College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:29:34Z
They are spectacular. NYU is an amazing school that offers an insane variety of majors, and is often ranked #1 in many of them. Personally, my business education thus far has been amazing, and opportunities are already coming in for me. Tons of internship and job possibilities, and my program is well-organized.
Only downside? For many majors, the workload is really quite heavy. Be prepared to work.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:25:01Z
It's really good! Although the wireless internet is ALWAYS reliable, especially in certain buildings, I haven't had a problem with it in over a year. Plus, it's extremely fast, good enough for playing online games or downloading large files. BUT YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN COMPUTER. Some classes even require it (most don't). You need your computer for NYU classes, the essential course info page where announcements for classes and homework is often posted and submitted. Also, you need it for class registration.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:20:42Z
It's pretty good, just not as good as you'll find at some of the restaurants here, that's for sure. But campus dining is good. Some of the halls are pretty hit-and-miss, but others are consistently great (Kimmel, Downstein, arguably 3rd North). Upstein is a cool collection of chick-fil-a, quiznos, peet's coffee, and jamba juice, for those who want something fast-foody on your dining plan. Lots of places around Wash square take our campus cash, and the local starbucks and the dunkin donuts on union square even take our dining dollars (the flex dollars, basically).
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:20:18Z
NYU offers a huge variety of academics and they're all very well respected. Most professors are really great, although occasionally you'll encounter one that just is not good. They're very rarely mean or unfair, just sometimes unorganized, unclear, or flat out boring. Registration is pretty simple, but classes can fill quickly. It's good to have a lot of AP credits, because registration slots are prioritized by who has most credits, so AP credits can get you ahead of the rest of your class. There are not many easy classes. Basically, you have average classes and hard classes. Take your work seriously and you'll do great.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:20:18Z
The biology program is an up and coming program in the nation and its faculty are involved in important research that gets international attention. Nevertheless, it gets overshadowed by the titans of business (NYU Stern) and performing arts (NYU Tisch), which have propelled NYU to fame. You have a lot of internship and job opportunities, assuming you are willing to be dedicated. This connects to our facilities, as we have a lot of nice labs with professors willing to give internships to undergrads. The Biology Department is also super well integrated with NYC, as they've formed partnerships throughout the city and region.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:15:56Z
It is the most amazing atmosphere for college! Nothing like it! However, it IS expensive to live here. Food and clothes and everything costs a little more than everywhere else, but we have every variety... of everything. So yeah. Shopping for clothes in SoHo, food in the Union Square greenmarket, and malls in every borough in some form. Living around Union Square, I've never really felt unsafe, although I have seen some s!*t happen on the 'square. However, Washington Square and the East Village fell completely safe, even at night imho.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:12:25Z
Drugs and alcohol are super available. Most students drink or do some drugs, but it's not in your face, if you don't want it to be. There aren't huge parties, so you won't see campus all prepped for certain events. If you're in campus housing, they will enforce drug and alcohol policy, but they're forgiving and you can get caught many times before any serious repercussions. If you're careful, it's also really easy to not get caught.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:09:58Z
Yeah this is a weird one. For starters, people don't really drive here, unless you're a teacher. Even then, a large portion of the professors here either live right off campus or in the city and use the subway. Parking isn't really "a thing" here. If you do drive, however, expect NYC parking for the most part, with some open spots near the main buildings usually. Otherwise, have fun in a parking garage.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:08:08Z
Frankly, NYU does not offer much financial aid. For being one of America's richest schools, you would expect more. In addition, it seems that they give out aid somewhat haphazardly, with some students getting a ton and other getting almost none for no clear reason. If you clearly demonstrate need, though, NYU does do all they can to accommodate you.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:06:44Z
THIS IS THE WORST PART OF THE SCHOOL! Look, I love this place, but unless you qualify for an insane amount of need-based aid, or are a, don't plan on receiving that much aid. NYU claims it meets the needs of something like 80% of peoples aid, which is redonkulous. John Sexton is sitting on our huge endowment and only taking over buildings and building campuses in Shanghai with it. In order to apply for aid, you also have to apply for need-based aid as merit-based aid is not given separately... If you need, NEED the money I still encourage you to apply, but prepare to be disappointed. Also, international students are not given aid, as a heads up.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:06:10Z
Sports play a super minor role at NYU. For the athletes, though, it seems that they get what they need and really enjoy the experience. The student body just isn't plugged in to varsity sports. Intramurals are readily available and very well coordinated, though. Most of the sports get fully booked up and it's a lot of fun.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:03:27Z
Nobody has a car, so nobody worries about parking.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:02:08Z
The choices here are endless. You have the really basic 24 hour pizza joints all the way to the unique ethnic food. All of it is usually delicious. It's easier to eat well than to eat badly here. Of course you have plenty of up scale options for when the parents come to town, but on a college budget, there are plenty of cool places to be discovered.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T17:00:11Z
First off, let me start by saying the parties here are ass. If you're coming to NYU to go to traditional Frat/Sorority-House type parties, you're almost totally out of luck. This is because, by far, bar-hopping, clubbing, and loft parties are the predominant form of party- even the frats go to bars/clubs (and rent them out, too). Underage nightlife generally sucks until you get a fake id (I'm NOT condoning this though, it's illegal and risky, not to mention expensive) and until you have a group of friends that like to go out and party (lots of introverts here as well). But the options, once you are old enough and allowed in, are limitless, being in the City and all. Hell, underage still have concerts, comedy shows, plays, museums for the weekends as well.
So basically, there are plenty of places to go, but it won't be school-sponsored, or even "on campus" ... especially considering we don't even have one of those...
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:59:27Z
Living in New York, you have 3 major airpots (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark all within cab distance), 2 major train stations (Penn and Grand Central), and countless passenger bus services. New York is also relatively bike friendly and the city recently installed a bike share that has stations all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. The subway is also omnipresent and can get you seriously anywhere in the city, for only 2.50. Options abound for transportation. Just remember the city is huge and it can take a while to get places, depending on where you're going. Campus itself is all walkable, so don't worry about that. Overall, it's easy to get around campus, get around the city, and get in and out the city.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:54:58Z
Health & Safety:
Public safety always does their job. Of course, you're living in New York, so you need to have some common sense, because the guards can't babysit you. So long as you're reasonable and watch out for yourself, you should feel as safe as you can feel in one of the world's largest cities. Student health is provides a variety of services and is easily accessible. They're not very visible, though, so you need to seek them out. But once you do, you'll find plenty of services.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:53:07Z
This is an odd one to put a "star"review on... Alcohol and marijuana are clearly the most popular drugs (if you don't count nicotine, b/c everyone and their mother smokes cigarettes), and most everyone seems to be on some sort of anti-depressant sometimes, but otherwise drugs are relatively out of sight. It IS easy (very easy) to make friends with others who don't partake in drug use, but on the other hand, it is also easy to meet people who like to do hard drugs as well, if that's what you're into. Also, around the beginning of the school year, every year, molly use spikes, do to the ezoo festival nearby and the end of summer festivals, which many students go to.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:52:12Z
It's cold in the winter and the summer is humid. You have a couple awesome months in the fall and spring, but those are vastly outnumbered by the rest of the year.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:51:15Z
As far as campus dining goes, NYU stands out to me as some of the best dining hall food. In all my visits to friends' schools, I haven't seen better dining halls yet. There are dining halls scattered throughout campus that all have some distinct options, so you can eat different food every day. Some dining halls also rotate what they serve on daily or weekly basis. The food itself is quite reasonable, too. Obviously not the best thing you've ever had, but still pretty good. Dining halls are clustered around Wash. Sq which is great for freshman, although there are options further out. There are a lot of meal plan options and you need to pick carefully at risk of either overparying for more meals than you actually used or not having enough meals. All meal plans come with some dining dollars which you can use throughout campus stores. Not only is that convenient, but the prices are also totally competitive with outside stores.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:46:10Z
New York City. Enough said.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:45:54Z
Once you are admitted to CAS, declaring a biology major is only a matter of submitting the appropriate form.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:45:54Z
NYU integrates exceptionally well with the resources available to it, given its New York City location. The biology department is no exception. In addition, many of the professors are at the cutting edge of their fields, marking NYU biology's rapid improvements in the recent years. In the classroom and out, the professors are responsive and available. They'll mostly teach you well, but they expect you to learn, and as a result this is, imo, one of the harder majors not only in CAS, but at NYU in general. Internships, at the university and in the city, are certainly available for those who are qualified and are willing to put in the work. My only major complaints are the following: the university seems to ignore the sciences. While the department itself works hard, the university doesn't seem to recognize it. In admissions materials and the like, you'll rarely see mention of the sciences. Don't let this deter you, though! Reach out to Dept of Biology faculty via email with any concerns. I guaranteed they will give you a thoughtful, honest response. In addition, some of the professors in Biology can be a little narrow minded. They love their field of biology and seem to not care about other fields. The department does have a high concentration of research in a few areas (development, systems bio), so maybe that influences the mindset of some of the faculty. This isn't a big deal, though, because most of the professors are great scholars and great people who will help you in any of your endeavors.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:44:53Z
Athletic centers are big and well-loved, and like i mentioned Bobst library is massive. Greek life is weak, but that's because most people coming here could care less about it. Living here is probably one of the most unique and exciting college experiences to be had. Even if you just want to chill in the dorms/apartments, you are still guaranteed to make lots of like-minded friends (because every different type of person goes here!). Otherwise clubbing and bar-hopping is a fixture for many student's lives. Be warned however, student life here is also very self-motivated; you have to go out and WANT to get that job or make those friends, because no one will hold your hand.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T16:44:53Z
YEAH well everything about the facilities are awesome! I mean the gyms, study areas, the massive library, the career center, and school buildings are all either brand new, or relatively new, for the most part... Maintenance staff does a good job taking care of the facilities, and work-study is huge here so many of the facilities are run in part by students, which is cool.
If you need a certain facility, like a lab or type of studio or stage, NYU probably has it.
College Freshman 2013-11-19T03:46:04Z
Normally most students don't get any financial aid
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