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The Graduate Admissions Blog highlights aspects of graduate and professional programs, student life, and admissions that may be of interest to prospective students.



  • Grad Student How-To: Do's and Don'ts of Apartment Hunting in NYC

    NYU SPS graduate student, Brandon Atwell, gives some helpful advice and the do's and don'ts of apartment hunting in NYC. As an international student who had never visited or lived in NYC before, he's learned a lot and has some great tips to share!

  • Grad Student How-To: A Guide to Self-Care

    Lauren, an MSW student at NYU Silver graduating in May 2018, has honed how to implement important self care into her routine to combat the stress of finals. See her grad student self care guide for tips on surviving the end of the semester and taking care of yourself.

  • Grad Student How-To: Explore Brooklyn Art in a Day

    Prinita, an MA student in the Art Education and Community Practice program at the Steinhardt School, describes her ideal day of exploring art in Brooklyn. From diverse art institutions to unconventional art spaces and hangouts, Prinita gives you a preview of all the art Brooklyn has to offer.

  • Grad Student How-To: Going Back to School

    Jason, an MA student at the Tisch School of the Art's Interactive Telecommunications Program, shares lessons he's learned about going back to school after working full time as a Canadian diplomat. Check out his tips for managing your time and readjusting to student life.

  • Grad Student How-To: Survive Finals

    Finals week is the most dreaded week of grad school. In this post, Dannie, an MA student at NYU Wagner, offers her stress relief tips to survive finals week, including free NYU perks to help you stay positive.

  • Grad Student How-To: NYU Wagner's Capstone Experience

    Our tour guide Mery is graduating! Having completed her Master's in Public Administration at the Wagner School of Public Service, Mery discusses her experience completing a capstone project that culminates the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained throughout her program.

  • Grad Student How-To: Have Fun without Spending a Ton

    We all know grad students are always on a budget. Demetries, an MA student at NYU Steinhardt, offers some insider knowledge on how to enjoy NYC without breaking the bank using NYU student perks.

  • Grad Student How-To: Getting the Most Out of Your Time at NYU

    With such a large campus and so much to do, it can take a little while to get acclimated to the NYU community. As grad students, you've got limited time to learn about NYU's perks and take advantage of them. Claire, an MSW student at NYU Silver, shares her insider knowledge about getting the most out of NYU and NYC.

  • Grad Student How-To: Diary of a British Gentleman

    George, an MA student at the Tisch School of the Arts, shares his musings as an international student enjoying the small, yet significant cultural differences between Americans and the English.

  • Grad Student How-To: Mastering the Thesis

    Jordan, soon to be graduate of NYU Gallatin, discusses the daunting process of writing a master's thesis and how to overcome writer's block. You'll find her tips not only helpful but also humorous!

  • Grad Student How-To: 6 Things I learned Moving to New York

    Bria, an MA student at NYU SPS, moved to NYC from a small town in North Carolina. Her first time living in a big city, she's had a number of surprises learning how to navigate NYC. Here she shares what she's discovered for other newcomers to the Big Apple.


  • Grad Student How-To: 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to NYC

    Jordan, an MA student at NYU Gallatin who also completed her undergraduate study at NYU, has been living the NYU life for a while (over nine consecutive semesters spent at the NYU campus!). She shares what she's learned since moving to NYC four years ago, what it means to be an NYU student and, on a larger scale, what it means to be a New Yorker.

  • Grad Student How-To: 8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Grad School

    After completing her first semester as a NYU Gallatin graduate student, Jordan looks back and shares her wisdom about important things to know and be prepared for before starting your graduate program.

  • Grad Student How-To: Juggling It All

    Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to have it all in grad school. That being said, it definitely doesn’t happen without some effort. In this post, Jordan, an MA student at NYU Gallatin, shares a few tips and tricks for staying on top of all aspects of life as a grad student.

  • Grad Student How-To: Wellness

    Mery, an MA student at NYU Wagner, talks about the importance of balance and wellness for graduate students. Even though in grad school it can seem like time is simply a figment of your imagination, the reality is that prioritizing your health helps you succeed in your academics. Here are Mery's wellness tips to help you stay focused.

  • Grad Student How-To: Campus Tour

    Campus tours can be a vital part of your decision-making process. Ineye, an MA student at NYU Steinhardt, discusses the importance of visiting the college campus and seeing for yourself what the campus community is like.

  • Grad Student How-To: Finding Your Community

    Community is an important aspect of a grad student's life, even when you don't feel like you have the time to socialize. NYU in particular prides itself on having a strong and diverse community. Lauren, an MSW student at the Silver School of Social Work, offers some tips on how to develop your sense of community at NYU.