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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!

Off-Campus Housing

Many students choose to live off-campus during their graduate school experience. However, 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. This is very costly, but you can usually negotiate a discount.

 The NYU Housing Office provides students with the following resources:
  • A guide that outlines the search process in 10 steps to help you be well prepared for your search
  • Short and long-term apartment listings
  • Workshops on the various components to finding off-campus housing
  • Online databases and renting resources
  • Discounts on local real estate brokers
  • Moving & furniture resources (NYU Free & for sale Facebook Page)
  • Tips and Resources for Living in New York
Students can also reference the list of temporary and permanent off-campus housing alternatives to aid in their search. While NYU does not formally endorse these options, many students have found them helpful.

Additional Housing Resources:
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
For more tips, visit NYU Off-Campus Living.

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.

On-Campus Housing (NYU Housing)

NYU Stern graduate business student housing is available in the NYU Residence Halls. Offered as convenient and ideally located housing options, we invite you to explore them. For more details and to apply, visit Student Housing.

Tips from MBA2s:
  • NYU Residence Halls have a simplified application process that does not require a guarantor/co-signer therefore they are used by some of incoming interntional students.
  • NYU Housing  may cost a lot for very little space and many students move out in their 2nd year.
  • Living in NYU Residence Halls provides a way to befriend other international students.
  • NYU Residence Halls are located in and around vibrant neighborhoods and they are close to Washington Square Campus. 
  • The rooms in NYU Residence Halls are furnished.
  • There are strict guest policies. See this website for further details.
  • NYU Residence Halls have resource centers, laundry rooms, common areas and other amenities.

Temporary Housing Options

Hotels in New York can be very expensive and finding a place to live in New York City can be difficult to do far ahead of time and from far away. NYU has set aside a limited number of spaces in campus housing for temporary housing for international graduate students. This program provides an affordable place to stay for a short period of time upon arriving in New York while you finalize your long-term arrangements for off-campus living. Visit the website for application and more details.

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.