brooklyn bridge

Note: This information applies to NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai students considering a semester in New York. Students from other colleges and universities who are interested in enrolling as a visiting student at NYU's campus in New York should consider programs hosted by NYU's Office of University Programs.

NYU has two locations in New York City: one located in Manhattan, and the other in Brooklyn.


Most of NYU's buildings are scattered across a roughly square area bounded by Houston Street to the south, Broadway to the east, 14th Street to the north, and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) to the west. Most of NYU's main buildings surround Washington Square Park.

Key Academic and Student Life buildings at Washington Square are the:
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

Kimmel Center for University Life

Global Spiritual Life

Silver Center — Home of the College of Arts and Science

Brown Building of Science

Judson Hall, which houses the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

Kaufman Management Center — Home of Stern

Tisch School of the Arts

Vanderbilt Hall — Home of the Law School

The Grey Art Gallery

Washington Mews and NYU language and culture houses: Deutsches HausLa Maison Française, Glucksman Ireland House, Casa Italiana     

In the 1990s, NYU became a "Two Square" university by building a second community around Union Square, about a 10-minute walk from Washington Square. NYU's Union Square community consists of the upperclassmen residence halls of Carlyle Court, Palladium Residence Hall, University Hall, Alumni Hall, Coral Towers, Thirteenth Street Hall, and Third North Residence Hall.  

Brooklyn Skyline


The New York University Tandon School is centrally located in the MetroTech Center at 6 MetroTech Center, one of the largest urban university-corporate parks in the United States. Important buildings include the Wunsch Building, the Bern Dibner building, 6 MetroTech (Jacobs Building and Rogers Building), and Othmer and Clark Residence Halls. The campus has a dining hall, library, and fitness center. There are a number of restaurants and other retail stores that surround the area for those students living and attending classes there.

Tandon is easily accessible by subway or the Campus Transit Bus.  

Subway Directions:
A C F train to MetroTech
2 3 4 5 train to Borough Hall (walk one block East to Willoughby Street and make a left onto Jay Street)
M R train to Lawrence Street-MetroTech (walk one block North on Lawrence Street)
Q B train to Dekalb Avenue (walk two blocks North toward Manhattan Bridge and make a left onto Myrtle Avenue into MetroTech)