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In 1831, Albert Gallatin, the distinguished statesman who served as secretary of the treasury under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared his intention to establish "in this immense and fast-growing city ... a system of rational and practical education fitting for all and graciously opened to all."

Fast Facts

From a student body of 158 during NYU's very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 50,000 students at five major centers in Manhattan and in sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.
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Degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai
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Global academic centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America
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Research programs in more than 25 countries

Degree-Granting Campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai

Message from the President

We welcome you to participate in the endless opportunities at NYU, joining talented scholars, scientists, artists, writers and others who have been drawn from all over the world to teach, perform, create, and study in a place where everyone belongs.
Andrew Hamilton
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NYU Mission Statement

Great cities are engines of creativity, and New York University takes its name and spirit from one of the busiest, most diverse and dynamic cities of all. The University lives within New York and other great cities, from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai, Paris to Prague, Sydney to Buenos Aires—all magnets for talented, ambitious people.

Thriving beyond borders and across academic disciplines, NYU has emerged as one of the most networked and extensive worldwide platform for learning, teaching, researching, building knowledge, and inventing new ways to meet humanity’s challenges. Its students, faculty and alumni feed off the stimulating power of swirling intellectual and cultural experiences by mastering academic disciplines, expressing themselves in the arts, and excelling in demanding professions.

New York University’s mission is to be a top quality international center of scholarship, teaching and research. This involves retaining and attracting outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment. NYU seeks to take academic and cultural advantage of its location and to embrace diversity among faculty, staff and students to ensure a wide range of perspectives, including international perspectives, in the educational experience.

Startup connection

NYU fosters innovation and entrepreneurship across the University through a wide variety of offerings both inside and outside the classroom.
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