Recent Alumnus 2013-04-16T20:51:34Z
NYU is great for ethnic and racial diversity, but less diverse when it comes to economic background and political beliefs. It's largely upper middle class liberals.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-16T20:45:47Z
The facilities at NYU are top notch, but the campus events and traditions are not as robust, simply because many students prefer to engage in NY city life instead of NYU campus life.
College Junior 2013-04-15T22:58:48Z
A lot of people at NYU go clubbing or out to bars- but you need a really good fake for that. If you don't a lot of people stick with parties at dorms where you can get someone to buy you alcohol.
College Junior 2013-04-15T22:47:42Z
There are a billion restaurants in NYC catering to every known taste. If you are a foody- you will never run out of options. The cost varies, but if you want really fancy food it'll cost you- but good food is everywhere. My favorite thing about NYC restaurants is the health code rating system. Each building has a sign out front with a letter grading the restaurant's health inspection. That way, you know what your restaurant earned and can stay away from the B's and C's.
College Junior 2013-04-15T22:43:28Z
There are always off-campus options because we live in New York City. However, your financial constraints do play a large part in deciding on off-campus housing. If you want a cheap place you will probably have to go to one of the other boroughs. And if you leave NYU housing, you can never come back.
College Junior 2013-04-15T22:39:49Z
The financial aid office is notorious for being unhelpful and having to be reminded twice for everything. Also, NYU is notorious for not giving out much financial aid at all, and although I received a fair amount in my opinion, my financial situation is pretty bad.
College Junior 2013-04-13T21:17:11Z
The campus dining halls are very diverse. There is one dining hall that specializes in international cuisine and even has Indian food! One dining hall even has an elaborate Sunday brunch where students can enjoy a chocolate fountain, a variety of assorted cakes & pastries, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict and your usual breakfast foods.
The dining halls also offer tasty and healthy foods. Every dining hall has a grill, where they will prepare grilled chicken or black bean burgers for you. In addition, the pre-made salads and sandwiches in the dining halls are also delicious. There is a lot of variety, so you can't ever really get sick of the food options.
College Junior 2013-04-13T21:04:38Z
I love cold weather, so I'm not bothered by the temperature.
The spring and fall are somewhat moderate, but winters are freezing and windy. Summers are unbearable. I was in the city for a summer class and I dreaded going outside. Temperatures are humid and in the 90's every day. If you do not stay in the summer and only take classes during the regular school year AND you like cold weather, then its no biggie.
College Junior 2013-04-13T21:00:35Z
I am not affiliated with Greek Life and I don't really know anyone who is.
Greek Life is not a huge aspect of NYU college life. I have never been to a party thrown by Greek Life or know anyone who is associated with Greek Life.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-10T01:47:22Z
Health & Safety:
I felt really safe on campus, security guards are always around and I felt like I could leave my stuff unattended without any issues at the library. (I wouldn't recommend it but just saying that's how comfortable I was with the safety)
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T22:58:28Z
Kimmel food is great but if you go there often it loses it's charm. The best perk of dining halls are downstein and palladium which has a nice buffet style service. Palladium also has sunday brunch which makes getting up on sunday totally worth it.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-09T22:52:48Z
Guys & Girls:
Lots of cute guys if you look of all sorts but tend to be very full of themselves because hey! they're NYU students!
College Sophomore 2013-04-05T19:28:15Z
First off, you get your own bathroom to share with no more than a few people, which is more awesome than you think. No walking down halls to shower in the morning! Dorms ten to be a lot like apartments, I've never made close friends with anyone living on my floor. Most dorms are somewhat pricey, but it is Manhattan.
College Sophomore 2013-04-05T19:26:09Z
For some reason it's been extremely rainy and windy in the last few years, but Fall and Spring tend to be nice. Some snow from December-March, and they will cancel classes if it is too hard to travel.
College Sophomore 2013-04-05T19:24:09Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt particularly unsafe on campus. Remember, NYU doesn't have a well-defined campus, so if you go wandering around Manhattan there is no guarantee for your safety. The area around Washington Square Park though is safe at almost all hours of the night, and guards are posted in every dorm to help you.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T13:56:11Z
All the computers are top of the line with the most recent applications and updates. The only problem is actually finding one that is free to use, especially around finals and midterms. The computers offer tons of software that would be pretty expensive elsewhere so its nice to have available.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T13:53:56Z
The food was good, but it was just a lot of vegan options. I like meat, so if you do too you might not be that open to eating on campus. There are other options that include meat as well, but its mostly centered towards a healthy menu.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T13:50:03Z
There are definitely tons of dining options, but some can be a little pricey. The fact that you are in the heart of manhattan can take its toll on your wallet. I really loved the assortment that the city offers because you can practically eat any kind of food on any street. Also, student discounts are mostly available at chain restaurants but not so much at the really delicious places, so be aware of that also.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T13:47:41Z
Liberal Arts was the most popular major, especially a concentration in social inquiry. I really appreciated the core curriculum of this subject because it allowed me to explore many different subjects, such as history, political science, sociology, psychology and economics, which I felt gave me a very well rounded view of culture and society.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-05T13:40:28Z
I felt that the school was really organized when it came to communicating with the students. I really enjoyed the variety of classes that were offered and felt like it was much better than I had experienced at other schools. Workload was a little bit intense at times, but I think that maybe I benefitted from that because I had to work harder than I did at other schools.
College Junior 2013-04-01T18:53:16Z
Very liberal. If there are rules its pretty fair game.
College Junior 2013-04-01T18:50:58Z
Not too much. dorms are close to campus and NYU has free buses that take you from dorms to campus if needed
College Senior 2013-04-01T15:29:02Z
In terms of race and ethnicity, there is a lot of diversity at NYU. As a student there, you will encounter people of various different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. There is also a lot of diversity in terms of sexual orientation. NYU is well known for its acceptance of different sexual identities. Where the diversity ends, though, is when it comes to political beliefs. A overwhelming majority of students are liberal-minded and tend to support democratic politicians. More conservative opinions are few and far between.
College Senior 2013-04-01T15:20:33Z
New York City is bursting with opportunities to rent or buy an apartment. It is incredibly easy to find places that are available and in a good neighborhood. The only problem is the price. NYU is located in a fantastic area, but that also means that the rents are quite pricey. For this reason a lot of students will look for places in other neighborhoods and commute to school via bus or subway.
College Junior 2013-04-01T02:47:09Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys are fairly attractive but it will seem as if they are hard to find. Most either have a girlfriend or are gay, which isn't a bad thing but it doesn't help when trying to date. They make great friends, though!!!
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