Recent Alumnus 2012-04-13T00:21:43Z
It's New York City, Why Else? NYU was not my dream school, but I can see why it was ranked in the top 5 dream schools of students. Every experience is truly cherishable. Not only do I get an amazing college experience, but I'm absorbing the city at the same time. This is THE best school for a student like me. I grew up in the suburbs my entire life, only visiting the city at times, which was Los Angeles. But now I'm taking advantage of my acceptance at NYU to study what I love and try living the life of a city girl. I think there really isn't any other school that can give me the experience I have had here.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-13T00:07:54Z
On the Down Low – The marijuana usage is very prominent, let alone alcohol. Students frequently drink and smoke in the dorms, but the policies are quite strict. The RAs are usually nice, but efficient because they enforce the policies rather than letting us go. Because of this fact, many students just dress as if they're 25 and go out to bars to get a couple of drinks and absorb the city nightlife.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-13T00:03:35Z
Guys & Girls:
New York Is Fashion Capital – NYU guys are very pretty. Not handsome, but pretty. They dress extremely stylishly, looking more like a city guy than a college student, which goes for most of the girls too. However, 9 times out of 10, if you meet an extremely well-dressed, pretty-looking boy, he will probably be gay or taken. NYU girls have the looks. I feel so bad about myself when I'm wearing sweats because so many NYU girls look so nice every day. Now as for personalities, generally, everyone is easily approachable and nice. I personally have never met an unlikable student on campus.
College Junior 2012-04-12T17:02:51Z
A Fit for a Certain Type – Nyu is perfect for the people that enjoy the unexpected. Parties are hard to count on, so you have to make your own fun, but then again, you're in New York City. Lost of fun events, concerts, shows, indie movie theaters, and then the occasional rooftop apartment party that seems to make living anywhere but ny not worth it.
College Junior 2012-04-12T16:58:22Z
New York Is a Melting Pot – The diversity of the student body is not bad, but definitely dominated by whites, asians, and indians. The real diversity comes from living in the city, unbound by the "NYU" type. All types of religions and many non religious people.
College Senior 2012-04-12T04:10:52Z
Great College Experience: Priceless? I love NYU. There are great professors, a plethora of opportunities for study and research, and tons of great things to do on campus. And how can you beat New York City? On one street you can find a Halal food cart, a Vietnamese restaurant, a scarf store, and a museum. There is a price you pay.
Its a school for rich kids... besides the hefty tuition, New York is expensive. Unless you are rich and don't need loans, don't even bother trying. NYU is a stickler about any kind of financial aid, and they do not work well with the government about securing loans for students. There is also a lot of red tape, I've spent many a day going between departments trying to get answers and it is nearly impossible.
If you are willing to pay the price its a great place.
College Senior 2012-04-12T03:38:05Z
Not in New York City – They are good for what the space can hold. There are two athletic centers and comprehensive gyms. The pools are okay, but for the amount of students that attend NYU it doesn't seem like enough. Good effort but not perfect.
There is one main library, Bobst, but it is a great place, lots of great options, media, books, study spaces. Its a huge imposing building that makes studying less so. There are some other smaller libraries that are underrated but really beautiful, mostly at the grad centers.
College Senior 2012-04-10T23:24:42Z
Health & Safety:
Good Security – always feel safe, they let everyone know what is going on. no lack of information
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T03:23:02Z
I frequently commute using the train. It's pretty practical to use it in NYC. NYU also provides special bus services that are free to Students, but have limited routs.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T03:20:05Z
I'm not part of any, but I have friends who are part of the NYU greek life. Greek life in NYU is not very big, but very active. There are not Greek life housing due to the fact that the Greek life isn't as big.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-06T03:14:26Z
Health & Safety:
For the most part NYU is a safe place, there are security guards in every school.They are pretty strict about showing Id cards before entering the building, and If you call security they are quick to come or respond.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-04T15:01:32Z
Diversity at Its Finest – NYU is extremely diverse and they are super supportive of diversity as well. They have great events which show this. An upcoming event is Ally week - which is not just allies of the lgbtq community, but multi-cultural students as well.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-04T14:57:01Z
There is a huge Greek life at NYU. Although I am not too familiar with it, they are housed in the same dorm I live in. There are penthouse options, and there is a points ranking system that determines which sororities or fraternities get to live in the penthouses each year. The groups host many activities in the dorms. I do not interact with them, though. They do not seem to cause much trouble on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-04T14:54:40Z
All the facilities on campus are pretty great. We have two gyms which are very clean. The library is humongous. There are always activities happening on campus, in fact, too many to choose from!
College Senior 2012-04-01T04:09:47Z
Diversity, Strong Academics, and More. NYU Stern's Finance Program is one of the strongest in the nation and many top firms come to this school to recruit students. We are centered in the vibrant city of New York with many night activities and a variety of cuisines for students to eat at. NYU is one of the most diverse schools in the United States accepting students of multiple backgrounds and those from other countries as well.
College Senior 2012-04-01T04:02:58Z
It's Pretty Good – The NYU environment demands students to compete with one another. Many classes are stimulating and have engaged students who are willing to learn. Many professors demand students to actively ask questions and take participation into consideration of their grades. Many students would much rather prefer working independently than in a group unless requested of them.
College Senior 2012-04-01T03:46:50Z
Pretty Good in General – The Campus Dining has pretty good food. There are a variety of places to get food, but sometimes, the dining halls are pretty far from each other. Other than that, you get different foods from different dining halls all the time. The food is a little pricy though if you do not have a meal plan. Many of my friends do not use up all their swipes.
College Junior 2012-03-28T21:41:23Z
I swear to you there is every race at NYU. When they say they are diverse they're not lying, but most races stick together. An NYU Korean and an NYU Jewish kid have never met. This isn't the case 100% of the time though. I have White--all types, Asian (all types of Asians--so many Asians!), Black, Spanish--like Costa Rican, Mexican, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Armenian. So much more.
College Junior 2012-03-28T21:30:07Z
Endless Fun – There is an incredible amount of things to do in NYC it's not even describable. Never a dull moment. Make sure you have some cash though!
College Junior 2012-03-28T21:24:00Z
Make sure you have roommates. Apartments in NYC are very expensive. I would just stay on campus.
College Junior 2012-03-28T21:21:38Z
Living on Campus – All freshmen dorms are very close to campus. There are dining halls within Hayden, Third North, and Rubin. All are wonderful to live in. Brittany is being renovated (it was the worst). Hayden and Rubin are my favorites. 5 minute walk to Washington Sq. Park. The social atmosphere is what you make of it. Plus there is all of NYC surrounding you. Everything is pretty costly, it's New York. Excellent convenience for all Freshmen dorms and most Upperclassmen. All of the upperclassmen dorms are great! The housing process is pretty easy. Just pay attention to deadlines and get your health papers in!
College Junior 2012-03-28T21:13:16Z
Best athletic centers, they have everything! There are 2 main ones and 1 more secretive one--all very good. Plenty of student centers for commuters or just kids on campus looking for a place to go. A lot of computers available. The biggest library in the nation. It's awesome. Ample campus activities. Basically, there is everything you could ever need.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T19:06:53Z
Open Sexual Orientation – Here in New York there are various sexual orientations and all are accepted so it is best to be open minded.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T19:03:59Z
The NYU Kimmel Center is located at the heart of Greenwich Village and is a great place to use computers and attend student club meetings and events
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T19:01:08Z
High Security – New York is surrounded by security guards and police officers so it does feel safe although it can be a little bit difficult when trying to go into a building or event.
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