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New York University

New York, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate12%
Acceptance Rate12%

About NYU

NYU is the University without walls. We remove the boundary between your classroom & the real world to open limitless opportunities. That’s why NYU has become one of the most influential universities in the world with campuses in 15 major cities across the globe. Our global network directly serves our students by allowing a rich academic experience led by renowned faculty with accolades ranging from the Nobel Prize to Grammy Awards. But our community is more than a list of cities & awards. Since our beginning, we’ve been champions of diversity, access, & inclusion, creating one of the most diverse student bodies with no single ethnic majority & students from over 150 countries. NYU is for risk-takers for the bold, the curious, the innovative, for those that see a problem & find the solution simply because “we have to.” We have produced some of the brightest minds, ground-breaking research, & most influential people capable of being comfortable anywhere & effective everywhere.

New York University Overview

New York University is a private, nonprofit school in the urban setting of New York, New York. NYU was founded in 1831 and the school now enrolls around 58,226 students a year, including 28,772 undergraduate students. NYU provides housing for up to 11,622 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is January 5.

There are many ways for students to get involved at NYU!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of NYU's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? NYU students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? NYU has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? NYU has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at NYU on the Student Life page.

2022 NYU Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 12%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Tuition and Fees $58,168
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $57,522

Is NYU a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what NYU offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for New York University

The acceptance rate at NYU is 12%. Out of 100,662 applications received in 2022, 12,539 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at NYU

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 94% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at NYUcome back their sophomore year. Around 87% of students who started at NYU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for NYU Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from NYU by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with NYU directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

NYU's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

NYU's endowment was valued at $5.7 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, NYU spends about $33,470 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at NYU

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

NYU meets 57.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $57,522 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $27,549 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at NYU.

Based on this information, how does NYU sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is NYU a good school for you?

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Where is NYU?

NYU is located in New York City.

If you want to see NYU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take West Side Highway to New York, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what NYU and New York are like without leaving home.

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College Info

70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012-1019

Campus Setting: Urban

NYU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NYU is Jan 5.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NYU is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

NYU ACT Scores

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ACT Range

33 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above

Good

33 to 35

Avg

33 and Less

Low

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NYU SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1470 - 1560

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Math SAT Range

750 - 800

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Reading SAT Range

720 - 770

NYU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$79,192

In State

$79,192

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$55,384
$55,384
Fees
$2,784
$2,784
Housing
$20,272
$20,272
Books
$752
$752

Student Life

Wondering what life at NYU is like? There are approximately 22,222 students enrolled at NYU, including 28,772 undergraduate students and -6,550 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 33% percent are from NY and 67% percent of students are from other states.

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

33%

In State

67%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,222

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

12%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$58,168

Out-of-State

$58,168

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 5
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