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Alyssa
Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, stong-minded, individuals who are eager to succeed and willing to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, stong-minded, individuals who are eager to succeed and willing to learn.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

NYU is in the heart of NYC, the world's media capital, making job opportunities very possible and serving as a place where strong and important connections can be developed. With that said, NYC also entices many people from all over the world to study at NYU and bring the best and most pertinent and admirable of guest speakers and guest lecturers into the classroom. Despite our lack of a "campus" and arguably sub-par sports teams, NYU provides so much more than four years of tailgating and gathering at the quad; it provides an academically engaged community.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students: you don't have to know what you want to be before you enter college, but pick a school with a wide range of options so that as you explore your interests, you can pick a major that is right for you. Also, visit campuses starting in your Junior or Senior year to get a sense of what a "campus" versus "non-campus" school is like, and visit in the winter, so that you see the school at its coldest. Don't be deceived by that beautiful sunny day where everyone is playing frisbee outdoors; your ability to tolerate the cold weather at a school will definitely help you figure out what you need to pack. Lastly, get involved in ANYTHING that even remotely interests you. The friends you make will certainly help your transition into college. As for the parents: my advice is to be supportive, get involved in helping your child pick a school, and don't make the distance from home a factor in the college selection process. Also, yes, your alma-matter was "groovy and hip" back when you were in college, but times have changed, so let your child decide what's "cool."

Chelsea
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart, friendly, but competitive. It keeps me focused on my goals.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart, friendly, but competitive. It keeps me focused on my goals.

What's unique about your campus?

The fact that its located in the heart of the city. It forces students to challenge themselves to face the real world every day.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college does not always depend on the ideal location. It involves your own ability to decipher what and how much the university can give back to you. How can the school of your dreams provide a long and stable career? The right resources to provide you with the best education? These are the questions students and parents should be asking themselves before selecting the right college. For the most part, all the major universities can provide a housing program, decent meals, and extracurricular activities to enhance the social aspect of your college experience. The real factors that differentiate a college you think you like and the RIGHT college is the educational programs, the career center, and the faculty. These three crucial factors should be carefully looked into. My reason for emphasizing them is because the next 4 years of your education will fly by, and you want to make sure the day you graduate is the day you can feel good about your decision. You will have plenty of opportunities to have fun with friends and to get involved on campus, but you must be able to build a foundation for your future.

Patricia
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

NYU is indescribable unless you have experienced it, despite everything bad that can be said about it, almost everyone who go...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

NYU is indescribable unless you have experienced it, despite everything bad that can be said about it, almost everyone who goes there absolutely loves it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit as many colleges as you possibly can, or take summer courses in high school at colleges you are considering attending. Nothing can really prepare you or show you what a school is like like a small taste of college life over the summer. Don't choose a school because of anyone, not your parents, not your friends, not your advisors, not your boyfriend or girlfriend, not it's reputation. Choose a school you think you will be happiest attending for hte next 4 years, where you think you can learn and grow and make friends that will last the rest of your life. If you don't make friends/meet people you could be friends with or have fun when you visit or take summer classes, chances are it won't be any different when you actually attend.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Dorms are tiny and inconvenient, overly strict visitor policies that make having friends over a huge hassle even if they go to the university.

Angela
Describe the students at your school.

Varies enormously from one person to the next.

Describe the students at your school.

Varies enormously from one person to the next.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who loves New York City, who would love to experience it. There's so much to do around here: theater, restaurants.. as long as you enjoy lots of people and the city life, you'll love it. You'll be able to meet all sorts of people. However, like 90% of colleges out there, most social events include a lot of drinking and drugs.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First off, definitely visit all the colleges that you're thinking of! And don't do it all at the last minute! The more colleges you visit, it gives you more of a sense of what colleges are like, and which ones you'd prefer to attend. Don't be afraid of being too far away from home, but if you are, decide to dorm somewhere that you may be able to go home every once in a while. To make the most out of your college experience, go out and explore the campus and the city. Meet all sorts of new people and make lots of friends! Join clubs here and there but do remember not to overbook your schedule! You will definitely need some down time here and there. Relax and take each semester one at a time and you'll do great. :)

Jason
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are intelligent and career-focused yet sociable and fun.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are intelligent and career-focused yet sociable and fun.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important part about finding the right college is knowing that the student will feel at home there. If a student doesn't live comfortably in the campus's environment and atmosphere, he or she will have significantly more trouble finding both academic and social success. Another major factor to consider is the level of the academics. If the student is not challenged, he or she will most likely get bored and not do well. Perhaps it would be smart to sit in on a class to get an idea of the level of difficulty. To make the most of the college experience, it's very important for the student to have an open, upbeat attitude from the first day on campus. College is an excellent opportunity to learn new ways of living and grow into your own person. Also, the more friends the student makes, the more fun he or she will probably have throughout college and also the more contacts he or she will have for the future. Further, it's vital to get involved in clubs and other activities and gain some school spirit.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about NYU is the lack of financial aid offered. Tuition and housing costs are obscenely high, and the high cost of living in Manhattan doesn't help.

Neerja
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely intelligent and career-focused.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely intelligent and career-focused.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Attending college for the first time is unnerving - you do not know what to expect. The best way to find out what you're in for is by visiting the campus, attending a few classes, and speaking to current students. Pamphlets, fliers, and brochures all promote the school and all the clubs, classes, and extracurricular activities available, but the best way to find out what the school is REALLY like is to speak with the students who go there. In order to make the most of your college experience, you should make a set of rules that you plan to follow and find friends who have similar goals. Work hard in classes but make sure you have some fun too; you'll never be able to go back and relive these four years so make the best of your time at college. It truly is an amazing experience and as long as you are doing what makes you happy, you'll be successful in the end. Good luck with applications! And remember, choose the school that is the best fit for YOU, not one that your parents, teachers, or friends recommend, but one that you can see yourself in. :-)

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about NYU is the lack of merit-based scholarships.

Jodi
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NYU almost can't be described as one entity. We have schools devoted to art, business, social work, etc. We have students who...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NYU almost can't be described as one entity. We have schools devoted to art, business, social work, etc. We have students who fit almost every point along any spectrum. As a whole, though, I think NYU is best known for as a place of privilege and prowess, opinions and activism, and expansion and 'improvement' (depending on how you look at it). Though, whether you hate it or love it, I think everyone agrees that NYU is a completely unique undergraduate experience in terms of locale and social environment. We also tend to attract the token former child actor!

What kind of person should attend this school?

The person should be omeone who is free spirited and adventurous--or at least wants to be that way! It's a big move, to a BIG city, so anyone considering higher education in NYC needs to prepare themselves for some learning experiences and adjustment periods. The NYU student body is of every background and interest and belief. Your own opinions and beliefs will be put to the test and you'll be pushed to grow. NYU is for someone who is open, unafraid of adventure, willing to take intiative and who has an appetite for broadening their horizons.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First off, I would say that there is almost NO perfect university for anyone. Places may fit your criteria now, but what about a year later? Understanding that college is what each individual chooses to make of it rather than something to get 'perfect' takes a load off of people's shoulders. Now that that's out of the way, I recommend a student choose the place where they'll grow the most, where the student body seems like people they'd like to spend the next four years with and in a physical environment that nurtures their mental health. Once you've landed at your institution of choice, live the college life to the fullest! Particularly in the academics! You'll never get another chance to be with so many brilliant minds in one place or to devote months of your life to learning about nuanced subjects in great detail. Don't get too caught up with following the crowd, this particular experience is yours alone to keep. Choose who you share it with wisely. Never forsake friendship and respect for others. Be free to be yourself, or find yourself, whichever one necessary. Anything is possible; seize it!

Robyn
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

there's no place like new york city to live in for college.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

there's no place like new york city to live in for college.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

At the end of the day, go to college where your heart tells you. Let yourself be clouded by the "It would be easier if I went here" and the "Everyone where I'm from goes there" for a little while, and then let that go and make the only choice that you could ever have made. It's that easy and that hard. And when you do make the right choice, go with conviction. Be proud that you did something different, that you took a risk and are on the other side of the continent and are becoming a whole new person, or be proud that you are 1 hour from home at your state school doing greek life with all your high school friends. There's no shame in either choice. And you will be happy and have the most wonderful, amazing life either way. So there's no wrong answer - there's just your answer. And that's what matters. The most important thing is having the courage to choose your answer, whatever that may be.

What kind of person should attend this school?

fun, energetic, independent, hardworking, needs to like to go out

Ryan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing a collage the biggest focus should be on the opprotunities the school offers in the long term. I ended up choosing a school that puts me far away from home and friends and honnestly is a little out of my price range, but I don't regret it because every day I learn so much that will help move me towards my career goals. Not only that, but the school has a great network of almuni, friends, and national notability, all of which will be very important in helping me get a job. Tradition, partying, socializing, those should all come second, but that dosen't mean they won't be important. After my first year I had created a great network of new friends that I know I will be able to rely on for years to come.

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