As a sixteen-year-old, college is coming up way too fast for me. I feel like yesterday was my first day as a freshman, but in twenty-one days, I’m starting my junior year. With this said, the college search has begun. Actually, it began in eighth grade, but now a realistic college search has started. As with everything, there are fantasies and realities. My college fantasy is settled seamlessly in the New York City's West Village landscape. Considered “in and of the city,” NYU has buildings blended in with the bustling streets.
NYU isn’t your average university, and it prides itself on being extremely unique. For starters, you’re not going to find your classic school campus. NYU buildings are spread out through an area of the city. Dorms and classroom buildings sit next to New York buildings. The West Village is super calm and is actually the safest area of the city. If that it isn't enough, there are safe NYU modes of transportation for extra security.
Despite the fact that the university isn’t traditional, there are still some traditional elements to it. There some Division III sports teams for soccer, volleyball, swimming, and basketball. There isn’t an elite football team because NYU isn’t a huge sports school, but sports events are still present in "campus" life. So catching a game here and there is definitely possible.
Dorm life is another thing that NYU prides itself on. Each floor of a dorm room is a theme of interest. For example, if you are a biochemistry major, you will be on a floor with other people who really enjoy the sciences.
Plus, there are dorm activities for "bonding" and to help you get to know the city. Some students even got $30 Broadway tickets. That’s unheard of! There are tons of other discounts for activities in the city so that a poor college student can have fun. You can get discounts on movie tickets, and you can simply pay $5 to catch a Yankee's game!
NYU is a promoter of global education as well. Therefore, the school has campuses all over the world. The three main locations are New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi just graduated its first class, but Shanghai is still extremely new and does not have any alum yet.
In addition to these main campuses, there are smaller satellite campuses in places like Prague, Paris, London, Sydney, and Berlin. This means that you can pretty much go anywhere in the world for the same tuition price. Housing actually turns out to be less expensive because, after all, you aren’t living in New York City anymore.
The biggest pro of this university for me is that it’s right in the heart of my favorite city in the entire world. Not only does NYU provide an amazing education, but I would be able to wake up every day to the sounds of taxis and the energy of the city.
If you’re in high school like me, let me know where you want to go to school. Happy kommenting :)
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