Recent Alumnus 2011-03-07T19:05:41Z
We Live in the East Village – We live in the food capital of the world. There is nothing that one can't find.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-07T16:24:35Z
There is not one single parking lot at NYU. Parking there is finding (and paying for) a parking spot in Manhattan. No thank you.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-07T16:22:12Z
To start, I know virtually nothing about NYU's Greek life, so I guess that reflects how it's viewed by the students. I do have friends who are involved with Greek life and they love it, but it's not the norm at NYU. I think most people are off doing other things n the city because there's so much else out there, where as at other schools sometimes Greek like is the only thing to do. Some people think Greek students are kind of strange just because there are so few of them. Greek housing consists of penthouses in the Lafayette dorm. Lafayette is in Chinatown, which is a far walk from campus (25 minutes), but the dorm is really nice and apartment style.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-07T16:14:58Z
NYU's facilities are generally pretty nice. Palladium is a ridiculously nice gym. Coles isn't as nice, but it still has everything you need in a gym. Kimmel is great - the dining hall has the best options, there are always places to sit and do work, computers and printing are available, and the internet connection is fast. Bobst is not the most welcoming place and is usually super crowded (especially on Sunday nights and around midterms/finals) and sometimes the internet can be REALLY slow, so I usually opt to do work in a coffee shop instead. The new floors (3 and 4), though, are very nice, so I'd suggest doing work there. There are always numerous activities going on in each dorm and with the clubs on campus. Usually these events are pretty cool and cheap (which is VERY rare in New York!), so take advantage of them! Events = free food, which doesn't exist in New York City, so people should definitely go.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-03T03:26:10Z
NYU does not give out very much financial aid--it's almost 100% need based, and limited for merit based.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-03T03:22:20Z
NYU has 21 residence halls--7 are freshman housing. Freshman housing is hit or miss. Weintein is not a good residence hall, but it's the closest you can get to campus. Upper classman residence halls are pretty good! Gramercy Green is the newest one with state of the art appliances, hardwood floors, and floor to ceiling windows!
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-03T03:19:38Z
Dining Halls – Food options at NYU are great! We have 9 dining halls around campus that range from cafe style, all-you-care-to-eat, kosher, vegetarian, organic, and vegan! The food is yummy and convenient! If you live on campus as a freshman, you're required to have a meal plan--I would recommend a flex plan (so many per semester) or a 14 or 10-per week. Nothing more though, because you're also going to want to explore the food of the city! NYC has so many great restaurants! And lots of them are around campus!
College Senior 2011-03-01T00:09:40Z
In my opinion, there are lots of drugs and alcohol certain circles at NYU, but the good part is its pretty easy to avoid because most kids take it off-campus and outside the dorms. Drinking and clubbing are quite popular popular. Hint: We are located in the heart of "The Village".
College Senior 2011-03-01T00:06:16Z
Computers are accessible and easy to find. Many buildings have computer labs and there is usually one available. Printing on the other hand is difficult, many of the machines are broken on a regular basis and there are very few options either way.
College Senior 2011-03-01T00:04:22Z
Health & Safety:
Honestly I have never felt unsafe at NYU's campus, but I think that has more to do with my own personal precautions than the campus cops. Entry to the buildings is very secure, which I greatly appreciate, but all other aspects is greatly lacking. Should you call SafeRide expect to wait an hour, if they come at all. Public Safety in general tends to be a nasty bunch that has made feel stranded. Thank god for cabs and other public transport!
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-26T15:33:38Z
I have never been to an athletic event since my time at NYU, and I do not plan on attending any in the near future. I know people on sports teams and I know that NYU does have athletic events, I'm just not interested in them. That was one of the main reasons I chose to come here. There are athletic events and teams available but they are not a large part of campus life unless you are on one of the teams.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-26T15:29:57Z
Many Asians – There are many Asian and white students and a mix of others. It also depends on the school and major though.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-26T15:26:37Z
It's New York – Sure, it can be a challenge if you're not 21 but there are many, many options. There are almost always all-ages shows to go to and many places in Brooklyn don't card if you're really trying to drink. There are museums that are usually open late on Fridays, plays, movies, musical events, gallery openings. I mean, it's New York. There is always something going on any day of the week any time of night or day. The problem is usually choosing between the many options.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-25T23:45:07Z
Thumbs up – Everything you want, you can get here. Also the city offers many opportunities and places to hangout and have fun anytime 24hrs.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T19:02:52Z
There there if you want them and fairly easy to get involved in. I think the best story that I have about NYU Athletics is that I was watching a NYU V. UChicago basketball game. Not a single person on the court was above 5'8 and the only time people left the fitness room to watch them play was when the (really good) pep band started to play.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T19:00:30Z
Guys & Girls:
The female student population at NYU is very diverse attracting every type of person. The guys are generally gay guys or wimpy nerds. Dating an undergraduate guy can be hard though not impossible.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T03:37:51Z
NYC subways run 24/7, and NYU shuttle buses run till quite late at night all day, and there are numerous subway stations and taxi stop points flanking NYU.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T03:36:04Z
it's new york city...if you want it you can find it. Subways and taxis are always running so you don't have to worry about getting home. Can be expensive if you don't shop around.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T03:14:53Z
not much effect of weather, except under winter storms!! In my 3 years of school, school has been closed only 3 days. classes are very close, in walking distance!
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T03:11:08Z
Dorms: best!!! i live at lafayette residence hall, tenth floor
Bobst: bad (very busy!! unless you reserve a study room) study spots during finals weeks! rest of the time: awesome!!!
Piano rooms reservations: pretty bad to get them if want to reserve at kimmel, but just go to the steinhardt music building!
Kimmel: best spot to relax! and study at times if you do not get bothered by some conversations (not too much noise, but still)
food at dining halls: expensive!
housing process: love it! especially sophomore year!
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T03:06:52Z
Kimmel student center, BOBST library, ITS computer labs, dining halls, washington square park, Coles Sports center,
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T01:09:54Z
Not Enough – There is definitely not enough financial aid, everyone is struggling with this ridiculous tuition except those who were raised in privledged families.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-24T00:02:07Z
Some classes here are difficult and frustrating but theres other classes
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-23T19:00:06Z
You can find almost any type of club here, and if you don't find any you like, you and your friends can easily start one. There is such a diverse group of people here that you're bound to find someone who is looking for what you're looking for.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-23T18:59:19Z
The organic chemistry lab and class in new york is extremely difficult and sometimes they have ridiculous rules that they require from you. its a scary experience but gen chem was really great
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