Stern PhD students enter a highly personalized academic environment. With 5 to 25 students per department, and a supportive environment that starts with the faculty, students develop collaborative and supportive relationships with one another. Over the course of the program, students not only become life-long friends and colleagues with their classmates, but they become respected colleagues of the faculty.
Students interact regularly with students in other Stern departments through classes, reading groups, and program-wide social events, like PhD office-sponsored happy hours at local pubs and PhD student-organized sports at Coles gym. Students are also integral members of the Stern School as a whole, as full members of their academic department, participants in conferences, and instructors or TAs for Stern undergraduate and MBA students.
Stern PhD students are integrated in the wider NYU community as well. Through attending classes, conferences, and speakers at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stern PhD students are part of the larger community of 17,000 graduate students university-wide. And with NYU's 300+ cultural and social clubs, sports activities and performing arts opportunities, NYU offers many ways for graduate students to find a sense of community and social life.
New York City
New York City, of course, is also one of the world's premier destinations. From its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU Stern is within easy reach of everything that makes the city such an exciting and inspiring place to call home. Whether it's cultural diversity, art, theater, dining, music, sports, or sight-seeing, New York's treasures and pleasures are hard to exhaust.