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New York University
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Student/Faculty Ratio
Total Enrollments
Total Cost
Net Average Cost of Attendance
Overall Rating
B+ Good
Main Address
70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091
Overall Rankings
Health Professions And Related Programs
#5 of 1,754
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
#7 of 957
#9 of 1,243
#9 of 1,528
Mathematics And Statistics
#12 of 1,221
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
#13 of 1,225
Public Administration And Social Service Professions
#14 of 980
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
#15 of 1,852
Overall Scores
Admissions & Acceptance
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What makes New York University unique?

New York University, or NYU, is a private university that was chartered in 1831 by the New York State Legislature in an effort led by Alber Gallatin, with a total undergraduate enrollment of just over 25,000. NYU is situated in an urban setting on a campus that takes up over 171 buildings in the vibrant city of New York. NYU receives the most applications of any private institution in the United States and can be very difficult to get into given the competition. The school’s colors are violet and white, which lends itself to their nickname “The Violets.” 

Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU is made up of ten schools and prestigious programs including the nationally-ranked Stern School of Business and the Silver School of Social Work. Students take classes on a semester-based academic calendar and NYU tends to offer intimate undergraduate classes of 20 students or fewer, which can be perfect for students that prefer small group learning over the traditional large lecture format. 

NYU has produced many successful alumni, including current U.S. Senators, former Federal Reserve Chairmen, and even Academy Award winners. NYU’s urban location on Washington Square and Greenwich Village has been a cultural hub for over a century, with famous artists in residence including Edward Hopper and Bob Dylan. Noble alumni at NYU include film director Martin Scorsese, fashion icon Tom Ford, and former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani.

Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(212) 998-1212
70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091
Large City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 52,775
Women 57%
Men 43%
Total Enrollments (2020) 52,775
White 28%
International (Non-Citizen) 28%
Asian 16%
Hispanic or Latino 13%
Black or African American 7%
Unknown 5%
Multiracial 3%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 19,627
Master's 53%
Bachelor's 37%
Doctoral 8%
Certificate 1%
Associate's 0%
Total Awards (2020) 19,627
Business 19%
Human and Social Sciences 16%
Healthcare 12%
Education and Liberal Arts 11%
Art and Design 9%
Computer Technology 9%
Mathematics and Science 7%
Engineering 6%
Legal and Law 6%
Communication and Media 3%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Audiology/Audiologist And Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other
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Computer Engineering, General
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
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Public Health, General
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Specialized Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
  • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Predoctoral
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels (Rory Meyers College of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels (Rory Meyers College of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels (Rory Meyers College of Nursing)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
  • RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
  • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
  • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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Not surprisingly, given its proximity to the thriving New York City arts scene, NYU has graduates who have made their mark in the entertainment industry. Some of its alumni include Academy Award winners like Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oliver Stone, and Angelina Jolie. In the music world, some of the grads include Arista Records founder Clive Davis, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, composer Louise Talma, and singer Mary Wilson from The Supremes. The school also boasts graduates who have made their mark with the written word, such as Pulitzer Prize winners Doug Wright (Drama, 2004), Charles Simic (Poetry, 1990), Gene Weingarten (Feature Writing, 2008 and 2010), and Michael Gartner (Editorial Writing, 2001).

What is the campus setting like?
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Located in the heart of Manhattan, New York University students live and study in the city’s bustling and artistic Greenwich Village neighborhood. The school has 21 residence halls around Manhattan and two in Brooklyn that house about 44 percent of students. Those who live on campus can choose a traditional residence hall setting or apartment-style halls that have communal kitchens. In addition, there are special-interest housing options, including the international house at Palladium Hall, which is a suite where international students can live together and share their unique experiences. If you’re passionate about Mother Earth, you can choose the Green House community, where students maintain an environment designed to shrink their carbon footprint. Get ready to compost!

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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New York University has a learning management system that allows the school to deliver about 700 courses that are either conducted entirely or partially online. Through NYU Stream, students are able to access course content in the form of text, video, and animated tutorials at their convenience. Online and hybrid degree programs are offered through the university’s School of Law, College of Global Public Health, Graduate School of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, and School of Professional Studies. Students can earn online bachelor’s degrees in digital communications and media, social science, and leadership and management; and distance master’s degrees in cybersecurity, real estate, and electrical engineering.

What are the athletic highlights?
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New York University has NCAA's Division III teams that play basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and wresting. Also, the school’s fencing team competes at the Division I level. Their intramural and club sports include squash, tennis, football, martial arts, and softball. And when it comes to taking home trophies, NYU has won Division III NCAA national championships in men’s cross country and women’s basketball, as well as Division I national championships for fencing, indoor track, and basketball.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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New York University has centers and institutes that conduct research, offer lectures and seminars, and provide training that spans a diverse range of academic disciplines. For example, NYU Africa House is an institute that focuses on studying the historical, economic, and cultural issues of the continent and how those issues impact the rest of the world. As well, the Center for Brain Health conducts research on brain science topics such as memory loss, cognition, and neuropsychology. And, the Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain focuses on clinical research and trials related to pain management. NYU faculty members are making great strides in scientific discovery. For example, computer science and engineering professor Rumi Chunara is studying the relationship between public health and Big Data, using social media to track health problems like obesity rates and the spread of infectious diseases. Also, John T. McDevitt, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won a Popular Science award for developing a programmable bio-nano-chip system designed to diagnose cancer.