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When I went to NYU this summer, I really liked the environment and thought it would be a good fit for me for many reasons: I enjoy the city, there would be a lot of things for me to do, I would be able to succeed more easily compared to schools with more selective student bodies, and I would be able to go to Gallatin.
However, there are a couple of things that I'm worried about. One is that while I can be social, I find it hard to easily make close friends, especially in a short period of time. A lot of my good friends come from seeing them over long periods of time through class and ECs. However, I keep reading that at NYU, it's really important to keep up with people in the first couple of weeks because it will be hard forming connections after then. Also, with the supposedly isolating environment, I'm afraid I'm going to be left alone and it is really easy for me to be a hermit and sit in a dorm room all day. I really don't want to miss out on the friends-making part of college, and I'm scared that's what's going to happen to me. Do you guys think this would be the case, or do you think my fears are exaggerated.