New York University

Colleges New York University



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location students adm. int’l. fresh grad GPA ACT SAT TOEFL
New York, NY 28,772 13% 23% 93% 86% 3.7 32 1455 100+

New York University is a private institution that was founded in 1831. NYU is a true city school, with no borders separating a distinct campus from the streets of the “Big Apple.” There are more than 300 student organizations on campus, such as WNYU, the student radio station which streams online and broadcasts on a local FM channel to the university community. NYU is divided into a number of schools and colleges, the largest of which is the College of Arts and Sciences.


New York University, a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities, is the largest private university in the United States with 17 schools and divisions. NYU offers more than 150 undergraduate majors, including individualized studies. There are also opportunities for double majors, minors, dual degrees, and internships. NYU’s student-faculty ratio is 9:1, and the school has 61% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Economics.

Special Highlights

Center for Soft Matter Research. NYU’s Center for Soft Matter Research is dedicated to scientific inquiry at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. The CSMR is located in the Meyer Physics Building at the corner of Washington Place and Broadway in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village, and occupies a state-of-the-art laboratory complex featuring close integration between chemical and materials synthesis, device fabrication, and physical analysis.

Student Success. At NYU, student success is both an ethos and an office. We are here to deliver on the promise that all students will have the support and resources they need to thrive in this dynamic learning environment. Partnering with leaders from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management, we inform and shape factors that positively affect retention, graduation, and the overall student experience.

School Mission & Unique Qualities

NYUs main campus is situated in Greenwich Village, New York City, and has two branch campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, China. It also has study away sites in Washington, D.C. and internationally in Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; Accra, Ghana; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Tel Aviv, Israel; Prague, the Czech Republic; Sydney, and Australia.

Student Reviews…

“While the cost of attendance is certainly high, the ability to get a high-quality education with such a diverse student body gives NYU an edge over others. I like how even though it isn’t a true, normal campus, it still feels like one. There are various resources to help you succeed.”