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New York University (NYU)

New York University (NYU) is a private research university based in New York City. It was founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin and a group of prominent New Yorkers, and is one of the largest private universities in the United States.


New York University is pronounced as /nuː jɔːrk juːnɪˈvɜːrsɪti/.


The name "New York University" is derived from its location in New York City, and the term "university" which is derived from the Latin universitas, meaning "a whole".

Related Terms

  • Albert Gallatin: A Swiss-American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist who founded NYU.
  • New York City: The city where NYU is located.
  • Private university: A university that operates as a private entity rather than a public one.
  • Research university: A university that is committed to research as a central part of its mission.

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