What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Campus vibes at urban colleges like NYU -- what’s it like?

Hi friends! NYU's urban campus is super appealing to me because I love the idea of being in the heart of a city. I'm wondering if there are other colleges with a similar setup where the city is your campus. How do these urban campuses affect the college experience?

8 months ago

Hey there! It's fantastic that you're drawn to the energy of city life for your college experience. Urban campuses like NYU definitely have a unique feel, offering a blend of academic and city life where the boundaries between the two are almost seamless. Schools such as Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and George Washington University also offer that vibrant urban atmosphere while maintaining a distinct campus community.

City campuses are great for cultural exposure, internship opportunities, and a fast-paced lifestyle. However, they may not offer the traditional college experience with a closed, unified college campus. The common spaces that might exist on a traditional campus, like large quads or student centers, could be more spread out or integrated with the city itself. This setup can foster a strong sense of independence and self-guidance as you navigate both your studies and the city's resources.

Do keep in mind that attending college in the heart of a city can mean a higher cost of living, less of the 'college bubble' feel, and a different social scene that is more city-focused than campus-focused. With urban campuses, you'll likely find that the city's offerings—from art exhibits and professional networks to diverse cuisine and community projects—become significant extensions of your college life. It's a wonderful blend of academia and real-world experience if that's what you're looking for!

8 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.