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Academics

Students speak highly of the opportunities to be found at New York University, where “there are no limits to what kind of career you can pursue.” From career fairs to tech panels, industry nights, and corporate visits, undergrads are always building toward tangible goals, sometimes literally so, as with the school’s Vertically Integrated Projects (VIPs)—“the exact answer to the demands of experiential learning outside of the classroom”—one of which had students working as a team to build a steel bridge capable of supporting 2,500 pounds. Even the most standard lectures often benefit from “new media tech being integrated into classrooms” and there are plenty of “mandatory labs that allow for more hands-on learning,” as well as “some sort of out-of-classroom element [like] trips to the [Metropolitan Museum of Art], viewing apartment listings as part of a Financial Engineering course, and so on!” Additionally, “there are various seminars that are constantly held where students can see the important work their professors are doing in engineering, medicine, science, and much more. For example, I have a professor who conducts research testing out different nanotechnology to assist in the process of drug delivery.”

Undergrads gush that “professors for the most part are top notch and seem to genuinely care about their students.” They also tend to be “very well-educated” and “experts in their field,” with “real work experiences in the content that they teach that significantly improves the classroom discussions and interactions.” Assignments are “challenging yet manageable,” and students feel their professors are “making sure that everyone has the opportunity to do well in their classes.”

Student Body

Like the city it calls home, the university is “a real mixing pot of cultures of people from different backgrounds…both socially and geographically.” With over twenty percent of students coming from international backgrounds, it’s not unusual to report that “more of my friends are from outside of the country than from the U.S.” Of course, while they might have grown up under vastly different circumstances, one thing that unites them is that they’re “very career and passion oriented; the student community isn’t afraid to say what their dreams are.” Indeed, “it’s rare to meet so many academically driven students who are genuinely special and unique in their creative ambitions, which is what sets the NYU student body apart from most other top universities.” Undergrads also applaud their peers for being “incredibly curious about how the world works,” emphasizing that “they’re always looking for ways to improve and connect the community.” Some students feel that NYU is “more disconnected than other universities” and find themselves looking for more of an athletic presence beyond the standard NCAA Division III offerings, but others note that “there are so many opportunities to make friends through [school] events” that it doesn’t matter. As one puts it, “NYU students are all welcoming and are friendly to anyone.”

Campus Life

NYU students recognize that “our campus is [New York City,] so there is always something to keep us busy.” For instance, “We can go to fashion or literary related events, attend demonstrations for justice…or just relax in one of the many parks.” The university itself also manages to captivate undergrads with exciting extracurricular options that allow respondents to compete or “connect with students outside of my major and have great fun.” From K-pop dance groups to snowboarding clubs and a space exploration society, there are also numerous “volunteer clubs, including one that delivers leftover food from the NYU dining halls to homeless shelters.” Given all that, “Greek life exists, but it’s not big on campus.” One undergrad elaborates, “There are not a lot of frat parties, but people like to have parties in their apartments or go out to bars in the city.” And of course, nothing beats simply “sitting in Washington Square Park on a nice day and just people watching.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Bryce Weinert
Director, Experiential Marketing & Events

Address
383 Lafayette St
New York , New York 10003

Phone
212-998-4500


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Residence Halls
Dining Halls
Washington Square Park
Kimmel Center for University LIfe
Bobst Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Attend a Broadway show
Go sightseeing (i.e., Statue of Liberty, Central Park, High Line)
Attend a concert (i.e.. MSG, Radio City)
Go out to eat in Greenwich Village
Go shopping

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
The Bonomi Family Admissions Center is open M, W, TH, F: admissions.nyu.edu/visit ; additionally we offer virtual info sessions and tours
Regular Hours include 9am-5pm Monday - Friday
212-998-4500

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times
N/A

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
Individual coach email addresses available on staff directory page located below; https://gonyuathletics.com/staff-directory

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public transportation is widely available throughout NYC, with many stops that are convenient to NYU's campus. Options include trains, subways, buses, ferries, taxis, ride share apps, etc. Our closest airports are JFK, Laguardia, and Newark Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
"From the Bronx and Upstate NY Take the NY State Thruway, which becomes the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, to the Triborough Bridge (toll). Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive. Follow the FDR Drive south to Houston Street. Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place. Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square. From Connecticut Take the New England Thruway (I-95) into the Bronx. Then, take the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) to the Triborough Bridge (toll). Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive south to Houston Street. Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place. Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square. From the Northwest, West, and South including New Jersey Take I-95 and/or the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel or the Holland Tunnel. If taking the Lincoln tunnel, take the right tube and stay in the right lane, turning right onto Dyer Ave. after exiting the tunnel. Go through three lights, making a left on to 34th St. and move to the right lane. After one block, turn left onto 9th Ave., continuing south until 14th St. Turn left onto 14th St., followed by a right onto 5th Ave., until it ends at Washington Square. If taking the Holland tunnel, there will be a circle after exiting. Take the Canal St. East exit. After a few lights, turn left onto West Broadway. Proceed north until you reach Washington Square. From the George Washington Bridge Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (turns into the West Side Highway/12th Avenue) south to 23rd Street. Turn left (east) on 23rd Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn right (south) on Fifth Avenue to Washington Square. From Brooklyn Take the Manhattan Bridge. Off the bridge, take Canal Street west to Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas). Take Sixth Avenue north to West Fourth Street and travel east to Washington Square. From Queens Take the 59th Street Bridge and turn left (south) on Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue ends at the Washington Square campus. From Staten Island Take the Staten Island Express across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge crossing into Brooklyn. Take the Belt Parkway west to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) east. Take the Manhattan Bridge exit, cross over the bridge, and take Canal Street west to Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas). Turn right (north) on to Sixth Avenue to West Fourth Street. Turn right (east) and travel to Washington Square. From Long Island Take the Long Island Expressway (also called the L.I.E. or I-495) west to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Drive west on 37th Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn left (south) on Fifth Avenue until it ends at the Washington Square campus.

Local Accommodations
https://www.nyu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/visit-nyu/hotels-discounts.html

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Applicants: 100,662
Acceptance Rate: 12%
Average HS GPA: 3.80







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