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NYU Precollege is college. At NYU Precollege you’ll experience what it means to manage your time as a college student between class, study groups, homework, and social activities. You’ll also learn how to live, work, and learn with an array of different people from different backgrounds. Your time at NYU Precollege will introduce you to a newfound independence (e.g. doing your own laundry, organizing your schedule, etc.). But don’t worry; NYU has a host of support services to help you with your introductory experience as a college student!

As an NYU Precollege student, you have access to all the learning resources of the University and the surrounding city. Below, you will find a list of all the facilities, resources, and technical help, available to you through NYU.

Getting Around Campus & NYC

NYU Campus

  • Directions to the Washington Square campus and Brooklyn campus are online. Most summer courses take place on the Washington Square campus, and students will be living on the Washington Square campus.
  • Most class locations, the residential hall, and the dining hall are within a 5-15 minute walking distance.
  • Students are encouraged to download the NYU Mobile App, which includes a campus map. A map of campus is also available online.

NYC Transportation

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the city’s network of subways and buses. To use public transportation in the city, students must purchase a MetroCard. There is an initial $1 cost for a new MetroCard. One ride on a bus or subway is $2.75. MetroCards may be purchased from kiosks or tellers in any subway station.