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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
  • 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…

  • Aug-20-2016 Read More
  • India from Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 3
  • Okay so the dorms at NYU have personal bathrooms. Well, you share with your roommates but that is much better than the communal bathrooms I've seen for first-year students at…

  • Dec-23-2014 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Teodoro from New York City, NY
  • Feb-10-2018 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
  • Jan-17-2018 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
  • Nov-18-2017 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
  • Oct-19-2017 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
  • Elle from UT
  • Mar-28-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    My cousin loves the food here.

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  • 5
  • Deams from New York, NY
  • Dec-02-2016 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
  • Nov-28-2016 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
  • Aug-20-2016 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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  • 3
  • some guy from brooklyn
  • Jul-16-2016 I am a current student here

    i have fixed feels for the prices and availability of food nearby the main campus. being a native new yorker the price for quality of food around washington square park is pretty bad.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Teodoro from New York City, NY
  • Feb-10-2018 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
  • Jan-17-2018 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
  • Nov-28-2016 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
  • Aug-20-2016 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
  • Jul-16-2016 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
  • Jan-15-2016 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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  • 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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