New York University

New York University (NYU) is a private research university in New York City. Chartered in 1831 by the New York State Legislature,[14] NYU was founded by a group of New Yorkers led by then-Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin.[15]

New York University
Latin: Universitas Neo Eboracensis
Former name
University of the City of New-York (1831–1896)
MottoPerstare et praestare (Latin)
Motto in English
"To persevere and to excel"
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedApril 21, 1831; 191 years ago (April 21, 1831)[1]
FounderAlbert Gallatin
Academic affiliation
Endowment$5.8 billion (2021)[3]
Budget$14.7 billion (2021)[4]
ChairmanWilliam R. Berkley[5]
PresidentAndrew D. Hamilton
ProvostKatherine E. Fleming[6]
Academic staff
Total: 9,835 (fall 2018)[7]
(5,723 full-time /
4,112 part-time)[7]
Administrative staff
Students51,848 (Fall 2018)[10]
Undergraduates26,733 (Fall 2018)[10]
Postgraduates25,115 (Fall 2018)[10]
United States

40°43′48″N 73°59′42″W
CampusLarge City,[11] 230 acres (0.93 km2) (Manhattan campus)[12]
Other campuses
NewspaperWashington Square News
Colors  NYU Violet
Sporting affiliations

In 1832, the non-denominational all-male institution began its first classes near City Hall based on a curriculum focused on a secular education.[16][17] The university moved in 1833 and has maintained its main campus in Greenwich Village surrounding Washington Square Park.[18] Since then, the university has added an engineering school in Brooklyn's MetroTech Center and graduate schools throughout Manhattan.[19] NYU has become the largest private university in the United States by enrollment, with a total of 51,848 enrolled students, including 26,733 undergraduate students and 25,115 graduate students, in 2019.[20][10] NYU also receives the most applications of any private institution in the United States and admission is considered highly selective.[21][22][23]

NYU is organized into ten undergraduate schools, including the College of Arts & Science, Gallatin School, Steinhardt School, Stern School of Business, Tandon School of Engineering, and Tisch School of the Arts.[16] NYU's 15 graduate schools include the Grossman School of Medicine, School of Law, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, School of Professional Studies, Silver School of Social Work, and Rory Meyers School of Nursing.[24][16] The university's internal academic centers include the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Center for Data Science, Center for Neural Science, Clive Davis Institute, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Institute of Fine Arts, and the NYU Langone Health System.[25] NYU is a global university[26] with degree-granting campuses at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, and academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.[27][28][29]

Past and present faculty and alumni include 39 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, 3 heads of state, a U.S. Supreme Court justice,[30] 5 U.S. governors, 4 mayors of New York City, 12 U.S. Senators, 58 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, two Federal Reserve Chairmen,[31] 38 Academy Award winners, 30 Emmy Award winners, 25 Tony Award winners, 12 Grammy Award winners, 17 billionaires, and seven Olympic medalists.[32][33][34][35][36][37][38]

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