NYU Abu Dhabi is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. NYU Abu Dhabi is approved by the Middle States Commission as an additional location of NYU, and is included within the scope of its accreditation.

NYU Abu Dhabi, is officially licensed by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to grant degrees and other academic awards in higher education. All degree programs at NYU Abu Dhabi are also individually accredited by the Ministry’s Commission on Academic Accreditation (CAA). 

UAE Accredited Undergraduate Programs



Bachelor of Science with majors in:
Computer Science

Social Science

UAE Accredited Graduate Programs

Arts and Humanities

Social Science

ABET Accredited Undergraduate Programs

In addition to the above, five engineering majors offered by NYU Abu Dhabi have programmatic accreditation. General Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ( The BioEngineering program will undergo an ABET accreditation review after the first graduating class for that program. If the ABET accreditation is granted, it is automatically retroactive for the first graduating class.