College Sophomore 2012-12-29T18:08:58Z
Most students walk/take the subway. Do not bring a car as parking is and always will be a hassle. First-year students will rarely be outside walking distance of classes, which are spaced at fifteen minute intervals anyway. NYU has its own shuttle service and also offers pickup/transport to students after hours.
College Sophomore 2012-12-29T17:55:30Z
Peer pressure exists especially when dorming, where "rules" on no drugs/drinking are set up but nine times out of nine are absolutely not enforced. If you say no, rest assured you'll be the minority, but these people do exist and generally suffer little more than bemusement (sometimes even grudging respect) from the majority. Adderall and marijuana usage spikes during finals/midterms.
College Sophomore 2012-12-29T17:26:24Z
Common consensus on campus is that we are the school with the most diversity in the states, whether judging by ethnicity, sexual orientation, major (stern vs. tisch vs. poly...) or economic background. It goes without saying, however, that we are a pretty much liberal-inclined school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-28T00:01:40Z
Real estate in Manhattan is very hard to come by, even if you have the loans to cover living expenses - you most likely won't meet the qualifications for renting unless you have a very qualified co-signer (with good credit and making big bucks in annual salary)
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-27T23:58:04Z
The variety of programs and facilities at NYU make it a great place to learn about your academic and career interests, but more importantly about yourself as an individual.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-27T23:56:36Z
Student life on campus truly reflects the diversity and vitality of the university.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T15:37:29Z
Guys & Girls:
Always a social scene but since it is a very academic based school, kids either go too crazy or are very uptight at parties. Very different looking students since we go in NYC and no judging of other's appearances. Variety of interests not just parties on the weekends and everyone travels between boroughs for different activities. Relationships aren't easy to get into for long term but it is possible.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T15:34:00Z
Always a variety but always very costly. Some student discounts apply so that is a plus.
College Sophomore 2012-12-27T15:29:24Z
It makes it very difficult to get to classes because we walk everywhere and it makes the buildings congested with students trying to flee bad weather.
College Junior 2012-12-27T05:58:37Z
There is no campus, there is no parking. The parking in the garages is EXPENSIVE.
College Junior 2012-12-27T05:55:08Z
The academic program is amazing top notch education. What social scene? The facilities are great, modern and clean. I think that the campus life is also great, I live at home but there is a sense of community between the dormers. The opportunities are endless here were at the heart of the world.
College Senior 2012-12-27T04:36:35Z
There is a ton of diversity at NYU- it's a massive school with people of all races and religions here, from all over the world. We have a ton of international students and students of every sexual orientation. As someone who likes to surround themselves with as many interesting, diverse people as possible, I am definitely happy with the variety of people here. And even if you prefer to stay within a certain group then it is pretty easy to do so as well.
College Senior 2012-12-26T23:48:19Z
It's NYC- there are a million different restaurants of a million different kinds. I'm a health nut and a vegetarian, but never have any trouble finding a place to eat- and when my carnivore friends and I go out to dinner we never have trouble finding a place. There is something for everyone in NYC.
College Senior 2012-12-26T22:46:37Z
There is a lot of variety at NYU Dining, and tons of options, but some of the dining halls don't have the best food. You're required to have a meal plan as a freshman so you eat a ton of dining hall food then but I wouldn't recommend it for the rest of your time at NYU. It's New York City so there are tons of awesome off-campus choices, and if you're on a budget I find it easiest to just cook your own meals. But at least most dining halls are buffet-style so you can have as much as you want!
College Senior 2012-12-26T22:42:06Z
NYU has no real campus anyways, so in terms of distance from classes housing can be incredibly far anyways. Finding an apartment can be difficult, especially if you are on a budget, but if you have 3-4 people it is definitely possible to find a place for less than or about the same cost as housing. Living in an apartment is completely worth it- the freedom is great, and it gives you the chance to spend time in another part of NYC. People at this school generally start finding apartments after sophomore anyways, so it is fairly common and you can get a lot of tips from upperclassmen. Obviously cost is an issue, but it's NYC and NYU, so you're going to be paying a lot no matter what. I enjoyed the opportunity to have an unlimited number of guests for however long I wanted, the ability to throw parties, and (best of all) being able to let my dog live with me!
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T20:20:08Z
Fall, winter, summer, and spring all occur. Be prepared for sunshine or snow.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T20:13:20Z
You are living in New York City. The options are endless and the food is fantastic.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T20:11:57Z
The dorms are large and the dining halls are great, but the lottery system is stressful.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T15:42:26Z
Amazing useful and relevant spaces-not so much seating on campus during finals time though. Steinhardt could use some new desks.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T15:35:50Z
Downtown NYC. Food, music, theatre, parks, shopping. There's no place better in the world.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T15:32:19Z
Health & Safety:
Public safety is everywhere and very helpful, RAs are always around in the case of an emergency, the Student Health Center is conveniently located and very easy to use.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T15:31:28Z
You're living in or very close to NYC. That deserves an A+. On the otherhand, the cost of off campus living can be very pricey. But on-campus housing is so expensive that even a $1,000 per month studio would be more cost efficient than the 9-month on-campus housing lease.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-26T15:29:35Z
I know very little about Greek Life, other than the fact that it's incredibly small and somewhat of a joke around campus. I know only the nicest people involved with Greek life, but Greeks have a reputation for needing to "pay for friends."
College Junior 2012-12-25T16:40:19Z
The school doesn't really care about financial aid
College Sophomore 2012-12-24T06:08:39Z
In my opinion it seems overrated. Kids just end up "partying" in dorms.
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