New York University


New York University is a private, nonsectarian American research university. Based on a nonprofit base, it produces 34 Nobel Prize winners, 3 Abel Prize winners, 10 National Medal of Science recipients, 16 Pulitzer Prize winners, 30 Academy Award winners, and Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winners since its establishment. Besides, the university has one of the largest alumni bodies in the world, and till 2012 it has 50,917 students.

Founded in 1831, the university is located in New York City, New York, United States. With its main campus situated in the Greenwich Village, it has six centers throughout Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn, as well as many more other sites in the world.

University of Chicago offers degrees in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate’s programs and it also provides combined-degree programs. The average freshman retention rate of the university is 92% and 4-year and 6-year graduation rate remain high.

The mission of New York University 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.


New York University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


New York University comprises eighteen colleges, schools, and institutes, ranging from college of Arts and Science, college of Dentistry to Tisch school of the Arts.

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  5. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

According to the U.S. News and World Reportin 2012, it is the 33th in national universities.

The university has 77.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. Though with a rate of 93% in full-time faculty with Ph.D or terminal degree, it has no classes taught by graduate assistants.


Applicants for the university are required to have taken either SAT or ACT tests, and ACT with writing test is required as well. Moreover, High school diploma is necessary and GED is accepted. Among nonacademic factors considered factors talent/ability is attached great importance to.


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 is USD 41,606. Students spend USD 1,070 for books on average.

With the average need-based scholarship or grant award of $18,459, 54.0 percent of full-time undergraduates in the university receive some kind of need-based financial aid. It also provides many kinds of need-based scholarships from state, individuals and the university, at the same time students can choose to apply for loans.

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