Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. New York University is also one of the largest employers in New York City, with more than 19,000 employees.

Students in Washington Square Park

Schools, Colleges, Institutes, and Programs

1832
College of Arts and Science

1835
School of Law

1841
School of Medicine

1854
Tandon School of Engineering
(formerly the Polytechnic School of Engineering)

1865
College of Dentistry

1886
Graduate School of Arts and Science

1890
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

1900
Leonard N. Stern School of Business

1922
Institute of Fine Arts

1932
College of Nursing

1934
School of Professional Studies

1934
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

1938
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

1960
Silver School of Social Work

1965
Tisch School of the Arts

1972
Gallatin School of Individualized Study

1972
Liberal Studies

2006
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

2010
NYU Abu Dhabi

2012
School of Global Public Health

2013
NYU Shanghai

University Facts

Founding Date: April 18, 1831
Official Color:
Violet
Nickname:
Violets
Alma Mater:
The Palisades
Mascot:
Bobcat

Bobcat Mascot

Alumni:
More than 500,000 from the United States and 183 foreign countries

Academic and Administration: 
More than 5 million square feet of interior space (Washington Square Campus)

Residential:
Housing for more than 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students

Libraries:
NYU's 10 libraries hold more than 5.9 million volumes and the Bobst Library receives 10,500 visits per day when school is in session

Selected Faculty Awards and Honors

(since 2000)

5
Nobel Prizes

5
Pulitzer Prizes

4
Abel Prizes

9
MacArthur "Genius" Fellows

36
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering

 

Full-time Faculty

Tenured and tenure-track: 2,242
Non-tenure-track/contract: 2,525
Other:
283
Total Faculty: 5,050

Includes Washington Square and School of Medicine

Commencement

Enrollment
(as of Fall 2021*)

Total: 53,576
Undergraduate: 29,700
Graduate and Professional: 18,300
Noncredit Programs:
 5,576

* Current numbers are approximate

 

Six-year Graduation Rate

2018 (fall 2012 cohort): 85%

Degrees Conferred
(2019-2020)

Total: 17,767
Associates:
 88
Baccalaureate:
6,682
Master's:
 9,570
Doctoral:
422
Professional:
1,005

Student Demographics
(Fall Freshman Class of 2023)

Asian/Pacific Islander: 19%
African American:
 9%
Hispanic/Latino:
19%
White:
20%
International:
24%
Other:
 9%

Rounded to the nearest percentile

Freshman Class
(Class of 2023- NY)

Applicants: 100,000+
Acceptance rate: 12.8%
First-generation college students:
20%
Pell Grant eligible students:
 19%

Financial Information

Undergraduate Tuition Fees (2020-2021)
$54,880

Endowment
$4.7 billion

Sponsored Research*
$947 million (Fiscal 2020)

*Total research expenditures include the Medical School, Tandon School of Engineering, and NYU Abu Dhabi.

NYU Financial Aid (2020)
$771 million

University Budget
(Fiscal 2020/Washington Square campus)

$3.5 billion