New York University

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About New York University

New York University (NYU) is a private research university located in New York City. The flagship university was founded in 1831 and has its main campus situated right in the heart of Manhattan, in Greenwich Village. The campus environment is lively and compliments the vibrant New York City.


NYU is an awesome institution that has produced some of the greatest men and women in the world. Among its alumni and faculty are 30 Academy Award winners, 38 Nobel Laureates, Hundreds of the National Academies of Sciences and 30 Pulitzer Prize winners. Other alumni include inventors, royalty, heads of state, eminent mathematicians, media personalities, astronauts, Olympic medalists and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Lady Gaga, Martin Scorsese, Alec Baldwin and Angelina Jolie are some of the notable figures of the university.


NYU is a member of the Association of American Universities, a not-for-profit organization of top public and private research universities. As of 2007, New York University was ranked one of the largest institutions among private schools. Its housing system is the seventh-largest in the United States.


As one of the leading universities in the country and across the globe, NYU is named 14th in the Center for World University Rankings, 15th by Global Language Monitor, 17th in International Colleges and Universities, 20th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings Reputation Rankings, 27th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 298th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.


The university's Violets sports teams compete in the NCAA's Division III and the University Athletic Association. NYU has a state-of-the-art Palladium Athletic Facility that serves as an on-campus recreational facility.

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