A Visual Breakdown of the [email protected] Results

Results for the [email protected] survey were released on Monday, providing granular insight into the makeup of the NYU community and the university’s attitudes on issues ranging from diversity to affordability to the university’s resources and general climate.

NYU at a Glance

Leaving NYU

Last winter, NYU conducted the campus-wide survey with the intent of accurately assessing the opinions, attitudes and behaviors of members of the NYU community. The survey was the first major and public project taken on by Chief Diversity Officer Lisa Coleman, who was hired in the fall of 2017, and was administered in partnership with Rankin & Associates Consulting.

Thirty-one percent of students, staff and faculty across NYU’s global campuses — 21,699 respondents in all — filled out the climate survey.

Today, the results of the survey were made public in a report over 600 pages long, densely filled with data, summary and analysis. WSN’s staff has read through its entirety to highlight the most essential takeaways.

NYU at a Glance

A breakdown of the demographics of the [email protected] respondents.

Position Page iii

Current Gender Identity Page iii

Transspectrum is defined as a gender identity that is not a woman or man.

Racial/Ethnic Identity Page 424

Sexual Identity Page ii

Military Service Page 425

5% have served in some foreign or domestic military service Page 425

Religious/Spiritual Identity Page 438


Financial Hardship Page 67

Student respondents were asked, “How, if at all, have you experienced financial hardship while attending NYU?”


of student respondents had difficulty with tuition
Page 67, Table 29


of student respondents had difficulty with books/course materials
Page 67, Table 29


of student respondents don’t experience financial hardship
Page 67, Table 29


of student respondents had difficulty with participating in social events
Page 67, Table 29


of student respondents had difficulty with housing
Page 67, Table 29


of student respondents had difficulty with affording unpaid internships/research opportunities
Page 67, Table 29

Family Income Page 69

Source of Funding Page 67

Students Who Work Page 447

33.1% of those surveyed agree NYU is socioeconomically classist Page 491


How respondents view NYU\\’s climate and experiences that have shaped their perspectives.

Campus Climate Page 447-457

17% of respondents indicated that they personally had experienced exclusionary, intimidating, offensive and/or hostile conduct that interfered with their ability to work, learn or live at NYU within the past year.

of the respondents who experienced such conduct, these were their reasons:

of the respondents who experienced such conduct the perpetrator was reported as:

Defining Conduct Page 120

The primary types of exclusionary, intimidating, offensive or hostile conduct that were reported.


"I experienced a hostile classroom environment"


"I was the target of derogatory verbal remarks"


"I experienced a hostile work environment."


"I was ignored or excluded"


"I was isolated or left out"


"I was intimdated/bullied"


Six hundred ninety-five respondents described their opinions of accessibility at NYU. Three themes were noted; 1) challenges receiving support for mental health service accessibility, 2) shortcomings in campus facilities, and 3) classroom accessibility Page 108

Students with disabilities

11.3%  of respondents have a condition or disability that influences their learning, working or living activities Page 435


of that 11.3% claim that their academic performance and/or work is affected by a mental or psychological condition such as general anxiety or some clinical depression.
Page 436


of that 11.3% reported experiencing a barrier with the Health Center.
Page 500


of students with disabilities have faced barriers in the classrooms, labs (including computer labs)
Page 500

Transgender Students Page 502


of transgender students have faced barriers in restrooms


of transgender students have experienced barriers in NYU locker rooms or changing rooms


of transgender students have faced barriers in university housing (including fraternity or sorority housing


Perception of Campus Culture Page 164

Tenured faculty who feel their opinions are taken seriously by administration
37% Yes   63% No

Contract faculty who feel their opinions are taken seriously by administration
32% Yes   68% No

Hierarchy Page 164

Staff who feel there is a hierarchy within administrative positions that allow some voices to be valued more than others

64.2%  of women and

65% of black/of African descent staff

either strongly agree or agree they feel there is a hierarchy within administrative positions that allow some voices to be valued more than others Page 164

Hiring Practices Page 485-486

Faculty that has observed hiring practices that they perceive to be unjust
26.8% Yes   73.2% No

Among those who said yes

Leaving NYU

Who Has Considered Leaving NYU? Page 333

Reasons Undergraduates Considered Leaving  Page 336

Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief
Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor
Alejandro Villá Vasquez, Deputy Managing Editor
Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy Managing Editor
Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor

Alex Domb, News Editor
Sarah Jackson, News Editor
Victor Porcelli, Deputy News Editor
Meghna Maharishi, Deputy News Editor
Jared Peraglia, Deputy News Editor

Rachel Buigas-Lopez, Creative Director