Note: This information applies to NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, KAIST 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.


The Office of Residential Life and Housing Services provides quality services and programs that enhance residential student success in safe and inclusive living learning communities.

Approximately 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students reside in the 21 residence halls that are spread out across lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each residence hall is led by a leadership team including a Residence Hall Director, Residence Hall Resource Manager and Residence Hall Assistant Director. In addition, each building has Resident Assistants to provide assistance and community building initiatives for residential students.

On campus housing is required for study away students. Eligible students may apply for an exemption, more details can be found on the enrollment portal.