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New York University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at NYU

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentC
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Chemical EngineeringA+
Computer EngineeringA
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringA+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B-
Mechanical EngineeringB+
Music - PerformanceB-
Music EducationA+
Natural ResourcesB+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA-
Perfomance ArtsB
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalA+
PreMed and MedicalB
Social WorkA-
Urban PlanningA

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Social Life

... You can't think of going here as a typical college experience, you have to be open to the entire city as your college and having your social life...Read full comment
... I'm gonna be straight with the people attending nyu, the social life is unlike any other place ...Read full comment
... And the social thing is really what you make of it ...Read full comment
... The social scene is hard when you're under 21 ...Read full comment
... When I came to NYU I was not expecting a traditional "college experience", but I was expecting to have a social life ...Read full comment
... No closed-off campus or gates separate you from the surrounding city, for better or for worse, and it's up to you to determine your level of succ...Read full comment
... Be aware that this is a city school - NYC is the social/night life, not frat parties or house parties or school sporting events ...Read full comment
... So unless you know someone on the inside you can forget about socializing there ...Read full comment
... If you make the effort to talk to people and are not skiddish when it comes to hanging out with people you don't know that well, it could probab...Read full comment
... The reason I hated NYU so much was for the social life ...Read full comment
... The social life here is awesome- anyone who says that it isn't clearly doesn't understand that the city is beyond filled with the best nightclubs...Read full comment
... It is a bit of a downside and you will feel lost at first, but it's nothing that a little socializing can't fix ...Read full comment
... Basically, you have to make an effort, both to enjoy yourself socially, and succeed academically ...Read full comment
... Whatever you do avoid the program with Stevens Institute- they try to poach students from NYU who apply for the joint program and Stevens has to ...Read full comment
... You must be willing to seek out and be aggressive in having a social life and in your studies ...Read full comment
... The social life of NYU and indeed NYC is extremely cliqueish ...Read full comment
... People complain about the social life here, and the fact is its not terrible if you don't have a lot of money ...Read full comment
... socially ...Read full comment
... This is NYC and no one will be there to hold your hand, both academically and socially ...Read full comment
... I'm gonna be straight with the people attending nyu, the social life is unlike any other place ...Read full comment
... So stop going for just the grades, go for the enjoyment and learning (and some socialization ...Read full comment
... School of Social Work=why is this even at NYU ...Read full comment
... The lack of social life I found at NYU was thoroughly depressing ...Read full comment
... There is 4500 kids in the freshman class and im sure anyone SOCIAL can find friends ...Read full comment
... It is even harder to survive socially here ...Read full comment
... The lack of social life I found at NYU was thoroughly depressing ...Read full comment
... and besides, its not worth any of the hell that you get put through socially ...Read full comment
... Here the liberal Studies first year plan so to speak: Freshman Fall Writing I Social Foundations I Cultural Foundations I Elective (aka yo...Read full comment
... Regarding the social life, do not come to NYU if you want to go to frat houses and tailgate at the football game every weekend ...Read full comment
... Due to the sheer size of NYU, one must be somewhat social to not be lost and lonely in the crowd but at the same time disciplined as to not b...Read full comment
... As far as social lives go, everyone I know finds their nitch, but I find many NYU students like to complain about the scene ...Read full comment
... I found out that I really didn't have a huge interest in being in the city, which basically means NYU is a needlessly expensive school lacking a ...Read full comment
... - Our greek life is the only way to be social ON CAMPUS and it's sketchy and half assed anyways ...Read full comment
... plus, you will most likely need to go to grad school if you go to Gallatin, so unless you can for sure afford it, I would advise against it; thi...Read full comment
... First thing to take in mind is that their really isn't a social life at NYU ...Read full comment
... Issues of class (social not academic) seem to constitute the number one complaint on this site ...Read full comment
... However, upon arriving to the school and actually living here I must say that I am thoroughly disappointed in the quality of my education and the...Read full comment
... Everything that people say about the social life at NYU is true ...Read full comment
... Socially, it is hard to make friends at this school ...Read full comment
... YOu will not find much sympathy for most social movements here, because it is one of the purest exampls of the commercialization of academia in ...Read full comment
... However, upon arriving to the school and actually living here I must say that I am thoroughly disappointed in the quality of my education and the...Read full comment
... NOW FOR THE SOCIAL LIFE ...Read full comment
... I dont know what anyone is talking about when they say there isnt a social life here--there is SO much to do its mind bottling ...Read full comment
... SOCIAL LIFE Okay, this seems to be the main issue that most people have with NYU ...Read full comment
... they tend to socialize amongst themselves ...Read full comment
... NYU is a case study in architecture and design effecting social life or lack thereof ...Read full comment
... The social life in my opinion, is a little lacking ...Read full comment
... Whatever you do avoid the program with Stevens Institute- they try to poach students from NYU who apply for the joint program and Stevens has to ...Read full comment
... No social life what so ever ...Read full comment
... If you want a rocking social life, go out and get one ...Read full comment
... As far as the social life goes, you need a fake ...Read full comment
... In terms of social life there is tons to do ...Read full comment
... In fact, I have social anxiety disorder, so I'm not the type of person who one would think would thrive in the city ...Read full comment
... This is a good university to go to if you belong to the white liberal elite social class ...Read full comment
... Take it from someone who was OBSESSED with this school, if you are a good looking, social, overall pretty NORMAL female PLEASE DO NOT COME HERE ....Read full comment
... I found that many of my friends liked the sociology, journalism, environmental studies, social and cultural analysis and chemistry departments .....Read full comment
... that not only includes your diploma and grades, but also your friends, social life, quality of education, and growth in your personality ...Read full comment
... acadmeics, social life, living in the city--it all rocks ...Read full comment
... Social Life Freshman year is the only time when there are actual parties in dorms on any sort of a regular basis--then, everyone on your flo...Read full comment
... HOWEVER, I'm not sure if the abundance of opportunity in NYC makes up for the lack of a campus and absolutely horrendous social life ...Read full comment
... Socially - a lot of people think that NYU is incredibly anti-social ...Read full comment
... Almost everyone I know agrees that the social life sucks ...Read full comment
... 4) People may complain about NYU not being a "social" institution ...Read full comment
... Socially, the nyu community is obviously non existent and i mean that ...Read full comment
... Socially, it was tough ...Read full comment
... The lack of social life I found at NYU was thoroughly depressing ...Read full comment
... I didn't fully consider the social life or academics before I made my decision to attend NYU ...Read full comment
... The social scene here is so appallingly bad I can't go into it here without breaking my pledge to remain concise twice as badly as I already ...Read full comment
... I'm happy with a handful of close friends, which I have found, so don't need big social groups anyway ...Read full comment
... Social life: Let's be frank, NYU is only for a few, certain types of people, and if you *aren't* that type of person, you will be friendless...Read full comment
... get good value for my money, find a social life ...Read full comment
... I have really found my days at NYU to be full of wonderful learning and an great social life ...Read full comment
... The social life at NYU is what you make of it ...Read full comment
... The social life entails a lot of fun ...Read full comment
... Social: People are generally pretty friendly and will make polite conversation, but it is difficult to stay in contact with them ...Read full comment
... -Arrogant People (You will find them at any top college) -No campus ( basically new york city is your campus) Other things to Note - You ...Read full comment
... On top of all that, the social life is disastrous ...Read full comment
... I didn't fully consider the social life or academics before I made my decision to attend NYU ...Read full comment
... There are some at NYU who complain about the high tuition, but they are usually morons who don't understand the concept of caveat emptor, I'v...Read full comment
... As for the social life, there is a collection of bars/clubs within short walking distance from the "campus" around Washington Square Park ...Read full comment
... They LOVE nyc and urban living, hate everything about the typical college experience (frats, quads, sports, nature, etc), are in Stern/Tisch, wan...Read full comment
... Sure, the name brand helps a lot but The worst part about NYU is the social aspect ...Read full comment
... - in terms of having a great social experience ...Read full comment
... In addition to giving a fine education, NYU prepares one for social situations as well ...Read full comment
... The notion that all the people here are anti-social is completely false ...Read full comment
... Everything that people say about the social life at NYU is true ...Read full comment
... But if you are willing to sacrifice a decent social life and academic record you can have the brand NYU on you for the rest of your life ...Read full comment
... People who say that NYU doesn't have a social life are seriously out of their minds ...Read full comment
... The social life is non-existent if you can't afford to go out to NY bars and clubs ...Read full comment
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