College Senior 2013-11-09T19:33:56Z
New York--what could be better?
College Senior 2013-11-09T19:33:23Z
Fairly white middle class- but getting better
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:48:59Z
I do not really know anything about sports at NYU. I know that some people play club sports, but athletic events aren't the most popular attraction here.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:47:58Z
I really cannot complain about campus strictness. I think the overall feeling here is: We live in New York. Don't be an idiot, and do not embarrass the school. As for class attendance, I have never had an unexcused absence, because professors just respect you less the more you skip.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:45:40Z
USE THE NYU BUS. It is free and convenient. I highly suggest downloading the NYU smartphone app, which provides real-time tracking of the bus lines. Keep a schedule on hand. I live about twenty blocks away from my classes, so the bus stops right outside my door. I suggest buying a metrocard and keeping some money on it. NYC is a big city, so public transportation is key in navigating the city. I, personally, do not like to take taxis because they are expensive and the traffic is usually awful.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:42:14Z
I am not in a sorority, and do not plan on joining one. I do not feel like I need to join one, because I have enough of a sense of community within my program and group of friends. I know people involved with Greek life, but it does not dominate the school by any means.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:40:40Z
Health & Safety:
There are guards at every NYU building and dorm that check the IDs of everyone who enters a building. You must use your NYU card to swipe into your dorm, the library, the Global Center, and Kimmel. I always feel safe on campus, because there is always available help. As long as you stay aware of your surroundings and act responsibly, safety is not much of an issue. I have also taken some self-defense classes in the past, so I feel pretty safe walking down the street. The health center is very nice, and easy to use. There are also help lines and people to talk to whenever you need help!
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:36:17Z
Three words: New. York. City. This place has everything, so take advantage of it. There are so many place to eat, things to see, places to explore, and people to meet. It can get overwhelming sometimes, but, with an open mind and a positive attitude, NYC is an amazing city to live in. NYU students are all over the place, too, so local merchants have pretty positive attitudes towards us. The thing to remember, though, is that you have to be careful when walking around, especially at night. Always be aware of your surroundings, and act responsibly. I feel extremely safe in the NYU buildings and dorms, where there are guards checking IDs all day, but I'm still always cautious when walking around.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:31:47Z
NYU has everything students need: There are 2 gyms/athletic facilities, and some smaller ones in a couple of dorms. The equipment is up-to-date and easy to use. The student center is great for rehearsal space, holding auditions, eating, doing homework, and printing. There are lots of dining options, including kosher, vegan, and vegetarian options. The library is a great resource as well. Some of my favorite campus traditions are the Strawberry Festival in the spring and the party at the MET. There is almost always free food somewhere on campus. Washington Square Park is the center of the NYU campus, and a great spot to hang out at when the weather is nice!
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:26:40Z
Guys & Girls:
It is almost impossible to describe a "typical" NYU student, because everyone is so different. There are people of various backgrounds, economic classes, religions, and interests. Most students share a common hard-working attitude, although I have met some pretty lazy students, too. The student body at NYU is lively, diverse, and gigantic. Student life is what you make of it: If you want to join a fraternity or sorority, you can do it. If you want to join an a capella group, you can do it. If you want to stay in your room and hibernate, you can do it!
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:21:30Z
My freshman year, I lived in University Hall in a four-girl apartment suite (2 doubles, common room, bathroom, kitchenette). I did not have a pleasant roommate situation, which made my experience somewhat bad. However, the building is really nice, and there is a tasty Burger Studio in the basement (that takes meal swipes and dining dollars!). The amenities of UHall are great, but the social atmosphere is nonexistent. I loved my RA, but she could not bring our floor together. Now, I live at Gramercy Green, which is farther away from campus, but is absolutely beautiful and a joy to live at, so I do not care. While the social atmosphere is still quiet in this building, it does not phase me so much, because I have a pretty solid group of friends that I can hang and go out with. The cost of living is pretty high, but it is definitely better than living in an apartment by Washington Square. I have not had a problem with the housing process thus far.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:16:25Z
I do not know anyone with a car at NYU. I would not suggest bringing a car here, as any parking garage will charge you an arm and a leg for a space. Also, driving in New York City is not a pleasant or enjoyable task. Between public transportation and the free NYU bus (and walking, of course), cars are really not necessary.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:14:17Z
I, personally, have not moved off-campus yet. It is a common sentiment amongst NYU students that the dorms are the nicest apartments many of us will have in New York in the foreseeable future. However, my older sister (who also graduated from Gallatin) moved off-campus during her junior year, and had a fairly positive experience living in alphabet city. I know many of students who live in Brooklyn, Astoria, Queens, the Bronx, and Harlem. As long as you plan your schedule accordingly, commuting is not much of a problem. (Off-campus housing near Washington Square is extremely expensive, so it is rare to actually have an apartment that close to campus other than a dorm.)
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:10:34Z
When you live close to campus, printing is easy. However, when you begin to move farther away from campus, it may be a good idea to invest in your own printer. I have not had much trouble with printing at NYU, and I love how I get an extra fifty dollars to print in Gallatin each year (1 page=10 cents). The network is fairly reliable, but sometimes it shuts down inexplicably, so my major words of advice would be: SAVE YOUR WORK CONSTANTLY. Wireless access is readily available. I would highly suggest getting a laptop, as it can double as a television and entertainment center! It's also convenient for when the computer labs get crowded around midterms and finals.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:06:21Z
The only reason why I would not give my overall experience a 5-star review is because I had a very difficult time making friends my first semester here. NYU is a massive school in the middle of a bustling city. The only thing I regret is not participating in more student productions my freshman year, because that is how I ended up meeting a lot of my close friends. I also met some really good friends in class, especially in my first acting class at Gallatin. Once I got to know more students better, it became apparent at all Gallatin students are connected. Even though NYU is big, Gallatin is tiny and has a really interesting sense of community. Now that I have found my niche, I have been enjoying my experience here a lot more.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:02:32Z
I am a sophomore at Gallatin studying drama as a social mirror and tool throughout history, and how the actor fits into this medium. Therefore, much of my classes involve history, dramatic literature, and acting/performance. I love having the freedom at Gallatin to design my own program, because it lets me explore various aspects of my passion, and makes it easy to control my workload (Some semesters are much harder or easier than others, in terms of workload.). While some may find designing an interdisciplinary program to be a daunting task, I, personally, find it richly rewarding! I am able to take classes at all of the NYU schools, so I get the best of all worlds, provided that I choose the right professors. The Gallatin faculty and class advisers are extremely helpful, and the environment, especially in the arts program, is welcoming and warm. The artistic vibe at Gallatin is not like anything I have seen at any other school: We are all coming from different backgrounds with various interests, so every student brings something special to the table in an acting class or performance. The only downside about being in the arts at Gallatin is the lack of rehearsal space. It is difficult to book space in the actual Gallatin building, because everyone wants to use it! One must be tenacious and motivated to find space, and sometimes must get creative about alternative options.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T16:02:32Z
I have had, what is most likely, the best possible academic experience at NYU. At the onset of freshman year at Gallatin, each student is paired with a registration adviser over the summer who helps choose a first-year writing and interdisciplinary seminar. This adviser also helps with weeding through the school's online registration system, Albert, and has helpful suggestions for other classes that one might want to take the first semester. I got along with my registration adviser very well (He sang to me once he found out I was a singer, then starting singing in Spanish when he found out I was interested in studying abroad in Argentina. He was perfect.) and ended up with a great first schedule. Then, each student fills out a survey to help the school match everyone with a faculty adviser with similar or matching interests. My adviser, who has also been my professor for the past two semesters, is a working actor and co-artistic director of the theatre company in residence at Gallatin. I could not imagine being paired up with anyone else, as he has really turned into a role model and mentor for me. Additionally, the professors at Gallatin are all fascinating people: Like the students, the professors all come from various backgrounds and interests, and are truly interested in participating in an interdisciplinary conversation with the Gallatin community. I have not had a negative experience with a Gallatin professor. As for the rest of the school, I am lucky to have taken classes with professors with whom I get along very well. In my experience, when a student shows enthusiasm and passion for learning, the professor is also inspired, and becomes a much more valuable resource. There is always a place to turn to if a student is having problems in school, including various free tutoring options, help lines, workshops, etc... The rule to live by at NYU is "Ask, and you shall receive." As for study areas, there are numerous options. The Bobst library is huge, and is an incredible resource (if you know how to use it properly). I, personally, like to study in the quiet study rooms at the Gramercy Green dorm. Other dorms also have quiet study options, as well as common lounges and meeting spaces. Sometimes, I also like to find a quiet spot in Gallatin. There are also options at the Kimmel Student Center (which is also huge). During midterms and finals, the spaces can get a little crowded, but if you really know the campus and buildings, you can usually find a place to go!
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:12:56Z
Health & Safety:
We have various health centers that help you out and also provide free flu shots and sex stuff that you may need. We have campus security but they are mostly security guards for buildings/dorms they don't really bust you when you're not within a NYU building.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:11:27Z
Economics is pretty okay. Apparently are professors are incredibly smart and renowned, but there are also a lot of professors who have heavy accents that could get in the way of understanding and learning. Workload is okay. They give you lots of internship/job opportunities.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:11:27Z
There are different schools with a lot of different areas of study so whatever you want to pursue you can. Also, depending on what you do there are a lot of resources that NYU have that you can potentially take advantage of.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:09:11Z
There is no one student center as far as I can tell because there is no real campus. We have Washington Sq Park which is nice but it'd be cool if we had our own area. There are lots of buildings though that are meant for NYU some are great some aren't so great.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:07:09Z
A lot of people take drugs and a lot of people drink. It's cool but if you're not so into it you may think it's a little rowdy.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:06:12Z
It all depends on your own preferences. Apartments prices/quality/ease all depend from how far away you are from the city or locations within the city which are known to be popular or not as popular neighborhoods. Rent is pretty expensive though throughout the city.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:04:18Z
Food is okay but not that great. I personally don't think meal plans are worth it and you can find much better food anywhere else around the city. We have a chik fila though which is pretty good.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:03:12Z
Public transportation is the shit, costs 2.5 I think for each trip which is kind of expensive I'm not really sure compared to other places. But, it goes everywhere and runs all night so you can always go anywhere at anytime which is cool. School provides free bus for locations I think from up on 21st street down to Little Italy/Chinatown which is nice but I've never used. And if you're lazy and have money taxis are always nice too.
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