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Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 73°59′42″W / 40.73°N 73.995°W / 40.73; -73.995

New York University
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Motto Perstare et praestare (Latin)
Motto in English To persevere and to excel
Established 1831
Type Private
Endowment $2.43 billion
President John Sexton, Ph.D., J.D.
Academic staff 6,755
Admin. staff 15,286
Students 43,404
Undergraduates 21,638
Postgraduates 21,766
Location New York, NY, United States
Campus Urban
Newspaper Washington Square News
Colors Violet and White            
Athletics NCAA Division III UAA
19 varsity teams
Nickname Violets
Mascot Bobcat
Website NYU.edu

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, 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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