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New York University

LC control no.n 79058487
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingNew York University
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University of New York
See alsoFounder: Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849
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Predecessor: University of the City of New York
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Biography/History noteNew York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian American research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education. NYU is organized into 18 schools, colleges, and institutes, located in six centers throughout Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn, as well as more than a dozen other sites across the world, with plans for further expansion. According to the Institute of International Education, NYU sends more students to study abroad than any other US college or university.
Beginning date1896
LocatedGreenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
AddressOffice of Public Affairs 25 West Fourth Street, 5th Floor New York NY U.S. 10012
Field of activityEducation, Higher Universities and colleges
Special noteNot to be confused with: City University of New York; State University of New York; University of the State of New York
Found inInternational trade, business, and investment [SR] p1981: label (NYU)
NUCMC data from Boston Univ. Lib. for Gross, M.L. Papers, 1962-1967 (New York University)
LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: New York University; inc. 1831 as University of the City of New York; name changed to New York University in 1896)
NYU website, 10 Dec. 2012: About NYU page (More than 175 years ago, Albert Gallatin, the distinguished statesman who served as secretary of the treasury under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared his intention to establish "in this immense and fast-growing city ... a system of rational and practical education fitting for all and graciously opened to all."
The climate, diseases, and materia medica of the Hawaiian Islands, 1855: page iii (University of New York)
Associated languageeng