New York University

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Updated August 6, 2020

New York City is known as the greatest city in the world. Nestled in the heart of the city that never sleeps is one of the nation's premier academic and research institutions, New York University. Over the years, New York University has grown to become one of the most prestigious and well-recognized private universities in the United States.

Founded in 1831, New York University boasts a colorful history. Albert Gallatin, a New York statesman who served under both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared that the city needed an educational system that could support the immense growth of NYC. Over a century and a half later, NYU continues to draw some of the best and brightest minds in the world and provides the infrastructure for advanced learning and research.

NYU operates a number of academic centers and research programs in over 25 countries and draws over 50,000 of the most diverse students from around the globe. NYU boasts an alumni population of over 470,000 in the United States alone; as well as individuals from over 183 different countries.

New York University spans across Greenwich Village and has no borders, boundaries or walls. The school itself is "in and of the city" and has made an effort to blend its academic establishment right into the heart of Greenwich Village since the start.

Although one of the most renowned schools in the county, New York University strives to be a top-notch international hub of both teaching and research, worldwide. NYU embraces the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff and the rich culture of its location to provide students with the most enriching, positive and intellectually stimulating academic experience possible.

New York University Accreditation Details

New York University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an organizing body that is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States. It is also one of only sixty academic institutions in the country that is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Many of the programs offered through NYU are accredited by separate organizations, as well. The Center for Drug Use and HIV Research is part of NYU's School of Nursing, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. All three degree levels, the baccalaureate, master's and DNP programs, are accredited through this organizing body.

New York University Application Requirements

To apply as an undergraduate student (freshman or transfer) there are a few things that need to be submitted for consideration:

  • Complete a Common Application Form
  • Submit the Common Application School Report - First Year Students Only
  • Official Transcripts
  • Standardized Testing Scores
  • One Teacher or Instructor (academic) Evaluation
  • Completed Artistic Requirements (for those applying to one of the art programs)

For students applying to the Dental Hygiene Program or for a Second Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program or a Second Bachelor's Degree at the Tandon School of Engineering, they are not required to fill out the common application form, as separate application guidelines apply. Students applying to any of these three programs must access the department, directly, for application specifications.

The deadline for general undergraduate admissions is November 1st for early decision. January 1st is the second cut-off date for students applying for early decision; it is also the regular decision submission date.

For those looking to apply to graduate degree programs in NYU's School of Nursing, the application requirements are as follows:

  • Completion of Online Application
  • Submission of $80 Application Fee
  • One Official Transcript from Each Post-Secondary School Attended
  • Official Copy of TOEFL or IELTS Scores for Non-Native English Speakers
  • Official Course Transcripts for those Coming in From Foreign Institutions

GRE scores are not required for a completed application. All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline for spring 2016 Early Action is November 1st. The final deadline is December 1st. The deadlines for fall 2016 are March 1st and June 15th, respectively.

Admissions counselors personally review every application that comes through and generally accept well-rounded students who display a variety of interests and academic pursuits. There is no maximum to how many students are accepted in any given application cycle. Some programs may require students to come in for an interview, but this is specified and arranged by the program, specifically.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate on and off-campus students is $65,860 for the 2015-2016 academic years. This includes associated school fees and the cost of room and board. All figures are approximated, but may fluctuate based on a student's unique needs. The cost for commuter students is $50,550.

For graduate students looking to secure admission into the School of Nursing, the cost is $2,038 for the first point, per semester. Each subsequent point is an additional $1,634 per semester. Living expenses average about $33,954 per year, but may fluctuate depending on the unique needs of each student.

New York University is committed to assisting students who are interested in pursuing academic programs at the institution, but are unable to afford the out-of-pocket costs. Therefore, the school offers a number of financial aid opportunities which range from private and federal loans to work study programs and scholarships. NYU considers both financial need and academic merit with regards to financial aid opportunities. Graduate assistantships are also available in some schools.

For those enrolled at least part time in the College of Nursing, there is a federal nursing student loan available to students who qualify based on academic merit and financial need.

New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

New York University's College of Nursing is unlike any other. The goal of this program is to prepare students academically, emotionally and mentally for practice in a wide range of clinical settings within our modern day healthcare system. Students who are accepted into this program become part of an elite segment of the population; a segment of the population aligned with one of the greatest academic and research institutions in the world.

In line with the College of Nursing's mission to generate knowledge and facilitate advanced opportunities for global research and scholarship, graduate students have the opportunity to focus on one of four critical areas of research:

  • Infectious Diseases and Global Health
  • Health Systems
  • Geriatrics
  • Chronic Disease Management

The Center for Drug Use and HIV Research is one sector that students may commit to and explore. The Center has been funded since 1998 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and provides a platform for researches engaged in drug related and HIV/AIDS projects at NYU. Students may engage in knowledge exchange and advanced research opportunities across the community collaborative - learning, growing and advancing in the world of drug use and HIV.

New York University's College of Nursing Graduate Research Program presents a unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to fine-tune their skills, learn, engage, research, discover and explore a specific area with the medical/public health realm.

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