Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T18:47:57Z
Wifi Extensive Availability – New York University has reliable wifi connection for NYU students that can be used at any of its campuses and even in the surrounded outdoor parks at times. It is however to rely on the campus wifi connection. Then there is always a nearby Mcdonalds offering free wifi connection as an alternative.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T18:37:28Z
New York especially now has noticed a mixture of temperatures, some can be one day hot and one day very cold, although in the spring time it is getting warmer.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T18:34:28Z
New York Scene – New york is surrounded by drug and alcohol scene so it is good to know where you go around New York University and who you hang out with.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T18:28:10Z
Food Stands and Dining Options – There are so many food options around New York University here from restaurants to food stands depending on your budget.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T18:16:46Z
New York is very expensive to live in, especially New York University so that is why it is best to find an apartment to share with roommates in the New York City area or in another New York borough like Queens or Brooklyn as an alternative. New York University has an extensive off-campus housing database and another option would be to look on craigslist, where I found affordable shared apartments.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T18:13:40Z
Go to St. Mark's Place – There are various and diverse restaurants in New York City and St. Mark's Place is near the main New York University campus and a great spot to walk in and eat at, especially the famous Dallas BBQs.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-26T18:06:58Z
New York University is surrounded by New York's tourist attraction sites from bars and clubs to broadway and comedy shows that are within an hour away.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-25T16:34:25Z
Access to Internships – NYU has the very distinct advantage of proximity and connections to companies and positions across every sector. As an undergraduate, I was able to intern on Wall Street and as a graduate student, I am looking forward to opportunities at the United Nations or another NGO.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-25T16:31:20Z
Unique Campus Life – You will feel like a true New Yorker as a college student since the campus is completely integrated with downtown Manhattan. The experience is unparalleled.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-25T16:26:37Z
Student Centers – Very tight security to ensure non-students are kept out. Safe, clean and consistently updating services for students to encourage activity on campus.
College Junior 2012-03-23T17:35:50Z
You're living in Manhattan, what else is there to say? Bustling city with an amazing night life. Go out and explore!
College Junior 2012-03-23T17:33:36Z
Rigorous but Fruitful – Because NYU is still rising in national rankings and attempting to make a bigger name for itself, academics are emphasized and rigorous. A positive note, however, is that the university's location helps bring in very talented, experienced individuals as professors, such as the Ex Foreign Minister of Mexico, a CNN anchor, Swizz Beats, and James Franco.
College Senior 2012-03-21T04:26:14Z
Not Bad – Although an RA will get you in trouble, they don't go out of their way to catch you drinking or smoking. Usually they only act when a compliant is filed by another student, when the noise is excessive, or when the hallway reeks of weed.
The punishments aren't horrible. The first offensive is just a verbal warning, followed by housing probation (like a written warning), which is followed by a drug or alcohol safety class. It takes about 3 times to be written up to jeopardize your housing rights. However, these rights can be severe, including your ability to study abroad.
Just don't be stupid and you won't get caught.
College Senior 2012-03-21T04:21:41Z
The City Is Your Playground! This is the city that never sleeps! The nightlife is crazy. Everyone has a fake and everyone parties.... hard.
College Senior 2012-03-21T04:19:16Z
Apartment Hunting Can Be Daunting... but It's Worth It! Living in New York City is expensive. Although NYU has some fantastic on-campus housing, the rates are a little overpriced for the area as well as the size of the room. The vast majority of upperclassmen move off of campus, usually by their junior year. Finding an apartment in the crazy city can be one of the scariest things ever--- it can be hard to avoid rental scams, relator fees, etc. However, apartments are everywhere, and they are often cheaper than on-campus housing.
College Junior 2012-03-21T01:44:45Z
Broadway Baby! I have not had an internship while in college, but I know that it is a crucial component of my major in the future. As a Production and Design major in NYU Tisch School of The Art's Drama Department, there are many opportunities to get theatre internships and what better place for theatre than NYC? Many upperclassmen in my major have had fantastic internships both on Broadway and off, its the perfect place to be for theatre.
College Junior 2012-03-21T01:39:03Z
The City That Never Sleeps – It isnt difficult to find something to do in New York at night, while most clubs and bars are 21 and up, there are still many fun places for those under 21 to go. If a bar or club isnt your scene, there are tons of other things to do like see a Broadway show, or go to a concert. The possibilities in New York are endless, you will always find something enjoyable to do.
College Junior 2012-03-21T01:34:03Z
It's New York City! Of course the cost of living in the most popular city in the country is going to be a lot! But I've been surprised to learn that many people I know have found affordable apartments within the NYU area. Of course, the public transit system in NYC is so big and easy to use that it isnt uncommon for people to live outside of Manhattan and commute to school. Many people say that there are apartments out there that are nicer than living in a dorm, and can also be more affordable too! At the end of the day, it is still New York City and NYU has guaranteed on campus housing for all undergrad students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-20T23:52:35Z
Health & Safety:
New York City – New York City is dangerous if you're not smart. Don't be out late or walk somewhere alone.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-20T16:01:12Z
expensive to do daily, should have student discount deals with mta
College Senior 2012-03-13T02:09:31Z
Guys & Girls:
People People People – Students are usually well-dressed (males and females), but some people do pull out sweats or jeans-and-a-tee-combo. People are usually good-looking as well. There are mostly girls here, and a high percentage of the males are gay. It's NYC so no one should feel like they have limited options. Some people can be very snotty and some can be really sweet. You meet who you meet. Some people see snotty and are sweet, some people seem sweet and are snotty. When has this not been an issue in social environments? You can get into good clubs with 21 ids. And look good.
College Senior 2012-03-13T01:59:55Z
Campus Life – There are two gyms, located in the North and South parts of campus for convenience. The one on the north is nicer, but smaller and both have rock climbing walls which is fun. There are lots of dorms to choose from. Some are father and closer to campus with or without a dining hall within them. I think there are about 13 dining locations, but the food is very similar at all of these. Everyone has a private bathroom to their suite. Campus is open to NYC which exposes you to the real world much sooner than your traditional campus friends. The library is huge and really nice. Much wasted space with the square architecture and hallow center from lobby to ceiling. There are activities planned for everyone's tastes. This school is very liberal.
College Junior 2012-03-12T04:27:39Z
I absolutely love NYU and while I considered many other schools, this definitely seems like the best fit. The city atmosphere provides endless educational and cultural opportunities, and the university name and presence in the community provides a lot of chances to network and make connections. A lot of people complain about lack of community but I've found that by joining clubs and going to events, I've found a very nice and lively community presence at NYU. As for the whole no campus thing, I do sort of feel like Washington Square Park is the campus: I walk across and always see people I know, relaxing on the grass and studying in good weather. It's nice because it's a campus composed of people from the college and from the neighborhood. My classes have been interesting and informative, and by and large I've found my peers to be very friendly and intelligent, but not pretentious or snobby like I'd imagined. Finally, I know a lot of people are deterred by the big tuition, but NYU is not as stingy as their reputation may lead you to believe. I personally got what I consider to be a very good scholarship and I come from a normal middle class family. Nightlife is really fun and not always expensive, depending on how often you go out and if you can budget yourself. I can see how this school isn't for everyone. If you're looking for a more traditional college experience, then I wouldn't go to NYU. However, for me, it's proven to be the perfect fit :) I'm really very happy. Also the food is a lot better than other school's dining hall food that I've tried (we all know food is most important).
College Junior 2012-03-10T17:13:58Z
I believe the most important factor is grades which is the key aspect that helped me get into my dream school. Your financial situtaion is not taken to account when they make your decision so discrimination against the financially needy is not an issue. The biggest difficulty I beleive is the fact that 48,000 applicants were appplying for 3,000 seats and I was lucky enough to be one of them.
College Junior 2012-03-10T17:11:15Z
I think what separates my school from the rest is the fact that the city is our campus. There are so many resources available to us and even though the tuition is very expensive every penny is worth it because you truly get everything you can out of it.
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