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Facilities & Services

The New York University Constance Milstein and Family Academic Center is situated on L Street in the northwest section of Washington, DC.  Blocks away from the White House and near one of Washington, DC’s newest cultural centers, the 14th Street Corridor, this addition to the global network university is in the center of it all.

The building is designed by Hickok Cole Architects, an award winning Washington, DC firm. The Center, at 75,000 square feet in area and twelve stories high, is a mixed-use building with a lecture hall, seminar rooms and offices on the lower floors and dormitory rooms on the upper floors.

Library Services

All NYU Washington DC students have access to the complete print collection (books and journals) of NYU's Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. Students are also able to access all of the online resources (e-journals, databases, etc.) made available through library services through their NYUHome accounts. 

Through the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), students may access the George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University libraries. Additionally, students have access to a wealth of archival and research materials at famed institutions such as the National Archives and Records Administration, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Students may also choose to obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card, allowing them to access the holdings of the largest library on earth. Users of the Library's research areas, including Computer Catalog Centers, and Copyright Office public service areas are each required to have a Reader Identification Card. Cards are free and can be obtained by completing a registration process and presenting a valid driver's license, state-issued identification card, or passport.

Library of Congress registered readers may request materials from the Library’s general collections via the LC Online Catalog ( using their individual "account numbers." Materials will be retrieved for use only in the Library's Main, Local History and Genealogy, Science and Business and Area Studies reading rooms. Students have access to this service and are encouraged to take full advantage of it.

Computer Lab & Reading Room

Students have access to a computer lab located on level B3 of the Constance Milstein and Family Academic Center, which includes printers linked to the Pharos system. All computers in the computer lab are directly connected with access to Bobst library on the main campus. Wireless is accessible in all common areas, and student residences have wireless internet access. The reading room is located on the third floor in front of the building, allowing for natural light in this dynamic space. There is a balcony located off of the reading room, overlooking L street. The reading room holds a reference copy of all required texts, plus publications by our faculty and resources on Washington, DC.

Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing in the Washington, DC classrooms allows students in paired classes to communicate in real-time with students and faculty in other GNU locations.
Watch the video below and read more Redefining the Classroom: Video Conferencing

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Course Language: English

Student Body: 65 residents for spring 2015 term, enrollment expected to grow to over 100

Currency: US Dollar


Student Housing: Students reside in singles and doubles within a residence hall

Meals: Students have access to kitchens with pots and pans within their suites

NYU Washington DC building

No global network would be complete without a location in the US capital, the seat of the federal government, home to 174 embassies, the headquarters of international policy-making bodies, think tanks, and the site of many museums, monuments and cultural institutions. Concentrated study and research in an array of subjects, including American studies, art history, business, environmental studies, history, journalism, metropolitan studies, politics, prelaw, and public policy is enhanced by access to Washington’s distinctive intellectual, political, and cultural life. Students learn under the guidance of a world-class faculty, and engage in carefully selected and academically supervised internships with elected officials, government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, museums, media, and other institutions.

Students live and attend class just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian museums at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, which features seminar rooms, an auditorium, reading room, and student lounges on each floor. The center also serves as a venue for dynamic public programming featuring leaders in government, business, and culture as well as notable public figures as part of the Weissberg Forum for Discourse in the Public Square. These events encourage students to discuss topical issues with distinguished speakers and contribute to an academic environment that deepens their understanding of public policy, civic activism, cultural studies, international concerns, green initiatives, media matters, political debates, legal issues and business affairs. A large NYU alumni network provides additional opportunities for students, including support for our mentoring program. 

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