First Year Experience

Rendering of the exterior of 181 Mercer.
181 Mercer: The Future of NYU Is Now

NYU’s new 181 Mercer Street building merges state-of-the-art learning facilities and opportunities for connection. It’s also a showcase for sustainable design.

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What to Know About Your Financial Aid Package

An NYU financial aid officer breaks down the differences between scholarships, grants, Federal Work-Study, and loans and explains how they add up to create the full picture of your financial aid package.

A group of NYU students smiling in front of a “Welcome to NYU” sign.
Questions People Ask Me as an NYU Ambassador

As an NYU Admissions Ambassador, I get a lot of questions during my tours. Here’s a list of unique questions that I love answering.

A collage of students in a classroom, NYU buildings, a guitar, books, a brain, a globe, a protestor, and a student using VR technology.
First and Thriving: A Guide for First-Gen Students

First-gen students learn so much as we go. But a little help never hurts. Here’s a guide of resources and tips so you can thrive as a student at NYU!

The Washington Square Arch peaks from behind lush green trees
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!

Students in a classroom
The CAS College Cohort Program: Giving Students the Tools to Succeed

No need to be overwhelmed by college life. With the College Cohort Program, CAS students build a community, receive support, and meet their personal and academic goals.

Portrait of NYU Shanghai roommates Frank Zhou and Justin Zotos, they are sitting in a row of seats
How Two NYU Shanghai Roommates Became Best Friends

Frank and Justin didn't know each other when they arrived on campus their first year. But sharing a room was the first step in a pivotal friendship.

Students working in front of a large window on campus
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.

New York City’s Times Square.
A Guide to Your First Summer in New York City

Nervous about your first Summer in New York City? Here's a tell all guide to your first Summertime Do's and Don'ts for a time to remember!