What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Alternative universities to NYU with a strong urban campus?

Hey guys! I’m pretty much in love with NYU's location and the opportunities that come with it. Are there other schools that have that same urban feel and strong connections to the city they're in? I'm looking for a place with a vibrant campus life but still deeply integrated with a big city.

8 months ago

Absolutely, I understand the appeal of a bustling urban campus—my daughter was seeking the same experience. She found her match at Boston University; it's right in the heart of the city, with a decentralized campus that feels very integrated with Boston itself. Similar to NYU, BU students have the entire city as a resource for internships, cultural experiences, and entertainment.

Another option is Columbia University in New York, which, despite its more traditional campus, is deeply woven into the fabric of the city. If you're eyeing the West Coast, consider the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, which merges campus life with access to a multitude of urban opportunities. Lastly, don't overlook the University of Chicago—the campus is a bit more defined but it's still heavily connected to the city's vast resources.

Each has a distinct vibe, so I’d suggest visiting if possible to get a true feel for the campus and surrounding city.

8 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.