New York University facts for kids
|Motto||Perstare et praestare (Latin)|
Motto in English
|To persevere and to excel|
|President||John Sexton, Ph.D., J.D.|
|Newspaper||Washington Square News|
|Colors||Violet and White|
|Athletics||NCAA Division III UAA
19 varsity teams
New York University (NYU) is a private research university in the United States. Founded in 1831, NYU's primary campus is in Greenwich Village with other campuses throughout New York City. NYU is also a global university where students can study at its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as its 12 academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.
In 2018, NYU was ranked amongst the top 30 universities internationally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and U.S. News & World Report. For the class that matriculated in the fall of 2018, NYU received 75,037 applications for its undergraduate programs; this is more applications than any other private college or university in the United States.
Alumni include heads of state, royalty, eminent scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, media figures, founders and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and astronauts. As of 2018[update], 37 Nobel Laureates, 7 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, over 30 Academy Award winners, over 30 Pulitzer Prize winners, and hundreds of members of the National Academies of Sciences and United States Congress have been affiliated as faculty or alumni. Globally, NYU is ranked 7th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for producing alumni who are millionaires, and 4th by Wealth-X for producing ultra high net-worth and billionaire alumni.
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