Welcome to "the city that never sleeps." NYU students rated nightlife as one of the best aspects of living in NYC. In fact, students said that they would rather go out to find fun than try to get in to an NYU party. This is because students can only sign in three other people at a time, and neighbors and RAs can be a pain when trying to get a party underway. Students enjoy the wide range of bars and clubs New York has to offer, and while some complained about the expense, most agreed that it is well worth the money. Students say if you’re under 21, it can be hard to get in to the bars unless you have a fake ID or are a hot girl, but that doesn’t stop them from trying.
There is never a lack of things to do on the weekends at NYU. Whether you crave drinking, dancing, or poetry readings, it’s all in the city. It may seem redundant to keep mentioning that New York has it all—but it does, and the nightlife is one of the best aspects for NYU students. On the other hand, if you don't fancy partying at all or prefer simple, "quiet" fun, you're not out of luck; there are numerous options for students seeking a relaxing escape from schoolwork. Lounge at the various peaceful sushi bars in the area, or hit the MET, MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum, and numerous other venues for fun art exhibitions. Clubs are known for organizing fun outings to Broadway shows and local restaurants, and most often, it's free! Religious groups also have fun fellowship meetings, and cultural groups often have interesting shows, including dance presentations, movie showings, and so on. There is so much to do at NYU outside of class—no matter what kind of person you are, no matter your personality or preferences. It's a large school with a variety of people, and one way or another, most students take advantage of the various options open to them.