Dean's Welcome Message

Welcome to the College of Arts and Science at New York University, a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery, to making knowledge matter, and to developing all of its members to their utmost potential.

The liberal arts offer the most dynamic, responsive, broad, and engaging range of knowledge in the modern world. The College is the liberal arts heart of NYU, encompassing every discipline of study and holding the seeds of new disciplines and new forms of knowledge within everything we do. We uniquely position our students for success.

First, we come together around Washington Square, a challenging and sophisticated center within one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. As the four years unfold, students join with a distinguished faculty and with one another to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and to engage in unfettered inquiry that can span the world from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. We lay the foundations that make our students global citizens, as well as the scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, doctors, analysts, programmers, attorneys, scholars, and teachers who lead our world forward.

I can't think of a better place to live and learn.

On this website you can read about and hear from our faculty and students, and you can learn about the Core Curriculum that brings the liberal arts together, as well as about our departments, majors, minors, pre-professional and co-curricular programs (especially the College Cohort Program, the four-year plan that forms a community of students, faculty, and alumni), which shape our collective lives. There are amazing opportunities in store at the College, from intense Freshman Seminars, to research experiences, community engagement, intensive internships in New York City, and access to the first truly global university. Welcome to the feast!

For more information, please contact our Admissions Office, check-out our New Student Center, or, if you are already a student at NYU, the College Advising Center. We look forward to hearing from you!


G. Gabrielle Starr
Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science
Professor of English