New York University

New York University Admissions and General School Information

New York University's main campus is located in Greenwich Village, in New York City. Students at this school can earn more than 25 degrees and professional certificates.

About New York University

Located in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood in lower west Manhattan noted for its artistic cultural tradition, New York University has over 175 years of history. The school grew from an inaugural class of 158 students in 1831 to an average annual enrollment of over 40,000.

In a sense, the student body represents the historical tradition of New York City; all fifty states and 133 foreign countries are represented in the university's population. The university also with employs more than 16,000 people, which makes it one of the largest employers in the state. Students can choose from over 2,500 courses and earn one of 25 different degrees.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

The three methods of applying to the university are the common paper application, the common online application and the NYU online application. The university gives equal consideration to each method, but encourages prospective students to apply online. The admissions committee notifies applicants of the receipt of the application and also of any missing materials. Unless requested by a specific program, supplementary materials, such as CDs, videos and portfolios, will not be considered.

Schools and Academic Departments of New York University

College Arts & Sciences

Three colleges make up this school, including the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences and Liberal Studies Program. The College of Arts & Science grants bachelors degrees (B.A. and B.S.) in literature, the humanities, languages and the social sciences. The Graduate School awards master's and doctoral degrees in those same areas. Ambitious students may consider applying to one of the school's joint B.A./M.A. programs, available in several majors.

College of Dentistry

One College of Dentistry flagship program is the pre-doctoral program in dentistry. Students in this program eventually earn Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees are also available in a variety of specialties.

College of Nursing

In addition to B.S. and M.S. degrees, the College of Nursing also awards post-master's certificates and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Research Theory and Development. A new program, Doctor of Nursing Practice, is due to start up in January of 2010.

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

This school consists of the university's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as well as several sponsored research institutions. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are granted by this school. Founded in 1935 by Richard Courant, the school makes a practice of tackling fundamental science, mathematical and engineering problems.

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study provides one of the university's more unique opportunities. Under close faculty mentorship, students are able to design their own degrees. All programs in the college provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience via internships, private lessons, independent studies or work in the community.

Institute of Fine Arts

The Institute of Fine Arts is focused on graduate education and advanced research. As such, the college only offers master's and doctorate degrees. One unique degree offered is the Conservation of Works of Art Advanced Certificate. The Institute of Fine Arts, founded in 1931, works closely the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Unlike many of the other NYU schools, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is independent - meaning it has an individual board of trustees and an exclusive endowment. It is also a research-focused institution that only awards doctorate and post-doctorate degrees.

Leonard N. Sterns School of Business

School of Business students can study economics, information systems, accounting, international business and finance. Other fields include marketing, management, operations management, actuarial science and statistics. Students can earn B.S., Ph.D. and MBA degrees. Full- or part-time enrollment options are available.

NYU Abu Dhabi

Fall of 2010 will be this school's inaugural semester. NYU Abu Dhabi is a competitive liberal arts institution that is the first of its kind in the Middle East. The school will enroll students from around the world, and aims to be a cutting-edge research center. Unlike many education models, undergraduates students, not just graduate students, will spend a lot of their time contributing to the college's research initiatives.

Polytechnic Institute of NYU

This 150+ -year-old school affiliated with NYU in the summer of 2008. Students can pursue Master of Engineering, Master of Science or Bachelor of Science degrees. Doctorate programs in electrical and computer engineering, chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering are also available.

Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service

The public service school educates students in domestic and international issues like health policy and management, public policy, urban planning, nonprofit management and financial management. Master's and doctorate degrees are available and students can enroll either full-time or part-time. There are also programs designed to serve working professionals, such as the Master of Science in Management Program.

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

This school aims to connect working professionals returning to the classroom with other world-class professionals in their field. Such fields include real estate, global affairs, philanthropy, digital arts and communications media, among others. The program offers 14 degree programs and also facilitates non-degree programs.

School of Law

In addition to a J.D., Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, Doctor of Juridical Science and Master of Laws degrees, other degrees are also available at the School of Law. One unique degree option is the LL.M. Program in Singapore,which students to earn a dual LL.M. degree from both NYU and NUS (the National University of Singapore).

School of Medicine

With an emphasis on basic clinical practice, the School of Medicine offers both M.D.s and Ph.D.s. The school emphasizes research, connecting top scientists who work collaboratively and across disciplines.

Silver School of Social Work

Students can earn a post-masters certificate in treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, featuring recent research and practice methods for the treatment of complicated addiction cases. The school also offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degrees and several doctoral programs.

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

The focuses of this school are professional and pre-professional programs in health, education, communications and the arts. Undergraduate degrees include Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts.

Tisch School of the Arts

Art students looking for a change of pace can opt to study at the Tisch School of the Arts Asia, in Singapore - NYU's first overseas branch campus. The Singapore campus offers summer professional workshops and grants MFA degrees in dramatic writing, animation and digital arts and film production.

Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012
  • Phone Number: (212) 998-1212