Founded in 1890 as the first school of pedagogy in the US, today NYU Steinhardt advances the education, health, and well-being of people and communities around the world. We achieve this by fostering knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development.
Our academic programs rank among the country's best and our faculty and alumni regularly earn national and international recognition in their fields – from Pulitzer Prizes to Grammy Awards. Learn about our rankings and community’s accolades and accomplishments.
Ethics and Values
Steinhardt strives for ethical and values-driven leadership. We call ourselves and others to action, to continue our dedication to the pursuit of truth, reconciliation, and justice through education and beyond.
Redefining Holistic Education
We are committed to a holistic understanding of human development across the lifespan and address the full range of the human experience with more than 150 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees and more than 20 advanced certificates and artist diplomas. Across 11 departments and 13 research centers and institutes, our collaborative innovation and spirit provide students and faculty unique, interdisciplinary opportunities.
We leverage NYU’s vast, global network to expand opportunities for our students' and faculty's professional training and career advancement. Each semester, hundreds of our students study abroad in cities like Shanghai, Accra, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Sydney. Our unparalleled intersection of physical and psychological health, the arts, media, and communications positions us to build bridges and connect people around the globe.
The Steinhardt community’s impact spans academic fields as well as local and global communities. For more than 130 years, we have built community partnerships with schools, families, community agencies, arts organizations, cultural institutions, and healthcare facilities. Our Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action also leads actionable programs for accelerated change in our community and around the world.