About New York University:

New York University (NYU) is one of the biggest private higher education institutes in the United States, and is highly regarded among American institutions. Its history dates back to 1831, when the head of the US department of Treasury Albert Gallatin pushed forward the idea of establishing an easily accessible, innovative university in the most populous city in the US. After almost two centuries of development, the institution became an academic centre that aims to set trends in global research and nurture talent from all the around the globe. It grants a significant amount to students in financial aid annually, in addition to generous funding for research. The institution, which itself has a significant endowment, is perhaps most famously associated with its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in social science, dentistry, nursing and fine arts. With campuses on two continents from New York to Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, the university’s affiliates officially operate in 25 countries around the world. Locally, the university’s New York campus is formed of over 20 colleges and schools placed at 5 different locations in and around New York, such as Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. The main campus, located in the heart of Lower Manhattan in the vicinity of Sixth Avenue and Washington Square Park, covers 1 km² of land. It offers guaranteed housing options to freshmen, who may find themselves among the 11 thousand visitors who explore the Bobst library, one of the 11 libraries operated by NYU. New York University’s alumni have received a number of Nobel and Crafoord Prizes, as well as several Pulitzer Prizes and Abel Prizes in the past.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 42 41 45 44 37 37 42 40 42 43 47 52 49

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 263 - 300 - - 261 - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Engineering 210 294 262 226 264 279 211 221 226 256 264 265
Life Sciences 30 29 30 27 30 29 30 30 30 28 31 30
Medicine 49 48 49 42 45 41 48 48 43 36 37 40
Natural Sciences 112 95 99 116 123 117 113 118 159 159 169 143
Social Sciences 15 17 22 15 14 14 17 16 14 15 15 15

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - 285 300 - - 301-350 401-450 401-450
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 37
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Chemistry 238 239 289 291 - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 43
Computer Science 80 84 57 69 84 69 73 85 94 99
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 7
Electrical Engineering 207 103 145 164 149 120 120 113 114 101
Environment / Ecology - - - 285 - - - - - -
Geosciences 284 280 - - 297 - 299 - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 56
Materials Science - 222 - - - 291 - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Mathematics 17 36 18 18 20 16 16 20 20 22
Mechanical Engineering 251 295 271 261 209 229 264 298 301-350 301-350
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 80
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 40
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 17
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 76 59 79 95 83 95 92 110
Physics 88 90 103 107 112 128 150 159 159 197
Plant & Animal Science - 281 273 299 - - - - 301-350 301-350
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 20
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 32
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 60