NYU encourages all students to chart their educational plans with care and precision. For most students, this will resemble a traditional model, four years for an undergraduate program and an additional 1-4 years for those pursuing a graduate program. Many students, however, will choose to finish their degrees in less than the traditional time because it makes the best educational, professional, and financial sense for them.
NYU has put in place resources to help these students—undergraduates and graduates—map pathways that take full advantage of what NYU has to offer: study away at global sites, internship opportunities, and honors programs. It is not for everyone. But nearly 20 percent of NYU students already complete their undergraduate degrees in less than four years. The savings, both in money and time, are considerable, without taking away from the student experience.