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Historically, the European Renaissance was a cultural movement of art, discovery, rebirth, and innovation. Renaissance is also the title of Beyoncé’s seventh studio album! The album is an homage to dance, house, and ballroom music. Renaissance is expected to to take a sweep at this year’s Grammys. So, if you have not yet had a listen to the album, not a problem! This article can give you a head start based on the NYU school you are applying to or are already part of.

Which song are you?

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College of Arts and Science – “MOVE”

Move out the way
I’m with my girls and we all need space (Mm)
When the queen come through, part like the Red Sea
Move out the way

Move out the way and make room! The Colleges of Arts and Science (CAS) is NYU’s largest school population-wise and has dozens of academic programs spanning the sciences, social sciences, humanities, art, and more. Learn more about life as a CAS student.

College of Dentistry – “ALL UP IN YOUR MIND”

My eyes, yeah, they really like your smile
It stops the time, yeah, I’ll stay here for a while

One of the first things people notice about someone is their smile! Beyoncé sure thinks so! The College of Dentistry has a wide array of programs all focuses on building future leaders who care for oral health. Are you planning to be a prehealth student at NYU? Here’s what you need to know.

Gallatin School of Individualized Study - “ALIEN SUPERSTAR”

I’m one of one
I’m number one
I’m the only one

It’s what you are! An alien superstar! As a student at Gallatin, you receive the support from faculty and advisers to to craft a curriculum that meets your personal, academic, and career goals. Gallatin is one of few schools in the country (and the only NYU school) that allows you to craft your own major. Curious about life as a Gallatin student? Learn more.

Leonard N. Stern School of Business – “PURE/HONEY”

Uh, get your money, money, money, money
Don’t be funny with my money, honey

It should cost a billion to look that good
But she make it look easy ’cause she got it

Interested in accounting? Economics? Technology? Entrepreneurship? Business? Finance? Marketing? All that and more is offered at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business! All taking place in a city that many consider the business and cultural center of the world. Get to know more about what Stern has to offer.

Liberal Studies – “BREAK MY SOUL”

Got motivation (motivation)
I done found me a new foundation, yeah (new foundation)
I’m takin’ my new salvation (oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, new salvation)
And I’ma build my own foundation, yeah (oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Liberal Studies offers a flexible two-year track that allows students to build their own foundation at NYU by exploring different fields of study. After completing the Liberal Studies Core, students transition into their major. Learn about academic opportunities and student life in the Liberal Studies Core.

Rory Meyers College of Nursing – “CUFF IT” + “HEATED”

Come and cuff it, cuff it, cuff it, cuff it, baby
While I buss it, buss it, buss it, for you baby, ayy (“Cuff It”)

Got a lot of bands, got a lot of Ivy on me
I gotta fan myself off, I gotta fan myself off
I gotta cool down (“Heated”)

At the Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the curriculum not only provides exposure to NYU’s liberal arts curriculum but direct experiences with NYU Langone Health’s medical centers. Consider these lyrics a play on words: Sphygmomanometer cuffs and placing IVs in veins! As you listen, picture your life as a nursing student at Meyers.

Silver School of Social Work – “COZY”

Comfortable in my skin
Cozy with who I am
Comfortable in my skin (cozy, cozy)

You’re a hero (you’re a hero). You survived all you been through



The Silver School of Social Work prepares students to be compassionate individuals who uplift the well-being of those in their communities. The core of social work is to empower the vulnerable and assist those in need. Imagine your life at NYU Silver.


Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development - “I’M THAT GIRL”

From the top of the morning, I shine (ah-ooh)

Right through the blinds (ah-ooh)

Touching everything in my plain view

And everything next to me gets lit up, too (ugh)

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares you for a career working with others and having social impact in the local and global communities. Programs include Music Education, Science Education, Applied Psychology, and more. This article offers more insight into life at Steinhardt.

School of Professional Studies – “I’M THAT GIRL”

I pull up in these clothes, look so good
’Cause I’m in that, —

It’s not the diamonds, it’s not the pearls

I’m that girl (I’m that girl), it’s just that I’m that girl (I’m that girl)

Beyoncé is a professional at dressing the part and delivering innovative sound decades past her debut. In a similar vein, the School of Professional Studies (SPS) provides you with the skills you need to launch your professional career. Programs include real estate; hospitality, travel, and tourism management; and sport management. Discover why the career-focused courses and opportunities at SPS are second-to-none.

Tandon School of Engineering – “ALIEN SUPERSTAR”

Don’t even waste your time trying to compete with me (don’t do it)
No one else in this world can think like me (true)

Beyoncé could not have put it more perfectly. The Tandon School of Engineering is the heart of engineering and applied science programs that foster creativity and innovation amongst its students. Research and academic programs include IT, cybersecurity, health, AI, robotics, and more. Check out all that’s waiting for you at Tandon.

Tisch School of the Arts – “ENERGY”

Gold links, raw denim
You know that we do it grande
You know that I’m gon’ be extra
When that camera go pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop
Keep ’em waitin’ like dot-dot-dot-dot-dot-dot”

Beyoncé is basically telling us, “We go big or go home!” The Tisch School of the Arts allows students to explore a multitude of their artistic passions whether that means performing on stage, creating, directing, or technical projects. Vibe along with this song as you manifest your life as a student at Tisch.

Esofi Nunyi is a senior in the College of Arts and Science studying Global Public Health and Sociology on the premed track. Born in Maryland, Esofi is an east coast native but spent some time living in North Dakota. Aside from being an Admissions Ambassador, Esofi enjoys going for walks in the city and trying new foods!