Great location, great professors, great reputation, expensive if not on scholarship, good student clubs, crappy sports games, night life revolves around bars and club parties,. The greatest aspect about NYU, and the very thing that sets it apart from all others is the hyperactive student body. Students typically balance jobs & internships with heavy class loads. Lots of kids drop out because they expect the usual college experience - close-knit dorms, closed-off campus, sports, school spirit, etc. - which is not NYU. You will not feel like a student, you'll feel like a New Yorker who also happens to go to class, if that makes sense.