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New York University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
21,646
Total Undergrads
Including 1,282 Part-time
5,012
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 17 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

University Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,256)
8
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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…

  • Jan-20-2013 Read More
  • Alexandria from Smyrna, GA
  • 5
  • The dorms are cool. Almost all of them are apartment style, fully loaded kitchens and bathrooms and bedrooms. There is a resource center in each dorm, and the staff members…

  • Mar-19-2012 Read More
  • Rachel from Glen Rock, NJ
  • 3
  • Personally, I did not have the best experience in my dorm, however, I attribute that to a dud roommate. I lived in University Hall, which was a really great building.…

  • Aug-13-2013 Read More
  • Sasha from Alpharetta, GA
  • 5
  • NYU has some really nice dorms. Every unit, no matter which building you're in has it's own bathroom. You can't really find that anywhere else. All of the upperclassmen dorms…

  • May-01-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Janet from Reno, NV
  • Sep-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food bucks are good at Whole Foods. Amazing. There's a long list of restaurants around campus that take NYU dining, and a million more besides that you should try regardless.

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  • 5
  • dk2431
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Very easy access to any types of cuisine either through dining halls or restaurants. Come on, it's New York, enough said.

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  • 4
  • Sasha from Alpharetta, GA
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    A lot of variety. Eventually, you will get sick of the food, but that's to be expected. Having a meal plan is super helpful, especially if you spend a good portion of your day at Washington Square, where the majority of classes are located. You also have Dining Dollars, which you can use at Starbucks, and Argo Tea, and other places when dining hall food just won't cut it.

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  • 5
  • NYUReviewerYo
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Yum! Food is delicious here. We have fresh made sushi bar, where they make it right in front of you. Fresh made pizza. Curry options, burger studio, buffets in Hayden and Downstein. And best of all brunch in palladium on Sundays which is an all you can eat of course.

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  • 5
  • Weronika from Colonia, NJ
  • Mar-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls at NYU, especially Palladium, are pretty incredible. They offer a diverse variety of options, including a sushi bar, a great burger place, and the only Chick fil a in New York City. In addition, the POD stores have pretty much any type of late night snacks/room necessities available right inside of the dorms.

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  • 4
  • Marina from Brooklyn, NY
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a past student here

    Its NYC! So there is tons of food. If you want to get a meal plan you can and that gives you a decent amoung of options. If you get campus cash, that could also work at some of the surrounding restaurants and grocery stores. Definitely no lack of food, nor variety!

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  • 4
  • Tara from Hudson, NH
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Some of the dining halls are definitely better than others. But with sushi and Sunday brunch in Palladium, Chick fil a in Weinstein, and the homemade cookies in Hayden, it's hard to complain. Meal plans can also be used at Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, which is very convenient.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Weronika from Colonia, NJ
  • Mar-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not as prominent at NYU as in other schools, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Many people join fraternities and sororities, although these definitely have a different vibe than at other schools.

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  • 0
  • Bridget from Peoria, IL
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    NYU does have a few sororities and fraternities, but if you're looking for the typical greek life college experience, NYU is not the place to get it.

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  • 0
  • Diana from Houston, TX
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Practically non-existent, but it's there. Do it if it's what you're into. They provide unity and solidarity in this vast university.

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  • 0
  • A from NM
  • Dec-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is small here, only about 7 percent of the student body is in Greek Life. There is no Greek Row or anything major however they are a growing presence! Greek Life can be great if you are looking for a community within NYU's scattered campus.

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  • 0
  • Lindsey from New York, NY
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    You want to be apart of a sorority or a fraternity?! This is one of the best colleges to attend. The greek life is lively and helpful with self enrichment.

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  • 0
  • Caroline from New York, NY
  • Nov-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not a huge part of the university and it is not frowned upon nor encouraged here. It's up to the individual to be a part of a sorority or fraternity. Greek life is respected and respectable here.

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