As the cultural mecca of the US, New York City naturally contains many fine colleges and universities. One of the very best is New York University (NYU), located in Washington Square in Lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. While NYU is a quintessentially urban school lacking a conventional, pastoral college campus setting, its site is immediately recognizable thanks to Washington Square Arch, which is a replica of the ancient Roman Arch of Titus and very similar in appearance to Paris’s celebrated Arc de Triomphe (though only half its size).
One of the principal founders of NYU was Albert Gallatin, president of the National Bank of New York, former US diplomat, and Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson. At the center of Gallatin’s vision for NYU was that the school would accept students from a wider variety of social and family backgrounds, thus making a college education available to young men who showed outstanding academic or personal merit.
This was a novel idea at the time, but one that NYU continues to take seriously today. For example, its entering undergraduate class each year represents nearly 90 foreign countries, in addition to almost all of the American states. NYU also has 12 mini-campuses, or “global academic centers,” located in cities around the world:
Through this extensive network, more NYU students participate in study-abroad programs than those of any other American university.
Some 37 winners of the Nobel Prize are connected to NYU, including, notably,:
In addition, NYU can boast eight Turing Award winners, including:
as well as five Fields Medalists, including Akshay Venkatesh.
Finally, notable NYU alumni from other walks of life include:
According to Wikipedia,
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.
|Annual Applications||Acceptance||Graduation Rate||Median SAT Score||Median ACT Score|
|Income||Average Net Cost|
|0 - 30K||$23,582|
|30K - 48K||$24,131|
|48K - 75K||$31,355|
|75K - 110K||$40,573|
If you graduate from New York University, then you can expect to earn an average of $78,600 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.
Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.
New York University is located at 70 Washington Sq South, New York NY 10012-1091
New York University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
New York University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Law, and Nursing. Here are some of New York University's most famous alumni: