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New York University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian research university established in 1831. The university offers enrolment to over 40,000 students in its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. It has 16 schools and colleges under it in different centers across Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. The university also offers study abroad facilities in various places across the globe. Students at NYU can choose from a wide variety of degree and certificate programs in the streams of arts, science, business, fine arts, medicine, nursing, and law.

New York University’s sports teams are known as the Violets. The team colors are "NYU Violet" and white. Sports played at the NCAA level include basketball, cross country, and swimming.

Profile of New York University

The main campus of NYU is in New York, NY (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. NYU offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. NYU students most commonly major in a field related to drama and performing arts, real estate and construction management, and liberal arts.

NYU Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 37% of people who applied to NYU were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 620 to 710. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 620 or more.


NYU offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student enrolment

In 2007, NYU had 41,783 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at NYU belong to the University Athletic Association for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"New York University s mission is to be an international center of scholarship, teaching and research defined by a culture of academic excellence and innovation. That mission involves retaining and attracting outstanding faculty, encouraging them to create programs that draw the best students, having students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, and shaping an intellectually rich environment for faculty and students both inside and outside the classroom. In reaching for excellence, NYU seeks to take academic and cultural advantage of its location in New York City and to embrace diversity among faculty, staff and students to ensure the widest possible range of perspectives, including international perspectives, in the educational experience. "

NYU Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts 3,060liberal arts and humanities, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, English literature, history, social services, humanities, . . .
Business and Management1,996 business management, finance, business and related services, sales and marketing, accounting, managerial economics, business, banking, . . .
Drama and Performing Arts982 drama, various performing arts, dance
Law957 law, legal professions
Family and Social Work 896social work, public administration, food and nutrition, community organization, social service professions, child development
Media803journalism, communication studies, radio and TV tech, communication and journalism, advertising, radio and television
Education and Teaching645elementary school teaching, school counseling, ESL instruction, kindergarten/preschool teaching, music teaching, education, reading teaching, art education, . . .
Medicine567dentistry, medicine, dental clinical sciences, health professions, neuroscience, public health
Photography and Commercial Art 454cinematography, commercial art, photography
Therapy and Counseling429psychology, organizational psychology, physical therapy, educational psychology, counseling psychology, psychology courses, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine333 registered nursing
Real Estate and Construction Management306real estate
Science 302biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, animal physiology, bacteriology, . . .
Fine Arts205fine arts, fine arts studies, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering191computer and info science, computer support, information science
Music177 music performance, music
Mathematics162 mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Medical Support and Technology127dental hygienist, audiology and speech pathology, cardiovascular tech, dental lab tech, medical lab tech, dental assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy 95occupational therapy, parks and recreation management
Medical Adminstration80health care facilities management
Religion and Philosophy66 philosophy, religion
Hospitality53 hotel management
Architecture and Planning36 urban planning
Engineering19 operations research, archeology
Transportation 14transportation and materials moving
Art Studies0visual and performing arts

Contact: NYU

New York University

70 Washington Sq South

New York, NY 10012-1091

General Phone: (212) 998-1212


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