Sat 07-10-2017 12:30 PM
ABU DHABI, 7th October, 2017 (WAM) -- New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, has welcomed 361 of the world’s best students into its class of 2021, representing 88 nationalities.
The UAE nationals and Americans make up the two largest groups of students by nationality, with 51 Emirati students and 43 Americans in the Class of 2021. Students from India, Korea, China, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Russia, Nepal, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, and Mexico make up the next largest cohorts with six or more students from each country in the class.
Also, for the first time, NYUAD’s incoming class includes students from Iceland, Liberia, and Tajikistan.
NYUAD’s Class of 2021 was selected from over 11,500 applicants around the world. The yield for the incoming class the percentage of students who choose to attend NYUAD after being admitted was nearly 82 percent.
Including the Class of 2021, NYUAD’s total student population has grown to nearly 1,250 students from more than 115 countries who speak over 115 languages, reflecting the international diversity and multicultural character of Abu Dhabi.
NYU President Andrew Hamilton said,"I’m delighted to welcome the Class of 2021 to NYU Abu Dhabi, and the larger global community that is NYU. You are embarking on an exciting, remarkable, and, at times, challenging journey, full of possibilities and promise, and I encourage each of you to be active participants in this adventure. Ask the hard questions, hold yourself accountable, inspire one another, take risks, and be there to support your fellow students. At NYU Abu Dhabi, you are part of a uniquely diverse and close-knit family of just over 1,200 students. Yet at the same time you are a part of NYU, with the opportunity to benefit from global and multidisciplinary research, teaching, learning, and collaboration. I look forward to an extraordinary journey ahead."
NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Al Bloom said, "A very special welcome to the extraordinary students of the Class of 2021. In less than a decade, NYU Abu Dhabi has proven its ability to attract among the finest students from around the world students from over 115 nations who share passion for academic and creative pursuit and resolve to move beyond their own differences to build a more productive, humane, and peaceful world."