Undergraduate

Residential Colleges

NYU Abu Dhabi residential colleges are divided into three buildings, where the floors are separated by gender. There are also designated areas within the residential colleges dedicated to non-visitation community, where individuals of the opposite sex are not permitted entry. Each floor has an assigned Resident Assistant (RA) to promote education, health, and safety and community development.

Building Facilities

  • security desk staffed 24/7 by a Public Safety officer
  • access to a computer room and industrial printer/copier/scanner
  • community kitchen
  • laundry room
  • lounge located on the main floor
Exterior facade of the residential college suite.

Rooms and Amenities

Room types vary between single suites and double suites. Each room type has four occupants.

Single Room Suite

  • four single bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, furnished common living area, kitchenette with table, chairs, mini-fridge, microwave

Double Room Suite

  • two shared bedrooms, two private bathrooms, furnished common living area, kitchenette with table, chairs, mini-fridge, microwave

New students are provided linens including sheets, a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, face towel, and body towel.

Residential College Communities

You will get to know your peers and roommates within and across the residential colleges by participating in community events. Residential groups and events are a great way to pursue your personal interests, share ideas, and learn something new.

The Worldly Possessions of Students From Everywhere

Inside Residences

These pictures of NYUAD student rooms will make you realize how truly global we are.

Evolving Role of University RAs

Resident Assistants

RAs are fountains of knowledge when it comes the unknowns and complexities of living on campus.

How are Rooms Assigned?

Geographic diversity is a primary variable in the room assignment process for first-year students.

This model reflects the University’s value that students should network across geographic differences. We feel it is important for all new students to meet new people, expand their interests, broaden their understanding of different regions and cultures, and stretch their comfort zones with all that NYU’s global network has to offer. We want our residents to celebrate each other’s commonalities and expect that they will respect each other’s differences. As such, students may not submit requests for specific roommates during their first year.

The following criteria and application preferences are considered when assignments are made for incoming first-year students:

  1. gender
  2. reasonable accommodations approved by Moses Center pending availability
  3. visitation preference
  4. geographic diversity
  5. room type request
  6. responses to the housing lifestyle questionnaire (carries the least weight in the process)

Housing Rates

Housing rates for fall/spring semester: *USD 5,900 per semester
Housing rates for J-Term semester (three weeks): *USD 1,050 per semester
*Housing rates are part of room and board fees

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