College Senior 2013-07-30T00:56:11Z
there is plenty of opportunity, most things can be found immediately at clubfest and once you're signed up you'll be informed. Most athletics revolve around the coles sports center. Honestly more people are interested in using the gym for personal workouts than there are people who pay attention to the university team. there are also various clubs for some other athletics like tae kwon do and whatever else that isn't a varsity 'sport'. I think I've even seen competitive ballroom dancing club.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-29T16:20:13Z
There is not much parking on campus. Most people live relatively close by or commute in using public transit.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-29T16:19:27Z
Although the safety might be spotty in some areas there is a lot to do and a fairly well rounded social scene.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-29T16:15:49Z
Health & Safety:
I doesn't seem to be a dangerous area, but as with any large city you have to be wary.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T13:29:52Z
New York City has some of the best restaurants in the world. That being said, they can also be some of the most expensive restaurants in the world. The great thing about being near NYU is that many of the restaurants have student discounts or accept campus cash. It's easy to get food delivered to your dorm at almost any hour, and finding a new place is easy. Sometimes, I'll walk around with a group of friends until we find a place that looks good. Other times, we'll look up what we're in the mood for on Yelp and find a place that's delicious and affordable.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T13:26:13Z
The best part of NYU's transportation is the safety shuttle. All you have to do is call the number and they will come pick you up wherever you are. It's a free and safe ride back to your dorm. People generally walk to their destinations because it's free and the city is a really nice place to walk when the weather is nice. However, when it gets late, walking isn't always the best option. The subways are relatively cheap and easy to navigate, but once again not the safest option after about 1 am. Taxis are pretty easy to find, especially at night, but can be expensive.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T13:20:11Z
Most clubs and bars are 21 and older, but there are a few bars around Washington Square where they'll allow anyone in and only ID for alcoholic drinks. It's an easy area to hang out in during the warmer months, but when you get into November, it starts getting colder and you're less likely to want to go out. Even if you plan on staying inside, the dorms are a nice place to hang out. The ones with kitchens make it easy to have people over for dinner or snacks.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T10:37:25Z
Guys & Girls:
A good mix of both guys and girls with different interests
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T23:43:00Z
Do not bring a car to NYU. It is not worth the cost of parking in parking garages or trying to find a spot on the street. Do not do it.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T23:41:14Z
Greek like is not very big at NYU, and they definitely don't dominate the campus like in other universities. They can be good for the occasional party, but they are definitely not the stereotypical huge frat parties that one would think. The fraternities and sororities do not have houses, but have penthouses in some of the dorms on campus, so there is less space and parties can get crowded fast.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T23:37:39Z
Most people have their own computers, but most people don't seem to have their own printers. It can be hard to get access to a computer in the computer labs in order to print as they are almost always crowded.
College Senior 2013-07-28T20:00:06Z
Health & Safety:
I feel safe around NYU, but you have to remember that NYU doesn't actually have campus grounds; it is mixed in with the rest of New York City and the public. I'm a native new yorker, so I'm used to city life and I have a new yorker mentality when it comes to strangers. That being said, the area where most of NYU's buildings are is a safe area, yet you still have to be careful about people snatching your bag when you're not looking (especially if you are walking around looking like an oblivious freshman fresh out of the country side.) But don't let that discourage you from going, you just have to remember to always be smart and aware when you are by yourself, and don't leave your phone and laptop unattended! If you look smart and aware people won't bother you, but if you make yourself a target, then you will be a target. Inside of the NYU buildings/dorms I feel completely safe. Most of the student body are honest, and I have lost an iPhone in a NYU building and found it the next day with the security guards. Of course, I have also heard of laptops going missing from dorm rooms, but one particular room was notorious for leaving their door wide open with all their stuff right there in the common room overnight. So, again, the lesson here is to be smart and aware!
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T16:46:52Z
New York City is amazing. There is great food and endless opportunities to explore.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T16:45:52Z
Great bar scene around the East Village. Clubs are great for girls if you go with promoters. You pretty much need a 21+ ID for most of the nightlife.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T15:45:06Z
The MTA is horrible during rush hour. Delays are very common and as I commute, I make sure to leave my house at least 20-30 minutes before Google Maps tells me I should.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T15:40:16Z
Hot in September, nice in October/November, starts getting really cold from December to March. It rains maybe once every week or two.
College Senior 2013-07-27T22:47:29Z
This is by far the worst, most unsanitary place I have ever stayed. In NYC roaches are a part of life, but I had a fist sized hole in my bathroom behind the toilet that they were comin in through. I also had an ant infestation. When I discussed these issues with the hall director Charles Braun he had the nerve to tell me that he can't find a work order to deal with the ant problem that I put in the first week living here. The maintenance staff and security staff are all incredibly unpleasant and rude. The room looks NOTHING like what is advertised on their website and in the summer there is no dining hall in the building. They close at 8 as well with no late night option, so although you pay 875 dollars to eat (mandatory), people with JOBS like the many interns that stay there can not eat dinner if they work late. I have asked for some money back because the place is unlivable and I was told that my concerns are immaterial. I am posting this to save anyone else from living here and wasting all that money. Please take my word for it and do not live at nyu.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-27T04:50:51Z
All of the teachers in the publishing programs are working in publishing right now. That means that we learn from people with lots of real-life examples and that can serve as references in the future. And the program encourages students to take internships to help gain experience and build up your resume. Having all of the big book and magazine publishers in New York is a huge plus!
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-27T04:45:54Z
I've rarely used the computers at the school. One of the smaller libraries has computers that don't have any Microsoft Office programs, which is inconvenient.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-27T04:43:55Z
Living in NYC has led me to try many new things. I've become addicted to Japanese curry, which I've never seen anywhere else in the US. There's a lot of variety for every budget. And this being New York, you can find information online and in magazines on tons of cheap places to eat.
College Junior 2013-07-24T18:02:44Z
NYU's student life is where everyone would like to be. The buildings are a mix of old and new and you can't compare the city life to anything else. Washington Square Park is a great hang out and the school is in a location that is close to so many other cool parts of the city. The gym is great and the libraries are numerous. I wish there was more green in general, but it's the city, what can you do?
College Junior 2013-07-24T18:01:29Z
I think that because the school is in such an amazing location in NYC, it is already unique. The social scene is pretty much handed to you (with the metro that can take you anywhere) and there are always tons of people hanging out at Washington Sq Park. Facilities are always being updated, which is great.
College Junior 2013-07-24T17:59:51Z
It's New York! There's so many great places to eat.
College Junior 2013-07-24T17:58:58Z
Health & Safety:
I haven't had too much experience with this yet, but I think that for the most part people feel relatively safe on campus. I think you just have to be smart about where you go and when you go there--which can be said for any school.
College Junior 2013-07-24T17:57:18Z
I received a 9000 dollar scholarship which is great, and I was able to see a financial aid counselor. However, I wish that they were more active about helping me secure a financial aid package and explain to me the workings of work study opportunities.
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