New York University is unlike any other university in the world; it was founded in 1831 as a university that is “in and of the city.” Remaining true to this mission while recognizing the effects of globalization, NYU has grown to become “in and of the world."
Shanghai, like New York City, is a magnet for talented people from all corners of the globe. Students choose NYU Shanghai because of the resources available to them through an elite academic institution with global reach, rooted in China’s hub of business, finance, history, and culture.
Drawing from the best of two distinct traditions of higher education—that of the United States and that of China—NYU Shanghai also has two distinct admissions processes for its applicants: one that accommodates the Chinese national education system and one that is tailored for students from outside China, including the United States and other countries around the world.
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