Overview

New York UniversityNew York University, or NYU, is one of the largest private institutions in the country with just over 26,000 undergraduates. Founded in 1831, its main campus is located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. The school is definitely in an urban setting, because there are no borders separating the school from the rest of the city. Students looking for a traditional school campus would be disappointed by New York University’s layout among the city streets.

NYUThe university offers a wide range of study options for its undergraduate students. There are more than 150 majors, and students can even design their own individualized study plans. Undergraduates can also choose double majors, minors, and dual degrees. One of the most popular programs is the College of Arts and Sciences, especially the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. (It offers degrees in acting, dance, dramatic writing, film, and television.)

The College of Arts and Sciences also includes the popular Liberal Studies program. Undergraduate degrees are also offered at the College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, Courant Institute of Mathematical Studies, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Silver School of Social Work, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The most popular majors include visual and performing arts, social sciences, business management, health professions, liberal arts and sciences.

NYU admissionNYU has a lively social network on campus, in part because of the huge population of students that live on campus. NYU currently has one of the largest university housing systems in the U.S. with more than 11,000 students living in university-affiliated housing. Many students prefer to live on campus partly because housing is guaranteed, but also because many residences are converted apartment complexes or renovated hotels. Students often praise university housing for having common areas, living rooms, and kitchens where students can practice independence while still living in college housing. Students also love the proximity to dynamic New York neighborhoods like Union Square and Chinatown.

New York UniversityBecause of the large student population, there are more than 450 clubs and organizations on campus. About 7 percent of students participate in Greek life, and they have several strong sports teams.

They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III levels and the University Athletic Association. NYU also has several respected student-run publications, including the daily newspaper, “The Washington Square News” and the NYU Local blog, “The Plague.”

NYU manhattan campusStudents looking for a uniquely urban setting in one of the most exciting cities should check out NYU. The location offers many extracurricular activities, plus opportunities for internships and job placement. With an emphasis on the arts, the school has inspired many accomplished alumni, and continues to help students focus on their studies while still enjoying off-campus interests. Those who are interested in a large student population will enjoy NYU’s sprawling campus and student organizations.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

NYU acceptance rate

Academic Qualifications

New York University average GPA and top 10% class standing

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

NYU SAT score range

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

New York University ACT test score

Application Deadlines

Early decision (Round 1):  Nov. 1

Early decision (Round 2):  Jan. 1

Admissions Criteria

Freshmen Admissions
Number of 2018 (Class of 2022) applicants: 75,037
Enrolled: 6,022
Yield: 34%
Acceptance rate: 21.0%

Early Decision Admissions
Number of ED applicants: 7,814
Enrolled: 2,789
Acceptance rate: 35.7%

Transfer Admissions
Number of transfer applicants: 7,820
Enrolled: 2,014
Acceptance rate: 25.8%

Academic Qualifications
Average GPA: 3.66
Top 10% of High School: 72%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 650-730
SAT Math: 640-760

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 29-33

Standardized Test Requirements

NYU employs a very flexible testing policy. Applicants should submit test scores from only one of the following:

  • ACT (no writing required)
  • SAT Reasoning (no writing or optional essay required)
  • Three SAT Subject Test scores
  • Three AP exam scores
  • IB diploma
  • Three IB higher-level exam scores if not a IB candidate
  • Any nationally accredited exam
Score Card

Graduation Rates

NYU graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

NYU score card

Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 75%
5 years: 82%
6 years: 84%

Transfer out: 10%

Loan default rate: 2.0%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 6

Salary after attending: $61,900

R&D Expenditures: $809,739

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 24
Robberies: 0
Aggravated assaults: 0
Burglaries: 22
Car thefts: 0

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

NYU financial aid

Average Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Additional Information

Tuition, room and board (2018-2019): $69,984

Total estimated cost of attendance (2018-2019): $74,676

Net Cost
Average: $36,256

By income
$0 to $30,000: $25,964
$30,001 to $48,000: $26,366
$48,001 to $75,000: $35,511
$75,001 to $110,000: $42,581
$110,001 and more: $55,558

Graduates with student debt:46.5%

Average student debt at graduation: $31,210

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

NYU undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

New York University student to faculty ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Women: 57%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 59%
20 to 39: 27%
40 to 99: 11%
100+: 3%

Student Population
Total: 51,123
Undergraduate: 26,417

Student Residence
In State: 28%
Out of State: 55%
International: 17%

NYU student population

Contact
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This page was last updated in October 2018.