Liberal Studies

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Experience First Year Away at NYU Washington, DC

Beginning your NYU education as a First Year Away Liberal Studies student in the nation’s capital offers you an experience only Washington, DC, can offer

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Global Liberal Studies Helps Carolyn Vaca Connect the Dots

A student of the world, Carolyn was looking for a program that would enable her to serve her communities.

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Why NYU? Difficult Choices and Deciding Where to Go to College

Deciding on a college is an immense undertaking. Here, an NYU student offers a few strategies to help make your decision easier.

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Which NYU First Year Away Site Is Right for You?

Liberal Studies offers you the incredible opportunity to begin NYU with a year in Florence, London, Paris, or Washington, DC.

NYU Liberal Studies student Jakiyah Bradley smiling.
From Liberal Studies to Gallatin: Jakiyah’s NYU Journey

Jakiyah Bradley explored her interests in the Liberal Studies Core program, then brought them all together at Gallatin.

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Liberal Studies vs Global Liberal Studies

You keep hearing about Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies, but what are they? Izzy, GLS ’22, explains the difference from a student perspective.

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A World of Academic Opportunity Awaits You at NYU

Follow the paths of two students to see how they took advantage of the range of academic areas at NYU in order to explore their options and map out their futures.

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NYU Admissions On…Essays, Undecided, and More

Liam, Joal, Denisse, and Jimmy answer your questions about applying to NYU, including “How do I get in?”

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Is It OK to Apply Undecided to NYU?

Some students think it’s a bad idea to apply undecided to NYU. With five different “undecided” options at NYU, is it really as bad as everyone thinks?

RJ Khalaf
A Desire to Lead

RJ Khalaf has the vision and foresight to effect change where it’s needed most.