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NYU’s campus is literally without walls, drawing its spirit from a global city with an entrepreneurial bent, a diversity of human life, and resources that include some of the world’s most famous cultural institutions and most valued professional opportunities.  Albeit untraditional, NYU is primarily located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and downtown Brooklyn where there’s no doubt that the neighborhoods feel like a community.  Many of NYU’s academic and administrative buildings and freshman residence halls border Washington Square Park.  The sidewalks are full of students on their way to class, and members of the NYU community fill the restaurants, shops, and other businesses.  Both on campus and off, the people of NYU are directly involved...

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continued from above the day-to-day excitement, culture, and opportunity of the city that serves as a very real extension of NYU’s campus and classrooms.

Off campus, professors bring the experience they have as researchers and active professionals to their students. In addition to teaching, they serve as advisers to city government, banks, and school systems; consultants to museums and corporations; and working artists, choreographers, and film directors.  Their professional experience informs their style of teaching and encourages students to make use of the extraordinary resources of the city through networking, research, internships, part-time jobs, and service learning.

On campus, NYU offers countless way to connect with other members of the University community.  With over 400 student clubs and organizations, hundreds of sports and residence hall activities, guest lectures and film screenings, and city excursions and community service opportunities, students get involved with the University, with their college, in their residence hall, and most important, with each other.

Students and faculty have access to an exceptional range of facilities, services, residence halls, and dining locations.  Academic facilities include nine libraries as well as dozens of specialized centers and institutes.  Everyone has access to advanced computer resources and specialized offices that address almost every need—from medical attention to discount theatre tickets.

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NYU Athletics
Support NYU Teams

NYU athletic teams compete all year long both at home and away.


University Stores and Supplies

New York University operates a number of bookstores offering a host of items ranging from textbooks to NYU t-shirts and hats to computers and software.

and Wellness Services

Short-term individual and group counseling, self-improvement classes, referrals, and psychiatric medication services. All services except psychiatric medication services are free of charge.

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On-Campus Living
Explore the Residence Halls

With Residence Halls in Manhattan and in Brooklyn, living on campus is throughout New York's many neighborhoods.

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