See what students say:


"Location, location, location" in "the most amazing city on Earth," along with "great facilities" and "top-notch faculty," makes New York University an excellent choice for those seeking "an untraditional college experience" in "a paradise for the independent and motivated." With more than 20,000 students and ten distinct schools offering more than 230 areas of study, NYU "is about diversity. Students are from all over the world; they come from different cultures, and they have different talents and interests. Similarly, NYU offers endless opportunities for students, no matter what their interests or ambitions are." The school offers huge opportunities to participate in research, pursue an internship, or begin a career in the arts (although "you have to be active and willing to find these opportunities"). Given the school's size, many students are "actually quite surprised by the accessibility of both the faculty and administration." Although "this is not the kind of school where students really get to know all of their teachers, as it is unlikely that a student will have a professor more than once," those who make the effort report that "it is so easy to meet with [professors] outside of class, and I still get emails from professors about internships, jobs, and scholarship recommendations." Many here also tout the "great study abroad programs."

Student Body

"There is no typical student at NYU," where an undergraduate student body of more than 20,000 and a broad range of academic interests ensure a broad demographic. "Each school at NYU attracts a different group," students tell us. "The Tisch School of the Arts attracts a very out-there group of actors and the like." "Hipsters are pretty pervasive throughout all schools except Stern"-although "every school has people who break those stereotypes. [Even so,] few students can find ways to not fit in because of the huge number of students" at the university. Throughout NYU, "students tend to be incredibly motivated and ambitious." Students insist that "it is also important to note that NYU students are very accepting of each other's differences," an important factor at a school that brings together "students of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender identities and makes them coexist within the university."

Campus Life

"Living in New York City is the biggest part of going to school at New York University," NYU students agree. The school's Washington Square campus is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, one of the city's major nightlife destinations, so "there is always something to do at any hour of the day," usually within walking distance of the school. One student reports, "Every weekend there are tons of things to do, both at NYU and in New York City. NYU really takes advantage of its location, so a lot of the programming provided by residence life or the student resource center is engaging you in the city that has become your new home." Living in the Big Apple means that "on any given day you can go to a museum, concert, sporting event, or theater performance...and a lot of the times, NYU will foot the bill if you go to an event in the city with your RA or with a club." The location also provides plenty of internship opportunities, which is good because "the vast majority of students at NYU are interested in interning and finding jobs through that gateway." The school has an atypical campus; it surrounds Washington Square Park, a busy public square where students love to relax when the weather is accommodating.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Bryce Weinert
Director, Experiential Marketing & Events

383 Lafayette St
New York , New York 10003


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
Due to Covid 19, some sessions are currently available online and in person tours Monday through Friday admissions.nyu.edu/visit
Regular Hours include 9am-5pm Monday - Friday

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

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Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice

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

Class Visits

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Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
NYU offers a variety of options for transportation, including taxis, shuttle buses, shared rides, public transportation such as buses and trains, ferries and our closests airports are JFK and Laguardia 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.

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



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