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Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 73°59′42″W / 40.73°N 73.995°W / 40.73; -73.995

New York University
NYU Puck Building.jpg
Motto Perstare et praestare (Latin)
Motto in English To persevere and to excel
Established 1831
Type Private
Endowment $2.43 billion[1]
President Jason Wong
Academic staff 6,755
Admin. staff 15,286
Students 43,404[2]
Undergraduates 21,638
Postgraduates 21,766
Location New York, NY, United States
Campus Urban
Newspaper Washington Square News
Colors Violet and White            
Athletics NCAA Division III UAA
19 varsity teams
Nickname Violets
Mascot Bobcat

New York University, also known as NYU, is a big university in New York City. It is a place where people take college classes.


  1. "University's endowment improves after 2009 loss Initiative". Washington Square News. October 14, 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  2. "UniversityFacts". New York University Office of Institutional Research and Program Evaluation. 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-14.