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Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Parent institution
New York University
DeanVictoria Rosner
Academic staff
42 Full Time[1]
100 Part Time[2]
Students1,530 Undergraduates[3]
147 Graduates
Location, ,

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study (commonly referred to as Gallatin) is a small-in-size liberal arts school within New York University. Students at Gallatin design an interdisciplinary concentration based on their specific interests and career goals. Most courses can be taken at any of the schools that compose New York University, in addition to Gallatin's course offerings.[4]


Building of the Gallatin School

The school was founded in 1972 as the University Without Walls. In 1976, the school was renamed the Gallatin Division for Albert Gallatin (secretary of the treasury under Thomas Jefferson and the founder of New York University). In 1995, the school took its current name, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.[5]

Herbert London was the school's first dean through 1992. The Gallatin building is situated within the campus of New York University just east of Washington Square Park, at 1 Washington Place in Manhattan, New York City.

The Gallatin School's facilities on the corner of Washington Place and Broadway underwent a redesign in 2007–2008. It was the first renovation project at New York University to achieve LEED certification. The project earned a LEED Gold certification for renovating five floors (approximately 32,000 square feet) of the existing building, including the construction of a theater, art gallery, classrooms, studios, and offices.[6] The main building is named after Georgina Bloomberg.


Gallatin students develop a concentration, as opposed to a major, that is individualized to suit their interests and goals. A concentration can encompass multiple areas of study and often involves taking courses in various schools within New York University. There are, however, general requirements for graduation. These start with foundation courses (a first year writing seminar, a first year research seminar, and multiple interdisciplinary seminars) and end with an intensive oral discourse called the "colloquium" which is held during a student's final semester.[7]


  1. ^ "List of Full Time Faculty Members". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  2. ^ "List of Part Time Faculty Members". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  3. ^ "Gallatin "Facts & Figures"". Archived from the original on 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  4. ^ Lily Altivina (February 7, 2012). "Creating Your Own Major, From 'Keeping It Real' to 'Grand Romantic Gestures'". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015. [self-published source]
  5. ^ "Gallatin Leadership and Facts Page". NYU Gallatin. Archived from the original on 2016-10-04. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  6. ^ "NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study's LEED Certified New Home". Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  7. ^ "BA Degree Requirements > Undergraduate > Academics > NYU Gallatin". Archived from the original on 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-04-19.

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