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New York University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,282 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 17 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

University Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,256)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,462)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 117 89 Yes -
Basketball 17 13 - Yes
Fencing 22 19 - -
Golf 8 8 - -
Soccer 25 27 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 25 28 - -
Tennis 12 6 - Yes
Volleyball 21 16 - Yes
Wrestling 16 - - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Baseball - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.6%
Hispanic 6.3%
Non-resident alien 12.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 21.7%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 39.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 53

Notable Alumni

  • Alec Baldwin, actor
  • Clive Davis, founder of Arista Records
  • Donald Glover, actor/writer ("30 Rock," "Community")
  • Martin Scorsese, director
  • Matthew Morrison, actor ("Glee")
  • Whoopi Goldberg, actress/comedian
  • Aziz Ansari, actor ("Parks and Recreation")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ian from Marietta, GA
  • 4
  • Dorm life is exceptional at NYU; however, I cannot stress the importance of finding roommates that are suitable to your personality and living habits. Allowing the University housing system to…

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  • Sarah from Princeton, NJ
  • 4
  • Every dorm is different in size, shape and distance from the main campus area. The freshmen dorms are really close to all the academic buildings, but the upperclassmen dorms are…

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  • Karina from Key Biscayne, FL
  • 3
  • Most of the dorms are old hotel buildings. Lipton (previously Hayden) Hall was recently renovated and is by far the nicest dorm on campus; it's only for freshmen. All the…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Elena from Mc Lean, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    He has a grocery store a few blocks away from his building so he can just walk and pick stuff up to make in their kitchen. They also have great on and off campus meal plans.

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  • 4
  • Karina from Key Biscayne, FL
  • I am a current student here

    The food at NYU is generally pretty good and there is always a large variety of options. Many of the dining halls provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Lipton dining hall is like the "healthiest" of them all. Menus change every day but every dining hall always has the option of pasta, burgers, or grilled chicken (plus halal option). There's also plenty of desserts too (brownies, cookies, ice cream, cake, pie, etc.) The dining halls also like to put out themed food depending on the season or if there's a holiday or something. Palladium is famed for it's Sunday brunches and chocolate fountain. Weinstein, in particular, has a lot of options plus a mini grocery store called Sidestein. At Upstein (same building) one can have omelets or eggs at the all-day breakfast place, sandwiches, Jamba Juice, and the always popular Chick-Fil-A. Meal swipes go quick, dining dollars are always nice to have, and you can use campus cash at some surrounding food places not affiliated with NYU. Also, the people who work in the dining halls are all very nice. (Go to Lipton Hall for the delicious omelets and chocolate chip pancakes! The guy, George, who makes them is so good at it and is really sweet).

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  • 4
  • Teodoro from New York City, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Dining halls at NYU are pretty good overall. They have ones that have chains within them like chick-a-fillet, and jamba juice, and ones that simply serve food made then and there. I like to keep a balance between both types of dining halls as you won't find salads and "home-made" style food in the first type.

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  • 4
  • Serah from Washington Crossing, PA
  • I am a current student here

    While I personally do not love the food, NYU provides many good options for students. They are very conscious of various dietary restrictions, so all students are able to find things to eat. Brunch at Palladium is a favorite of may students.

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  • 4
  • Mariah from New York City, NY
  • I am a current student here

    All freshman have to get a meal plan, which is a bit annoying, but the food on campus is actually pretty good. Additionally, The surrounding New York location is FULL of great places to eat. You wont be hungry.

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  • 3
  • Allie from Glenview Nas, IL
  • I am a current student here

    So in Brooklyn we only have one dining hall and its good but it gets boring sometimes. At the Manhattan campus there are more options and more dining halls to choose from so it's a little nicer; sometimes we go to Manhattan to eat. But there is nothing better than 10 for $5 dumplings around the corner.

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  • 5
  • Deams from New York, NY
  • I am a current student here

    There are so many places to eat in and outside of NYU. The Washington Square area has many food carts, a number of eateries, and dining halls. Even going for a 15 minute walk away from the dorms, you can find a nice diner, restaurant, or some place to get quality food.

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  • 5
  • Manuel from Casa Grande, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    Chick Fil A, Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts all take some form of my meal plan, so I would say that its much better than I've head from my friends in other universities.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Princeton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    NYU food is pretty good compared to some colleges' food. I heard it has a very high rating for campus food and am not surprised. We have fresh locally sourced fruit and vegetables every single day, but you still get tired eventually. After freshmen year, we are not required to have a meal plan, which is great, since there are so many amazing restaurants, eateries, halal stands, and food trucks around the campus, so you can always switch things up.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Karina from Key Biscayne, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Even NYU admissions tends to say that it's pretty nonexistent but there is definitely Greek Life on campus. Mostly in that there are plenty of frats and sororities, and they are involved and do things but they are just not very visible on campus. If you're not a part of them it's kind of easy to forget they're there. However, I have noticed that people who are involved in Greek Life really enjoy it.

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  • 0
  • Teodoro from New York City, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Yes, greek life at NYU isn't huge, but there is definitely a Greek community for those who want to get involved. Personally I'm not involved in Greek life but have met a lot of people who are and many more that are interested to join. I think this is a good thing in a way because people in Greeek life end up not only hanging out amongst each other but finding many different groups to circulate in.

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  • 0
  • Serah from Washington Crossing, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life does not have a large presence in NYU, which I find extremely appealing. One of the things that drew me to NYU was its lack of Greek Life. For students who want it it's there, but it's not in your face

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  • 0
  • Manuel from Casa Grande, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't too huge at NYU, but that is one of the main reasons I love it. The same can't be said for everyone, though.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Princeton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    NYU does not have a strong presence of Greek life like some colleges. Only a small percentage of students participate in it in some way, shape or form. For the most part, we have our own little groups we can have fun with.

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  • 0
  • some guy from brooklyn
  • I am a current student here

    what greek life..? yeah they are some fraternities and sororities but most people just sick to themselves and friend groups. the only experience i had with a frat is a couple of parties i've stubble over. people there seem to enjoy themselves but not my type of party. i would try to go to at least one frat party in my freshman year just for the experience.

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  • 0
  • Meredith from VA
  • I am a current student here

    Not a huge part of campus life, but it does exist and my friends that are in it really enjoy it, even though it's limited.

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