Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T16:38:46Z
EVERYTHING AND MORE. It is virtually impossible to not run-into the drug scene here. Of course there are pockets of people who do not use, but generally, any type of drug is widely available and easy to obtain. Alcohol is everywhere.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T02:00:38Z
Good, If You're a Rich Kid or Really Poor – Lots of students at NYU make this joke, but that doesn't make it untrue. The tuition is manageable if your parents are well off and can pay all of the tuition without help, or if you're not that well off and the financial aid office gives you a lot of aid. For a school with so many monetary endowments from alumni/private investors, you'd think they could afford to give out more scholarships to students with a less polarized socioeconomic status instead of, you know, building a campus in Abu Dhabi.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T01:47:06Z
Don't Be Stupid – Campus security is pretty chill. And don't forget that RAs are students too, so most of them aren't all that eager to write you up for partying. Just don't be stupid.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-26T01:41:50Z
Better to Commute – The ridiculous price of apartments near the NYU campus are a little off-putting (unless you have rich parents, that is). It's so much more cost-efficient to live farther away (e.g., UWS, farther downtown, one of the other boroughs) and just buy a monthly unlimited Metrocard for commuting. The off-campus listings through the NYU off-campus housing office was not terribly helpful in my quest to find an apartment. Best to go with sublet.com or ask around to see if friends or family in the area know of anyone renting out a place/looking for a roommate.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:27:29Z
It is extremely inconvenient to have a car at NYU...it's the city and its not worth spending so much time looking for parking everywhere you go. Also, the freshman housing is all pretty close to the NYU Stern school (west 4th street) and the other schools as well. The furthest walk is about 10 minutes, which is from the Third North Residence Hall and Founders Hall. The bus service is not always punctual and it is mostly for upperclassmen. Otherwise, expect to spend a decent amount per month on cabs and subway rides. $2.25 for each ride and a $3 minimum cab fare.
College Senior 2011-01-25T16:23:06Z
If you want a campus nightlife, frat houses, basement parties and a more 'college' feel, NYU is not exactly what you are looking for in the party scene. Majority of parties are at clubs, either hosted by fraternities or small promoter businesses. There are many 18+ parties, but the better parties are always at clubs that are 21+. Don't limit yourself to strictly partying every weekend, New York City offers many many more attractions.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:50:54Z
It's New York – I really don't think you can do better than New York here. There's not really any student events of notice, but thats irrelevant when you can see shows for 20 bucks and Broadway.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:43:56Z
It's New York – It's new york, there's pretty much limitless options. Cost is somewhat a concern, but if you know where to go it can be quite reasonable. For groceries, check out Trader Joes, for buritos there's Moe's which is cheaper and better than Chipotltle, and China Town is always cheap, if a bit of a walk. Also Two Bros on Mercer Street. Always.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:35:02Z
Wind Tunnel – There's no use to having an umbrella because the rain or snow will just blow up from underneath. You'll most likely have to trash the umbrella midway to your destination if it's a cheap one. It's fabulous when it's sunny but the shade from the buildings usually keeps the warmth from reaching the ground.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:32:16Z
Expensive School, Tries Best to Meet Need – I am in the HEOP program,which helps pay for most of my schooling and my housing. NYU tries to make sure that no one is denied from attending the school because of their inability to pay and tries to meet student's needs, but because NYU is so expensive to begin with, it is hard to not end up paying a significant amount out of pocket.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:29:56Z
Great Social Life, Top Tier Academics – The school is very good academically. The student body is a bit to overly concerned with image, which results in many attempting to be "different", but in their attempt end up being like everyone around them who is striving for the same uniqueness. Since I am a New Yorker, it wasn't really a new experience for me living here, but I could see how moving here for 4 years would be a complete life changing experience, for the better, for new students. It is a great place to live, thrive and experience things that you would have never dreamed possible. There are so many things offered in NYC and in the University itself. Staff is always there to help you, the buildings and technology are top notch. Its harder to make friends here, but everyone eventually finds their niche. Anyone who is thinking about NYU should definitely go for it!
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:26:50Z
It's NYC, the melting pot. Just in my co-ed dorm suite alone we had a black male, Indian male, white female, and Asian female; we were all friends and had an awesome semester living together-- drama and all. We meet new and different people everyday from students, professors, to regular tenants. We've got cultural areas nearby like Chinatown, Little Italy, and the like. Some people will judge what you look like and what you believe, but the majority do not. Life is open here and I love it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:23:52Z
The NYU campus food is some of the best around. I've had a lot of friends visit me from other schools and tell me that their dining halls are embarrassing compared to mine. We have about 8 different dining halls, some of which are located in the same buildings as some of the dorms which make for ease of access. Some of the dining halls are all you can eat, offering everything from a salad bar to a Mongolian grill, home cooked food (which changes daily and may include roast beef or garlic chicken) to the expected pizza and burgers. Every Sunday we have a special brunch in 2 of the dining halls, in which lavish stations such as "make your own omelet" or even turkey carving at your service. We also have a fast food hall that houses the only Chik - Fil - A in NYC as well as a Quizznos and a breakfast all day station. All in all, it's hard to get tired of NYU dining, because there is so much offered, and the menu changes daily. It has something for everyone - we also have an all kosher dining hall and a vegan dining hall!
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T23:43:59Z
Health & Safety:
NYU campus is very safe with campus security on constant patrol. The campus is well lit at night and is always busy.
College Senior 2011-01-24T23:37:38Z
It gives a decent amount of financial aid, plenty of tips to acces resources
College Senior 2011-01-24T23:32:51Z
Area Attractions – One of the best attractions is the Washington Sq. Park; it's a cool hangout spot on Summer with its shady spots on the grass, and the refreshing water fountain. You can come here to read, to splash on the water, to relax, to have some lunch, to people watch, etc,.Also, there's plenty of eating places close by the park, as well as shops.
College Senior 2011-01-24T23:29:01Z
The library is by far my favorite place to be at NYU. It seems a little intimidating at first, what with it's 10 floors, and professional appearance, but it's actually very cozy; I love to come here to study and do my homework, and even eat or take a nap.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T23:21:25Z
International Student – I wouldn't know since i'm international and we don't get scholarship/financial aid. I know most of my friends have pretty nice scholarships though, especially those in stern. It never covers all the cost but they give it out pretty generously even if you don't need it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T23:20:22Z
Don't Know – I don't drive but it doesn't look like there is any parking around at a cheap price. There are usually cars parked on the streets but I'm not sure if that's legal or just temporary parking. You wouldn't really need a car anyway though since most things are in walking distance.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T23:18:35Z
Guys & Girls:
Lots of homosexuals. Lots of buffed guys. Usually well-dressed.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T20:23:40Z
NYU is very picky when it comes to handing out financial aid. It is very hard to obtain and they look for every reason not to give any money.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T20:04:37Z
Registration Process – It is important to note that an earlier registration time comes with more credits. Therefore, if a student has a lot of credits, they will be assigned a much earlier registration time and will have a better chance of getting the classes they want. Credits from AP scores are also taken into account.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-24T19:54:52Z
Printing on Campus – The computer labs are crowded during "rush hours."
College Sophomore 2011-01-18T23:39:39Z
If you are close to a subway but your dorm is far from campus, use the Subway!!! The NYU bus is really unreliable and can take forever in bad weather.
College Sophomore 2011-01-18T23:36:41Z
Depends on Your Standards of Living! Apartments are readily available, but they are at MANHATTAN prices!! For a student, it can be difficult to afford upwards of $1500 a month for a studio, but if you have a good group of roomies and can find a deal in Alphabet City, LES or Brooklyn, it may be worth it. The amenities and convenience of a dorm are still much better than those provided by the super.
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