Tue 02-10-2018 13:13 PM
ABU DHABI, 2nd October, 2018 (WAM) -- New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has welcomed 389 students into its Class of 2022, a diverse group of young men and women representing 84 nationalities and speaking 64 languages.
UAE nationals and Americans make up the two largest groups of students by nationality, with 74 Emirati students and 45 Americans in the Class of 2022. Students from South Korea, Egypt, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, China, Jordan, and Poland make up the next largest cohorts with eight or more students from each country in the class.
For the first time, NYUAD’s incoming class includes students from Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, and Portugal. Of the class, 19% are first generation students, meaning that they are the first from their immediate family to attend college.
NYUAD’s Class of 2022 was selected from over 12,117 applicants around the world. The yield for the incoming class - the percentage of students who choose to attend NYUAD after being admitted - was 83%.
Including the Class of 2022, NYUAD’s total student population has grown to 1,355 students from more than 120 countries who speak over 120 languages, reflecting the international diversity and multicultural character of Abu Dhabi.
NYU President Andrew Hamilton said, "It is my great privilege to welcome the Class of 2022 to NYU Abu Dhabi, where an extraordinary and rigorous academic journey awaits you. As part of this tight-knit NYUAD community of more than 1,350 students from across the world, you will find opportunities to take risks, explore new frontiers, and manifest your ideas into realities."
"Being part of the global NYU community also allows you to benefit from a truly international and multidisciplinary experience in research and collaboration, as well as access to unique academic sites across the world. Be prepared to be bold, expand your perspective, and seek to forge a legacy of your own while studying at this remarkable global university," he added.