Coming to study at New York University has been a great opportunity. The campus is located right in the middle of New York City, such that one could never ask for a more vibrant campus life. The advantage of having a city life campus is that there are always things to do around the campus and life is never boring. NYU provides students with discounts to sports games, Broadway shows, concerts and many cultural events that are all easily accessible to the campus. Also, there are always good places to go eat, shop, and hang out. In addition, being in a city life campus has challenged me greatly in terms of living my life and growing up. Living in a city that many people consider to be dangerous, overly crowded and always busy, couldn’t be further from my experience at NYU. The NYU community makes it a safe place to live and learn. Living in the city has really made me become a tougher person and more independent as I get to experience many life challenges. However a downfall of living in a city life campus is that the schools and buildings are all scattered around the whole city. All of New York City is considered my campus. For me, having to travel to different parts of the city to study is not an issue, while others find this aspect of NYU challenging. Fortunately, most of the schools and buildings are located in clusters around the Washington Square Park.
Overall NYU provides an exciting campus life mixed with academics and cultural and social opportunities. As a university, NYU offers all the degrees you could possibly think of and also allows students to design their own degree. The courses that are taught here are quite rigorous however, they have opened up my mind about the world of education. One positive for me at NYU is that the classes are quite small which allows them to be more discussion based. This intimate setting allows students to think and debate more openly. To any prospective students that are considering applying here, I would say that NYU is definitely a school that one should consider. NYU is located in one of the world’s greatest cities where all sorts of opportunities and activities are at one’s fingertips. The education here at NYU will definitely broaden your knowledge and perspective of the world. For me, the greatest experience about coming to NYU is the access to many great opportunities and getting to meet famous people. Being able to work on Wall Street, meeting famous businessmen such as Bloomberg and also politicians such as Hillary Clinton have been the highlight of my education thus far. Regardless of what courses one takes, you will certainly gain a wonderful experience here and encounter many great life challenges. NYU prepares you for any challenges that you will have to face later on in their life and in your future career.
If anyone happens to come and visit NYU, there are several places and restaurants that I would like to recommend. The Washington Square Park is one of the university’s main attractions. One should definitely get a picture of themselves with the famous arch. Also, check out Greenwich Village, a very cute and friendly neighborhood that is located around the NYU campus, where there are a lot of good restaurants to try. In addition, there are many famous attractions that should not be missed! Namely the Statue of liberty, the Empire State building, World Trade Central Memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, the museums, Central Park and of course, this in NYC, the list could go on forever!
Lastly, there is one final note of advice that I would like to offer to anyone, especially the prospective students. If you have the opportunity to visit the campus, definitely do so. You can’t really imagine what life is like at NYU until you visit the campus and try to imagine what your life would be like. Since its campus is the whole city, this may not be the university for you! NYU does not have a traditional campus, and if you value having a strong sense of community and feeling like everyone is under a premise very important, NYU is not for you. If you are attracted to a very urban life campus and the freedom to do and explore life without any campus boundaries, then NYU may seem to be your perfect fit. Remember, though, self-control will become a very important factor to consider when choosing your life here at NYU.