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Living on Campus

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 Tuition and Fees page.

Tuition (per 8 credits)
University Service Fee (mandatory)
Program Fee (special events and activities) $250
Housing in shared room $1,356
Meal plan: 10 meals + $25 Dining Dollars per week $930
Approximate Total $13,764

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 below:

  • Students must enroll in two (2) credit bearing courses
  • Students must enroll in one (1) noncredit workshop


All Precollege students participating in our residential program will live with roommates the Weinstein Residence Hall in the heart of NYU. Students will be a short walk away from NYU's academic buildings, library, and dining halls.

Weinstein has a wide range of facilities. The second floor East Lounge has a big screen TV, foosball, ping-poing and pool tables, and is used as the main space for the Program Assistants (PAs) to hold events and activities. It's also often used as the study lounge.

In the sub-cellar, there are music practice rooms with pianos, a laundry room, and three classrooms, the largest of which is used as a study lounge when class is not in session. The dining hall in the building will also be open during the program for both residential and commuter students to use.

NYU's Housing Office will notify students of their room and roommate assignments approximately two weeks prior to the start of the Precollege program.


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 and Graduate Assistants accompany students on all scheduled 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.


Monday through Thursday, curfew is at 11:00 p.m., and students are expected to be in the residence hall at that time. Friday and Saturday, curfew is at 12:00 a.m. Bed check occurs at 1:00 a.m.

Study any time

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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 2013 Precollege Handbook 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 Contract.

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

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