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Situated in New York City's borough of Manhattan, NYU is one of the largest degree granting institutions in the world. With global campuses in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, NYU is known as "one of the most networked and extensive worldwide platforms for learning, teaching, researching, building knowledge, and inventing new ways to meet humanity's challenges".

Key Facts


  • #35 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2023-24
  • #5 in Undergraduate Business programs
  • #61 in Undergraduate Engineering programs
  • #15 in Economics

Year founded

  • 1831

School type

  • Private, Research University

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 28,772

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 29,454

Student-faculty ratio

  • 8:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 13%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1450 and 1570  / ACT 32-35

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.70

International student population

  • 24.1%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.52 – 4.0

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 92% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $61,478 

Popular majors

  • Business and Management, Communications, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $60,438/$21,062


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, Tisch School of the Arts, Stern School of Business, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, School of Law, School of Medicine, Silver School of Social Work, and Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

  • In 2023, international students made up 26% of total enrolment, making it one of the most international institutions in the world
  • NYU faculty members have won four Nobel and Crafoord Prizes, Five Pulitzer Prizes and 11 MacArthur Fellowships
  • NYU's Latin motto is 'Perstare et Praestare', which can be translated as 'to persevere and to excel'.
  • Famous alumni include Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve; Lady Gaga, Grammy Award-winning singer, fashion designer and cultural icon; Spike Lee, Academy Award-winning cinematic director of notable films such as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X 
"What Kings provided me with was the network and connections – from that they also gave us good guidelines and tactics in terms of how to move on and transfer, how to progress to where we want to get in the future."
Ho Man Wong
New York University

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