From the Post today:
Cachet trumps cash.
Despite the downturn in the economy, New York University -- one of the priciest colleges in the county -- enrolled its largest student body in decades this year, school officials told The Post.
Just as the recession sent record numbers of students to New York's more affordable public colleges, the vaunted Greenwich Village school saw its highest enrollment since at least 1990 -- the most recent year for which data was readily available, according to school officials.
The upswing comes at a time when annual tuition, room and board at NYU hit nearly $52,000.
More than 21,600 undergraduates enrolled at NYU this school year -- up nearly 400 from last year -- while more than 18,200 graduate students enrolled -- a one-year spike of nearly 800 enrollees.
Overall since 1990, the school's enrollment has surged by an impressive 33 percent -- or roughly 10,000 students.
Jeez, we're going to need more dorms! And bars! (For those of-age students who choose to go out, of course...)