tinycatfriend wrote:rachelac wrote:missmiabuttface wrote:To all admits/peeps who may actually attend NYU, how are you planning on dealing with housing? On-campus or off-campus? Commuting?
I'm leaning toward on-campus right now but a ton is dependent on financial aid (if I get a good scholarship I'll be less worried about COL) and which of my college friends are in NYC at the time. Wouldn't want to live with a random non-NYU roommate nor could I afford to live alone.
Okay, I live in NYC, so here is my two cents:
NYU housing is ABSURDLY over-priced. It's (maybe) below market for Greenwich Village, but you can find far, far cheaper within commuting distance. Also, finding roommates who aren't sketchy is actually not that difficult - I've roommate hunted twice, and have a long list of apps that I used. But seriously - you can easily save 1k a month by just apartment hunting and not taking the NYU housing. (I have a friend in the law school that lives in the housing, and it is also V small and not that nice tbh)
wow I appreciate this and you so much! I'll definitely wait to decide til after ASW and talk to more of my friends who have lived in New York. I really don't have a handle on it at all tbh; I've spent most of my life in medium-sized cities and NYC really overwhelms me