New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, research university in New York City. NYU’s main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is the largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 50,000 students.

NYU is organized into 16 schools, colleges, and institutes, located in six centers throughout Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. NYU operates study abroad facilities in London, Paris, Florence, Prague, Madrid, Berlin, Accra, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires, in addition to the Singapore campus of the Tisch School of the Arts, and will open campuses in Tel Aviv in 2009 and Abu Dhabi in 2010.


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, a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities, is the largest private university in the United States, with a student population of over 40,000 and Fifteen schools and divisions. NYU offers over 150 undergraduate majors, including individualized studies. There are also opportunities for double majors, minors, dual degrees, and internships. NYU’s main campus is situated in Greenwich Village, New York City. It has study abroad sites in the Czech Republic, England, France, Ghana, Italy, Israel, Argentina, China and Spain, among many others, and one of the largest contingents of international students in the US.



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