NYU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community, and therefore it is important for the University to accurately share its most recent facts and figures. This data, collected by the Office of Institutional Research and Program Evaluation, provides up-to-date breakdowns of the NYU community by race, ethnicity, and sex .
Not only does this information help students, faculty, and staff better understand their community, it also helps to hold members of the University community accountable as we work to build a community that more accurately reflects our nation and our world.
NYU in New York City has admitted the most diverse undergraduate (2023) class in history:
- African American students representing 12 percent and
- Latinx students representing 22 percent of those accepted.
At NYU overall, no one ethnic group makes up more than 22 percent of the total number of students admitted to the class of 2023.
Additionally, first generation college students represent 18 percent of the class of 2023 in New York City.
Fall 2018 NYC Men/Women Students Infographic Description
In the Fall 2018 semester, 42% of the entire NYC student population were men and 58% were women.
Fall 2018 NYC Student Nationality Infographic Description
Out of all Fall 2018 NYC students, the most, 37,525, came from the United States.
Next was China at 2,611, followed by 747 from the Republic of Korea, 471 from India, 376 from Canada, and 166 from the United Kingdom.
The remaining student population came from 151 other countries including:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil ,Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, DRC, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Fmr. Yugoslavia, Macedonia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, N.Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St.Kitts & Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
NYU is committed to creating a community of inclusion that supports, fosters, and engages the research and intellectual curiosity of our diverse faculty.
Our faculty represent a wide range of backgrounds and intellectual perspectives from across the globe. Their teaching, research, and leadership activities prepare our students to thrive in a diverse, complex, and ever-changing world.
The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation works in partnership with the Office of the Provost to promote faculty diversity and development through mentorship, events, and ongoing learning opportunities.
Fall 2018 Domestic NYC Faculty Ethnicity Infographic Description
Out of all the United States domestic faculty working in the Fall 2018 semester, 4,908 were White, 649 were Asian, 393 were Black or African American, 294 were Hispanic/Latino, 73 were of an unknown ethnicity, 52 were two or more races, 14 were American Indian or Alaska Native, and 11 were Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
While we know there is more work to do in the areas of diversity and inclusion, we continue to update the community of our progress to date.
 Note: University data currently uses the language of “sex” to describe the gendered makeup of our community. This data does not include information around gender identity that is inclusive of transgender, non-binary, and other gender identities beyond male and female.