Undecided may be the most popular major at NYU, but students are focused and driven here. With Washington Square Park as their unofficial quad, NYU students are in the heart of Greenwich Village, with the financial district to the south and the theatre district to the north. NYU is particularly strong in the arts, as well as the social sciences and humanities.
NYU brings a new twist to the concept of a global campus: it has three “portal campuses:” New York City, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, as well as a dozen satellite campuses around the world where students can spend a semester studying subjects in their major. Credits and financial aid transfer seamlessly, and NYU sends more students abroad than any other university.
NYU has a 2-year general education program, after which students can major in subjects from any of the 11 undergraduate programs, with the exception of the Stern School of Business and the audition programs. NYU President John Sexton’s office is on the top floor of Bobst Library, which boasts a beautiful 7-story open atrium.
Housing is guaranteed for all four years at NYU, but about half of the students move off-campus after freshman year. Meal plans are required for freshmen and those who live on campus, and options include a kosher café, vegan and gluten-free food, as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet.