Recent Alumnus 2012-01-02T01:53:42Z
The facilities at NYU are excellent. They provide comfort and are very accessible. They are relatively near each other and are opened at convenient hours. New buildings for student activities are being constructed, which will provide more space for the student population.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-02T01:17:25Z
I was able to receive proper financial aid for someone who has a learning disability, from a minority background, and listed as a HEOP student. NYU does connect with their students to figure out how to obtain more financial assistance in the school. The HEOP programs and Financial Aid Services provide emails for students to update on their financial reward and answer all questions possible.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-02T01:14:43Z
I believe NYU should invest in bus shuttles for long-distance transportation for students who have internships or have work affiliations with NYU. The NYU bus services only stops at East 33rd street. There are other students who live farther and commute, who have difficulty paying for public transportation. It would be more convenient if the bus lines could travel farther than 33rd street.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-02T01:07:40Z
Team Performance – I believe our Basketball teams are in Division 3. We could perform better. I see that at the basketball games the players are not trying their hardest. In the beginning of the school year, I think the athletics team should promote try-outs for more diverse individuals. Overall, the improvements for the Bobcat's teams can be modified.
College Junior 2011-12-28T21:16:54Z
Pretty Typical – In general, there are extremely hot summers and freezing winters with a lot of snow. The weather is bipolar sometimes. It will be warm and sunny one minute then freezing and pouring rain the next.
College Junior 2011-12-28T21:15:26Z
It is located in Greenwich Village. Parking is almost impossible to find anywhere except overpriced private parking lots.
College Junior 2011-12-28T21:10:17Z
A Place for Everybody – Regardless of race, age, gender, political or religious belief, everybody can find people to relate to at NYU. The students are extremely open-minded and accepting. The diversity in student background makes it extremely easy to find variety in friends. It is very refreshing to live in such a heterogeneous place.
College Junior 2011-12-28T18:37:12Z
Be Prepared – nyu's "campus" is essentially random buildings spread over 40 blocks, so if you don't bring an umbrella, be prepared to wade your way back home. new york is painfully hot then painfully cold, so dress for it, hydrate, etc.
College Junior 2011-12-28T18:35:26Z
No Campus, No Rules – we technically have rules against drinking/smoking, etc in the dorms, but as long as you don't have a rager in your dorm, no one will care what you do. the only strictness is of bouncers at bars/clubs checking your fake id.
College Junior 2011-12-28T18:29:29Z
NYU kids are typically well off and therefore all have their own computers, but printing isn't bad. We each get 50 pages free per year with our IDs, so most kids don't pay to print. Personally i print at my job. it's best to find a friend with a printer or own one for when you finish a paper at 4am
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T19:59:09Z
There are various trains, and buses available everywhere on campus. You won't have to walk more than 5 or ten minutes to come across a subway station or bus. Additionally there are specialized buses to transport students to their dorms. So it's probably the best part of NYU.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T19:57:28Z
I'm not personally involved in Greek life however I've heard reat things from my friends who are. I have many friends in both fraternities and sororities and for them there is definitely a sense of family within the organization. They visit other school, do community service, go to parties together, have study sessions together. It make the campus seem more like a community then a few scattered buildings.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T19:54:51Z
New York University is a large university in a city that is extremely diverse. Therefore there is no surprise that the students of the university are also diverse. Unfortunately most classes will be 95% white students. However there are many clubs and organization on campus for students of every ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. You just have to look somewhere other than the classroom to find diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T17:50:39Z
At NYU, you either have to walk or take the subway or bus. It's not hard to get to campus just annoying if you're a commuter.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T17:48:56Z
Very Diverse Campus – NYU is very well known for having a lot diversity on campus and having hundreds of student groups for different ethnicities, languages, and races.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-27T17:48:16Z
Right in NYC! Difficult – In New York City, it is very hard to find apartments have to do a lot of searching and be open to living outside of downtown Manhattan.
College Junior 2011-12-26T07:42:21Z
Most freshman dorms are walking distance, but commuters and people in other dorms have easy access to the subway. Very affordable and convenient.
College Junior 2011-12-26T07:40:23Z
Never Ending – Huge selection of bars and clubs. They're all over the city. It IS NYC,
College Junior 2011-12-24T07:08:09Z
Many Unique Things – NYU has A LOT of schools such as Tish, College of Arts and Science, Nursing, Stern School of Business, Dentistry, Gallatin etc. So you get many options even when you were choose a school. Also, NYU has many dining halls-Palladium, Weinstein, Rubin, Kimmel, University Hall etc. So if you choose NYU, you will get many options unlike other school that impact your day, life, whatever it is.
College Junior 2011-12-24T06:54:03Z
Not Too Great – I tried out for badminton team and only a few more than 10 people made in. Most of them were people who were in badminton team last year or graduate students. I understand that they can only accept people who are really good but I'm pretty sure they weren't on that level from the beginning so I think they should accept more people and divide them into two or more groups and train them separately. Who knows people from lower level group had potential and do much better.
College Junior 2011-12-24T06:47:42Z
Cheap Places to Eat – There are many cheap places to eat around NYU. People might think everything is going to be so expensive since it's NYC but no, that's not true. Near union square, there are many carts that sell food and they are cheap (around 7 to 8 dollars), convenient, and most importantly, they are good! Also, around NYU (if you have student ID with you) you get 10 to 15% discounts!
College Junior 2011-12-16T04:50:24Z
Financial aid here is a joke. They don't give it to anyone. If you are from the city, you can get some serious scholarships but those have nothing to do with the school's financial aid. You have to be rich or get student loans; that's it.
College Junior 2011-12-16T04:48:50Z
Don't Be Lazy – Don't live in Rubin. Study abroad is amazing. TAKE ADVANTAGE of free trips and activities and movie screenings, etc that are offered at your dorm; the tuition is ridiculous DON'T WASTE these opportunities.
College Junior 2011-12-16T04:39:30Z
It's THE City – Can't be beat; amazing, day and night, but the nonstop noise at night can be unbearable to people who haven't lived in a city before
College Junior 2011-12-16T04:16:58Z
Freshman Housing – Every dorm at NYU has a bathroom in the room, usually one bathroom to every 3 or 4 people if it's a suite, one to every 2 if it's a double. Everyone will say their freshman residence hall is the best, but it all depends on what YOU want in a dorm. Here's the upsides/downsides of the freshman halls:
Third North: only freshman dorm with kitchens (stove, refrigerator) and common room (table, chairs), only one that allows you to have less than a 14-meal-per-week meal plan, also has a dining hall and a courtyard. Downside: 10 blocks from campus, kind of run-down, also every suite is a different size; some are minuscule & some are enormous.
Rubin: used to be a hotel, closer than Third North to campus, has a dining hall. Downside: dining hall sucks, tiny elevators really slow, no air conditioning.
Weinstein: On campus, two dining halls (one of which is open till 3AM, also has the only Chik-fil-A in NYC). Downside: the rooms suck, cinder-block feeling a lot of people hate, no air-conditioning.
Hayden: Pretty much on campus, basically average in every way, just your typical dorm.
Goddard: ENORMOUS rooms with really high ceilings; RIGHT on campus, directly above the Starbucks that accepts Dining Dollars, a lot of dorm and floor activities, good sense of community. Downside: you have to do an application to be in Goddard, no dining hall.
Founders: Big rooms, great views of the village, newest dorm, cleanest dorm. Downside: no dining hall, people often complain it feels "clinical," as far as Third North is from campus.
If you can't decide which dorm to request, Third North and Goddard are basically on opposite ends of the spectrum. If you want independence, better access to the city, a small meal plan, a kitchen, a common area with furniture, and plan to do most studying in your room, request Third North (aka 3N). On the other hand, if you want community, activities with floor and dorm mates, unbeatable proximity to campus (less than a 2 minute walk to the park, the library, and 90% of classrooms), you plan to do most eating in the dining halls and most studying in the library, apply to Goddard. If neither of these appeals to you, the rest of the dorms are somewhere in between, although it is generally accepted that Weinstein and Rubin are two of the worst halls and Hayden and Founders are two of the most-loved.
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