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BA in Education Studies FAQ

Prospective Students: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the Education Studies program?

Freshmen and External Transfers: Learn more about living and studying at NYU, visit our campus, take a virtual tour, attend an event, sign up for our mailing list, or apply for admission through NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

If you're already at NYU and interested in becoming an Education Studies major, make an appointment to speak with an adviser. We'll help you get started as quickly as possible. Email or call 212-998-9475.

Can I set up a campus visit to learn more about the Education Studies program?

To set up a campus tour, please see the NYU Jeffery S. Gould Welcome Center.
To meet individually with the Education Studies adviser, please contact

Can I sit in on a class?

Yes, prospective students are welcome to come visit one of our classes, depending on permission of the instructor. Please contact to set up a class visit.

Is there financial aid available? What about scholarships?

All applicants are considered for school-based aid, as well as federal and state financial aid. To learn more about scholarships and financial aid, please visit the NYU Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

How much is tuition?

Learn more about tuition and fees. There is a fixed rate for tuition per semester for all students taking 12-18 credits. Students who choose to take 19+ credits must pay above this flat rate.

Am I guaranteed housing?

NYU offers students a variety of housing opportunities through the Office of Housing and Residence Education and the Off-Campus Housing Office. For more information, visit the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services.

Undergraduate students admitted through NYU's Undergraduate Admissions Office are guaranteed housing for their entire education at NYU, provided they accept housing upon admission, maintain matriculation, meet all housing application and payment deadlines, and do not cancel their NYU-NY housing for reasons other than a school-approved medical leave or study away program.

Can I take a class in the Education Studies program, even if I am not registered in the program?

Yes! Most of our classes are open to undergraduate students in other programs or schools. Contact if you have questions about specific classes. You should also speak with your own academic adviser before register for a class outside of your program.

What is the difference between the Education Studies program and other programs offered in the Department of Teaching and Learning?

As an Education Studies major, you will have the opportunity to study both urban and international contexts of contemporary education. You will examine important issues in teaching and learning such as achievement gaps, education as a human right, the role of technology in the classroom, charter schools, and educational quality in developing countries. Through liberal arts core courses, study abroad opportunities, and internships, you will gain hands-on experience in urban and global education, and will be prepared to work in a variety of organizations that focus on education. This is not a teacher certification program.

After graduating from our program, you will be prepared to work in fields such as education policy, research, fundraising, advocacy, and international development, and will also have the foundations and skills necessary to pursue graduate education. You may pursue a career in teaching by joining an organization like Teach for America, or by enrolling in a graduate program that offers teacher certification.

On the other hand, NYU’s Teacher Education programs prepare students to become classroom teachers. In these programs, you will gain content knowledge of a particular curricular area, such as science education or literacy. Learn more about programs offered by Steinhardt's Department of Teaching and Learning.

What is required for admission to the program?

Learn more about application requirements by visiting the Undergraduate Admissions website.

If you have a question that is not listed here or anywhere else on our website, please contact