Student Voices

Eshika, the author, looking at the New York City skyline at sunset.
I Had Many College Choices. Here’s Why I Picked NYU

A first-generation studentʼs college decision story: NYU wasnʼt my first choice, nor was it my second. I picked NYU because I didnʼt have to compromise.

NYU student Caleb Martin helps students choosing NYU while wearing NYU attire and holding purple and white balloons.
Applying to so Many Schools Is Hard. Choosing NYU Isn’t.

Choosing NYU is the easiest, best way to ensure you end up somewhere you’ll love. Take it from someone who had no idea what they wanted and still found it all in a school: there’s a place for you and all of your interests at NYU.

Students hanging out on the steps of a statue in Florence.
First Year Away: The Student Perspective

Are you interested in studying abroad? NYU students describe their experiences in the Liberal Studies First Year Away Program.

NYU CALI Alum, Kelci-Brooke Goodison.
An NYU CALI Alum Reflects on Her Journey to NYU

Not only did the NYU CALI program prepare alum Kelci-Brooke Goodison to apply to college, it gave her the confidence she needed to navigate the process.

NYU students in graduation attire.
You Belong Here: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Doubting your abilities in college is a part of imposter syndrome. Here are ways to overcome it as you achieve great things in a new chapter of your life!

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NYU CALI: Here’s the Scoop

High school senior and NYU CALI alum Dario Anaya shares why taking part in the program was one of the best decisions he's ever made.

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Surviving Your Tisch Drama Artistic Review

Get a clearer idea of what to expect during your Tisch Drama artistic review with this step-by-step guide.

Paris, France, skyline.
A Low-Income Student’s Guide to Studying Away

Studying away should not be an unrealistic dream. Here are some study away tips from a low-income student.

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Your Virtual Guide to the NYU Pathways Open House

Our first Fall Open House gives you the opportunity to choose your adventure – explore NYU resources to help kick off your college journey!

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Test Anxiety: Easing Your Mind

Tests and exams follow you through all levels of schooling. Test anxiety can pose an obstacle, but learning how to manage it can allow you to succeed.