Your University ID number (commonly called your "N number") is the number you are given when your application is processed. You can find it in your acceptance letter or on your ALBERT account, under Student Center (your NetID needs to already be activated to access ALBERT). We strongly recommend that you memorize your N number because it will serve as your on-campus identification number. For example, you will need to provide your N number to schedule appointments at the Wasserman Student Career Center, the Health Center, or at the Student Services Center.
Your NetID is your username for all NYU online services, including your NYUHome account, ALBERT, NYU wi-fi, as well as off-campus access to the New York University Libraries resources. Your NetID is also the prefix for your NYU email address (example: firstname.lastname@example.org). Additionally, you can choose to use it as a username/login at centers on campus, like the Student Career Services and the Campus Writing Center, which have their individual username/password logins.
Once you get your NYU ID Card, you can find both your NetID and your N Number above the barcode on the back of your card.