My Favorite NYU Student Perks

Welcome Class of 2021!! Now that you’ve finally finished the exhausting college admissions process and have committed to NYU, it’s time to talk about the ~fun stuff~. I’m sure you’re all super excited to finally make it to campus, move in to your residence hall, and start exploring New York. So here are some of my favorite perks about being a student in the Big Apple. This is, of course, not an exhaustive list of everything you can do with your NYU ID or as a student in the city…because there’s seriously a lot. 

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Summer in the Big Apple

Spring is a great time to enjoy the warm weather of NYC. People are shedding their thick winter layers, everyone is laying out, friends are catching up and brunching on terraces – it’s basically just a great time to be an NYU student (but tbh, when is it not a great time to be an NYU #amiright?). But, I think one of the most stressful decisions for some is deciding whether or not to stay in this amazing city for the summer.

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Wait List Update #2

On Monday, May 22, we will admit another round of students from our wait list. By Monday evening, we will have admitted a total of 925 students from our wait list.

Included in those offers of admission will be students awarded one of the 70 spaces we have in our new Spring Admission program. These students will arrive in January for the Spring semester. They will stay with us for the Summer term to ensure they are on track to graduate with the Class of 2021.

It is highly unlikely that we will admit anyone from this point forward to our Global Liberal Studies Program, our Meyers College of Nursing, our School of Professional Studies, or our campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. All of these programs and campuses are at capacity. It is premature to speculate on our other programs at this time but I will provide you with future updates this summer when I have more definitive information to share.

We will provide all of our applicants with a final admission decision no later than August 1. In the interim, please feel free to review our wait list FAQ if you have not done so already.

We respectfully ask that you do not send us any additional materials whatsoever at this time and that you not call or email to inquire about your status on the wait list. There is no additional information we can share at this time.

I realize how anxious you must be about receiving a final decision from us and I cannot thank you enough for your patience. Please know that we appreciate your interest in NYU and we will be in touch to provide closure as soon as possible. 

Singing the Email Bounce Back Blues

Did you use your high school email address on the Common Application? Have you already lost access or are you about to lose access to that account?

Every year applicants, admitted students, and wait listed students miss out on critical information because they lose access to the school email address they used on the Common Application before the admissions process concludes. Students miss deadline reminders and opportunities while we’re singing the email bounce back blues in the office.

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Wait List Update #1

Now that May 1 has passed, it appears that while we met our enrollment goal for the Class of 2021, we do have some capacity to accommodate additional offers of admission, with the understanding that not every student who has confirmed their intent to enroll thus far will actually join us this fall.

As a result, we will move forward with extending roughly 325 new offers of admission sometime on or after May 10. Students offered admission (and financial aid if applicable) will have 72 hours to respond to their offer of admission.

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An Over-Acheiver’s Guide to Not Over-Committing

This one goes out to all my fellow high school overachievers! I see you, doing all the extra credit and joining another club even though you’re already the President of three. I get it. In high school I was honestly a member of ten or so different clubs. Why did I do it? Data inconclusive. I will say that I was genuinely interested in all of my high school extracurriculars. But to be totally honest, my recollection of my time in most of them is vague.

Accurate representation of me in high school, tbh.

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A busy bee’s guide to surviving the city

During my three years at NYU, I have kept myself extremely busy: I’ve taken 18 units every semester and held internships and on-campus jobs since freshman year. I’ve also spent the past seven months as an RA, on top of the two jobs I already have. As you can see, I don’t have a lot of time for breaks. So to insure that I stay sane, here are some of the things I do to destress and keep myself going:

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10 Signs You Belong at NYU

So. You’ve written the essays, taken the SATs, and sent off all your applications. You’ve waited (and waited, and waited, and waited) around for those dreaded admissions letters. And finally, the day came–you’re admitted to NYU!


Now what?! Looking back, it may seem like sending in all those applications was the easy part. But the tough part is now–making your decision on where to go to college.

I’m here to help you out. I’ve compiled this list of some characteristics that might help you realize you’re meant to be a Violet.

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So you want to be a woman in STEM?

I was the girl who got a chemistry set when she was 10, and spent weeks viewing dirt samples under a microscope and counting constellations. The girl who got 1st place at the fifth grade science fair because she spent hours recording pulse rates after different activities. To put it bluntly, I’ve loved science since I was a child.

They say it’s a man’s world… but oh boy, are the tides changing. Maybe you were like me and your love grew throughout your childhood. Maybe you’ve recently grown to like scientific theory in high school. Either way, here are 4 reasons to become a woman in STEM:

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