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Located in New York, New York, New York University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of NYU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

9,491 Master's Degrees
1,518 Doctor's Degrees

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New York University Rankings

NYU is ranked #79 out of 807 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #8 out of 63 schools in New York.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

NYU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NYU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Classical & Ancient Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Visual Art Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Sales & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Legal Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NYU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#36 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#44 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is New York University?

Location of New York University

Contact details for NYU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012-1091
Phone: 212-998-1212
Website: www.nyu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nyu
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nyuniversity

New York University Graduate Student Diversity

25,904 Graduate Students
57% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 25,904 graduate students at NYU, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Gender Diversity at  NYU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New York University graduate students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NYU Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,872
Black or African American 1,369
Hispanic or Latino 2,055
White 8,259
International Students 9,453
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,896

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at New York University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 148 countries are represented at NYU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at New York University

1,593 Took All Classes Online
3,857 Took At Least One Class Online
25.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 28 master’s degree programs available online at NYU. In 2017-2018, 3,857 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NYU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NYU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New York University was 25.0%. This is the #497 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NYU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NYU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 50%
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 57%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Communication & Journalism 2%
Communication Sciences 48%
Computer & Information Sciences 19%
Computer Information Systems 13%
Education 5%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 40%
General Biology 29%
Health Professions 11%
Human Resource Management 7%
Information Technology 44%
Legal Professions 1%
Legal Professions (Other) 37%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 31%
Liberal Arts General Studies 31%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 24%
Other Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Public Health 13%
Real Estate 9%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 4%
Social Sciences 22%
Student Counseling 28%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 43%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NYU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NYU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #1
Manufacturing Engineering #1
Real Estate #2
Legal Professions (Other) #2
Communication & Journalism (Other) #2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #3
General Social Sciences #4
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #5
Computer Engineering #5
Industrial Engineering #5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #7
Other Business, Management & Marketing #8
Legal Professions #10
Electrical Engineering #11
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #13
Liberal Arts General Studies #13
Information Technology #14
Human Resource Management #16
Public Health #17
Social Sciences #19
Engineering #21
Communication & Journalism #21
Computer & Information Sciences #35
Health Professions #149
Business Administration & Management #152
Business, Management & Marketing #180

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New York University Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 1 1,042 4 1,047
Computer Information Systems 2 582 20 604
Social Work 0 533 16 549
General Sales & Marketing 0 532 2 534
Legal Research 1 494 0 495
Law 0 0 484 484
Dentistry 0 0 395 395
Information Technology 0 345 0 345
Real Estate 7 279 0 286
Public Administration 3 241 5 249
Public Health 27 212 7 246
Applied Mathematics 0 218 4 222
Nursing 7 184 11 202
Other Visual Art 4 193 2 199
International Relations & National Security 0 187 0 187
Music 12 163 11 186
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 168 0 168
Other Business, Management & Marketing 8 155 0 163
Student Counseling 0 159 0 159
Medicine 0 0 149 149
Accounting 0 136 3 139
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 3 92 41 136
Drama & Theater Arts 0 128 6 134
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 125 4 129
Electrical Engineering 0 105 20 125
Economics 0 102 19 121
General Psychology 3 115 0 118
Human Resource Management 2 114 0 116
Fine & Studio Arts 0 107 9 116
General Biology 0 91 18 109
Computer Software & Applications 0 104 0 104
Statistics 0 104 0 104
Engineering-Related Fields 0 101 0 101
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 101 0 101
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 77 21 98
Journalism 0 93 0 93
Communication Sciences 0 89 1 90
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 72 14 86
Area Studies 0 70 14 84
History 0 66 13 79
Teacher Education Subject Specific 16 60 2 78
Writing Studies 0 77 0 77
Romance Languages 0 57 19 76
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 74 1 75
Computer Engineering 0 72 0 72
Literature 0 65 7 72
Teaching English or French 2 63 0 65
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 51 7 58
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 44 13 57
Mathematics 0 47 10 57
Physics 2 39 15 56
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 54 0 0 54
Finance & Financial Management 0 49 4 53
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 52 0 52
Nutrition Science 0 49 2 51
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 44 1 45
Political Science & Government 0 33 11 44
Child Development & Psychology 0 20 22 42
Construction Engineering 3 38 0 41
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 33 7 40
Civil Engineering 0 32 7 39
Publishing 0 38 0 38
Sociology 0 31 7 38
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 31 6 37
Hospitality Management 0 37 0 37
Museum Studies 2 35 0 37
Instructional Media Design 0 33 3 36
International Education 0 34 2 36
Industrial Engineering 0 36 0 36
Chemistry 0 19 15 34
Urban & Regional Planning 0 31 0 31
Anthropology 0 23 8 31
Design & Applied Arts 0 30 0 30
Mechanical Engineering 0 25 4 29
Information Science 0 28 0 28
Educational Administration 0 19 9 28
Biomedical Engineering 0 28 0 28
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 22 6 28
Biotechnology 0 27 0 27
Other Health Professions 21 6 0 27
Legal Professions (Other) 2 24 1 27
Dance 0 26 0 26
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 18 4 22
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 19 2 21
General Social Sciences 0 18 0 18
Other Public Administration 0 18 0 18
Robotics Engineering 0 16 0 16
Construction Management 0 15 0 15
Other Education 1 14 0 15
Germanic Languages 0 9 6 15
Philosophy 0 8 6 14
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 10 2 12
Architecture (Other) 0 11 0 11
Environmental Engineering 0 9 0 9
Other Psychology 0 8 1 9
Computational Science 0 8 0 8
Religious Studies 0 4 4 8
Community Organization & Advocacy 8 0 0 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 7 0 7
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 3 3 6
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 5 5
Chemical Engineering 0 5 0 5
Business/Managerial Economics 0 2 2 4
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 4 0 4
Engineering Physics 0 4 0 4
Special Education 0 3 0 3
Other Social Sciences 0 3 0 3
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 0 3 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 2
Manufacturing Engineering 0 2 0 2
General English Literature 0 2 0 2
Other Statistics 0 1 1 2
Food Science Technology 0 1 0 1
General Business/Commerce 1 0 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 1 0 0 1
Education Philosophy 0 1 0 1
English Literature (Other) 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 1
Classical Languages & Literature 0 1 0 1
Other Library & Archives Assisting 1 0 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Operations Research 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 195 9,491 1,518 11,204

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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