The faculty quality are much higher than my expectation. Famous Professors are teaching MBA classes and highly accessable, such as Professor Roubini and professor Altman who is the godfather of bankruptcy and distress investment. The workload is appropriate so we have a balanced life among study, recruiting and social. Stern's course are very practical and up to date, for example, right ater the crisis, school offered a free course "Financial Crisis" which is taught by more than 10 top professors in different areas. They shared their latest research on the financial crisis which gave us a good understanding of the crisis. A lot of professors are also working on the Wall Street so thay can give us the most updated practice the industy is doing.
Quality of Life
The cost of on campus living is high, but it's downtown Manhattan, you cannot blame it. If you want lower the cost of living, you also have a lot of options. Many students lives in Jersey City ot Queens where the cost is much lower. The dorm is well equipped and with Gym downstairs. I think it's very safe around school and it's a great community.