NYU Abu Dhabi residential colleges are generally 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.
Room types vary between double studios, single suites, and double suites. Each room type has four occupants.
New students are provided linens including sheets, a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, face towel, and body towel.
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.
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:
|Spring/fall||*USD 5,900 per semester|
|J-Term semester (three weeks)||*USD 1,050 per semester|
*Housing rates are part of room and board fees
Every semester, NYU Abu Dhabi is home to visiting students from the New York and Shanghai campuses. NYU Shanghai junior Cameron Lee Shetler takes us through a day in the life at NYUAD during her semester abroad.