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Find out tips at: http://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu/off-campus-living.html

Please note that NYU does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on these resources below.

​Housing Guide

Not sure where to live in New York City? Check out the housing guide, which explains the different neighborhoods and provides students' rankings of top properties in each neighbohood!

On-Campus Housing (Palladium)

NYU Stern graduate business student housing is available in the Palladium Residence Hall. Offered as an affordable, convenient and ideally located housing option, we invite you to explore the Palladium. For more details and to apply, visit Student Housing.

Tips from MBA2s:
  • Palladium is a hassle-free NYU dormitory option, used by a majority of incoming interntional students.
  • Living in Palladium provides a way to befriend other international students.
  • Palladium is located in Union Square. It is less than a 15-minute walk away from NYU Stern, and is close to transportation, grocery/convenience stores, and other amenities.
  • Graduate students have their own floors, and each gradute has their own studio. Palladium is not similar to college party dorms, so noise is not an issue.
  • Palladium costs a lot for very little space and many students move out in their 2nd year.
  • Furnishing: Studios are furnished with a single bed, mattress, table, chair, and wardrobe. Studios also include an efficiency kitchen and private bathroom.
  • There are strict guest policies. See this website for further details.
  • The gym and pool are also conveniently located in the basement of Palladium.

Off-Campus Housing

Off-campus housing can be difficult for international students, as you typically need a co-signer/guarantor for your lease. Most students find that it is easier and more practical to share an apartment than try to obtain a lease in your name. Alternatively, you may be able to pay 6-12 months rent upfront. However, this is very costly though you can usually negotiate a discount.

Housing Resources:
  • Connect with other NYU Stern Students
    • Place for Rent (These are the main forms used to connect with other Sternies on off-campus housing. Please note that these listings are not endorsed or reviewed by NYU or NYU Stern.)
For more tips, visit NYU Off-Campus Living.

Tips from MBA2s:
  • Try to come to New York at least three weeks in advance and pre-arrange a temporary place to stay until you find an apartment.
  • Find a roommate through NYU or use a broker. Brokers charge high fees that can be avoided, but using a known broker also reduces your risk of scams when shopping from far.
  • Make sure your bank account is set up and funds are ready to make a deposit once you select a place.
  • A registrar letter confirming your enrollment may be needed for housing. Get one just in case.
  • Look for a roommate who has a US based guarantor to make the approval process easier.
  • Sublet a room in an apartment using services such as Craigslist or NYU housing pages on Facebook. Your name will not be on lease and you don’t need a guarantor.
  • Search for No Fee Rental buildings - these buildings are typically managed by a property management company and you avoid paying a broker fee.
  • Offer to pay 3-6 months rent in advance along with proof of financial support from family in your home country.
  • Some apartments in NYC allow you to build a plaster wall in the living room, this allows you to flex a 1 bedroom into 2 bedrooms, 2 into 3 and so on (subject to Fire Safety Rules).
  • Furnishing: Google nearby places in advance. IKEA is pretty far but is a good starting place to get cheap furnishings.
  • Join NYU housing communities on Facebook

Note: These are some suggestions from students that have worked in the past and are not always suitable for everyone. Please review your individual housing requirements before following these suggestions. NYU or the International Committee does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

Temporary Housing Options

Hotels in New York can be very expensive. NYU Traveler provides a list of hotels that give NYU discounts on the website: http://www.nyu.edu/life/travel-and-transportation/nyu-traveler/discounts.html.

Tips from MBA2s: Check out websites (at your own risk) such as Airbnb and Expedia as well.