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Members of the Class of 2019 gather on the sports fields during Marhaba Week.

By NYUAD Public Affairs

299 students. 85 nationalities. 75 languages spoken. This is NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2019.

And for the first time at NYUAD, Emiratis make up the largest group of freshman students by nationality, with 43 Emirati students in the class.

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“It means a great deal to us that Emirati students are the most highly represented nationality in the class, at 14 percent, and that an additional 84 nationalities are represented creating a culture that at once draws importantly from its host nation and forms a true microcosm of the world,” said NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Al Bloom. “We are confident that these students will develop into wise, caring, and successful leaders of a more united and peaceful globe.”

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With their unique energy, diverse perspective and potential for leadership, these 299 young men and women will contribute remarkably to the distinctive model of education that NYU and Abu Dhabi are pioneering.

NYU President John Sexton

NYUAD’s total student population of 880 students hail from more than 110 countries and speak more than 100 languages.

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