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Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at NYU
By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentB+
Business - Management and AdministrationA
Chemical EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringA+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A+
Music - PerformanceC+
Music EducationA+
Natural ResourcesA+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA
Perfomance ArtsA
Political ScienceA+
PreLaw and LegalA+
PreMed and MedicalA-
Social WorkA+
Urban PlanningA

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Quotes touching on Surrounding City

“... "The City" is a cold, dark, extremely hectic place ...”
“... The housing all over the city may seem nice, but some of the dorms are so far away that you may as well be a commuter ...”
“... If you want to go to school in New York City, look at Columbia ...”
“... It fosters no atmosphere of college whatsoever and makes its students feel stranded in an awesome, but nonetheless lonely city ...”
“... I definitely do not recommend this university for anyone who is not used to living in the city, or has no desire to ...”
“... NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS is in my subjective opinion as a union writer director producer who has had 30 million dollars approximatel...”
“... If I were to describe NYU, I would say that it is not collge but rather living in the city and going to class in your free time ...”
“... Stern students tend not to reap the full benefits of the city as they are overworked ...”
“... 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...”
“... Part of this is because students are just not interested and distracted by all that New York City has to offer ...”
“... If you are looking for a meaningful position in the food industry and want to get the best "bang for the buck" consider another school such as...”
“... be ready to become fiercely independent; there'll be many a night spend alone in your room (which is fine with me, because I never was dependent o...”
“... acadmeics, social life, living in the city--it all rocks ...”
“... The city is so big and overwhelming that there is literally NO sense of community ...”
“... NYC, as wonderful of a city that it is, is a very hostile environment to go to school in ...”
“... it is impossible to feel like you are part of a community in the city, and isnt that what college is all about ...”
“... People tend to think that an awesome city will make up for the lack of campus, but it doesn't ...”
“... nyu lures in its students with propaganda about the wonders of the city, the fabulous nyu community, and perhaps most deceptive of all the amazin...”
“... If your parents make more then 6 figures per year, if you love rubbing your wealth in other peoples faces, if you are stuck up and snobby, love to...”
“... If you want to feel like you live in the city and take classes somewhere, than NYU is right for you ...”
“... With a city as diverse as NYC, and a college as challenging as NYU, people are almost always busy ...”
“... I agree that the city gets old after 6 months, and the chance to make good friends is slim (see the previous posts) ...”
“... I'm from NJ and I love the city, I'm just not fond of this school now that I've actually attended it ...”
“... Now I just cringe when I see those ugly purple flags flapping all over the city ...”
“... The problem is NYU knows how to bring people in, tempting them with the city, with "great" professors, and with job opportunities ...”
“... The themes that I wanted to cover like inner city life, love, and happiness were never fully comprehended because so few of the students came fro...”
“... The city is lonely, millions of people and you will feel more alone than you ever have in your life ...”
“... Being away from home, meeting new friends and being in the heart of the city was something so new and fresh to me ...”
“... Loneliness in the Big City in the hands of a young 18 year old kid is dangerous, quite frankly ...”
“... New york city, in general is one lonely city ...”
“... I became the New Yorker I longed to be, and that has stayed with me all these years, even though I do not live in "the city" anymore ...”
“... New York City is the best city on the planet ...”
“... Do you mean to tell me that EVERYONE is only applying because of it's city location ...”
“... I can understand this, because NYU takes on the independent feel of New York City ...”
“... New York City makes NYU worth attending ...”
“... NYU allows you to live in New York City ...”
“... I grew up in NYC, so to me, it was perfectly natural, however, I know many who were overwhelmed by the city, and all the independence it brings ...”
“... The city is great to go to school in, but if you are easily distracted, it might be difficult to keep up with your classes ...”
“... New York City is perfect for those who are strong, determined, outgoing, and friendly ...”
“... If you're a country boy/girl and do not like the big city, then it will tear you apart ...”
“... NYU is in the middle of New York City therefore, it does not have a campus green ...”
“... When you walk on campus, you find a mix of so many people that simply live in the city, but it is pretty obvious that it is a campus ...”
“... When I found friends to hang with, we had the best city in the country at our disposal ...”
“... I am confident that those who take advantage of the tremendous opportunities NYU offers will not be disppointed in going to the greatest univer...”
“... This is due to the surrounding city (New York can't be matched) and amazing facilities of the school (e ...”
“... The city is fun ...”
“... When you add this variety of students to the array of opportunities and splendors of the city, literally everything is possible ...”
“... The second type are ones who come here to only be "part of the city" (these people ususally study things like art, drama, education, soc...”
“... In fact, I have social anxiety disorder, so I'm not the type of person who one would think would thrive in the city ...”
“... The city atmosphere is wonderful if you are looking to explore new surroundings, and meet a very eclectic mix of people ...”
“... If you prefer a city and a campus that has no real definitions to farmland and an agricultural department than join us here ...”
“... There is nothing better in the world than to be young, have very little responsibility, and live in the middle of New York City ...”
“... Also, its easy to make friends in Stern and the city is really fun ...”
“... The no campus is kindof bad, but the city becomes your playground ...”
“... It's less like going to school and more like living in the city with your friends and going to class on the side ...”
“... Living at NYU is actually living in New York City, not a gated-off community like Columbia's ...”
“... There's nothing like the city ...”
“... if you are close-minded, sheltered in any way, need your hand held, need some grass and a tree to have fun and dont LOVE new york or city life...”
“... Once you adjust to the city there is no other place in the world you'd rather be ...”
“... in response to the comment below: i went to high school in new york city and subsequently attended NYU ...”
“... the city demands a certain person to thrive here, and nyu's student body is reflective of that ...”
“... the city life is great and the people are all SO interesting ...”
“... There is no city like New York and if you get bored here, you aren't going to be happy anywhere ...”
“... If you come here you will be living in the middle of the BEST city in the country, if not the world ...”
“... It can be an amazing experience if city living is what you're looking for ...”
“... Most people who have problems with the atmosphere at NYU are people who didn't want to come here in the first place or cant handle the city ...”
“... At NYU you learn how to make friends, take care of yourself, and manuver a huge city ...”
“... Living in the city with a diverse student body eager to learn is amazing ...”
“... We love having fun and partying too and there is definitely nooo better place on the entire planet to spend your college years then in the middle...”
“... Some issues which I faced were the materialism of the people at NYU and in the city in general, difficulty finding people that were similar t...”
“... In high school I was not sure if that was my thing; now I would never want to be kept within the confines of a campus and absolutely love having ...”
“... If you are ready to grow up early, to have the freedom to create whatever college experience you choose, to be a part of an incredible city that w...”
“... I love he city life, challenging courses, clubs, and everything ...”
“... secondly NYU is not the traditional college campus, the city is your campus and you will never get bored here, I read a lot of comments saying ny...”
“... GREAT CITY ...”
“... -Arrogant People (You will find them at any top college) -No campus ( basically new york city is your campus) Other things to Note - You ...”
“... Being in New York City can be intimidating but offers opportunities like no other campus setting ...”
“... 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...”
“... NYU is great and fosters a sense of community despite being a very large, public, non-communal sector of the city ...”
“... NYU itself is just another part of the city--a bunch of organizations all spread out in vertical buildings and asphalt seeing random people co...”
“... Students here are just members of the city that happen to attend classes a couple of times a day ...”
“... If you want a world class education in an amazing city, NYU is for you ...”
“... NYU, like New York City, isn't for everyone, so don't choose a school based solely on a ranking, only to complain about what you don't like about ...”
“... The city is amazing ...”
“... These are obvious qualities of a school that is based in the biggest, most competitive city in the country ...”
“... You may not have a campus but you do have a great community, a great city, the vibrancy of Washington Square Park - and lifelong friends ...”
“... Going to school in the Big City is not an easy thing, but if you get through it you come out with a strong work ethic and with strong determinati...”
“... There's no better place to go for your undergrad career if you want to live in a vibrant and cultured city and, to be blunt, grow up ...”
“... Try building anything in New York City in a timely manner, even if you manage to find a lot and get approval ...”
“... Not to mention a massive injection of reality being dropped into the middle of the most intense city in the world ...”
“... It's a great school to be in New York City, but don't expect a tight community or much school spirit ...”
“... My school, just like my city, is what you make of it ...”
“... The location gives one a small town feel but is in the middle of a big city ...”
“... There is no where better in this entire city to live ...”
“... Don't come to NYU just because you want to be "in the city" ...”
“... You can get easily caught up in the city ...”
“... NYU is truly a school that takes advantage of New York City, for better or worse ...”
“... Make sure that you like the city; not just to visit, but to LIVE ...”
“... I have made the best friends and we live in the BEST city ...”
“... I love it here and I dont think I will ever leave the city, theres nothing like it ...”
“... Needless to say, NYU is a mixed bag, just like New York City…there's something for everyone ...”
“... Needless to say, NYU is a mixed bag, just like New York City…there's something for everyone ...”
“... NYU Positives: AMAZING city ...”
“... This school is very well suited to city types ...”
“... Yes, it seems almost surreal that I am one of the few poor local inner city kids who got a chance to go to a highly rated college, especially an...”
“... NYU is exactly what people describe it as: a university within the city ...”
“... I currently have an amazing job and an internship, which makes me love being in a city--I already feel like I have an edge on everyone else ...”
“... The city isn't meant for 18-21 year olds to run around, its a very late 20s-30s scene ...”
“... NYU teaches you to LIVE in a city, not just to go to school in a city (cough, Columbia) ...”
“... The social scene gets harder as you become an upperclassman under 21 because everyone starts moving into apartments which further spreads studen...”
“... I love love love the city ...”
“... Everything here is extremely costly - approximately triple the price (because it's New York City), so it definitely helps to have lots of mone...”
“... yup a big city where students can get internships easily and stuff like that ...”
“... So, I wouldn't recommend NYU to people who would rather complain about what the University lacks instead of motivating & taking advantage of ...”
“... Just don’t let the pretentiousness of the big city and “the village” scene make you forget that true learning is about much mo...”
“... NYU is most definitely a school that builds character because you are thrown into a fast paced New York lifestyle from the moment you step on cam...”
“... NYU is a school for people who want to take classes at a top university, and live and be free to do their own thing in a great city ...”
“... But don't let these trivial postives influence your decision to come here, especially the location because Stern students don't have the time to...”
“... Instead of using the city's resources like some of us did they moped about not having a perfectly collegial atmosphere and football games on the...”
“... NYU is absolutely excellent if you perform well because you will be able to find well paying jobs in the city through its connections as well as ...”
“... But living in New York City during your formative years is also an amazing, valuable experience, and unfortunately New York City doesn't offer a ...”
“... I know some wonderful people in New York City ...”
“... New York City is an amazing city to visit ...”
“... You have to know how to set your own pace in a city such as New York ...”
“... City life can be intense, but it opens a lot of doors in terms of what the city has to offer, and to develop professional networks and gain inter...”
“... NYU is different in that it carries a name of a city that happens to be the CENTER OF THE WORLD,whether it is fiscal, artistic, medical, etc ...”
“... The school makes working and going to school plausible, and students tend to really utilize the city ...”
“... I was never totally excited about the city nor was I completely set on NYU ...”
“... This is New York City ...”
“... EXPERIENCE the city/internships/drunch/more ...”
“... So does just about everyone else here, the only problem is that parties in New York City are not the same as parties in a college town ...”

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