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Area Studies at New York University

What traits are you looking for in a area studies school? To help you decide if New York University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's area studies program.

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. Of the 6,752 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from New York University in 2021, 49 of them were area studies majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Area Studies section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Area Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Area Studies
  • Master’s Degree in Area Studies
  • Doctorate Degree in Area Studies

NYU Area Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the area studies progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The area studies major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Area Studies. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Area Studies Master’s Degree Schools 12
Most Focused Area Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools 18
Best Area Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 19

In 2021, 62 students received their master’s degree in area studies from NYU. This makes it the #3 most popular school for area studies master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 7 students who received their doctoral degrees in area studies, making the school the #6 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Area Studies Graduates from NYU Make?

The median salary of area studies students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $44,822. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 47% higher than the national average of $30,421 for all area studies bachelor's degree recipients.


Area Studies Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the area studies majors at New York University.

NYU Area Studies Bachelor’s Program

45% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 49 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Area Studies from NYU in 2020-2021, 55% were men and 45% were women. The typical area studies bachelor's degree program is made up of only 40% men. So male students are more repesented at NYU since its program graduates 15% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities in its area studies bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in area studies.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 13
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

NYU Area Studies Master’s Program

66% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 62 area studies majors earned their master's degree from NYU. Of these graduates, 34% were men and 66% were women.


Of the students who received a area studies master's degree from NYU, 61% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in area studies.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 38
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

NYU also has a doctoral program available in area studies. In 2021, 7 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Area Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in area studies can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 1,510 $93,280


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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