New York University Review

New York University, which was founded in 1831, is one of the nation's largest private universities, with 14 different colleges located throughout Manhattan and 25 locations around the world permitting students to study abroad. New York University is well-known for the NYU School of Medicine and the school's Institute for Fine Arts.

New York University Overview

New York University's Washington Square campus is its center location found in Greenwich Village. The university offers 2,500 courses within 25 degree programs. Enrollment is quite large for a private institution with over 40,000 students attending at its different locations. New York University belongs to the Association of American Universities a title only 60 universities in the United States hold.

The school has a total enrollment of more than 40,000 with the university offering associate's to doctorates degrees. The school holds 4 Pulitzer Prizes among other awards and admits about 10% international students each year.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admission to New York University is highly selective, with the most important feature of a prospective candidate being a student who has extraordinary goals, talents and interests. Although the university doesn't have a G.P.A requirement for admissions, most if not all students, have superior academic records and do exceptionally well on their standardized tests. New York University provides financial aid, including scholarships to most students, and encourages all students to apply. All admitted students are automatically considered for the school's merit scholarships.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

New York University boasts the legendary Grey Art Gallery, whose history goes back to 1835. The gallery is open to the public and hosts lectures, panel discussions and films. The Grey Art Gallery offers internships to undergraduates and graduate students who help with research for exhibitions, cataloging works of art, working on the Grey's website, helping with publicity and giving gallery talks.

The libraries at New York University contain more than 4 million volumes and 500,000 government documents. The 12-story Elmer Holmes Bobst Library is home to one of the best historical collections in the United States of English and American fiction, the Fales Collection, which features English and American Literature. Over 100 audio and video viewing carrels with five media-enhanced classrooms are available in the Fisher Center for Music and Media, which makes it one of the largest music and media schools in the world.

New York University's faculty to student ratio is 1:11, with 82% of classes having less than 30 students. The university offers online classes as a primary degree method, as well as to be taken in conjunction with on-site classes.

Colleges, Schools and Institutes at New York University

  • Arts and Science
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Nursing
  • Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Tisch School of the Arts/Institute of Fine Arts
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
  • Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  • Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • Silver School of Social Work

School Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Washington Square S, 12S New York, NY 10012
  • Phone Number: (212) 998-1212