NYU the easy way

New York University (also known as NYU) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American universities. 

Established in 1831, NYU is a private co-ed college that maintains a current enrollment of well over 50,000 students. Roughly half of them study at the undergraduate level, although the university is well known for its graduate programs. Approximately 25% of the school's total enrollments are international students. 

According to a recent report from Best Colleges, the university is ranked 30th among National Universities. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education courses, both on campus and online. The average student-faculty ratio is 9:1. 

New York University is highly selective, with a recent acceptance of roughly 21%. The median SAT score of incoming students is  about 1440. The average high school GPA is 3.7. 

NYU is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education

Shown above: A wide angle view of Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, with NYU in the background.

image credit: law.nyu.edu

Above: A google map of New York University and the surrounding neighborhood.


Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about New York University.

1. Where is New York University?

The main campus is located in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, although the school maintains international campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. 

Here is the school's official mailing address: 

New York University

70 Washington Square South

New York, NY


2. What types of academic programs are offered at New York University?

NYU is made up of the following colleges and schools:

  1. College of Arts & Science
  2. Center for Data Science
  3. Center for Urban Science and Progress 
  4. College of Dentistry 
  5. College of Global Public Health 
  6. Rory Meyers College of Nursing 
  7. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences 
  8. Gallatin School of Individualized Study 
  9. Institute of Fine Arts
  10. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
  11. NYU Abu Dhabi
  12. NYU Shanghai 
  13. Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  14. School of Law
  15. School of Medicine 
  16. School of Professional Studies 
  17. Silver School of Social Work 
  18. Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 
  19. Stern School of Business 
  20. Tandon School of Engineering
  21. Tisch School of the Arts 

Above: The Stern School of Business at NYU

image credit: stern.nyu.edu

Above: The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

image credit: tisch.nyu.edu

3. What undergraduate studies are offered at New York University?

Undergraduate course offerings at NYU include many hundred majors (as well as more than a few minors). Students can major in subjects from any of the following areas of study:

  • Arts and Media
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health 
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences 
  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) 

Above: A theatre production at NYU

image: tisch.nyu.edu

4. What graduate programs are available at New York University?

Here is a list of Masters degree programs available at NYU:

  • Construction Management
  • Event Management 
  • Global Affairs
  • Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime 
  • Global Sport
  • Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Human Capital Analytics and Technology 
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Management and Systems
  • Professional Writing
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication 
  • Publishing Digital and Print Media
  • Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Development
  • Sports Business 
  • Tourism Management 
  • Translation 

NYU also features numerous PhD programs. For example, here's a list of PhD programs at the university's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS): 

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Atmosphere-Ocean Science and Mathematics 
  • Basic Medical Sciences 
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classics
  • Cognition and Perception 
  • Comparative Literature 
  • Computer Science 
  • Data Science 
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • English and American Literature 
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • French Language
  • French History 
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures 
  • Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History
  • History of Art and Archeology 
  • Italian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 
  • Music
  • Neural Science 
  • Performance Studies 
  • Philosophy 
  • Physics
  • Politics 
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Portuguese 
  • The Ancient World 

PhD programs are also offered at the university's other graduate colleges. 

Above: The School of Law at NYU

image: flickr.com

5. What courses of study are offered at the New York University School Of Law? 

Students at NYU can take any of hundred of legal courses from any of the following fields of study:

  • Cities and Land Use
  • Constitutional, Civil Rights, and Democracy 
  • Corporate and Commercial Law 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Family, Gender, and Sexuality 
  • Global and International Law
  • Human Rights Law 
  • Immigration Law 
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation Law 
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Law and Security
  • Legal Theory, History, and the Social Sciences 
  • Litigation and Procedure
  • Regulation and Public Policy 
  • Taxation Law 

Above: A charming dorm room at NYU

image: nyulocal.com

6. How much does it cost to attend New York University?

According to the website, the total cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses for undergraduate enrollment on the main campus for the upcoming school year is as follows: 

  • $51,828 tuition
  • $18,156 for room and board

The total cost for undergraduate tuition, room, and board comes to about $70,000.

However, applicants must also factor in expenses such as transportation, and personal items, among other things. 

Additional fees may also apply, such as technology fees, materials fees, transcript fees, and course fees, for instance. 

Financial aid is given to about half of all enrolled undergraduate students, and may come in the form of grants, scholarships, work study programs, and private donations, to name a few. All applicants seeking financial aid must complete and submit the FAFSA form. 

7. What is the New York University campus like?

The borderless main campus of NYU blends right into the cityscape of Greenwich Village, and overlooks Washington Square Park. The park is known for its magnificent stone arch and fountain. 

The school's undergraduate housing system consists of more than 20 residence halls. Some of these are converted apartment buildings or quaint old hotels. 

No matter where you live, every possible convenience is located right nearby. That's the NYC guarantee! 

The athletic teams at NYU are called the Violets. Varsity sports for men and women here include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country 
  • Fencing
  • Golf 
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field 
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

The campus is also home to many hundred student interest clubs and organizations.

Above: The NYU basketball team in action

image: nyunews.com

8. What are the distance learning options at New York University?

NYU offers many online courses and online degree programs. 

Here is a list of some popular courses currently offered online by NYU: 

  • Anthropology 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Business 
  • Chinese Language 
  • Civil and Urban Engineering 
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders 
  • Computer Science 
  • Construction Management
  • Dental Hygiene 
  • Digital Communications 
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering  
  • English 
  • Global Public Health 
  • Health Administration
  • Healthcare Management 
  • History 
  • Human Resources 
  • Humanities 
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • Information Systems Management
  • Interactive Media Arts 
  • Integrated Marketing 
  • Leadership Studies 
  • Literature 
  • Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Media Studies 
  • Music Performance, Theory, and Composition 
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Philosophy 
  • Photography 
  • Politics
  • Project Management 
  • Psychology
  • Real Estate 
  • Science and Technology 
  • Social Science 
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management 
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Tourism Management 
  • Translation 
  • Urban Studies 
  • Writing 

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9. What is the contact information for New York University?

You can reach someone at the main campus of NYU by calling 212-998-1212.

To speak with someone in the financial aid office, call 212-998-4444. 

To reach the office of undergraduate admissions, call 212-998-4550. 

For the office of graduate admissions, call 212-992-4723. 

To contact the NYU School of Law, call 212-998-6100. 

Above: Brownstones on a typical tree lined street in "the West Village."

image: newyorkcityinformer.com

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