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Why Stern?

"NYU Stern's undergraduate community is vibrant, successful, and proud."

– Dean Geeta Menon

A Message from Dean Geeta Menon:

Dear Undergraduate College Students, Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

One of the first schools of business in the U.S., NYU Stern welcomed its first class of students in 1900 and quickly established itself as a leader and an innovator of undergraduate business education. Today, NYU Stern’s undergraduate community is vibrant, successful, and proud, and our amazing students and alumni are as diverse and dynamic as the city we call home.

As the dean of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College and a veteran NYU Stern faculty member, I could list countless reasons to celebrate this place. We have boiled it down to 10 key reasons that answer the question, “Why Stern?” I am pleased to share them with you here.


Warm regards, 
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Geeta Menon
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Location, location, location

A global power city, New York City is home to the most Global 500 companies in the U.S., and is a dynamic hub for commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, culture, entertainment, and cuisine. The city is your campus, and NYU Stern gives you access to it all.

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Learn from world-renowned faculty

Our faculty rank second in the world for research productivity. More than 200 professors, including three Nobel Laureates, teach classes, hold office hours, mentor, and conduct research with students – giving you the opportunity to learn in and outside the classroom.

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The world's first globally-networked university

~50% of NYU Stern students spend at least one semester studying away at one of NYU's 13 other global locations. Earn credit toward your degree no matter where you are in the world. All you'll need is your passport.

Explore NYU's global network

The only business school that does global on this scale

~100% of our students have an international academic experience. Imagine you and your peers taking a global study trip to Asia, Europe, or South America during spring break. No other school sends their junior class abroad to visit a company and country studied in class all semester.

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Well-rounded education

We offer four degrees, each requiring half its coursework in the liberal arts. In today's inter-disciplinary world, it's important to be well-rounded and fluent in diverse academic areas. Plus, a big school won't mean big classes—the average business class size is just 40 students.

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Make social impact

We prepare students to become socially responsible global leaders and thinkers both in and out of the classroom. Our 4 required social impact courses have been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a model for undergraduate business education.

Find out how to make an impact

Learn to lead

Put the leadership skills you learn in the classroom into practice with more than 27 professional clubs and organizations. Learn design thinking, a powerful problem-solving tool, in a required first-year seminar, and hear from 2+ industry leaders who speak at NYU Stern every day.

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NYU Stern professional development

You have big dreams, and we'll help you achieve them with targeted career preparation. Explore your potential career paths, prepare for your dream career, and connect with influential professionals. NYU Stern students have a 98% placement rate within six months of graduating.

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Unparalleled career prospects

NYU's Wasserman Center for Career Development will help you launch your career. With NYU's exclusive job portal, you'll have access to thousands of top firms in NYC and globally. This makes NYU Stern students #1 in employability with a $72,397 mean starting salary.

Find out how to launch your career

One community

At NYU Stern, you will find a business school with a tight-knit community, the resources of a big university, and the opportunities of a major city. We help you establish a community of friends from day one in our Cohort Program and create a place for you to find your niche.

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