New York University, located in Washington Square of New York, was founded as a private institution in 1831 by Albert Gallatin, the secretary of treasury under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The faculty initially consisted of 14 professors and lecturers, including artist and inventor Samuel F.B. Morse. The population today is over 3,100 full-time students from every state in the union and 133 foreign countries. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” ranks NYU 33 in “National Universities” for 2012. New York University has also produced 30 Nobel Laureates, 16 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 19 Academy Award artists.
New York University students choose from more than 230 areas of study, including linguistics, neural science, sociology, cinema studies, business and political economy, and social work. New York University comprises 17 schools, including Arts & Science, the College of Dentistry, the College of Nursing, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU Abu Dhabi, the Silver School of Social Work and the Tisch School of Arts. NYU Abu Dhabi began in the academic year of 2005-2006 to build a research-focused educational institution as the “backbone of a fully connected Global Network University,” according to the NYU Abu Dhabi website. New York University also offers extensive study abroad programs, in Abu Dhabi as well as Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tel Aviv. Programs are available for a semester or a full academic year.
New York University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since July 1921. Specific accreditations include the American Dietetic Association since April 1978, the American Occupational Therapy Association since January 1943, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology since September 1967, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education since January 1985, and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education since July 1942.
Undergraduate applicants to New York University are required to submit the Common Application and NYU Supplement, and pay an application fee. Applicants must submit results from the SAT Reasoning Test, the ACT, three SAT Subject Test scores, or three AP exam scores. Applicants may also submit proof of an International Baccalaureate Diploma. Undergraduate applicants are also required to submit one teacher evaluation, and official transcripts of all credited college work. Some programs may specify additional requirements. The Early Decision deadline is November 1; the Regular Decision deadline is January 1. Graduate applicant requirements are detailed by corresponding graduate schools.
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