First Year Experience

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Meet NYU Liberal Studies

NYU Liberal Studies can be a great environment for you if exploring various academic possibilities and gaining an extensive knowledge base excites you.

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Finding Myself in the Stern Core Curriculum

A story of how Stern's Functional Business Core helped an ambassador explore her own career interests and find what she is truly passionate in

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10 Bullet Journal Spreads to Conquer Your First Year at NYU

Your Bullet Journal is not just something handheld that keeps track of your goals, events, and assignments, it also memorializes amazing life.

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At Gallatin and Beyond, Amogh Thakkar Lives the Astronaut-Filmmaker-Entrepreneur Dream

For years, Amogh Thakkar knew he wanted to be an astronaut-filmmaker. As a Gallatin student at NYU, he has the liberty to chase his passions.

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Violet Looks Good On You: The NYU First Year Experience

See what current students have to say about their first-year experiences at NYU and begin to picture yourself here.

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Experience the World ASAP with NYU First Year Away

Liberal Studies offers students the incredible opportunity to begin their NYU experience with a year in Florence, London, Madrid, or Washington, DC.

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NYU Step Team: Step with Us!

NYU Step Team celebrates movement and creativity.

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First-Generation College Student? NYU Has Resources for You

Nearly 20 percent of NYU students are first-generation college students. Youʼre in good company.

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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.