Recent Alumnus 2011-07-28T15:51:28Z
New York City – Since there is not a definite campus most students are more involved with city life than with any sort of campus life. Theater, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, sports games, the city pretty much has anything you could want.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-28T15:40:10Z
Greeks Are Barely Visible – The Greek scene is not at all sizable but does exist. There aren't any frat houses, but sororities and fraternities can apply to live in the pent house of the China Town dorm. They are much more visible as community service organizations then as place to party.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-28T15:31:00Z
NYU's main Library Bobst, has two basement floors filled with computers, MACs and PCs. The Library is open 24 hours a day so they are always accessible, and many of the computers are hooked up to scanners. Most of the other buildings around campus also have a couple of computers every few floors, all dorms off of the main campus have computer labs, many with free printing. Most dorms have fast reliable wifi, and if not have multiple ports to pug into. Overall I would still recommend having your own computer and sharing a printer with your room mates, it sucks to have to go to the library to print your paper before an 8am class.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-28T15:22:29Z
Search for a Good Teacher – Every semester Theater students are required to take a Theater Studies Class. The topics range from very broad "US Drama" to focusing on a single playwright, the teachers range from glorified babysitters to inspiring. Class sizes are small and most teachers have hit a good medium as far as workload goes.
College Senior 2011-07-27T23:07:28Z
A School Like None Other – NYU is everything I expected and much, much more. Located in the heart of New York City, it thrives in its diversity and its distinctive personality. Professors are extremely talented, and the facilities are for the most part very impressive. Workload depends by school and major, but in most cases it tends to be heavy.
College Junior 2011-07-26T02:39:18Z
Summary of My School – Education
2010 Blaine High School - Blaine, MN, USA
HS Diploma Business, Engineering, Math, Science
As freshman, I had a huge interest in fixing and taking apart electronics.
Right before I became a Sophomore, I enrolled myself into C.E.M.S. ( Center of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science). I took on the college courses while taking high school courses as well as working a part time job.
I love challenging myself to the limits to see what I can and cannot do. After sometime I decided to take on business courses. Now that has taken up my interest in doing some type of business of my own and/or working for one as an Accountant or HR Manager.
Relevant coursework: Fundamentals of Communication, Strategic Sales, Retail Marketing
Concentration in Economics
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-23T17:58:52Z
Dude it's NYC if you want drugs walk around the city and you will find them. NYU is in the city so it's not too hard I guess. As for alcohol it's around too but it's NYC so it's a different animal then any other city.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-23T17:56:21Z
Guys & Girls:
Don't really care about that stuff. It's a mix but since it's nursing more women then men. Older population. Lots of Jews.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-23T17:53:08Z
It's great that the program is accelerated so in 15 months you'll have another degree but in Nursing. The professors are real nurses, most of which are still working in hospitals so they can give us real world examples. The clinics themselves vary but the two that I have been two are great and you get a variety of patients when you live/work/study in New York City. NYU biggest down fall is their lack of help with getting scholarships, plus their financial aid sucks and they aren't very helpful. On top of that the financial aid department doesn't talk to the bursar's office at all, so every term I get emails saying that I am going to be dropped from my classes because the bursar's office doesn't have the information that the financial aid office has even though they are in the same building and only a few hundred yards away from each other!! Not all of us students have our rich families to pay for schooling!
College Senior 2011-07-22T04:31:15Z
The Best of Both – Not only are you in college, but you are in the greatest city in the world. You will mature faster, be exposed to more things, and meet all kinds of people. Jobs are right around the corner and with NYU's career network, you can find job openings every day.
The social scene is unique too. If you have friends on campus schools, their general excitement is a frat party on the weekends. While that may sound fun to you (and nothing is wrong with that!) you are not limited to that. You can see a concert, a sporting event, travel to various parts of the city, eat some amazing food. Of course the NYC party scene is great, but you get to experience so much more as well.
However, with this comes a lack of campus life. We are all so caught up in what's going on outside of campus. But it's not so bad. It's not that we don't care about NYU, but we found something in the city that is more personal to us! If you are seeking a connection with people, do not assume that amazing campus spirit is necessary. You will find people with the same passions as you in your major, classes, clubs, or in the city itself if you do your research.
To sum it up, you have everything at your fingertips but you need to put your own effort.
College Senior 2011-07-22T04:24:51Z
You Will Meet Every Single Kind of Person – Whether it is NYU students on campus or just random people in the city, you will see every single kind of person - so be ready. For those who grew up with the same kinds of people, you will be surprised. But this is a good thing. With this comes stories and personalities that you could never imagine. You will learn just as much from the people around you as you do in the classroom. However, it also helps to stick to the familiar. See if there is a club regarding your personal areas of diversity. Because there are so many of us, you will see highly involved people embracing their own cultures and it is a beautiful thing to become involved with.
College Senior 2011-07-22T04:21:43Z
Classes never get cancelled for snow. But the city gets cleaned up so fast that you'll be fine walking. In fact, it can get really excited (and pretty!) in the city when it snows. Go to Washington Square Park! The heat is rough too during the summer. However, we rarely have extremes of anything. Sometimes a little hot, sometimes a little cold, you'll deal. And if you forget your umbrella one day, you can probably find someone on the street selling one.
College Senior 2011-07-22T04:14:58Z
Amazing Once You Figure It Out – When you first start it can be tricky. Don't fall into the traps of the 18+ clubs you'll get Facebook invites too. They are extremely overpriced and lame. Once you figure out your kind of place, you will be happy. There is so much to offer though that it can take a while. Just be open to everything and see what feels right. But there is certainly something out there for everyone... and once you find that, you will see why NYC is the greatest city in the world.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-19T19:41:48Z
NYU does not offer sufficient financial aid for its students. It is one of the most expensive schools in the country and unfortunately the endowment is specific to each school of NYU. So, for example, if you are a Tisch student, you will be more likely to receive a scholarship than if you are a CAS student, purely based on the endowments received by alumni. Overall, I think NYU should do a much better job in this area.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-19T19:36:08Z
Food, Food, Food! One of the BEST things about going to NYU is that there are so many incredible and AFFORDABLE restaurants and food vendors right by campus and all of the residence halls. No matter the hour of the day, and no matter what you're craving, you will be able to find something to fix your craving for a price you can afford. Of course, there are more upscale and pricey restaurants in the area as well, but the majority of food establishments by NYU are affordable and student-friendly.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-19T19:33:52Z
NYU does not provide good enough financial aid/scholarships especially to the students paying for their own education. Need based my ass.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-19T19:32:17Z
NYU has an extremely diverse student body and therefore, has students who are passionate about a multitude of different subjects. The amazing thing about NYU is that every student has an advisor who is hand-picked based on the student's intended major and/or concentration (if they are in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, they will have a concentration rather than a major). No matter what you are passionate about or interested in, NYU will have courses for you, and advisors to help you create the best schedule every step of the way.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-19T19:30:22Z
NYU has two gyms--one is newer than the other but is always packed.
The library is great. I always go there to study and it is at the center of the university so it also serves as a great meeting place.
Because NYU is so large, campus activities don't really exist. Sometimes there are free concerts and festivals, but they're not too prevalent.
I love the aesthetics of the campus. It's not confining like some small liberal arts college and the city is your playground.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-19T19:27:23Z
Overall, NYU offers a diverse curriculum. The university itself has several schools that cater toward the particular interest of a student. I attend the arts school, and within that particular arts school is the Recorded Music department. It's a highly competitive program, and I find myself being academically stimulated there. The professors are great, and the work load is challenging yet not totally unreasonable. I get the attention that I need, and I've made some great friends along the way. The registration process is kind of frustrating though, but it is not suprising at such a large private university.
College Senior 2011-07-16T09:18:18Z
Beautiful in the fall and summer. Winters are dreadful especially with the windchill. Warms up late in the spring but really nice once it does.
College Senior 2011-07-16T09:17:45Z
Not an Issue – No one has cars. All about the public transportation.
College Senior 2011-07-16T09:17:23Z
Most students don't care about the greek scene. If you are a part of it, there are weekly events and mixers open to you but they are pretty exclusive to greeks. Also greek girls are not very attractive.
College Senior 2011-07-16T09:16:29Z
Pretty Strict – NYPD suck!!! But NYU does a pretty good job of keeping most things internal.
College Senior 2011-07-16T09:16:06Z
Guys & Girls:
Male-female ratio is very tipped in favor for straight guys. But all the really hot girls date guys in the city, not NYU.
College Senior 2011-07-16T09:15:20Z
Many Options but Pricey – Most students move off campus after their sophomore years. There are lots of options though they can be expensive.
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