Founded in 1831 by a farsighted group of prominent New Yorkers, the “University of the City of New-York” (as NYU was originally known) was envisioned from the start as something new: an academic institution metropolitan in character, democratic in spirit, and responsive to the demands of a bustling commercial culture.
NYU’s leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the University’s educational mission and research enterprise, to advancing a vision for the University’s future, and to sustaining its tradition of academic excellence.
The modern research university has a dual mission: to educate its students, and to discover new knowledge through scholarship. These two missions enhance and inform one another: students at a research university in many instances are taught by the discoverers of the information being discussed in the course, and the classroom's free exchange of ideas can help sharpen research.
The quality of the research enterprise is what truly distinguishes a great university, permitting it to draw in the most talented scholars and the top students. NYU’s faculty are at the forefront of their scholarly disciplines, and their research helps shape the understanding of an enormous range of academic fields.
NYU has emerged as a worldwide institution for learning, teaching, researching, building knowledge, and inventing new ways to meet humanity’s challenges. Explore our job opportunities below and join a diverse and talented faculty and staff who work to create intellectually stimulating, culturally vibrant, safe, innovative, welcoming, inclusive experiences at campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, as well as 11 global academic centers.
The Student Resource Center connects student communities, helps students navigate NYU resources and is a general source for questions about student life.
New York City is one of the world's most vibrant, culturally rich cities, and residents of NYU's residence halls are at the center of the excitement. Whether you're living in one of the residence halls centered around Washington Square in Greenwich Village, in Brooklyn Heights, or in a residence hall located in one of the city's other bustling neighborhoods, there is an endless amount of activity and things to do and see.
Great libraries are essential to great universities. They support and empower scholarship and research innovation. The NYU Division of Libraries is an 8-library, 4.6 million-volume system that continually enhances its on-site and online services and resources for students and faculty and expands its research collections in all formats.
NYU Information Technology (NYU IT) is the University’s central organization for providing technology-based services and support for NYU students, faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the world. NYU IT ensures that services are available to all global locations, and collaborates with service providers with at NYU’s various schools and departments.
NYU's Student Health Center (SHC) is a campus resource and service center for all matriculated students. We offer universal, hassle-free appointment-based and walk-in medical and counseling services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all NYU students, regardless of insurance coverage.
With over 40,000 students, NYU's campus buildings are spread throughout New York City, from midtown Manhattan to the heart of Greenwich Village, and even downtown Brooklyn. One of the United State's most creative and energetic cities, New York City's historic neighborhoods have attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists, and intellectuals.
Beyond the the campus, New York City becomes an extension of the University's campus. With institutes and centers on the Upper East Side and academic buildings down in the Financial District, getting from place to place at NYU requires a little assistance.
Students and athletes at NYU can engage in sports and fitness in various ways. NYU Abu Dhabi's full complement of indoor and outdoor fitness facilities ensure that our community of students, staff, and faculty can enjoy competitive and recreational sports year round. NYUAD's competition swimming pool is at the center of our campus, surrounded by many more modern indoor facilities to keep you fit and having fun.
Each year, there are more than 300 active student clubs on campus open to all students — from the Cheese Club to the Joss Whedon Appreciation Society — in addition to school-based clubs, which are exclusive to NYU schools or academic programs.All-square clubs are listed in NYU OrgSync, which maintains a directory of clubs officially sponsored by the University. OrgSync allows students to connect directly with club leaders online, and helps club leaders manage membership and budgets.
New York University is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)— one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.
Our accreditation is subject to review every eight years, when NYU must demonstrate ongoing institutional compliance with MSCHE standards of accreditation. This entails the preparation of a self-study report and a site visit by an evaluation team.
NYU also annually submits data on student success and financial results in the MSCHE annual institutional update. These data are aggregated and reviewed every four years in the mid-point peer review.