New York University

private university in New York City

New York University (NYU)[9] is a private research university in New York City. NYU was founded by a group of New Yorkers led by Albert Gallatin. The university was later chartered by the New York State Legislature in 1831.

New York University
New York University Seal.png
Former name
University of the City of New York (1831–1896)
Motto in English
"To persevere and to excel"
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedApril 21, 1831; 192 years ago (April 21, 1831)
Academic affiliation
Endowment$5.8 billion (2023)
Budget$14.7 billion (2021)[2]
ChairmanWilliam R. Berkley[3]
PresidentAndrew D. Hamilton
Academic staff
9,835 (fall 2018)[4]
(5,723 full-time /
4,112 part-time)[4]
Administrative staff
Students51,848 (2023)[7]
Undergraduates26,733 (Fall 2018)[7]
Location, ,
United States

40°43′48″N 73°59′42″W / 40.73000°N 73.99500°W / 40.73000; -73.99500Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 73°59′42″W / 40.73000°N 73.99500°W / 40.73000; -73.99500
Colours  NYU Violet
Sporting affiliations

NYU has become the largest private university in the United States. The university has an 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. NYU also has the ninth-most applications in the United States and admissions are considered highly selective.

Campuses and Undergraduate schoolsEdit

The universities main campus in the New York City is organized into ten undergraduate schools. These schools are, College of Arts & Science, Gallatin School, Steinhardt School, Stern School of Business, Tandon School of Engineering, and Tisch School of the Arts.

NYU's 15 graduate schools include the Grossman School of Medicine, School of Law, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, School of Professional Studies, Silver School of Social Work, and Rory Meyers School of Nursing.

International campusesEdit

NYU has a global university system with campuses at NYU Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates and NYU Shanghai in China, and academic learning centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.

Notable alumniEdit

Notable alumni include 39 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, 3 heads of state, a U.S. Supreme Court justice, 5 U.S. governors, 4 mayors of New York City, 12 U.S. senators, 58 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, two Federal Reserve Chairmen, 38 Academy Award winners, 30 Emmy Award winners, 25 Tony Award winners, 12 Grammy Award winners, 17 billionaires, and seven Olympic medalists.


  1. center, member. "Member Center". Archived from the original on November 9, 2015.
  2. NYU Web Communications. "Fiscal 2021 Budget". Archived from the original on January 29, 2022. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  3. NYU Web Communications. "The Election of William Berkley, Stern '66, as Chair-Designate of the NYU Board of Trustees". (Press release). Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "College Navigator - New York University". Archived from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  5. "Common Data Set 2012–2013" (PDF). Institutional Research and Program Evaluation. New York University. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  6. The total number of administration staff listed here refers to the total number of employees in office and administrative support occupations at the Washington Square and School of Medicine campuses only.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Factbook". Archived from the original on January 3, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  8. "NYU Colors". Archived from the original on September 27, 2022. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  9. It was originally founded as the University of the City of New York from 1831 to 1896.