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New York University

New York, New York
Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology on the Brooklyn campus credit: Daderot
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
24,888 Undergraduates
32% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Size: Big
Doctoral
New York University
70 Washington Sq South
New York, New York
10012-1091
(212) 998-1212
www.nyu.edu

A group of well-known New Yorkers, including former Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin, founded the “University of the City of New York,” which later became New York University, in 1831. NYU, a private nonprofit research university, is one of the top 30 colleges in the U.S., and sits on 230 acres of land in New York City. The school has produced 36 Nobel Laureates, 7 Turing Award winners, more than 30 Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners and four Fields Medalists. Notable alumni include film directors Woody Allen, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese, musician Lady Gaga, actors Alec Baldwin and Adam Sandler, actresses Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie, co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey, singer Neil Diamond and Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. Its motto is “Perstare et praestare” or “To persevere and to excel.” The school’s colors are white and purple and its mascot is a bobcat. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division III – UAA, and varsity teams include men’s baseball, basketball and soccer, and women’s basketball, volleyball, swimming and diving and tennis. NYU boasts the highest number of international students out of any college in the U.S., and they send the most students abroad to study.

Location

The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles , New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
43%

Men

57%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

86%

Live On Campus

709

New Transfer Students

Admissions
32%

Acceptance Rate

31%

Enrollment Yield

1250-1480

SAT Range

60,724

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$35,147

Typical Cost

$50,464

Average Tuition

58%

Recieve Financial Aid

87%

Have Loans

$19,500

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

12

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

438

Doctorates Awareded

Humanities

Top Major

27

Faculty Awards

59

National Academy Members

596

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 clubs on campus

Greek Life:

Not very important, only 7 percent of the study body participates

Party Scene:

Known for its parties + off campus offerings around New York City
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

University Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

University Athletic Association

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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