From The School
At NYU, students enroll into one of the University's undergraduate schools, colleges, or programs. The College of Arts and Science offers an extensive curriculum in liberal arts and science, including preprofessional law, medicine, and dentistry programs. The Global Liberal Studies Program is a rigorous four-year course of study in the liberal arts, language proficiency, and international experience, including a junior-year abroad experience. The Liberal Studies Program is a two-year interdisciplinary liberal arts program for which enrollment is offered to select students; upon successful program completion, the students then enroll as juniors in the undergraduate school, college, or program to which they originally applied. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business ranks among the top 10 nationally, and combines a liberal arts core with an outstanding business curriculum. The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development focuses on the human service professions, including education, health, communications, and the arts. The Tisch School of the Arts combines a liberal arts education with conservatory training. The Gallatin School of Individualized Study allows highly motivated students to design their own curriculum. The Silver School of Social Work combines a liberal arts education with a firm grounding in social work. The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management offers programs in hotel and tourism management and sports management. The College of Nursing offers liberal arts combined with nursing science.
NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU's campus in the Middle East, opened in Fall 2010 to an exceptionally talented and diverse inaugural class. NYU Abu Dhabi offers an innovative and globally focused curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, with engineering.
NYU Shanghai, NYU's newest campus, will open in Shanghai, China in Fall 2013. NYU Shanghai will offer students a strong, globally oriented foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as Chinese language and culture.
NYU faculty are among the world's leading instructors, including scholars and researchers who have received Nobel, Crafoord, and Pulitzer Prizes; MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellowships; and Oscar and Emmy Awards. Faculty members teach undergraduate and graduate courses, allowing undergraduate students to become directly involved in research projects with internationally known scholars.
“Location, location, location” in “the most amazing city on earth,” along with “great facilities” and “top-notch faculty,” makes New York University an excellent choice for those seeking “an untraditional college experience” in “a paradise for the independent and motivated.” With more than 20,000 students and eleven distinct schools offering more than 230 areas of study, NYU “is about diversity. Students are from all over the world; they come from different cultures, and they have different talents and interests. Similarly, NYU offers endless opportunities for students, no matter what their interests or ambitions are.” The school offers voluminous opportunities to participate in research, pursue an internship, or begin a career in the arts (although “you have to be active and willing to find these opportunities”). Given the school’s size, many students are “actually quite surprised by the accessibility of both the faculty and administration.” Although “this is not the kind of school where students really get to know all of their teachers, as it is unlikely that a student will have a professor more than once,” those who make the effort report that “it is so easy to meet with [professors] outside of class, and I still get e-mails from professors about internships, jobs, and scholarship recommendations.” Many here also tout the “great study abroad programs.”