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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms at NYU are really hit or miss, and which one you get is really just the luck of the draw. They "try to accommodate" you, but they miss all the time.
Out of the freshman dorms, Third North is definitely the nicest- it has one of the best dining halls, each dorm has a kitchen, it's social, and it's the newest. While Hayden is definitely the most popular choice, considering it's got the rep (and rightfully so) of being the party dorm.

For upperclassman, Gramercy Green is definitely the nicest dorm- it has hardwood floors and granite countertops, and is the same price as third north. It's a little out of the way, so it's just deciding what is more important to you. Palladium is usually a popular pick, considering it basically has the world revolving around it; it houses the gym, the most popular dining hall, and it's a pretty average/nice dorm.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All of NYU's facilities are top notch. The Bobst library for example, is overwhelming it is so large; but it such an amazingly beautiful masterpiece. Gyms like Palladium and Coles are so fully equipped and nice that you'll have no excuse for gaining the freshman 15. All the NYU buildings are very nice, clean, and look like it charges its students way too much to go there (which it does, proudly.)

5 College Freshman

Local Area: New York City is a very vibrant city that has a very diverse population. There are all types of people and everyone is generally very friendly.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is the MTA subway and plenty of buses, plus yellow cabs. Transportation is not an issue.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The possibilities are limitless. You are situated in the heart of NYC, so there are so many varieties of restaurants you can choose from.

4 College Junior

Academics: The instructors here at very valuable to the learning process. They each bring their own experiences and help us learn in a way that's more applicable to the industry. The only downside is that they have limited office hours to meet, but that doesn't mean they aren't willing to try.

3 College Senior

Academics: Professors are exceptionally well versed in their fields, however, they often seem disinterested in the class/level of ability of students in the classroom. Professors are also often unaccessible outside of the classroom for help or office hours.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's great to be in the heart of the city and have all of its resources at your fingertips. However, the university itself has been highly disappointing. It's hard to build relationships with professors and receive the necessary help to succeed.

2 College Senior

Academics: Facilities are sub par and staff is often unapproachable.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is such a wide-selection of majors, and at Gallatin you can "create" your own major. However, you need to be very articulate, and know what direction you're going to be headed.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's pretty nonexistent (unless you go to the gym). You wouldn't see people training for the team on a regular basis because there isn't that type of facility available -such as football fields; that's one thing you have to sacrifice when you're living in the city.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: People don't really talk about the Greek life, and there isn't a huge tradition of getting into a fraternity or sorority. However, there is still a wide selection, and people (in frats/sororities) are very friendly and inviting.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always something, even on weekdays, if you ask or know the right people. We're never short on nightlife; it's NYC.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: despite what some people might say, NYU so has a "campus." we dominate the entire washington square park area. there is so much to do here and it's just a great place to be in.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: So much to do! You're in a young, hip neighborhood in the greatest city in the world. Enough said.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is pretty good (for a dining hall) and there are plenty of choices. Most people end up getting off the meal plan after their freshmen year though, because there are plenty of more affordable and better tasting food options in the city.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: NYU is very different from the traditional college experience, but I really love it here. It is harder to make friends and there isn't such a sense of "school spirit," but having the city as your campus is priceless.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am in stern for finance. Stern has a reputation of being very pretentious and cutthroat but I find that to be misleading. Everyone is very ambitious but usually helpful. Academically other than Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Princeton, NYU Stern is the best place for finance. The university has incredible resources for jobs and internships and an incredible number of people work while at school

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health center is fairly helpful and public safety at some of the dorms can be aloverbearing sometimes. You have to keep in mind that nyu doesnt have a campus so there will be strangers, non college people, homeless people around. But with that said, because there are so many people, the streets are safe at any time in the night

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Certain schools and majors have a great reputation, but spending money on some of the more random majors is a waste. For example, I believe that spending this much tuition is valuable if you want to go to Tisch, Stern, do a math, cognitive science, or philosophy major.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Even though some fractions of campus is spread out in the city, most of the campus is close to Washington Square Park. I walked to school every day

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Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: IF - and I do mean IF there is Greek life at this's very well hidden

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2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It Exists? honestly I don't know too much about greek life at NYU. I know we have it, I know there's a gay frat, but that's about it. It's not very prevalent, but it's here.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The subway is my preferred method; it's cheap, it gets you very close, if not at your actual destination. It also runs every 5 minutes or so, so very convenient indeed. However, it tend to get crowded, so expect to stand through your short journey. It can get pretty stuffy at the station, but the cars themselves are air-conditioned. The bus is my second option, cheap as well, but if there's traffic, then it backfires. Taxis can get you anywhere fast, but they're more pricey. YOU'RE IN THE CITY! It's very likely that your destination is not very far after all, so take a walk, ride your bike. It's free and healthy!

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus Dining is quite good. There are at least seven dining halls with a variety of healthy foods and eating in general. The quality of the food is very good. Each dining hall has something special to offer.

There are several meal plan options with flexible dollars and campus cash possibliities.


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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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