is good and the atmosphere is too.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are all sorts of people at NYU - from the really artsy type, to the preppy or sporty. It all depends on what you're looking for, but you can pretty much find anyone you want, and a great deal of both guys and girls are really good looking. Personally, I like the artsy type, and trust me there are a lot of really good looking ones out there.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: Honestly, NYU isn't big on sports at all. If you're interested in sports you can definitely join one, but it's not a huge deal on campus at all.

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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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