As far as I can tell its the standard August-May and if you work out the majority of the plans are competitive with off campus housing. So iffffffff I attend NYU I will most likely be looking off campus as the price seems to be the same.
I lived in the dorms my first year (the only year it's available -- you can't live in dorms as a D2 or beyond) and I thought it was a good experience. The price is comparable to what you might see elsewhere for something so close to school (I lived in Stuyvesant town -- HUGE apartment for New York less than 10 minute walk from school). The big advantage of doing it this way is so you dont have to search around while you're not here. Finding an apartment in New York was a horrible experience and I couldn't imagine having to do it without ever having been here to know the neighborhoods or to walk around and see a place during the 1-3 days it would remain available.
Also, keep in mind that pretty much anywhere you try to rent is going to ask for a guarantor making around 70 times the monthly rent. So on a $2000/mo apartment, that's $140,000. If you have someone you know making that much willing to sign for you, awesome. If not, give up on the idea of renting and go to craigslist looking for shares.
If you want a complex, there are nice apartments at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, and Kips Bay. All elevator buildings close to school run by big management companies (so if you get locked out at 1am you can call someone to let you in -- not true with most landlords). You might save money searching around for something else though -- try craigslist or http://www.urbansherpany.com/ for no-fee options. You'd also save money by trying to commute out of Queens or Jersey, but again, I wouldn't want to rent without knowing the neighborhood...
Hope that helps some.
i remember reading somewhere but i might be wrong. somebody said dorm was horrible for various reasons including that they had to move out before final or something... is it true???
oh and do you get a random roommate?
That looks interesting...
I am kind of worried because I don't have any cash. I was thinking on selling my car ( Honda civic 2004) to move to NYC....
I don't know if it is a good idea .... It took me so long to pay my car in full..
or should I pay travel expenses with my credit card and wait to start getting financial aid???
WHat do u guys think?
If u r single then u can apply for on-campus housing, but if u r married then I guess u need to look for a place near NYU. I plan to apply for NYU housing however, I am still waiting to hear back from other schools for next couple of months.
I am currently living in a 2 bedroom converted to 4 bedroom apartment in Waterside. I am paying under $1000 for my monthly rent. It's the best deal within walking distance to school compare to other housing options (i.e. stuytown, kips, etc..) If you want to know how it can be done, feel free to pm me.