Year of 2017

Department of Philosophy building at New York University

A skylight at the top of the stairwell of the six-floor philosophy building for New York University lets in more natural light. And the windows on the top level are covered in prismatic plastic, so when the sun is in the right position, mini rainbows climb across the walls of the stairwell. The design, by American architect Steven Holl, is part of a major remodel to the space that was completed in 2007.

New York University is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City. Founded in 1831, NYU is considered one of the world’s most influential research universities. University rankings compiled by Times Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities all rank NYU amongst the top 32 universities in the world. NYU is a fundamental part of the creativity, energy and vibrancy that is Manhattan, located with its core in Greenwich Village, and its campuses based throughout New York City. NYU is also a world-class university, operating NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, and 11 global academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.
Address: 70 Washington Sq South, New York City, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-1212
Ranking: #36 National University (2017)
Undergraduates: 25,722 (2017)
Acceptance rate: 33% (2015)