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Top 10 schools whose locales are the envy of family and friends

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

New York University

New York University

New York University’s campus is New York City; to many, it’s the cultural hub of the world. The students tend to agree. One student packed more into their weekend than most students do in a semester: “last weekend I went rock climbing in Central Park, went dancing with some friends in the East Village, did homework at the beautiful public library, wrote emails from Gregory’s coffee shop, went to see my boyfriend in the Bronx, worked at the dance studio… and went out for drinks on Sunday night near Times Square.” For many students, school functions take a back seat to the city itself, “a good portion of NYU-ers pretty much ignore any school activities in order to take advantage of NYC itself. It's hard to compare a school play with a Broadway show (although with the quality of students that our programs attract, it's not unusual to see an NYU student in a Broadway show, or a major movie, for that matter).” It’s a place where anything and everything can happen: “We're in New York City, a place with endless opportunities to keep ourselves busy. Depending on the weather, the park scene is rockin’ from the east to the west side. Museums, from the MoMa to the Whitney to Madame Tussauds, are always a good call. As an added bonus, NYU's student discount helps quite a bit. There are poetry clubs and comedy shows, sports games and street I said endless possibilities.” It doesn’t stop as there are plenty of other activities to sign up for, evidenced by the eclectic nature of this student's classes: “I've taken ballet classes, photography classes, sat on student council, played intramural sports, worked three different work-study positions and volunteered for the NYC branch of the ASPCA.” If you’re looking for excitement and non-stop movement through the most crowded city in America, NYU is definitely for you.