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New York University

New York City, New York, United States
New York University

New York University is a private research university in New York City. Chartered in 1831 by the New York State Legislature, NYU was founded by a group of New Yorkers led by then Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin. In 1832, the initial non-denominational all-male institution began its first classes near City Hall based on a curriculum focused on a secular education. The university, in 1833, then moved and has maintained its main campus in Greenwich Village surrounding Washington Square Park. Since then, the university has added an engineering school in Brooklyn's MetroTech Center and graduate schools throughout Manhattan. NYU has become the largest private university in the United States by enrollment, with a total of 51,848 enrolled students, including 26,733 undergraduate students and 25,115 graduate students, in 2019. NYU also receives the most applications of any private institution in the United States and admissions is considered highly selective.

Former name University of the City of New-York
Motto Perstare et praestare (Latin)
Motto (English) To persevere and to excel
Type Private research university
Established 1831
Founder Albert Gallatin
Academic affiliation NAICU, AAU, NAICU, Space-grant, IAU
Endowment $4.32 billion (2020)
Budget $11.945 billion (fiscal 2018)
Chairman William R. Berkley
President Andrew D. Hamilton
Provost Katherine E. Fleming
Academic staff Total: 9,835 (fall 2018), (5,723 full-time, 4,112 part-time)
Administrative staff 2,242
Students 51,848 (Fall 2018)
Undergraduates 26,733 (Fall 2018)
Postgraduates 25,115 (Fall 2018)
Campus Urban 230 acres, (Manhattan campus)
Newspaper Washington Square News
Colors Purple and White
Athletics NCAA Division III – UAA
Sports NCAA Division III
Mascot Bobcat

About New York University

Centered in Manhattan with campuses throughout New York City, it is an esteemed university that has bred over 30 Pulitzer Prize winners

Achievement of New York University

The student body is about half undergraduates and half graduates, totaling around 50,000 annually. 

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Latest information about New York University updated on July 28 2021.