Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T15:59:43Z
Great! Tons of Options – There are so many places nearby that are really good! You can find cheap everyday places and some that are a little more but well worth it. NYC has amazing restaurants so it is worth exploring a bit and trying new places often.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T15:58:02Z
Meal Plans Are Worth It, Food Is Not Great – Meal plans are great. There are a number of dining halls with a lot of different options and they are all you can eat! Food is not great but you should be able to find something you like. They are also vegan/vegetarian options and a kosher dining hall. Dining dollars can be used at the dining halls for convenience-store-like products. Prices are probably higher than at other places though.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T15:54:03Z
A Non-Issue for Most Students – Most students live on campus or nearby so very few people use parking/drive. I guess there are places to park but its Manhattan so its probably expensive and hard to get a spot. There is really no need for a car, public transportation is great.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T15:51:56Z
Sports Are Not a Big Deal but Good Facilities – The NYU sports teams are not a big deal and neither are sporting events. From my understanding that is intentional. The facilities are really good. There are two gyms very near NYU housing and classrooms (Palladium and Coles).
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T15:44:48Z
Its Not Bad, Rain and Snow Can Be a Hassle – Fall starts off hot but it gets cold, rainy and windy. Winter can be a pain and a bit long but not as bad as other places. The bad thing is walking and using public transportation can get tricky with snow and rain. Buy some boots and a good umbrella.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T15:39:41Z
Varies a Lot – Depends on your dorm, your RA's, your professors, your advisors etc etc. You hear stories of people that get away with a lot and stories of people that get punished for silly things. In my experience, I think its ok.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-07T15:36:19Z
Lots of Options and Pretty Good Overall – There are a number of options both in terms of pricing and preferences. Location and amenities are amazing! For freshmen Weinstein and Founders are probably the best but not cheap for what you're getting. Upperclassmen Palladium and Grammercy are the best. Grammercy is a lot nicer but also far from campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-24T02:29:10Z
Living in New York, there a practically limitless possibilities. You learn from your school, you learn from your city.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-24T02:26:19Z
Tons of People from Everywhere. There are tons of people from everywhere. There is every kind of person you could ever intend on meeting.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-24T02:25:06Z
Decent, Nothing Special, Overpriced. The food can be good, is always edible, and is convenient, but is overpriced. Students are referred to as "customers," further making you feel like they only care about your money.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-23T00:23:56Z
City of Walkers – You pretty much walk everywhere. It's a far walk to class from most of the dorms too. The subway is also used a lot but can be a scary place at night. Cabs are the best option but they are really expensive. You can get anywhere easily with time and money.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-23T00:17:40Z
Wild Night Life. Going to sleep at 5 am is pretty typical. The bars and clubs are where all night life happens. Even greek life holds parties at the bars and lounges. Don't expect a keg or house party. You need a fake ID for sure. Apartement parties are rare but they are small when they do happen.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-23T00:14:56Z
There are very few athletic events at NYU and even less students participating in them. The hipsters at NYU would never attend a sporting event. There is absolutely NO school spirit or tradition.
College Senior 2010-08-22T14:16:22Z
Utopia Academica Americana – sprawling library, maintained general campus, gardening and architecture, work-out and student centers above and beyond adequate
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-21T19:52:02Z
There is very rarely any parking. And if you can find any, you usually have to pay for it.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-21T19:48:32Z
While a New York City apartment offers unparalleled convenience in terms of proximity to night life and grocery stores, etc, the cost of living is outrageous and a lot of what is available for a reasonable price is either way outside of the city or the size of a shoe box. You have to really dig in order to find a good deal.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-21T19:44:22Z
The Life of an Over-Worked, Over-Joyed, Theatre Geek – As a musical theatre major at NYU, I have been given unparalleled opportunities. New York City has the resources to help you accomplish your wildest dreams, and while the work is challenging, the competition fierce, and the future uncertain, there is no greater affirmation of your talent than finding success in this program. This school has dozens of performance opportunities, hundreds of fellow students to work off of, and some of the finest professors in the world who have been in the business for years and are willing to bend over backwards to ensure you get the best possible education. If you can capitalize on these opportunities, there is no finer education anywhere for an aspiring actor.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-20T05:50:17Z
Health & Safety:
Personal Safety – NYU is very good with safety; there are security guards hired at every NYU building who checks that all who enter have an NYU ID. If someone is not carrying one, they will ask the visitor to sign in and give a valid form of identification to the security desk. The security desk will keep it with them until the visitor signs out, thus ensuring that there are no strangers running loose on campus.
College Junior 2010-08-17T18:30:40Z
The Lack the Ability to Compute Flawlessly. The computers at my school do not contain the correct processing feeds to run without headache and stress. The Internet works at its own right, leaving the user dumbfounded to gather any kind of information. A change must be done to these machines
College Senior 2010-08-17T05:00:23Z
You are in the city, why do you need a greek life to distract you from the bars and clubs?
College Senior 2010-08-17T04:58:24Z
In the middle of the big city, what more can you ask for? Surrounded by great food, safe environment within the city, movies all around, generally clean.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-10T22:15:08Z
Real World Experience – NYU may be the strangest and most isolated of universities although it's located in New York City but it provides everyone the real world experience of loneliness, drama, and a variety of situations just on the street walking to class that helps prepare every student who enters that campus for the real world. It's very hard to get used to but after the first two years you feel as though you could actually survive in the city.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-10T22:12:50Z
The Air Freshener Is Weed – Everyone knows someone that does a drug that is other than alcohol or marijuana. Chances are your roommate is a big drug dealer and your best friend is about to try going on a trip on shrooms when midterms are over.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-10T22:10:12Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone Is Cliquey – There's a good mix, but everyone sticks to their own kind. Most people are hipsters and look like they hardly shower or comb their hair.
College Freshman 2010-08-10T18:15:19Z
Apartments Are Very Expensive – Apartments are expensive because it is New York. However, there are reasonable prices outside of the city which would lead to a commute but the transit system in the city is pretty good.
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