Founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin, New York University(NYU) is a private research institution based in New York City. The university is divided into plenty of schools and colleges, the biggest of which is the College of Arts and Sciences. It is the largest independent research university in the US and also has degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. The university has research partnerships with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence and with major technology firms such as Twitter and IBM. It has over 50,000 enrolled students, including 26,000 undergraduate students and 25,000 graduate students. You will be glad to know that NYU is one of the top feeder schools for careers in finance and investment banking on Wall Street. It has a very strong alumni network with 37 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, and several other award winners.
NYU’s primary campus is situated in the lively Greenwich Village, neighbourhood of Manhattan. It’s a true city school, with no borders dividing a different campus from the streets of the Big Apple. Since the late 1970s, Washington Square campus in the centre of Greenwich Village. Gould Plaza is located between Washington Square East and Mercer Street surrounded by the buildings for some departments of the NYU College of Arts and Science, and others. Built between 1967 and 1972, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library is the biggest library at NYU and one of the largest academic libraries in the US. Located at an urban academic-industrial research park is the university’s Brooklyn Campus.
Student accommodation near NYU
The university had the seventh-largest university housing system in the U.S. as of 2007 and currently houses approximately 12,000 undergraduate and graduate residents. The good thing is that almost all undergraduate students are guaranteed housing during their enrollment at NYU. The housings are split into two categories, FYRE (for first-year students) and TRUE ( for upperclassmen).
Although there is another option for students as well, these are private accommodations known as purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). These are off-campus student housing located in close proximity to the campus so you can easily walk up to it. They offer a wide range of student room types which are spacious and contain amenities considered rare for student rooms. These include student studio, flats, apartments, villa, en-suite rooms, and more.
What is the right time to look for accommodation?
The moment you get an offer letter from the university is the right time to start looking for an accommodation! New York is a bustling city filled with life and students from every corner of the world, with diversity and culture at the centre of it. No wonder you need to find accommodation where you feel like at home. Booking early has its advantages such as you will get good offers, more number of student properties to choose from, and more room types.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!