New York University

New York University

New York University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian research university established in 1831. The university offers enrollment to over 40,000 students in its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. It has 16 schools and colleges under it in different centers across Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. The university also offers study abroad facilities in various places across the globe. Students at NYU can choose from a wide variety of degree and certificate programs in the streams of arts, science, business, fine arts, medicine, nursing, and law.

New York University's sports teams are known as the Violets. The team colors are "NYU Violet" and white. Sports played at the NCAA level include basketball, cross country, and swimming.

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Contacting NYU

New York University
70 Washington Sq South
New York , NY 10012-1091
General Phone: (212) 998-1212

NYU Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,954American studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Russian studies, Western European studies, African-American studies, area and Cultural studies, ...
Business and Management2,089business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, banking, human resources, labor relations, international business, ...
Law1,008law, legal professions
Drama and Performing Arts972dance, drama, various performing arts
Family and Social Work963food and nutrition, child development, community organization, public administration, social work, social service professions
Media806communication studies, journalism, radio and television, advertising, communication and journalism, radio and TV tech
Medicine616neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, public health, health professions
Education and Teaching614education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, social foundations of education, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, education of disabled, education of speech impaired, ...
Photography and Commercial Art529commercial art, cinematography, photography
Therapy and Counseling440psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, organizational psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, psychology courses, physical therapist assistant, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine372registered nursing, various nursing
Real Estate and Construction Management334real estate
Science289biology, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, bacteriology, animal physiology, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, ...
Fine Arts255fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Music200music, music performance
Mathematics194mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Computer Science and Engineering190computer and info science, information science, computer support
Medical Support and Technology161audiology and speech pathology, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, cardiovascular tech, medical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy95parks and recreation management, occupational therapy
Religion and Philosophy71philosophy, religion
Hospitality68hotel management
Medical Administration56health care facilities management
Architecture and Planning50urban planning
Engineering23operations research, archeology
Transportation15transportation and materials moving
Art Studies1visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for NYU in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree6,006127
Post-master's certificate28251
Doctor's degree43288
Bachelor's degree5,08694
Associate's degree45412
First-professional degree9813
Award of less than 1 academic year785
First-professional certificate461

NYU Student Body

In 2007-2008, NYU had a total enrollment of 41,783 students (38,016 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 50%
Graduate 42%
First Professional 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 5%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 14%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 22%
22-24 16%
25-29 24%
30-34 10%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York26%
New Jersey14%
(International Students)8%
North Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%

NYU Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %
Part-Time 45 %

NYU Room and Board (2007)

NYU offers campus housing for 11,277 of its 38,016 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

NYU Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal620720
SAT Math630720
SAT Writing620720
ACT Composite2831

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

NYU Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,372
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,372
Room and board $ 12,910
Room charge $ 9,030
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,880
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
NYU participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 278500)

NYU Faculty

NYU has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track261190
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1,006843

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year33$174,1826$163,306
Associate professorcalendar year31$106,83111$119,021
Assistant professorcalendar year14$115,66313$110,406
Instructorcalendar year0*3$71,667
Lecturercalendar year3$53,05511$51,655
No academic rankcalendar year116$78,691110$81,050
All faculty totalcalendar year197$101,352154$87,163

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year481$178,971177$154,658
Associate professoracademic year185$107,156140$103,185
Assistant professoracademic year117$99,47796$86,523
Instructoracademic year12$41,05612$39,729
Lectureracademic year52$48,31676$48,795
No academic rankacademic year330$88,019282$73,473
All faculty totalacademic year1,177$127,102783$95,825

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

NYU Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball University Athletic Association
Track University Athletic Association

NYU Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Operations Research

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science, Other
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Western European Studies

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Radio and Television
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Animal Physiology
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Social Psychology

Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

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% of degrees in law
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Top 9%NYU Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in real estate and construction management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%NYU % of degrees in real estate and construction management
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%NYU % of degrees in media
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%NYU % of degrees in family and social work
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%NYU Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in music
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%NYU % of degrees in music
Minority % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%NYU Minority % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%NYU Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 19%NYU % of degrees in liberal arts

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