New York University

Mariana Gonzalez

4th Period, English I

New York University was founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin. NYU is now one of the biggest private schools in the United States with about 40,000 students and 2,500 courses offered. The center of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village. One of the city's most creative and energetic communities, the Village is a historic neighborhood that has attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists, and intellectuals.  NYU has established itself as the first global network university, with a comprehensive liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi and other sites for study and research in Accra, Ghana; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, the Czech Republic; Shanghai, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel, among other locations

"New York University’s mission is to be a top quality international center of scholarship, teaching and research. This involves retaining and attracting outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment. NYU seeks to take academic and cultural advantage of its location and to embrace diversity among faculty, staff and students to ensure a wide range of perspectives, including international perspectives, in the educational experience."


All first year applicants must complete the Common Application online, which has a non-refundable application fee ( if unable to submit a fee waiver must be requested). A writing supplement must along with the Common Application and fee/ fee waiver.

Application Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants are expected to submit results from one of the following testing options:

  • The SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • The ACT with Writing Test; or
  • Three SAT Subject Test scores; or
  • Three AP exam scores; or
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma; or
  • Three IB higher-level exam scores (if you are not an IB Diploma candidate); or
  • Results from a nationally accredited exam that is considered locally to signify the completion of secondary education, is administered independently of the student’s school, and has been approved by the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Campus Life

New York is the epitome of a global city, reflecting the world in its expansive diversity of cultures, ethnicities, and ideas. NYU students reflect this diversity; they arrive from all over the country and the world not only to find themselves and “make it” here, but to teach—and learn from—each other. This makes student life at NYU a remarkable, life-changing experience unlike that at many other colleges. Students at NYU are in the unique position to experience a college lifestyle in a city setting. NYU offers many of the essential activities that are traditionally associated with college student life, and its location in the heart of New York City creates a setting that presents a myriad of non-traditional opportunities that will supplement and accentuate the student life experience. While here, students can join a fraternity or sorority. They can join one of our sports teams: NYU athletics range from intramural soccer to varsity fencing. They can develop and engage in a diverse, personal spiritual life. Academy Award winning directors and prize winning writers have honed their craft in NYU classrooms. Students can follow in their footsteps, exploring radio, film and the printed word by contributing to or joining one of the University’s student media outlets. From Washington Square News to WNYU Radio to Tisch film courses, NYU students take advantage of New York City as a global center for media, journalism and communications.


I chose an Artist as a career path because I don't want to have a job in which I am limited in things I like doing, I don't want to live my life with a boring desk job which I will absolutely hate.

''It's easy to call yourself an artist. Just because you can draw well doesn't actually make you an artist. An artist devotes a large part of themselves to their art. Constantly learning and evolving and not being afraid to take chances...''

''...An artist will pour their heart and soul into something if it's important enough to them or just slap something down that's just silly. Sometimes we can see beauty in the most horrible situations and the world around us is an inspiration both good and bad"

Career Description

Artists communicate ideas and emotions through visual media. Their inspiration is drawn from the world around them and their own views of world, local, and personal events. This inspiration is then transformed in to art using a variety of materials and techniques.  An artist’s earnings depend on the economy, the popularity or uniqueness of his or her work, and the public’s willingness to purchase art. Those who do find salaried positions as fine artists generally earn somewhere between $20,000 and $87,000 a year. The median annual salary is about $44,000. There are no required educational qualifications for becoming an artist. However, many artists benefit from the discipline and training of a formal education. A post-secondary art program can provide artists with an understanding of the history, techniques, and different mediums of art. Most artists are self-employed. They tend to work when time is available between other commitments (such as part-time jobs or teaching) and when inspiration hits. No two days in a row are the same for them.


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