Finding your home at NYU

At NYU, you can experience the world without leaving your residence hall. Maggie from Syracuse, New York, and Kiki from Chengdu, China, for example, grew up on opposite ends of the earth. But over karaoke, language lessons, and countless meals, these two first-year roommates at NYU Shanghai grew into best friends, happily choosing to live together again their sophomore year. Living (and dining) on campus is the surest way to feel right at home at NYU while creating memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

New York City

Talk about living in the heart everything. More than 11,000 NYU students live in 23 residence halls, most of which are found in famed Greenwich Village. Two halls are also in the incredibly diverse and hip community of Brooklyn Heights, near the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In either location, you’re surrounded by an amazing wealth of cultural, entertainment, and dining options.

Living on campus at NYU.

When you’re not trying out a new restaurant, you have your pick of 13 on-campus eateries offering everything from American classics and gluten free options to baked goods, vegan dishes, smoothies, and kosher foods. You can even get your caffeine fix at our very own Starbucks.

Dining on campus at NYU.

Here are few other things to know about living and dining at NYU New York City:

  • An upperclass resident assistant lives on each floor.
  • Each student residence has a private bath, and some have kitchens.
  • Meal plans, cash, and credit cards are accepted at all NYU dining locations.

Personal Space
To learn more about NYU's residence halls and commuter services, check out the Residential Life and Housing Services website.

What’s Cooking
Visit NYU Dining's website to find out what's on the menu.

Health & Wellness
Explore NYU’s Student Health Center page to learn more about our health-care options for students.

Abu Dhabi

India, Jordan, Spain, Egypt, Turkey, the United Kingdom — shall we go on? This is just a sampling of the countries and cultures found at any one time in a residence hall on our Abu Dhabi campus. Throw in a surrounding community comprised of more than 150 different nationalities, and you get a diverse learning experience unlike any other.

As for food, the campus has seven eateries offering something to satisfy just about any palate or dietary requirement, including halal, vegan, vegetarian, and glucose-free.

Learn more about the living and learning environment of NYU Abu Dhabi.


Whether you’re home is the United States, China, Russia, Australia, or Timbuktu, the quickest way to make a circle of friends at NYU Shanghai is by staying in a residence hall. A big part of living on campus are activities that promote appreciation for different cultures, as well as a sense of community both on- and off-campus. All first-year, sophomore, and Study Away students are required to live in the Green Center Residence Hall.

To fill you up, NYU Shanghai’s professional chefs prepare everything from dim sum to pizza, using wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Daily menus are sent to students’ in-boxes with nutritional facts and figures included.

Learn more about housing and dining at NYU Shanghai.