Washington Square Park near NYU.

Ah, College App Season


It’s the best of times and the worst of times…college applications. Juggling the Common App, supplemental essays, transcripts, and test scores on top of schoolwork feels like a lot. So your internal debate about where to apply for college is the last thing you want to deal with.

In order to make your decision easier, here are some questions to ponder: What do I want to study? Where do I want to live? What opportunities am I looking for?

Luckily, we’re here today to answer these questions…for NYU. Regardless of whether or not you choose NYU, these points will bring you one step closer to making your final college list and hey—one step closer to achieving your higher education dreams.

“I’m gonna do it...I’m gonna go to college!”

Choose NYU...to Be in and of the City

New York University is located in…New York? Who wouldʼve thought?!

NYU is proud to be a campus without walls. Therefore, you wonʼt find a traditional campus here. If you apply to NYU, prepare to be fully integrated into New York City. For example, on your commute to class, youʼll be alongside New Yorkers as they commute to work. And instead of a traditional campus quad, youʼll have Washington Square Park. Does this excite you? Then choose NYU!


Central Park panorama GIF.

Choose NYU...for Top-Notch Programs

NYU has plenty of majors and minors to choose from, all housed within individual schools. Among these schools are recognizable names such as the Tisch School of the Arts, Tandon School of Engineering, and Stern School of Business.

Choosing NYU means choosing a top-notch program. What’s more, it means attending the same program Oscar-, Nobel-, Tony-, and Emmy-award winners attended. Studying with professionals who work in the industries they teach guarantees nothing short of a fantastic education.

An NYU student giving a thumbs-up.

Choose NYU...for a Diverse Community

NYU has one of the largest international populations of any higher education institutions. This, plus the large student body, allows plenty of opportunity for you to meet individuals from all areas of life and every corner of the globe.

Therefore, if you attend NYU, you’ll join a student body that represents the world. A student body that is wonderfully diverse, globally connected, and beautifully unique.

A waving NYU flag.

So...Why Should I Choose NYU?

Did any of the aforementioned opportunities pique your interest? Did you start to imagine your life here? If yes, maybe you should choose NYU.

Applications are open, and NYU has tons of resources to help you throughout the process. If you haven’t done so yet, follow us on our socials at @MeetNYU. There, you can learn from current students why they chose NYU! And, most of all, best of luck to you on your college journey. You got this.

A yellow taxi driving past NYU buildings.

Born and raised in South Florida, Noa spreads sunshine all across NYU. She is a junior pursuing a double major in Drama (New Studio on Broadway) at Tisch, and Media, Culture and Communication at Steinhardt. Outside of class (and rehearsal), Noa serves as both a Tisch Drama Arts Rep and a Resident Assistant at Alumni Hall. Her life goals include a career in professional theater or journalism, as well as petting every dog in New York City.