New York University is ranked No. 1 in both the number of international students studying at NYU and the number of NYU students studying abroad, according to the annual “Open Doors” study released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE). While NYU has long been a leader in both categories, it is the first time one university has ranked first in both areas since 1996 when Boston University had that honor.

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NYU students in Prague

New York University is ranked No. 1 in both the number of international students studying at NYU and the number of NYU students studying abroad, according to the annual “Open Doors” study released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE). While NYU has long been a leader in both categories, it is the first time one university has ranked first in both areas since 1996 when Boston University had that honor.

The IIE report found that in the 2013-14 academic year, NYU attracted 11,164 international students, a 19-percent increase over the previous year. It also found that 4,274 NYU students studied abroad during the 2012-13 academic year—more than any other American college or university.

The Open Doors report underscores NYU’s success in creating a global network of scholarship that enables students and faculty to broaden their vision and knowledge through international learning.

President John Sexton said, “These findings demonstrate the importance of a global education at NYU. Our mission is to enrich the research and learning of our faculty and students by offering them participation in the idea capitals of the world. In this way, we prepare our students to become engaged and contributing citizens and, in the 21st century, that means becoming citizens of the world. This mission is a major reason why NYU has become so attractive to international students. NYU is very proud to be recognized by the IIE for its efforts to expand global education.”

The results appear in the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, an annual report on international education published by the IIE with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Additional information is available at www.iie.org/opendoors.

NYU has 14 Global Academic Centers, including degree-granting campuses and study-abroad sites on six continents. It opened a degree-granting campus in Abu Dhabi in 2010 and opened a second degree-granting campus in Shanghai in 2013. The University also operates 11 global sites in such locations as London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Prague, Accra, Sydney, and Washington, D.C.

In calculating U.S. students who study abroad, the report relies on data from 2012-13 academic year—rather than the 2013-14 academic year—because these numbers are reported only after students receive credit for their academic programs—typically after they return from their study-abroad experience. By contrast, international students who come to the U.S. are tallied once they are enrolled at American colleges and universities, and these figures are available sooner.

New York University, founded in 1831, is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; and has 11 other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra. NYU sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university and more international students study at NYU than at any other U.S. university. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, engineering, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

 

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