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Study in New York City

All the information you need about studying in New York City as an international student.

Why study in New York City?

New York is one of the world’s great study destinations. Home to well over 8 million people, the city has a rich and diverse population.

New York is one of the world’s busiest and most exhilarating cities, with countless things to see and do for international students. From the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, to Broadway and Central Park, New York has it all, including world-class education opportunities.

Universities in New York City

New York is home to some of the very best universities in the world, including Ivy League institutions. There are more than 70 universities in the state of New York, with many of these located in the city.

Universities in New York cover a vast range of subjects and include specialist institutions covering medicine, engineering, business, law, and many others.

Student reviews for New York City

  • Enada Hodo
    Albania
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    St. Francis College Information Technology
    Tell us about New York City
    I like NYC a lot. It is very dynamic as you can explore different spots every day and they will never end. The transportation is very easy as the subway stations are everywhere. I consider it safe.
  • Beatriz Gomes Angelo
    Brazil
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    St. Francis College Agricultural Economics
    Tell us about New York City
    New York is amazing, it has everything to offer and more. It is just pricy to live in.
  • Samiyah Jonas
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    St. Francis College Acquatic Pathobiology
    Tell us about New York City
    New York City is the place you’ll be able to experience everything. It is the city that never sleeps. You’ll have lots of fun and memories that’ll last a lifetime.
  • Antonina Horzov
    Ukraine
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    St. Francis College Accounting
    Tell us about New York City
    I love New York City. It is a big city, but you get used to it, especially with the variety of transportation and places to visit. I definitely feel safe in this city.
  • Zaryab Khan
    Pakistan
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    St. Francis College Information Technology
    Tell us about New York City
    The city and neighborhood I am in has been very welcoming and we are provided with so many facilities. For instance, the subway is right next to our dorm. Our campus is 5 mins from our dorm. It's a very safe environment.

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How to study in New York City

To study at a University in New York, you’ll need to apply to the institutions you’d like to attend, and meet their entry requirements. Each university will have their own admission process and standards, so you’ll need to apply to each separately.

You’ll need to complete an application form, together with a personal statement and references if applicable.

One of the main requirements to study in New York is that you have the correct visa. When you have secured your place, you’ll need to apply for a US F1 student visa.

What to study in New York City

With so many universities to choose from, you’ll be able to find a program that suits you in New York.

The city offers a high quality education, whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree. There are excellent programs available if you want to study business, arts, medicine, or most other subjects.

Cost to study in New York City

Tuition fees in New York are set by each university, and will vary depending on what you want to study. Studying in New York can be more expensive than the rest of the US, with some programs costing more than $50,000 per year.

Living costs in New York are also higher on average than other parts of the country, so you’ll need to budget more money for things like food, accommodation and entertainment. Before applying for programs, make sure you consider you budget against the cost of living and tuition for each institution.

Key facts of New York City

  • 77/33°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 8.6 million Population
  • 110 Universities
  • US Country