Recent Alumnus 2010-04-24T19:10:40Z
Very Vanilla – Really, it's an alcohol and pot world out there. There are harder things available, but students don't take that road very often, and stick to more social substances.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-24T19:09:08Z
Not Much There – There is Greek life, but not that much. The Greek housing fits on 1 floor of 1 building with room left over
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-24T19:05:25Z
All Night Long – It's very easy for students to get out and enjoy the night life. There are tons of venues around, for those who are 21+ AND those who aren't. Transportation is extremely easy and you'll never have a problem getting back to your dorm.
College Senior 2010-04-24T17:25:19Z
Food Is Alright – The food is good, but the costs are a little bit expensive. Around 7 dollars for a sandwich... a good sandwich though!
College Senior 2010-04-23T03:11:33Z
There are no parking spaces! Public transportation everywhere!
College Senior 2010-04-23T03:10:51Z
Not Very Strict – The NYU campus is not very strict since it is basically in the city.
College Senior 2010-04-23T03:08:23Z
Health & Safety:
Personal Safety – New York University is very secure and has many security officers inside the buildings and around campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-22T05:21:14Z
You Have to Deal – Everything is find except for when it snows and building owners don't shovel the sidewalk. It's even worse in slush because it becomes wicked slippery. The weather in general is really bipolar and radically switches a lot. Sometimes a lot of kids just won't go to class when it's really bad out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-22T05:17:51Z
Do What You Want. I've heard stories about kids doing lines of coke at parties, but I haven't really been exposed to that. A lot of kids just drink and smoke pot-- but no one pressures you to. In Freshmen halls, alcohol is "prohibited," and depending on the dorm and the RA on duty, some can be a lot more strict than others. It only becomes a problem if you get written up more than twice... then you lose housing. No matter what, you can always find kids who don't do anything though- it depends who your friends are.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-22T05:14:04Z
Huge Variation – Depending on where you go, the price range completely varies. There are various diners around the area, some of which are open 24 hours and are really well priced. Then there are a few little food places on campus that accept "Campus Cash" but can be a little overpriced. Overall there are about a bagillion places to eat if you don't want dinning hall food, and they literally cater to everyone.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-15T01:03:07Z
Greek life isn't a huge thing at NYU. It's mostly for people who are thinking about the networking later on. They do get some awesome penthouses though which can hold some pretty sick parties.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-15T01:00:08Z
Anything Goes – Nightlife is pretty active here. There are plenty of clubs that will let you in underage as well as liquor stores that will sell to you no matter how young you look. Whatever your fancy, you'll be able to find it. Just don't get caught too many times in the dorms or you might get kicked out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-15T00:53:05Z
There is WiFi in all of the classroom buildings, the library, the student center, etc. The only place without it is are the dorms, but they are supplied with ResNet, which is the campus network, and it's relatively easy to set up your own WiFi network, albeit illegally. I would say that almost everyone has their own computer, the computer labs can get pretty crowded but the longest you will have to wait to print is about ten minutes or so. We are on a card system with our printing and it's fairly simple to use.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-07T15:21:44Z
Guys & Girls:
Interesting Mix of People – There are a lot of different sexual orientations here at NYU; but most of the guys are gay. I'm in a long distance relationship, so it doesn't matter to me, but either the guy is gay, bisexual, or in a long distance as well (according to my friends)
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-07T15:18:24Z
Food Is Good but Gets Old – Good variety of places. After a while get tired of the same food over and over again, but it's nice that I can use my dining dollars on Starbucks and snacks.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-31T15:50:12Z
Not Really There – Look, you can romp around naked in public if you can put together some sort of left wing sounding cause to do so. You can smoke pot down the block in St. Marks on a stoop and no one will care. Just be careful of the cops disguised as pot dealers in the parks.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-31T15:46:39Z
The local community has never been happy with the existence of NYU in the heart of Greenwich village. I don't think there will ever truly be a happy medium between the two. The local bars and clubs are more than happy to overlook age requirements for business which leaves the locals fleeing the area. You will never see a true New Yorker in the NYU area. Their general view of the out of towner/"daddy pays all my bills" student is never very good. However if you are a student you will be more than happy to know that all you will ever get to know in this general area are other students. A true New York experience is something that these precious hipsters will never really know unless they venture into the dreaded burrows of queens or use the F train to get to Brooklyn instead of the L.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-31T04:39:12Z
Great Grad School – undergrad? I dunno, the financial aid for undergrad and even 1st yr. grads kinda sucks
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T03:44:32Z
Diverse Except in Stern, the School of Business – NYU is pretty diverse though there are Asians everywhere, especially those in Stern, the School of Business.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T03:43:37Z
New York Housing Is Expensive. Getting an apartment in the city is costly, but compared to dorming, it is about the same.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T03:40:08Z
Technically There Is No Campus, Unless You Count the City of New York. All the buildings are spread out, especially the dorms. Most buildings are quite old with the exception of the newly renovated Tisch Hall for business students and the Kimmel Center. Silver, where the majority of classes are held, is extremely old with long elevator wait lines. The main library, Bobst, is open 24/7 on the lower levels however the rest of the library can get extremely crowded during midterms and finals week.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-19T22:46:15Z
The City – NYU is truly in the city and part of the city, something that no other college can take a claim to.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-19T22:45:42Z
The Subway – Well, it's in the city. So you pay 2.25 to get wherever you want to go and hope you don't sit next to a hobo.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-19T22:43:33Z
The dorms are nice for the most part (particularly the new one, Founders), but fairly expensive unless you cramp into a tiny room with two other people. If you have the money to spend, there are some really nice dorms with marble counters and nice views.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-15T20:59:02Z
Why Would You Want to Park? You don't need a car, so you don't need to park. You're crazy if you want to pay for parking in NYC.
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