College Junior 2011-09-14T19:25:01Z
Guys & Girls:
Fashionable and Diverse – A lot of strange looks, but that is expected, it is New York. Everyone is dressed well for the most part, and social life is always alive. Relationships are seen, but strange because a lot of people seem guarded here.
College Junior 2011-09-14T02:37:02Z
Drinking Is More Popular – I see more people getting in trouble for drinking than drugs.
College Junior 2011-09-14T02:34:35Z
The city life is so exciting day and night. The diverse atmosphere exposes me to all types of culture and people. But it also makes it a bit difficult to make friends due to the hectic nature of the city.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-12T21:05:41Z
Great Vegetarian Options – I recently became a vegetarian and there are several great, affordable options to choose from within blocks of the campus. Many of them also offer discounts to NYU students who show their student ID.
College Senior 2011-09-10T19:31:09Z
It's NYC! Hello, NYU is in the heart of Greenwich Village, the coolest place on Earth.
College Senior 2011-09-10T19:28:41Z
Lots of Asians, Not Many Black People – Many of my black friends have complained of the lack of black community at NYU, but there are TONS of Asians, Jews, European people, etc etc etc.
College Senior 2011-09-10T19:26:06Z
Most of the dorms use Ethernet, but other than that every building has access to NYU Wifi. The network is fast despite the amount of students. There are rarely free computers during the day, but you can check out laptops a few hours at a time from the library and they usually have plenty. Despite the library's massive size, it's pretty much always crowded. NYU gives you 500 free printed pages a semester.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-10T10:02:46Z
There's winter, summer, fall, and spring. Pretty standard. Snows sometimes, but there's not much opportunity for sledding in lower Manhattan.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-10T09:52:38Z
New York City – New York City has excellent convenient options for any and every price range. There are some student discounts, depending on the restaurant. St. Marks has many great restaurants. One of my personal favorites is 2bros pizza. You can't get a better slice of pizza for a dollar anywhere in the world!
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-09T23:18:15Z
Hate It – The assigned counselors don't know much about the school and completely misinform students all the time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-09T23:15:39Z
Our school has some diversity to it. And pretty much all of that diversity comes from students from NY and who commute. Our school, however, doesn't like commuter students or "ethnic" students, so pretty much all native New Yorkers are put down in some way or another.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-09T23:09:48Z
Great Computer Labs – Computer labs are located all over campus, and have up to date Mac computers as well as some PCs in some labs for students who prefer PC over MAC. Computer Labs are usually crowded during lunch time, midterms, and finals and hard to come by.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-01T13:28:25Z
Buses Are a Great Option – NYU provide student buses and the subway (MTA) is easy to get to.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-01T13:22:15Z
The facilities are excellent and open late. The athletic center is clean and neat. The Bobst library is awesome. The general campus is great and the Washington Sq park was completely redone and is awesome
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-31T21:52:31Z
One Percent – Pretty much no one joins Greek life at NYU--only about 1% of students, I think, out of 20,000. It's kind of a joke. The Greeks don't have their own houses, just a section of one of the residence halls, and not too many live in Greek housing, which makes a difference. People outside of Greek life don't really go to frat and sorority parties--actually, you never even hear about unless you have close friends who are in Greek life. They do organize a fair number of events and seem to be pretty involved in the NYU community, and because they aren't as closed-off from university life, the Greeks at NYU seem friendlier and more open and less snobbish about their Greek associations.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-31T21:37:53Z
Guys & Girls:
Crazy-Diverse Mix of People – There are all kinds at NYU. People are pretty diverse, and anything goes. There are a fair amount of pretentious d-bags, but a lot of really cool, interesting people as well. Most everyone is really passionate about something, be it their major, their a capella group, their clubbing schedule, or their stash of weed. It can be hard to make real friends at first, and it's easy to feel lost in the crowd, but if you get involved and have a little patience, you'll meet awesome people that you really connect with.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-31T21:26:59Z
Okay for the First Year – NYU's dining hall food can be pretty good, depending on where you go--Kimmel is definitely the best, and Weinstein's fast food court is dependable and open late. There are a fair amount of options, including vegetarian and vegan. But meal plans are not worth it after the required first year, as all upperclassmen dorms are apartment-style, and come on, you're in New York City. You're going to want to eat out. There is a lot of good, cheap food right around campus that is a much better value (a 10-meal-a-week plan works out to about $15 per meal), so even if you don't want to pack a lunch, you have other options than the dining halls. It is nice that you can use Dining Dollars at Starbucks in Washington Square and Dunkin Donuts on Union Square, and Palladium Sunday Brunch is not to be missed (there's a chocolate fountain!).
College Senior 2011-08-31T14:08:41Z
Apply for Outside Aide – NYU is notorious for giving out very little aide. I got a few scholarships but they barely covered room and board. My parents income isn't that high, especially since my dad was unemployed, but I still didn't receive much from the school. I had to turn to sources outside of the school for financial aide.
College Senior 2011-08-31T14:03:06Z
Off Campus Living – There is always an apartment or condo available in the city,but price is always an issue. If you decide to live out of Manhattan the cost of living declines drastically, but then you have to worry about a heavy commute everyday for classes.
College Senior 2011-08-31T14:01:29Z
Freshman dorms are your typical style dorm room with two or three beds and a shared bathroom. Low cost housing is available, and for the most part that is cheaper than living on your own in an apartment in the city. Upperclassmen dorms get a little pricey, but they all include a kitchen. You have to remember that living in Manhattan is expenesive to begin with, most dorms end up being cheaper than renting an apartment and paying for utilities. By senior year most people are out of dorms and living in either Brooklyn or Queens where the cost of living is overall less expensive.
College Senior 2011-08-31T13:46:15Z
Cheap Living in an Expensive City – "New York City is the place where dreams are made of." We have all heard that before, students come to the city with high expectations and dreams, but how can they meet these high goals on a realistic budget? NYU is smack dab in the middle of Manhattan, one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. As a student here I was at first worried about the high cost of living, but now that I live here I have been able to find cheap eats and shopping that fit easily into my budget. There are so many markets , small restaurants, street fairs, and thrift stores in walking distance from campus that have reasonable prices. Most people in the area are friendly, and they will point out to you the good places to shop, and the places to avoid.
College Senior 2011-08-30T14:39:30Z
NYU offers a bus to get people around from their dorms to where the majority of classes are held. Since NYU is in the city, you have buses, taxis, the train and then there is walking. NYU is surrounded by places that are really convenient. Taking public transportation will be costly over the year for commuter students, so they should get an unlimited metrocard.
College Senior 2011-08-30T14:31:32Z
I believe by NYU saying diversity, it means it has a lot of international diversity. There are African-Americans and Latinos that attend the school, but I would like to see more African-Americans and Latinos accepted to NYU. The school is very accepting of the LBGT community and that is great. NYU is in New York City...the melting pot and I don't think out of state students get the full gist of NYC diversity when the environment that surrounds the university is majority white. NYU tries to increase diversity, so there is some effort.
College Senior 2011-08-25T11:26:40Z
NYU as a whole is too big, but it is the school within the school that makes the experience worth it. My time at the business school has been phenomenal. The professors have been outstanding and the clubs within Stern are a great way to network. I just wish Stern was it'w own entity outside of NYU, because a lot of the NYU dealings are a pain (such as financial aid).
College Senior 2011-08-25T11:23:50Z
I see occasional flyers here and there talking about the greek life, but it definitely is not prominent at NYU. A benefit of being in Greek life would probably just be making a connection with a group of people, since NYU is so large, it is sometimes difficult to go out of your way and meet people you can bond with. Greek life would help in that aspect.
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