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Philosophy at New York University

Every philosophy school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the philosophy program at New York University stacks up to those at other schools.

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. In 2021, 71 philosophy majors received their bachelor's degree from NYU.

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

NYU Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Master’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Doctorate Degree in Philosophy

NYU Philosophy Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The philosophy major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. 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
Best Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 43

In 2021, 7 students received their master’s degree in philosophy from NYU. This makes it the #33 most popular school for philosophy master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in philosophy, making the school the #24 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of NYU Philosophy Graduates

The median salary of philosophy students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $28,813. This is 1% higher than $28,602, which is the national average for all philosophy bachelor's degree recipients.


Philosophy Student Demographics at NYU

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

NYU Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

48% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 71 philosophy students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from NYU, about 52% were men and 48% were women. The typical philosophy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 41% women. So female students are more repesented at NYU since its program graduates 7% more women than average.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 21
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

NYU Philosophy Master’s Program

43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 7 students who earned a master's degree in Philosophy from NYU in 2020-2021, 57% were men and 43% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 2
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

NYU also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2021, 5 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy 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
Mathematical Science Professors 4,700 $105,070
Philosophy and Religion Professors 3,530 $80,480
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460


*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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