One of the largest private universities in the US, New York University (NYU) was founded in 1831 from the vision of statesman Albert Gallatin who saw the need for “a system of rational and practical education” that would be open to all. Its visible growth in numbers is shown by its present student population of more than 40,000 from the original 158 and its more than 3,100 full-time faculty members from the original 14. More than 2,500 courses are offered leading to at least 25 different degrees.
The New York University campus buildings are spread throughout New York City with its Washington Square Campus in the heart of Greenwich Village forming its center.
Getting to the different buildings and facilities of New York University is not a problem due to the availability of various transportation services including the subway, trains and bus systems. New York University’s official address is 70 Washington Square South, New York, New York. It has also been able to establish itself as a global network university through its comprehensive liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi and various study and research sites in Ghana, Germany, Argentina, Italy, England, Spain, France, the Czech Republic, China, Israel, and many others.
Though New York University is considered large in size, its 18 schools and colleges are small to moderate sized units. These schools and colleges are comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Institute of Fine Arts, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Liberal Studies, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Law, School of Medicine, Silver School of Social Work, Steinhardt School of Culture/Education and Human Education, the Tisch School of the Arts and its programs in Polytechnic Institute of NYU – a school of engineering and technology. Tuition rates vary depending on the chosen program.
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