NYU is an expensive, elitist university that owns more real estate in New York than Donald Trump. It is not a bastion of patchouli and Birkenstocks and comic-book fanboys. The dorms are not pits with peeling walls, and, for better or for worse, the students would probably groove on the social status of a Blair Waldorf, rather than ignore her/shun her.
Not that Gossip Girl is particularly true to life in any respect. But really, this is just veering into the distracting.