College Senior 2010-12-03T18:01:47Z
NYU is definitely the campus of the world and New York City, with its emphasis on international learning and studying abroad in all subjects. They have individual career and academic counselors so almost everyone gets a job or internship after graduating - nowadays THAT is what is important. You pay a lot for it, but if you can swing it, it is totally worth every penny!
College Senior 2010-12-03T17:57:37Z
Don't Need a Car – parking costs will be more than the tuition in NYC!
College Senior 2010-12-03T17:53:22Z
Although some dorms are older than others, the older ones are usually converted hotels or other unique styles and they have character and stories to tell. Beautiful, and definitely stylish, not your typical college dorms, to be sure!
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-28T19:45:43Z
Weed Reigns – Drugs are so easy to come by in the city and you have endless options to what you want. NYU students are known as 'tokers', although i believe percentage-wise only 25% smoke. Plenty of students don't partake in the drug scene, but even if you don't you'll still definitely have friends that do. NYU isn't too harsh on drug and alcohol users as long as you aren't too open about it. Almost everyone here has a fake ID and goes out on the weekends. Even nondrinkers have ID's so they're able to do various things like bars and clubs.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-28T19:41:12Z
Lots of Asian – At NYU, you get students from all over the country and world. For the most part there are a lot of white people and asians. Of course diversity on race, religion, sexual orientation at NYU is endless.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-28T19:39:07Z
Overpriced and Hard to Come by. Apartments are hard to come by, over-priced, and the rest depends on where you find the apartment. Depending on how much you're paying it can be a great value.
College Senior 2010-10-31T17:44:41Z
Does Anyone Pay Attention? If you're into drinking or smoking then you're fine. No one cares and no one notices (or if they do, they ignore it and let you get away with it). Unfortunately, if you're like me, that means that you have to deal with roommates coming home drunk and stashing drinks under their bed. I wish that NYU was a little more strict in their drinking and drug policy.
College Senior 2010-10-31T17:38:29Z
Ethernet? What? Almost all the dorms still use Ethernet and you have to buy your own cord. It is a huge hassle! Most common places have wifi which is nice however you have to get it set up for you and it's hard to figure out how to get access on your own.
My printer has run out of ink recently and it's been a struggle to use the common printers. I prefer to use the Kimmel ITS Laptop Lounge but it's small and usually there is a long wait for a computer or printer.
College Senior 2010-10-31T17:36:46Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – You hear about the occasional murders going on in NYC and people drinking too much. But generally everyone seems to be healthy and fine. I think that the city of New York is just as helpful as NYU so you have 2 external forces coming together to keep you healthy and safe.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-28T16:49:48Z
NYU is a little overrated. SOme of the teachers here are not that good at teaching or just full of themselves. NYU doesn't let you take classes at other colleges and let the credit count. Plus, they're very overpriced for being so overrated. The bets part of Nyu is the variety of classes and the city itslef.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-28T16:47:04Z
NYU has made it its mission to get rid of most of the Greek life here. in fact, I barely see anyone wearing their fraternity's or sorority's gear.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-28T16:45:42Z
NYU isn't known for its sports. In fact, I surprised we're even in Division III or IV what ever it is. SOme people go to the games but not that many. I haven;t been to one sporting event since i've been here, and I don't plan on going anytime soon either.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-25T14:57:35Z
NYU offers a wide range of major and demanding curriculums
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-25T14:55:00Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys and girls at NYU are trendy and very outgoing.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-15T01:42:07Z
You certainly experience all four seasons living on the East Coast; spring and fall are mild whereas summer and winter can be extreme. I'm not a fan of humidity or freezing temperatures, but NYC weather is a good mix year round.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-15T01:37:31Z
NYC transportation is arguably the most efficient in the nation; it rivals Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. Although the subways are grimy, you can get just about anywhere, anytime. Plus it's a relatively cheap expenditure.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-15T01:28:36Z
There are many options including a dining hall or slew of neighboring eateries. NYU's location is prime to many possibilities; no matter your preferred menu, you can find something appetizing. There is gourmet, American, ethnic, and vegetarian cuisine abound.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-13T09:22:21Z
Don't Plagiarize! Each semester, dire warnings are sent via email from the department about plagiarism. Most professors are leniant about giving extensions for papers and assignments, although the official syllabus usually warns that late assignments will not be accepted.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-13T09:18:46Z
Lots of Options – Most of the local restaurants and cafes, unfortunately, are not dirt-cheap. From pushcarts you can get falafel or excellent Indian food. Not far from Trader Joe's, but don't go to TJ on a Friday--the line snakes all through the aisles. TJ also has a wine store! Good, convenient places for eating out in the evening (I don't like spending so much for lunch).
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-13T09:12:27Z
Too Busy to Participate – The location is great for nightlife, but as a single mother, in a demanding full-time program, it is unusual for me to get out in the evening for fun.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-12T02:56:26Z
MTA Prices Keep Going up – NYU transportation is almost nonexistent. There are rumors of buses that go to the two farthest upperclassment dorms, there are also rumors the Loch Ness monster exists. The majority of the time you'll take the subway or nyc buses. Lot's of options and convenient stops, but prices keep going up.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-12T02:53:45Z
It Exists? Most people don't even know NYU has Greek Life. Those who are in it enjoy it and say it's a great way to meet people, but don't expect to live in a sorority house or go to frat parties. We live in NYC, there's no room for that and why bother when there are 100s of bars minutes away?
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-12T02:48:51Z
Lots of Problems...Still Cheaper Than Housing – It's New York City, expect to live in a closet and befriend the mice who come out at night. I've named mine Ebidiah. Finding an apartment requires massive abouts of paperwork and meeting lots of sketchy realtors but at the end of the day you'll pay less than on-campus, and who doesn't want extra beer money? Expect to pay $1,000 a month for your own(tiny) room slightly farther from campus, but standard on-campus housing breaks down to $1,200 a month and you're sharing a bedroom with 1-2 other people
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-09T08:02:53Z
No Sports – If you're really into sports don't bother going to NYU. We have a few intramural teams here and there but there is no football team which is the backbone of every university. Sports aren't important here which kinda sucks.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-09T08:00:10Z
Labs Are Often Crowded but There's Always a Computer SOMEWHERE – There are a couple of computer labs in some of the school building and they're pretty good just that they can get VERY crowded at busy times. There's WiFI every where on campus and if you don't have your own computer you can just borrow one from a lab or from the library which I think is really cool.
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