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Alternative universities to NYU with a strong urban campus?

Hey guys! I’m pretty much in love with NYU's location and the opportunities that come with it. Are there other schools that have that same urban feel and strong connections to the city they're in? I'm looking for a place with a vibrant campus life but still deeply integrated with a big city.

8 months ago

Absolutely, I understand the appeal of a bustling urban campus—my daughter was seeking the same experience. She found her match at Boston University; it's right in the heart of the city, with a decentralized campus that feels very integrated with Boston itself. Similar to NYU, BU students have the entire city as a resource for internships, cultural experiences, and entertainment.

Another option is Columbia University in New York, which, despite its more traditional campus, is deeply woven into the fabric of the city. If you're eyeing the West Coast, consider the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, which merges campus life with access to a multitude of urban opportunities. Lastly, don't overlook the University of Chicago—the campus is a bit more defined but it's still heavily connected to the city's vast resources.

Each has a distinct vibe, so I’d suggest visiting if possible to get a true feel for the campus and surrounding city.

8 months ago

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