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1.New York University
Among the top institutions in New York City is New York University, located in the heart of Manhattan. Washington Square Park is the epicentre of New York University activity with many of the university’s halls and academic buildings nearby. Departments are located across the river in downtown Brooklyn.
Founded by the statesman Albert Gallatin in 1831, the university was established to serve students from all walks of life. Today, New York University is among the top universities in the US in terms of academic rankings. It is also one of the largest private universities in the country with more than 44,000 students, and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.
2.Columbia University in New York
Columbia University, often simply shortened to Columbia, is a privately run Ivy League research university located in New York City. The university has a significant history of technological breakthroughs, ranging from brain-computer interfaces to the development and testing of nuclear weapons. Most of Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate programs take place in a west side neighbourhood known as Morningside Heights, where Columbia owns more than 7,800 apartments. There is also a tunnel system which is more than 100 years old, which allows students to move between classes quickly.
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is a privately endowed research university and an Ivy League School. Established in 1865 by founders Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, Cornell University is a partner of the State university of New York and a federal land-grant institution of New York State and holds the responsibility to contribute back to the community. Named the #6 most Green Campus by the Princeton Review, Cornell’s engineering graduate programs rank in the top 10 in the United States and the school has been named the 11th best university in the world.
4.City College of New York, City University of New York
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest public urban university in the country, which identifies itself as an important economic and social pillar in New York City. CUNY has 25 colleges distributed over New York City’s five boroughs and enjoys a strongenrollment of 275,000 students. Their vision as an institution of higher education is to provide top-quality education to all students, no matter their economic situation.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University is a private university with four campuses in New York City, three in Manhattan and one in the Bronx. The academic curriculum combines secular education with the study of the Torah. The grand majority of students, though not all, are of the Jewish faith, particularly in the undergraduate schools. Every year, YU’s numerous schools provide high quality education and a solid support system (academic, spiritual & emotional) for more than 6000 students.