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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…

  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Jenna from Novelty, OH
  • Jan-19-2015 I am a current student here

    I don't have a food plan since I'm living in London, but we do have kitchens in our apartments. They're nice kitchens, with a stove, oven, microwave, toaster, two refrigerators, and plenty of storage space. I wish there was a dishwasher though.

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  • 4
  • India from Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    No matter where you go to school, you will get tired of the dining hall food eventually, especially when you're forced to have a meal plan your first year. I do have to say that we have multiple dining options scattered around campus. There are also plenty of vegan/vegetarian options available (I am one and I've not once had an issue). They have gluten free options, but often you have to let the staff know. Definitely better than what I've seen at other schools.

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  • 5
  • Jared from Swampscott, MA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls have some of the best dining hall food I've ever had! There is always a variety of options that change every night, so you'll never get bored and don't even get me started on Palladium Brunch (an all you can eat gourmet brunch every Sunday. COST: 1 meal swipe) The staff are always kind and the food is great, especially with New York city prices. However, if you are able to, don't limit yourself to a dining hall, try to get out and experience the dining around NYU, NYC is the best place for food in the world, don't miss it, get out there and try everything that you possibly can!

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  • 2
  • Maya from Bettendorf, IA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    While NYU has many dining halls and options, the on-campus food is pretty bad considering what they charge for it. Save your money and avoid getting a meal plan. NYC food can be cheap and delicious, but not at NYU.

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  • 5
  • Lily from VT
  • Dec-10-2014 I am a current student here

    It varies from hall to hall. Weinstein has the only Chick-Fil-A in the city (as of 2014 anyway). There's also a Subway and Jamba Juice in Weinstein. There's also an on-campus Starbucks that accepts Dining Dollars (a component of the NYU meal plan that all freshmen are required to sign up for). Palladium has an awesome all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch with a chocolate fountain, a bagel bar (bagels, smoked salmon, a few types of cream cheese, and scallions), fruit bowls, omelettes, and of course, cereal, eggs, and tater tots. Third North is supposed to be the worst dining hall, but I think we have it pretty good here if people say that. I always see a lot of people at Third North, and I personally like it. The pizza is the best of NYU (in my opinion), and their breakfast wraps are amazing. They also have incredibly addicting chocolate chip cookies. I swear, you can't stop at one. You have to have at least two cookies.

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  • 5
  • TD from Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Palladium has the best dining hall food. They have an amazing brunch every Sunday that students should definitely go to. Also, NYU's on-campus dining has the only Chick-fil-a in all of NY state.

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  • 4
  • Nofar from Israel
  • Nov-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The university's canteen offers mostly Chinese dishes, but also sandwiches, salads, and a different international dish every day. The canteen keeps improving according to students' requests. In addition, there are many local restaurants around the university and the dorms, and they are very cheap.

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  • 4
  • Tanner
  • Nov-28-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I imagine food is great, you're in NYC

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • India from Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    So I know NYU's Greek life will never compare to what it is down south, but I promise you it definitely exists. The way you rush at NYU slightly different from other colleges, but actually puts less pressure on you to get references and other stressful things. I actually like the way the Greek life works at NYU because it allows you to be involved without killing yourself to get in.

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  • 0
  • Lily from VT
  • Dec-10-2014 I am a current student here

    It's not a huge deal here. I honestly don't know the name of most of the sororities/fraternities on campus. I only know a couple because I was going to rush for one but then pulled out at the last minute. They seem nice, but it just wasn't for me. However, it seems like the girls and guys who do go for it end up loving it. It's a nice thing to do if you're into it, but overall, I wouldn't say most NYU students care very much.

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  • 0
  • Tanner
  • Nov-28-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Never heard of any.

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  • 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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