NYU is widely known for its competitive academics and global networking, but if there is any overarching value on which NYU prides itself most, it would probably boil down to diversity. NYU attracts students from all around the world, creating a student body full of varying religions, ethnicities, sexualities, and so on.
However, there is one area of the diversity department in which NYU seems to be lacking. When it comes down to political standing, it is fairly safe to say that NYU fosters a predominately Democratic community.
While NYU may seem like an endless sky of left-winged birds, the urban legend is actually true: Republicans do go here. In fact, there are probably more Republicans at NYU than most people think. This may be because, in a school where liberalism is more popular than not, it can be difficult to “come out” as a Republican to fellow students. Nevertheless, two NYU students who have come out of the closet as proud Republicans are sophomores Alexa Singh and Jared Arcari.