Welcome to the College of Arts & Science at New York University! Our diverse and vibrant community is dedicated to intellectual discovery, to making knowledge matter in the world, and to helping students reach their highest potential.
The liberal arts will provide you the most dynamic, engaging, and comprehensive knowledge to tackle today’s most pressing challenges. The College has been recognized as a national leader in reinventing liberal arts education for this very reason. Established in 1832, the College is the oldest and largest school at New York University. With a rigorous core of undergraduate courses across the arts and sciences, the College encourages student inquiry and research; offers unique opportunities for international and pre-professional study; and leverages New York City and NYU’s global network of campuses to diversify and strengthen the commitment of students to public service. We uniquely position our students for success.
Our community coalesces around Washington Square, an epicenter of cultural activity and sophisticated exchange within arguably the most exciting and cosmopolitan city in the world. As years of undergraduate life unfold, students come to engage with preeminent faculty. Together, students and faculty contribute to the advancement of knowledge while embracing a sense of global citizenship: the recognition that our efforts here have the potential to resonate not only across the country but across the world. The students who emerge with a complete education from NYU go on to become our most accomplished scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, doctors, analysts, programmers, attorneys, scholars, and teachers. They go on to become our world’s most crucial leaders.
I can't think of a better place to live and learn than NYU, the first truly global university. Nor are there many liberal arts curricula better than what you’d find in the College of Arts & Science.
On this website you can read about and hear from our faculty and students. 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). Amazing opportunities exist at the College, ranging from intensive Freshman Seminars to research experiences, community engagement, intensive internships in New York City.
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!