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With buildings scattered across the most famous city in the world, New York University (NYU) is one of the most unique and exciting universities in the world. Founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin (Secretary of Treasury under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison), NYU enjoys a unique urban setting with the main campus located in Greenwich Village. This historic area was once a thriving bohemian art and music haven. The Village today is home to several celebrities, exclusive boutiques, art galleries, and performing arts venues. Washington Square, the historic park in the center of the Village, is the location of NYU.
New York City is famously pedestrian-friendly. The train, bus, subway, and iconic yellow taxis are always available, as well. Students at NYU are part of an elite group – NYU is extremely selective and most incoming students rank in the top 10 percent of their class. Some of the oldest fraternities and sororities in the country exist here. The first fraternity – Psi Upsilon – began at NYU in 1837. Ranked as one of the top universities in the world, NYU has produced award-winning actors, actresses, and writers; Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners; and a long list of CEOs, politicians, and world leaders.