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Marcia Manzello- By all means NYU is an opportunity abound.|
Needless to say, NYU is a mixed bag, just like New York Cityâ€¦there's something for everyone.
If you want to start a club with one-legged lesbian nuns, you'll probably get at least six members.
|Sep 12 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| Listen, people complain about NYU like it's some surprise to them that it has a minimal campus feel or that it has very individualistic students. However, NYU, just like every other school, is not for everyone; it takes a certain kind of person (one who likes cities and is very independent) to thrive at NYU. These things shouldn't be a shock to incoming students; maybe they should check out a school before they actually send them a whole lot of their money. Just a thought.|
And, as for the lack of campus, maybe this is just me, but I feel like this is one of NYU's strongest suits (contrary to what others think. NYU teaches you to LIVE in a city, not just to go to school in a city (cough, Columbia). While going to NYU, you cannot help but to feel like you're just living in New York and happen to be going to NYU, as opposed to the other way around. As for the "lack of community," people are right: you won't PASSIVELY find your niche here. You have to put yourself out there and actually try to make friends and find things that make you tick. There are PLENTY of clubs, organizations, or groups to find people with similar interests to yourself at NYU, but they you won't find them by sitting in your room twiddling your thumbs. In order to go to NYU and actually enjoy yourself, you have to be a self-motivated person who wants to live in a city. If that's not you, maybe you shouldn't have applied to NYU in the first place.
|Dec 22 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| If you are looking for a traditional college experience, athletic contests, parties, a campus etc., think twice about coming to NYU. If on the other hand you enjoy being independant, do not need to feel connected to the student body, and enjoy city life, you will probably enjoy NYU. I enjoy city life, but have found the lack of unity in the student body, and the academic experience to be sub-par. My experience at NYU has not been terrible, but certainly has not been worth the exorbitant tuition, or four years of my life. |
|Feb 23 2006|| Male --
Class 2000 |