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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The typical student at NYU is eccentric, but outgoing and kind. I think this is due to the fact that New York City accepts all types without judgement. The anonymity of such a large city adds to eccentricity as well.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They are all friendly and it helps to become friends with them when you have things in common

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of gay students here so the straight dating scene can be a little tricky! NYU is full of rich, privileged white kids so be ready for that culture. Otherwise, very liberal, very into politics/social issues, etc. Appearance is a big deal at NYU. You dress to impress, very hipster and fashionable.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students are very fashion forward and careful about their appearances. Relationships are very difficult considering much of the male population of the school is homosexual.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I love the people I have met through NYU. But, just like anywhere, there are good eggs and bad eggs. It's all in who you decide to hangout with.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 5th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 10th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 56th
    Hottest Girls
  • 106th
    Smartest Girls
  • 109th
    Smartest Guys

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Victoria Adesoba
Downtown Brooklyn
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While the joke is that the “NYU girl” standard uniform is black leggings, a baggy shirt-dress, and a latte in hand, ladies at NYU represent every fashion genre and are an attractive bunch. Overall, NYU women navigate the city streets and social scenes with confidence and ease. Those NYU girls that choose to abandon the glamorous single life and all the benefits it affords them, like free entrance to clubs, often choose a partner outside of NYU. With a whole city of men to choose from, NYU ladies often date beyond the campus sphere.

The three main categories for NYU males are gay, jackass, and taken—in that order of likelihood. Many NYU girls complain that there are no straight guys at NYU, but the straight guys beg to differ. Many of them take advantage of the fact that the male-to-female ratio is in their favor, and most have no plans of settling in to a long-term relationship any time soon. The other half are happily committed and not tempted by the life of debauchery that they could easily have.

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Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
The NYU Student Health Center offers all forms of birth control, from pills and patches to shots and free condoms. As long as you either have an exam at the health center or send your personal records to them, you can have prescriptions filled at the campus pharmacy. Prices depend on the type of method you choose. Emergency contraception is also available free of charge.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Clubs/organizations
  2. On-campus events
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Bars
  2. Clubs
  3. Union Square Park
Social Scene
Pretty much every type of personality is represented at NYU, so once you become situated, it shouldn't be hard to find your own group. Once you've bypassed that initial obstacle, there are a lot of fun-loving partiers to be found at NYU. Or if you're more of the study group social butterfly, there are plenty of intellectuals to discuss theories with. In fact, many of the students at NYU love to hear themselves talk, so there is never a shortage of stimulating conversation.
Hookups or Relationships?
The girls at NYU often find themselves frustrated with the lack of straight guys, and thus, venture into the wilds of NYC or other universities to find a mate. Some are in relationships, but a lot of girls commiserate over the lack of guys and date around. Guys also tend to prefer dating or hookups to long-term relationships, although many girls say it seems that all the decent straight guys at NYU have girlfriends. For whatever reason, you won't find many couples in which both partners attend NYU.
Dress Code
Nope. Trust me-you can wear whatever you want. Really.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 138 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 137 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 144 responses

  • 23% None
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 10% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 7% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 43 responses

  • 35% Independent
  • 19% Eccentric
  • 16% Driven
  • 12% Hipster
  • 9% Interesting
  • 5% Goal-oriented
  • 2% Secretive
  • 2% Creative and full of ingenuity

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 32 responses

  • 24% Get involved
  • 23% Go "OUT", have fun and you'll make many friends
  • 20% Make friends in classes
  • 14% Make friends on your floor
  • 13% Just starting a conversation
  • 5% Make friends at work
  • 1% Cohort

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 29 responses

  • 40% Out in the city
  • 21% On-campus events
  • 21% Clubs/organizations
  • 12% Within your own residence hall
  • 6% This absolutely depends on who you are....

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 90% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 10% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 144 responses

  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 16% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 35% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 44% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.



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