College Junior 2013-04-28T23:39:05Z
New York City's night life is incredible. Whether you're over or under 21, you can find a million things to do any night of the week. Clubbing, bar-hopping, frat parties, amazing restaurants, art gallery openings, shows, dance performances, and concerts are available at varying prices, and many can be found for free. NYU Ticket Central has great deals for Broadway shows, movie tickets, and shows put on at NYU facilities.
College Junior 2013-04-28T23:33:04Z
Nobody at NYU needs to have a car on campus. You can easily take the subway or bus wherever you need to go if it is too far to walk. If you did ever want to park, it would be incredibly expensive.
College Junior 2013-04-28T23:30:38Z
Most NYU students drink alcohol and/or smoke, and many do other drugs, but it depends who you hang out with -- there are so many things to do in the city that you will not be bored at all if you don't do drugs. Alcohol is especially big, and most students pregame in dorms before going out to clubs, bars, or parties, which can lead to pounding back drinks very quickly in a short amount of time. It depends where you live as to how much drug policies are enforced -- some RA's are stricter than others.
College Junior 2013-04-28T23:24:26Z
Greek Life at New York University is widely regarded as poor by students and by students at other schools. This makes it harder to party "with college friends," but you have the entire city to do that.
College Junior 2013-04-28T23:22:50Z
NYU has several computer labs to choose from, and each student gets about $50 worth of free printing credit (about 500 pages) to use at these labs. They're crowded during exams and sometimes in between classes, but for the most part, they're great. Most people own their own computers, and I feel that it would be harder to get by without your own computer here, but the labs are a great resource.
College Junior 2013-04-28T23:20:54Z
Negatives: NYU has virtually no school spirit. Almost no one attends sporting events, and while some of our sports teams perform well, none are particularly notorious for winning. I was an NYU athlete on the women's cross country team for a week, and although a lot of the girls seemed to love it, a lot of my fellow freshmen classmates ended up leaving the team early, as did I. It took a long time to travel to and from suitable running routes, which I found overwhelming with schoolwork.
Positives: both our gyms -- Coles and Palladium -- are excellent. Each have a pool, and you can bike, run on treadmills, use the elliptical machine, lift weights, etc. for free, use the climbing wall at Palladium, and take dance and other athletic classes at discounted rates.
College Sophomore 2013-04-28T23:17:06Z
Very diverse across the different schools. Everyone is interesting and very driven in their own way and come from a variety of backgrounds.
College Sophomore 2013-04-28T23:10:34Z
Health & Safety:
It's an open campus, so basically like youre living in new york city. Except that its in one of the better neighborhoods, so it's not horrible. But still city life regardless
College Sophomore 2013-04-28T23:08:04Z
Lot's of drinking in dorms and around campus. Not too visible but it's there. Also lots of smoking
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T20:19:24Z
HEOP, CSTEP (these two are in-state), and other general financial aid requests are made with a single check on a small box on the application. Of course, be sure to apply for the FAFSA to prove that you qualify. Others have a more rigorous application. Most students at NYU qualify for financial aid, so definitely apply within the university, as well as for whatever scholarships you can find that fit your situation. This page explains it better than I can:
I got a pretty good deal. While many complain about coming out of undergraduate school with thousands in debt, I'm only obligated to take out $3000/year in loans, via the HEOP program, as well as academic scholarships (my GPA is 3.516).
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T20:13:42Z
I'm an English major. I've found two internships in publishing (literary agencies) on Wasserman. I learned a lot about publishing, and I really enjoyed the first internship. I worked about 16 hours, unpaid, and it was really close to campus. There was typical filing and mass communications, but I learned a lot about what agents look for in writers (style, subject matter, originality, etc). The interview process was really short, and it didn't take long to hear back from my boss. She courteously canceled when she wasn't able to make it to whatever plans we had for a meeting, and if there were days she wouldn't show up when I would work, she at least made sure to email me something to do. (That's a lot better than my second internship offered for me.)
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T20:07:30Z
Housing has changed over the years. The food used to have more options, healthier, but one dining hall has converted from tortillas to burgers, while another has become more expensive by converting from all-you-can-eat to a la carte, whose options are fancy, but not of a particularly high quality. Moving is tough because of the constant renovations to housing. For example, Brittany Hall, a freshman dorm, was shut down, leaving freshmen who would've been place there to be placed in a dorm that was already set with a population of upperclassmen for the following year. It became that some of those upperclassmen didn't have a choice in where they would be placed if enough weren't willing to move to a different dorm. Plus, some of the rooms (e.g. Hayden) look horrible, with huge, unexplainable stains on the rug. It seems like certain considerations about living comfortably aren't made in exchange for NYU lazing off on other possible accommodations. The atmosphere is iffy-every year, different people move in, so it's impossible to tell where one might enjoy living, if you want to evaluate by what kind of personalities you might encounter. Programs are nice, though. Lots of food. Freshman dorms get more participants - it's a known issue that upperclassmen dorms have somewhat disinterested students when it comes to dorm life.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-27T19:55:42Z
NYU supplies its own buses to the dorms, and these buses are also available for students who live near dorms who just want a quick ride. The schedule is available online, as well as a map of where the buses actually are. Other than that, Manhattan has great subway service, in spite of usual delays and rerouting on weekends and at other times. Manhattan also has its own bus service, MTA, the Long Island Railroad and other less local trains, and taxis that are all over the place. (Not to mention the more tourist-y transportation options around central park...) For Manhattan's buses and subway lines, metro cards transfer within half an hour trips, although the price of a ride has recently rose from 2.25 (2.50 for single, non-transferrable ticket) to 2.50 (2.75 for single), and the monthly pass cost has also gone up. But outside of Manhattan, taxis are on a different system (unless you're riding in one from there), and the subway is much more spread out.
College Sophomore 2013-04-27T04:09:11Z
There isn't much in terms of frat parties and that sort of thing, but nightlife in the city is great. There are a few great hookah bars that are popular and great lounges. Most of bar and club life, however, is quite dependent on fake IDs, but not impossible to be a part of and quite entertaining when you do get in. There's never a dull weekend.
College Sophomore 2013-04-27T04:07:02Z
NYC is a vibrant and unique setting for a college experience. There are always great events going on, and the university makes a true effort to pair with the community and partake in local festivities. Newsletters with upcoming events are always sent out and often with discounts for students!
College Junior 2013-04-22T19:04:38Z
I love my major of Film & TV. I do believe teachers take too long to explain something. They will take an entire day to explain 2 hours worth of stuff. Hoping to get a job through an internship of mine.
College Junior 2013-04-22T19:02:40Z
I've only had one internship so far and I am a sophomore. It's once a week, unpaid, and somewhat interesting. I do a lot of boring office work, but it's something to put on the resume.
College Junior 2013-04-22T19:01:34Z
If you are smart and talented, it will be easy to get into the school and major of your choice. Simple as that. NYU looks at ALL parts of your application.
College Junior 2013-04-22T18:59:58Z
Your in New York...the city with endless restaurants of every cuisine imaginable.
College Junior 2013-04-20T16:39:12Z
I personally like NYU dining halls. There are various options that you can choose. There are eight kinds of dining halls available with all different menus. Also, if you choose to use meal plan, you get some amount of dining dollars which can be used at Starbucks, Argo Tea, and Dunkin Donuts around the campus. Also the taste of the food at every dining hall is good enough to make you happy :)
College Junior 2013-04-20T16:14:12Z
Of course there are a lot of fancy apartments in New York City. However, most of them are very expensive. When you want to live in Union Square area, rent is LETHAL.
It is still very easy to find good apartments with reasonable price. Usually, further from the campus, lower the rent.
College Junior 2013-04-20T16:06:37Z
Health & Safety:
New York City is much safer and cleaner than it has been, especially around New York University neighborhood.
Office of Public Safety New York University provides Safe Ride Van Service which is on-call, shared ride van service as a transportation to NYU facilities.
Additionally, NYU's Student Health Center provides very helpful medical and counseling services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all NYU students.
College Senior 2013-04-20T15:15:20Z
very strict rules on campus/dorms about alcohol. strictly enforced even if you are 21 you can't drink in the dorm (i don't think).
College Senior 2013-04-20T15:14:10Z
anywhere, everywhere, whatever you want. being 21 helps.
College Senior 2013-04-20T15:10:58Z
nyu also has a website of their own for helping with off campus housing
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