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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of hipsters, but plenty of non-hipsters too. There are people of all genders, sexualities, and "types" - if you're looking for someone, you'll find someone! I am still with my high school boyfriend, so I didn't date while at NYU, but my friends say that the field is there for people who want to play it.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Its an engineering school, what do you expect.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are 22,000 people at this school. If you don't like a guy/girl you will probably find another. To heterosexual female students looking for heterosexual male students: good luck.

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1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Oh boy. I don't even know where to begin with this one. I will start by saying...if you are a heterosexual female looking for a serious relationship with an attractive guy who actually takes commitment seriously, then please, please, please, DO NOT under any circumstances come to this school! I cannot emphasize that enough. From my experience I can say there are three types of guys who go here: short (as in 5'5" and under), disgustingly repulsive, geeky Asian, Indian, or Jewish guys who want a relationship (but you won't date them because they don't meet your standards), scruffy, bearded faux hipster, "lumbersexual" bums with greasy man buns (who look like they just walked out of a homeless shelter) or semi decent but not amazing looking fratty "dude bros" who are just looking for a good time. You want a nice, tall, goodhearted, handsome, all-American man with strong values and husband worthy potential? Too bad! You won't find him here. I have seriously considered transferring because the dating scene for straight women is just THAT bad. I'm not even kidding. Now excuse me while I lay down with my "boyfriend pillow" and cry.

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3 College Student

Guys & Girls: It's difficult being a straight female on campus. The stereotype is definitely true at New York university. It is very difficult meeting straight men.

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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.

Facts & Statistics

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 155 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 156 responses

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

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 74 responses

  • 27% Independent
  • 18% Driven
  • 14% Eccentric
  • 12% Interesting
  • 11% Hipster
  • 8% Creative and full of ingenuity
  • 3% Goal-oriented
  • 3% Adventurous
  • 3% Spoiled
  • 1% Secretive
  • 1% Fake

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 158 responses

  • 23% None
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 9% 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 are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 70 responses

  • 23% Get involved
  • 20% Make friends in classes
  • 20% Go "OUT", have fun and you'll make many friends
  • 15% Just starting a conversation
  • 13% Make friends on your floor
  • 5% Make friends at work
  • 3% Cohort
  • 1% Facebook groups for common interests
  • 0% Church

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 64 responses

  • 27% Out in the city
  • 21% On-campus events
  • 18% This absolutely depends on who you are....
  • 17% Clubs/organizations
  • 13% Within your own residence hall
  • 3% In classes
  • 1% Nowhere. It's impossible!

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 65 responses

  • 88% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 12% 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 157 responses

  • 45% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 36% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 16% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.



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