NYU marked its lowest acceptance rate in modern times in 2017, at a mere 27% of applicants accepted.At this rate of growth, NYU is projected to continue to become one of the most exclusive establishments in the world for higher education, even while hosting a student body of over 50,000.The University Heights campus was far more spacious than its predecessor was.
There are at least two versions of the possible origin of the university color, violet.
Some believe that it may have been chosen because violets are said to have grown abundantly in Washington Square and around the buttresses of the Old University Building.
Others argue that the color may have been adopted because the violet was the flower associated with Athens, the center of learning in ancient Greece.
Washington Square and Greenwich Village have been hubs of cultural life in New York City since the early 19th century.
A three-day-long "literary and scientific convention" held in City Hall in 1830 and attended by over 100 delegates debated the terms of a plan for a new university.
These New Yorkers believed the city needed a university designed for young men who would be admitted based upon merit rather than birthright or social class.New York University (NYU) is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City.Founded in 1831, NYU's main campus is centered in Manhattan, located with its core in Greenwich Village, and campuses based throughout New York City.From 2007 to 2017, NYU experienced a 96% increase in applications to its university system, increasing from around 35,000 applicants to over 67,000 in 2017.This has caused, even with the addition of a substantially sized engineering school, for the acceptance rate to significantly drop.Albert Gallatin, Secretary of Treasury under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared his intention to establish "in this immense and fast-growing city ...