Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:45:54Z
Not Too Strict – If you get caught drinking and are underage, you have to go to a counseling session that lasts a few hours.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:44:13Z
Film Major: Mostly Great Professors, Small Classes – I've had a lot of really great professors and have learned a lot about film from professors who have worked in the industry. The best thing was the small class size in this department. In my 3 years (so far) I've only had one lecture class that was 500 kids (Psychology).
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T17:41:50Z
Cold and Snowy – My first 2 winters were very tough - last winter was pretty mild.
College Junior 2012-08-29T17:21:25Z
The World Is Your Oyster – Since there is no official campus, students are trust even faster into an adult world as there is no one to tell you know, where and when to be, or where to go. But don't get overwhelmed. As long as you can balance that freedom with self-restraint and common sense then the world really is yours. Take advantage of the culture around you--museums, shows, parks, restaurants. NYU awards all of those experiences.
College Junior 2012-08-29T17:16:09Z
So many different options for whatever your palate is in the mood for. Asian, Cajun, BBQ, American, Mexican, Italian, NYC has got it. Some are expensive, but lots more are affordable and quite good.
College Junior 2012-08-29T17:10:22Z
Unparalleled Experience – With the endless opportunities surrounding you at NYU, the experience(s) you will have by the end of your four years most likely would have already prepared you for work in your intended career. Great, exciting environment and people, just need to be able to find time to study!
College Junior 2012-08-29T16:49:12Z
Labs Are Great – There are labs all over the library and they are all super new and fast running.
College Junior 2012-08-29T16:48:31Z
Apartments Are Expensive – But if you look in Brooklyn you can always find something cheap with your roommates.
College Junior 2012-08-29T16:44:39Z
Sports Are Not That Important – NYU is a different school because we have other focuses besides sports. Of course we have school spirit and go out to see as many games as we can like hockey and some basketball. But its a D3 school so the sports teams are not that rigorous.
College Junior 2012-08-29T08:39:16Z
You're in NYC so the nightlife is going to be great! The only problem is its +18 or +21 for most clubs and bars, so you need to find away around that if you don't want to get in trouble. But once you're overage, its great!
College Junior 2012-08-29T08:34:50Z
NYU is over two dozen study abroad sites, including a new campus in Abu Dhabi and another one in Shanghai that will open next year. The best part about NYU is how the institution pushes students to travel and spend time in foreign places to learn about the world in a different perspective.
College Junior 2012-08-29T08:32:01Z
Expensive but in NYC – The important thing to take away from NYU's facilities is that they're in NEW YORK CITY. This means that though it's expensive, you're living in one of the best cities of the world and you're going to have a great time. Some dorms are better than others, but you're guaranteed housing for the full four years.
College Junior 2012-08-29T08:28:38Z
My favorits thing about athletics at NYU is we have no varsity teams, so it's mostly kids that are playing sports as a passion, but really focused on studying! NYU has everything - from basketball to surfing. The only thing we don't offer is baseball, which was president John Sexton's choice.
College Junior 2012-08-29T08:25:18Z
Perfectly Balanced – In the summer it's cold, which is great! You get rain, snow and hail. But in the summer, the sun comes out and you get your fill of vitamin D. I like a balance and I like it when my seasons are representative - that means snow in the winter and sun in the summer. So it's perfect in NYC!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T19:10:57Z
Health & Safety:
You Feel Safe in NYC – NYU is in the middle of a giant city but you quickly feel that it becomes a small village. People are proud of their neighboorhood and I've never felt unsafe
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T19:05:30Z
I was expecting it to be a bit intimidating to arrive alone in NYC, but the teachers and my class mates made me feel at home:)
College Sophomore 2012-08-27T05:20:17Z
Great public transportation by sub way and bus.Can ride or way buidings are not far apart
College Sophomore 2012-08-23T21:06:09Z
It's up to You – You can make your experience at NYU whatever you like. Nothing will be given to you in a silver plate, so you do have to work for things. You have to be able to balance your social and academic lives, since it is NYU and it is demanding. But the experiences make up for the lack of "campus" and traditional settings.
College Sophomore 2012-08-23T21:02:45Z
You'll Find Them, but They Are Expensive – Apts in NYC are relatively easy to find, but if you do find one in Manhattan, they'll probably be expensive. Some NYU students choose to move to Brooklyn when they go for off-campus apts. But in Manhattan, the best bet to getting a nicer apt is to have roommates to share the pricy rent!
College Sophomore 2012-08-23T20:58:36Z
Honestly, why would you even need a car? It's NYC! The subway is the best, cheapest, quickest way to get around, besides walking, since everything is so close. If you really need a car, take a cab. The only time you'll need a car is when you move-in.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-21T18:45:54Z
Depends on Where You Go – The dining options really depend on which dining hall you visit. Hayden is known to have great vegetarian and vegan options. Up-stein has a kosher cafeteria. But by far I think Paladium has the best food. Grab a bite to eat after your workout!
But after your freshman year, I would not recommend you continuing your meal plan. I did the math and a meal at NYU's cafeterias costs $10-$12. With all the great restaurants that surround you, you could get a better meal, for the same amount of money, if you go out to eat.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-21T18:42:03Z
I Mean, It's New York – As far as NYU goes, there is still a majority of white and Asian students. There are very few African American and Hispanic students. But because NYU is in the middle of NYC, and because NYC is one of the most diverse, if not THE most diverse cities in the world, you never feel like you are going to a demographically challenged school. Harlem, Little Italy, Chinatown are pockets of extreme diversity just a short METRO ride away.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-21T18:38:26Z
This is very widely known: NYU is an artsy school, not a sports school! DO NOT come to NYU if your life passion is sports. We do have two great gyms (one is getting upgraded) and there are teams and inter-mural teams. But if you're looking for a competitive college sports team, don't look here. School spirit wise, there isn't much of that either. There is no, whole school community feeling. But people are very proud to go to NYU and they express it on their own, with their friends, not at stadiums.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-21T18:34:26Z
Really, There Is No Comparison to NYC – This is a no-brainer. I mean, it's one of the reasons people want to go to NYU, because of NYC. What can I really say? Everything you heard is true--all the crazy stuff, amazing opportunities, awful experiences. You can have the best time of your life here, and you can have your lowest lows. But one thing that is consistent is the constant stimulation. You will not be bored, and you will definitely be challenged. And the city is so beautiful.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-21T18:19:56Z
Brooklyn Is Your Best Bet – Many people opt for off-campus housing after their freshman year because of the high housing cost. I did the math, and the cost of living on camps is about $300 more expensive, per month, for the same kind of living arrangements off campus (single in suite vs. private room in shared apartments). Albeit you will not have such a great location that housing provides. But taking into account the number of college students renting apartments in many lively neighborhood, and the efficiency of the subway, there is no reason why a college student NEEDS to live in the village.
The best and most NYU-populated neighborhoods include:
This list is ordered in decreasing cost of living.
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