NYU Precollege offers students an immersive college experience. In addition to rigorous academics, our program provides an organized and varied social experience both on campus and off. While all Precollege students experience what it means to be a college student in the classroom, students who choose to live on campus will also learn how to manage their time by balancing school work with required events and free time.

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The costs for the Precollege Residential Option are listed below (books and incidentals are not included). For the complete list of meal plans, visit the NYU Summer Dining page.

Tuition & Fees (8 credits)*
Program Fee (special events and activities) $250
Housing in shared room $1,602
Meal plan: 10 meals + $30 Dining Dollars per week $1,020
Approximate total for 8 credits $15,452*

* The above table is an example of estimated cost of attendance for students taking 8 credits worth of courses at NYU Precollege. Students are able to take 3 - 8 credits and should refer to the NYU Bursar website for a more accurate breakdown of Tuition & Fees per credit.

Academic Requirements

Once you've completed your housing application, you must make sure you register for the required number of classes. Students living on campus must meet the registration requirements of enrolling in two (2) courses, one of which may be the Non-Credit Writing Workshop.


All Precollege students living on campus will live with roommates. Students will be a short walk away from NYU's academic buildings, library, and dining halls.

NYU's Summer Housing Office will notify students of move-in details approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program. Roommate requests are not permitted, and students will receive their room assignments upon move-in.


The meal plan allows students to access the dining areas on campus. Students living on campus must sign up for a meal plan with 10 or more meals per week, giving them at least 10 meals for weekly use and a set number of dining dollars each week. Students may get meals to-go if their classes conflict with meal hours, or use dining dollars to buy food when the dining halls are not serving. Dining halls will be open on weekends.

Information about summer dining is available online.

Staffing and Supervision

Campus housing has a dedicated team of professional and student staff to ensure students' safety, a sense of community, and administrative operations. Program Assistants (PAs) will live on the floor with students. PAs accompany students on all scheduled extracurricular activities that take them beyond the immediate Washington Square Park area.

Students will check-in each morning and each evening with the PAs, but are responsible for getting themselves to and from classes each day.


Residential students must check-in to the residence hall by 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and by 12:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Students must be in their rooms for quiet hours every night beginning at 1:00 a.m.


Student safety is very important to us. NYU Precollege students who choose the Residental Option will live in a dorm that is right off of Washington Square and within a ten minute walking distance of most NYU buildings (Bobst Library, Academic Resource Center, etc.). Security guards are present in all NYU Residence Halls 24 hours a day, and program assistants will be available to help students.

We take safety very seriously and students who violate the program/university policies outlined in the Precollege Handbook, including curfew, will face disciplinary action that may include, but is not limited to, dismissal from the program without refund.

NYU Precollege is academically rigorous and in order to ensure the success and safety of NYU Precollege students, we discourage weekend trips off-campus. In order for us to approve such trips, a parent or guardian of the Precollege student must send our program staff a signed request 48 hours in advance and no later than noon on Friday. Request approval will be at our discretion. For further information, please see the NYU Precollege Handbook.

Basic safety tips are available on the NYU Public Safety website. All students are encouraged to read this information prior to their arrival.