New York University is an integral part of the metropolitan community of New York City--the business, cultural, artistic and financial center of the nation and home of the United Nations. The city's extraordinary resources enrich both the academic programs and the experience of living at New York University--just as the resources of the University contribute, in hundreds of ways, to the life and work of the city. This two-way relationship has important implications for education at New York University.
New York University is a private, metropolitan university that offers the advantages of a great urban setting with a highly diverse student body. Founded in 1831, the University includes 14 schools, Colleges and divisions at five major centers in Manhattan. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, students and staff members without regard to sex, sexual orientation, marital or pre-marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, age or handicap.