New York University

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Washington Square Park, with its gateway arch, is surrounded largely by NYU buildings and plays an integral role in the University's campus life © Jean-Christophe BENOIST/cc-by-3.0

Washington Square Park, with its gateway arch, is surrounded largely by NYU buildings and plays an integral role in the University’s campus life © Jean-Christophe BENOIST/cc-by-3.0

New York University (NYU) is a private research university based in New York City. Founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin as an institution to “admit based upon merit rather than birthright or social class”, NYU’s historical campus is in Greenwich Village. The core of NYU consists of buildings that surround Washington Square Park. As of fall 2019, the university has a total of 51,848 enrolled students, including 26,733 undergraduate students and 25,115 graduate students. Undergraduate admissions is highly selective NYU is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”.

NYU is the largest private R1 doctoral university in the United States by enrollment. The university also has two degree-granting campuses overseas (NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai), and has academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C. NYU is organized into 25 schools, including 10 undergraduate schools and numerous graduate schools. The university has numerous research efforts, including founding the American Chemical Society and holding research partnerships with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence and with major technology firms such as Twitter and IBM. The university has also since launched various internal research centers in the fields of artificial intelligence, history, culture, medicine, mathematics, philosophy, and economics. NYU is one of the top feeder schools for careers in finance and investment banking on Wall Street, accounting for 3.9% of hires in major financial institutions.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A bus system transports students to and from the far ends of campus © JACK728/cc-by-sa-4.0 Elmer Holmes Bobst Library © Elisa.rolle/cc-by-sa-4.0 Flags identify NYU buildings around the city. This flag is for the Gallatin School of Individualized Study © Padraic Ryan/cc-by-sa-3.0 James B. Duke House, home to the Institute of Fine Arts © Gryffindor/cc-by-sa-3.0 Stern School of Business on Gould Plaza © flickr.com - Ajay Suresh/cc-by-2.0 Tandon School of Engineering © Tdorante10/cc-by-sa-4.0 Washington Square Park, with its gateway arch, is surrounded largely by NYU buildings and plays an integral role in the University's campus life © Jean-Christophe BENOIST/cc-by-3.0 Washington Square Village, home to NYU faculty and graduate students © Padraic Ryan/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Washington Square Park, with its gateway arch, is surrounded largely by NYU buildings and plays an integral role in the University's campus life © Jean-Christophe BENOIST/cc-by-3.0
As of October 2020, 38 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, one U.S. Supreme Court justice, five U.S. governors, 37 Academy Award winners, 30 Emmy Award winners, 25 Tony Award winners, 12 Grammy Award winners, 17 billionaires, and seven Olympic medallists have been faculty or alumni. The university has produced six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and one Mitchell Scholar.

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