New York University (NYU)

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant Greenwich Village neighborhood, NYU is an urban campus. Situated around their unofficial quad, Washington Square Park, NYU boasts renowned global offerings. NYU has the highest number of international students and sends more students abroad than any other American university. NYU is a uniquely global institution with two other degree granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, as well as a domestic center in Washington, D.C. and ten global academic centers in Argentina, Australia, The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Israel, and Spain. Credits and financial aid transfer seamlessly, so many students take advantage of opportunities to take courses to satisfy major or minor requirements abroad.

NYU is particularly strong in the arts and business, as well as the social sciences and humanities. While the admissions acceptance rate for the entire university is 16% percent, admission is especially competitive for the Stern School of Business and Tisch School of the Arts. NYU has a 2-year general education program in the School of Liberal Studies, 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 in Tisch and Steinhardt. Many of these Liberal Studies students spend their first year at one of the global academic centers.

The university features many prominent faculty members in their respective fields and a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. With over 230 areas of study, many students take on more than one major and minor. The most popular minor at NYU is Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology– a cross-school minor between Stern, Tisch, and Steinhardt. You can find many of these ambitious and academically-driven students studying in Bobst Library, which boasts a beautiful 7-story open atrium and President Andrew Hamilton’s office on the top floor.

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 after freshman year can choose to continue a meal plan if they desire. Options include a kosher café, vegan and gluten-free food, as well as several all-you-can-eat buffets. Lines are long at Sidestein’s Chick-Fil-A or Kimmel’s occasional pasta bar, two of NYU dining’s very popular options. NYU is located near some of the best restaurants in the city, as well as a short subway ride to Times Square, the Financial District, and some of the world’s finest museums on the Upper East Side. NYU students are ambitious and independent, which is evident in the many clubs on campus and expansive alumni network.

NYU is a great fit for independent, “go-getter” students who are looking for a truly unique global education, in the hustle and bustle of New York City. 

You can scroll through all of the pictures below to see NYU’s urban campus.

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