Not content to buy up all of Greenwich Village and expand into Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, New York University plans to open yet another mini-campus, this time in Washington, D.C.

According to an article by Jenna Johnson in the Washington Post:

New York University students interning in Washington can now continue to take official classes, conduct research with District-based faculty members, and live in dorms that likely qualify for student loan funding (and are easier to secure than short-term rentals via Craigslist).

The Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, located near Thomas Circle in Northwest D.C., officially opened on Monday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new 75,000-square-foot facility is branded as a “study abroad”or “study away” site. There are classrooms, faculty offices, research space, a 140-seat auditorium and enough dorm rooms to ultimately house 120 students. The curriculum will chiefly focus on government, politics, public administration and journalism.

NYU Washington was apparently built using extensive donations from alumni. NYU said it created the center in part so that students can have contact with “the world’s great… capitals, capitals of commerce, and capitals of ideas.”

Yes, next stop, Albany.

The Washington building is certainly likely to be convenient for NYU students. Though one wonders why NYU kids who want access to “District-based faculty members,” Capitol Hill internships, and a curriculum focused on “government, politics, public administration and journalism,” didn’t just go to George Washington University, which is essentially the same school, only actually in DC.

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Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer