College Junior 2012-11-06T22:15:39Z
They have a regular four seasons which can be annoying only because you have to walk everywhere! So winter seems a lot colder than what I'm used to. But it is also quite beautiful, and there is nothing quite like experiencing all the seasons in New York City.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T01:43:53Z
Very windy so expect to break 2-3 umbrellas each year. Unless you purchase the strong ones.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T01:42:16Z
NYU is all about the night life.
In fact, the actual life begins after 12am.
There are various parties to go to, both bars and dorms.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T01:40:37Z
Most dorms have drug use and some sort of drug deal going on.
It's not the worst but it is definitely not a good scene.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T01:39:00Z
All the computers have the latest Intel Processors
and availability to latest Macbooks as well.
College Sophomore 2012-11-04T15:48:28Z
Greek life is definitely present and if you choose to get involved, you can get an involved as you want to be. I know guys who do nothing but frat stuff but I also know brothers who are in but don't go to anything. Its there if you want it.
College Sophomore 2012-11-04T15:47:21Z
There's absolutely no reason to even have a car in New York city, and NYU doesn't make any effort to have parking for it's students.
College Junior 2012-11-04T06:48:38Z
New York City is the best city in the world. There are so many different things to do, from art, to music, to partying, to restaurants and shows.
College Junior 2012-11-04T06:46:48Z
I would say that alcohol is a large part of college life, particularly if you're over 21, but nobody peer pressures you or makes you feel bad if you don't drink.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-04T04:13:01Z
There is no campus strictness or academic strictness really. I've never received an offense. It's all other students just trying to do their job to keep their free housing. But there are many loopholes and you can easily explain yourself in a diplomatic way.
If anything, the city of New York will be a little more strict on you about your social life. As far as academics, as long as you perform well, you won't be faced with academic probation.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-04T04:07:22Z
There is financial aid available, but most of it is geared towards getting loans. I have a deep seeded issue with loan companies and I'm still struggling to pay them off in this hyper-inflated low wage economy, and I would recommend getting as many scholarships as you can.
Also, look into Pell Grants. They are about $2000 at most, not nearly enough to cover the tuition at NYU, but if you have the drive write as many scholarship essays as possible to get your tuition funded.
I loved NYU so much that I'm looking at their graduate school program. However, I'm not looking to take out massive student loans again and am trying to find as many suitable scholarships to get me to school again to defer loans and to get my Master's.
College Senior 2012-11-01T19:13:59Z
Most NYU schools & dorms are located around Washington Square Park. This means 3 things: 1. You are in the heart of NYC, but still in a relatively quiet place. 2. You have an amazing park nearby where you get to see little performances by artists everyday. 3. You are surrounded by students!
There are students from all over the world & everyone has an NYU spirit that bonds us together.
There's a sports center, lots of shopping places and number of eateries & restaurants within a mile from most schools!
You're in Manhattan..nothing better!
College Senior 2012-11-01T19:01:36Z
Being a graduate school, alcohol is served at most social events here. Smoking is strictly prohibited in school buildings & so you see people smoking only outside (& since there is no school "campus" as such, restrictions can be imposed only inside the individual school buildings). No idea about undergraduate school activities.
College Sophomore 2012-10-31T02:10:29Z
Its New York City! There is so much to do. You can take the subway to see the Statue of Liberty or The Empire State or go to a museum. There is always a party going on. Greenwich Village is full of shops and food. It is right next to Soho, so the shopping options are endless. Also, there are actually some nice parks like Washington Square Park. You can also catch a baseball game or go to a Broadway show or a musical. There is an endless number of things to do.
College Sophomore 2012-10-31T02:01:42Z
I live in Third North which is supposed to be the best freshmen dorm on campus. It seems only mediocre to me. The room is dirty and the air conditioning seems to be broken. There is dust everywhere and there is mold growing on the air vents. The food is not that great either. There is a salad bar and pizza and hot food, but the food becomes boring and repetitive. If Third North is supposed to be the best freshman dorm, I cannot imagine how the other dorms are. But we do get a kitchen and a game and TV lounge which is nice.
College Sophomore 2012-10-31T01:57:18Z
The restaurants here are amazing and so diverse. Although most of the food is a bit on the expensive side, there are a vast number of options such as fast food places like Wendy's, McDonalds or Chipotle that offer cheap dining. There are also tons of food carts located close to classes so there is no chance that students will ever go hungry. What I love is the number of vegetarian and vegan options. Being a vegetarian myself, it is nice to know that if I forget to prepare my lunch or if I do not have the time, there are always dining options available for me.
College Sophomore 2012-10-29T18:07:33Z
There's tons of clubs and restaurants in Greenwich village. Sometimes they don't even check your id.
College Sophomore 2012-10-29T18:04:42Z
Cars are useless in New York City. There is no space to park.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-28T20:09:33Z
Nightlife at NYU is very enjoyable and memorable. Students go out to outside clubs and have fun. But for those who drink, it is always good to drink responsibly to avoid trouble out there. Most clubs are tolerant to those who are 21 and over. Transportation back to the campus is convenient during reasonable hours.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-28T19:58:44Z
New York city is a very attractive city. It has many celebrities who are in the music industry, and this creates bliss to music lovers and those who wish to become musicians. Shopping is enjoyable mostly to the rich, because the cost of living in New York is very high. People in the New York communities value students because New York University is a very reputable university worldwide.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-28T19:42:36Z
The financial aid process is very stressful. It is difficult for international students to get financial aid. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid. I am yet to receive a considerable amount of financial aid.
Here are the tips to get financial aid:
- demonstrate the need for financial need
- excel in academic studies
- excel in sports activities
College Junior 2012-10-27T16:17:29Z
There is a lot of help and support if you are pre-health.
College Junior 2012-10-27T16:15:26Z
It's NYC...I personally don't mind the different weather.
College Junior 2012-10-27T16:14:30Z
There are definitely enough computer labs and the printing service is great.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-27T05:56:51Z
Manhattan apartments are small and pricey, but you can't beat the location; everything is easy access. NYU has an off-campus housing listing, but other websites are often more useful.
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