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College Facts Friday: NYU

We’re back with another #CollegeFactsFriday, this week bringing you facts about NYU – New York University! 


1. NYU has a world champion Quidditch team who recently made it to the top 16 of world cup Quidditch. You can keep up with them on Facebook here! 

2.  NYU was founded in 1831 and is now one of the largest private universities in the US. 

3. The university motto is “Perstare et Praestare,” which is generally translated as “to persevere and to excel.”

4. Violet is the college color for NYU, and NYU athletes wear violet and white in competition. 

5.  The flagship library at NYU is the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, which receives 11,000 visits per day! 

6. NYU alumni include Lady Gaga, Martin Scorsese, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and Adam Sandler. 

7. From a student body of 158 during NYU’s very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 50,000 students at three degree-granting campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and at study away sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.

8.  On May 30, 2019, NYU Shanghai broke ground on a new 114,000 square meter campus.

9. NYU fosters a University-wide startup ecosystem that encourages multi-disciplinary collaboration, accelerates innovation, and cultivates the next generation of startup leaders. Learn more here

10. You can learn about NYU on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Pages.  


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