New York University

The New York University is large, the individuals schools and colleges are small - to moderate-sized units – each with its own traditions, programs, and faculty – and there are many communities to be found within the NYU community based on interests, activities, and shared experiences.



Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.


The faculty, which initially consisted of fourteen professors and lecturers (among them artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse), now totals over 4,500 full-time members whose research and teaching encompasses arts and media; business; law; education; health and medicine; humanities and social sciences; science, technology, engineering, and math; public administration; the ancient world; and continuing professional studies.

With more than 2,500 courses offered, the University awards more than 25 different degrees.


The modern research university has a dual mission: to educate its students, and to discover new knowledge through scholarship.

These two missions enhance and inform one another: students at a research university in many instances are taught by the discoverers of the information being discussed in the course, and the classroom’s free exchange of ideas can help sharpen research.


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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

The Student Resource Center connects student communities, helps students navigate NYU resources and is a general source for questions about student life.

Housing services

  • On Campus Living: Living in the halls provides an invaluable complement to a student's academic career. Living and Learning are the hallmarks of the residential experience. Check out the halls, find out what's happening in your hall and get involved!
  • Off-Campus Living: Although we do not provide actual off-campus apartments or legal advice, the NYU Student Resource Center is committed to providing you with the resources to support your search.
  • Summer Housing: During the summer, New York University offers safe, convenient and affordable housing in New York City for both students and interns.
  • Faculty Housing: YU's rental housing has helped create an urban residential campus in the heart of New York City.

Library services

NYU's 11 libraries hold more than 5.9 million volumes and the Bobst Library receives 10,000 visits per day when school is in session.

ICT services

Wireless access for your laptop or other mobile device is available throughout the Brooklyn campus.

Medical services

NYU's Student Health Center (SHC) is a campus resource and service center for all matriculated students. We offer universal, hassle-free appointment-based and walk-in medical and counseling services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all NYU students, regardless of insurance coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

The center of NYU is its New York City campus in the heart of Greenwich Village. One of the most creative and energetic cities in the world, New York City has attracted generations of artists, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals.

With over 40,000 students, NYU's campus buildings are spread throughout New York City, from midtown Manhattan to the heart of Greenwich Village, and even downtown Brooklyn.

Our locations beyond our campus in New York City include NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and 10 academic sites in Accra, Ghana; Berlin, Germany, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, the Czech Republic; Shanghai, China; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Washington, DC.

Sports facilities

  • Strength training
  • Cardio exercise
  • Recreation classes
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

With over 400 student clubs and organizations, hundreds of sports and residence hall activities, guest lectures and film screenings, and city excursions and community service opportunities, students get involved with the University, with their college, in their residence hall, and most important, with each other.


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Every ten years, our accreditation is subject to review, to ensure the institution's compliance with standards of accreditation. This entails the preparation of a self-study report and a site visit by an evaluation team.

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