First Year Experience

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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!

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Planning Your Summer Before NYU Shanghai

Here’s some advice from current students to NYU Shanghai admitted students about how to make the most of the summer before starting college.

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How to Feel Confident About Being Adventurous

Feeling adventurous about your college experience but not confident about how to go about it? Here are some ways to figure it out.

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Sustainability on Campus: Your Green First Year

From courses to clubs and urban farms to festivals, you can get involved in sustainability at NYU from day one.

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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.