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New York University is unlike any other institution of higher education in the world. Whether you're a student in Manhattan's Greenwich Village or at our portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, you'll challenge yourself beyond the classroom and take advantage of NYU's Global Network University.

NYU is the largest independent research university in the United States, yet it also retains a close-knit community that combines the intellectual atmosphere of a smallto medium-sized college with the myriad cultural offerings and research opportunities. The energy and resources of New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai serve as extensions of our campuses, providing unique opportunities for research, internships, and job placement. A faculty of world-famous scholars, researchers, and artists teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and foster NYU's intellectual climate. NYU's more than 20,000 undergraduates come from all 50 states and over 130 countries. They choose from thousands of courses in over 230 areas of study.

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When choosing a new entering class, the Admissions Committee reviews each application holistically, carefully considering many significant factors, including a comprehensive review of the applicant's academic background, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, an essay, personal statements, and recommendation letters. Several programs also require the applicant to audition or submit creative materials. Applicants who have successfully completed a broad range of challenging course work throughout high school are the most desirable candidates. Also considered are your unique talents, personal attributes, and future goals.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate their talents and mastery of subject matter to support their applications and to make their best case for admission. As a result, NYU accepts a wide range of national examinations in addition to the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, and IB scores. International students may be required to submit TOEFL, iELTS, or PTE Academic results as proof of English language proficiency. More information about NYU's complete standardized testing requirements can be found online at admissions.nyu.edu.

NYU accepts applications in three separate rounds: Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision.

Certain programs at NYU conduct interviews, which are by invitation only. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to visit campus and attend an information session. The admissions staff also visits high schools and hosts receptions worldwide. For dates and times, and for reserving a space at our information sessions and campus tours, go to admissions.nyu.edu/visit.

Overview

Applicants
50,804
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 740
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
620 - 720
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 32

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Early Decision II
January 1

Regular
January 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

At NYU in New York City, students enroll into one of the University's undergraduate schools, colleges, or programs: The College of Arts and Science; the Core Program in Liberal Studies; the Global Liberal Studies Program; the Leonard N. Stern School of Business; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; the Tisch School of the Arts; the Gallatin School of Individualized Study; the Silver School of Social Work; the College of Nursing; the School of Professional Studies; and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi is NYU’s second degree-granting campus and a major research center. Located in the United Arab Emirates, it draws students from around the world, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world. It offers degrees in the liberal arts and sciences as well as engineering, and is the first comprehensive liberal arts college in the Middle East to be operated by and integrated into an American private research university.

NYU Shanghai, NYU's third and newest degree-granting campus in China, welcomed its inaugural class in fall 2013. NYU Shanghai offers students an immensely cross-cultural, close-knit learning community, along with a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as Chinese language and culture. It supports world-class academic research and graduate and professional education.

NYU faculty are among the world's leading scholars, and have received Nobel, Crafoord, and Pulitzer Prizes; MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellowships; and Oscar and Emmy Awards. Faculty members teach undergraduate and graduate courses, allowing undergraduate students to become directly involved in research projects with internationally renowned professors and experts in their fields.

Majors and Degrees Offered

NYU students begin their studies at one of NYU's three dynamic urban locations: in New York City; in Abu Dhabi, UAE; or in Shanghai, China. No matter where their home campus is, all students graduate with an NYU degree, and may travel throughout the NYU global network as they complete their majors.

In New York, students enroll directly into one of the aforementioned undergraduate schools, colleges, or programs, all of which have earned national recognition in their respective fields.

Among the more than 230 areas of study offered by NYU's three campuses are: Anthropology, Arab Crossroads Studies, Biochemistry, Economics, Dance, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Film and Television, Finance, Global Public Health, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Individualized Study, Integrated Digital Media, Marketing, Metropolitan Studies, Nursing, Real Estate, Social Work, Theatre, and Recorded Music.

Students Say

“Location, location, location” in “the most amazing city on earth,” along with “great facilities” and “top-notch faculty,” makes New York University an excellent choice for those seeking “an untraditional college experience” in “a paradise for the independent and motivated.” With more than 20,000 students and ten distinct schools offering more than 230 areas of study, NYU “is about diversity. Students are from all over the world; they come from different cultures, and they have different talents and interests. Similarly, NYU offers endless opportunities for students, no matter what their interests or ambitions are.” The school offers huge opportunities to participate in research, pursue an internship, or begin a career in the arts (although “you have to be active and willing to find these opportunities”). Given the school’s size, many students are “actually quite surprised by the accessibility of both the faculty and administration.” Although “this is not the kind of school where students really get to know all of their teachers, as it is unlikely that a student will have a professor more than once,” those who make the effort report that “it is so easy to meet with [professors] outside of class, and I still get e-mails from professors about internships, jobs, and scholarship recommendations.” Many here also tout the “great study abroad programs.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
6,843
with Terminal Degree
2,825

3,890
Men
2,953
Women
1,683
Minority
482
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • French Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Western European Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Construction Management
  • Finance, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Taxation
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Publishing
  • Radio and Television

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Communications Technology/Technician
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Informatics
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

  • Education

  • Administration of Special Education
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering, Other
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • American Literature US)
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (GB)
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Writing, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
  • Linguistics
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Palliative Care Nursing
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LL.M., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Tax Law/Taxation (LL.M, J.S.D./S.J.D.)

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art
  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Theatre/Theater

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Library Science

  • Library Science, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  • Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Polymer Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Community Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Photography
  • Piano and Organ
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Maria Bartiromo
Television journalist and author

Rudolph Giuliani
Former Mayor of New York City

Edward Koch
Former Mayor of New York City

Alan Greenspan
Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

Jonas Salk
Scientist, Developed Salk vaccine for polio

Ang Lee
Film Director

Oliver Stone
Film Director

Academic Rating

Career overview

Students Say

The ability to intern at a wide range of companies based in New York draws a lot of students to the school, and the vast majority?of students are interested in finding jobs through that gateway. There is quite the network of established resources for students?in their job quest, from the centralized Wasserman Center for Career Development, on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and school-specific career services offices. The famous Gallatin School?of Individualized Study allows students with nontraditional career paths or backgrounds to craft their own major in a very independent manner. The university’s location also makes it easy for students to take on internships, jobs, and studies all at once; “I wouldn’t?be able to work, intern and go to class every day if I didn’t go to school in New York City,” says a student. Forty-one percent of NYU graduates who visited Payscale.com said that they felt their job had?a high level of impact on the world and averaged a starting salary of $48,800.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$48,800

Median Mid-Career Salary
$95,800

Alumni with High Job Meaning
41%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
85

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

On average, tuition and fees are approximately $47,750 for two semesters; room and board cost approximately $17,580 per year. Most NYU students receive one or more forms of financial aid to support contributions made by them and their families. (Financial aid information is subject to change; please visit admissions.nyu.edu for the most up-to-date information.)

Financial Aid

The vast majority of financial aid awarded at NYU is need-based. Low-interest education loans are available for both students and parents. NYU also offers or participates in a variety of payment plans, ranging from interest-free prepayment plans to extensive loan programs that allow families to finance the cost of a college education over many years. A financial aid package might include any combination of scholarships, loans, or work-study programs. The average scholarship/grant for incoming freshmen is nearly $26,000.

Students wishing to be considered for financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (and CSS Noncustodial Parent PROFILE, if applicable), administered by the College Board.

Financial aid information is subject to change; visit admissions.nyu.edu for the latest deadlines and more specific details pertaining to financial aid for each NYU campus.

*NYU Abu Dhabi applicants, and any non-US citizens or US permanent residents are not required to complete the FAFSA.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Tuition runs a steep $43,746 (though this can vary slightly between schools) and on-campus room and board tacks on another $16,782. Of the 55 percent of NYU undergrads who receive financial assistance, the average total financial aid package is $27,544. Students who take out loans graduate with an average of $30,688 in loan debt.

Bang For Your Buck

NYU does its best to provide every possible financial aid option. AnBryce Scholarships cover up to the full cost of tuition for academically-minded students; Arch Scholarships meets the full need of students who are looking to have a positive impact on the world and also provides access to a scholarship-specific career development and internship program; Lewis Rudin City Scholarships go to students hailing from the five boroughs; and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program has awarded over 400 need-based and merit scholarships to incoming freshmen at NYU. NYU also offers the opportunity for undergraduates to receive grants and funding for individualized research.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$31,488

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,246

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,788

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,977

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$43,746
Required Fees
$2,424
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,070

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,190
Transportation for Commuters
$1,008

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

NYU is anything but cookie-cutter-that's one of the best things about being a part of a larger, global university. The culture of openness, opportunity, and inclusion that is cultivated here allows NYU students to thrive. There are so many choices here about what to do that no two students make the same selection.

Students at NYU find their niche by doing what they love. With more than 400 student organizations, there are many ways to get involved at NYU-including a dynamic student government, a variety of sports teams, myriad community service opportunities, and much more. You can determine your future as you contribute to university life, and learn to become a leader in the process.

Students Say

“There is no typical student at NYU,” where an undergraduate student body of more than 20,000 and a broad range of academic interests ensure a broad demographic. “Each school at NYU attracts a different group,” students tell us. “The Tisch School of the Arts attracts a very out-there group of actors and the like.” “Hipsters are pretty pervasive throughout all schools except Stern”; although “every school has people who break those stereotypes. [Even so,] few students can find ways to not fit in because of the huge number of students” at the university. Throughout NYU, “students tend to be incredibly motivated and ambitious.” Students insist that “it is also important to note that NYU students are very accepting of each other ’s differences,” an important factor at a school that brings together “students of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender identities and makes them coexist within the university.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
24,985
Out of State
64%

International
18%
Foreign Countries Represented
139

Demographics

22.94%
Asian
5.93%
African-American
13.49%
Hispanic
42.34%
Caucasian
10.59%
Unknown
18.05%
International

57% female
43% male
64% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

At NYU, great cities around the world are the integral backdrop to the undergraduate experience. NYU's Washington Square campus is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, a historic neighborhood that has attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists, and intellectuals. The campus surrounds beautiful Washington Square Park, where students gather to study, enjoy musical performances and events, and spend time with friends. Rather than building walls to separate the campus from the community, NYU embraces the city as an essential element of academic life. New York is a world center of finance, media, and art, offering internships, part-time jobs and research experiences that pair course work with practical experience. The city offers the best in theatre, dance, music, film, museums, and galleries. Undergraduates can be found presenting academic papers at annual conferences; winning prizes at film festivals; working on innovative technology in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle"; interning on Wall Street; and completing field work in some of the world's best hospitals and schools.

In this same tradition, NYU's Abu Dhabi and Shanghai campuses both put students in the center of entrepreneurial hubs of ideas, talent, and commerce. Abu Dhabi has developed a progressive agenda in health care, the arts, economic and environmental sustainability, and educational human development; Shanghai is the fast-growing, bustling financial and commercial capital of China.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

NYU offers an exceptional range of facilities and student services, including a range of residence halls, meal plans, and dining locations on each campus. Academic facilities include nine libraries and institutes renowned for their research in applied mathematics, physics, neural science, and fine arts. Foreign language and cultural centers offer lectures, films, and concerts. Students may also access NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development, and student support offices addressing almost every student need, from health and wellness to academic support and enrichment. The Kimmel Center for Student Life houses dining facilities, student lounges, computers, club spaces, and the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, lower Manhattan's largest performance space.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Students have access to NYU's extensive global network, within which they can pursue their studies and explore new cultures and perspectives while remaining connected to all of the University's academic resources. They may choose from 11 global academic centers-in Accra, Ghana; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Sydney, Australia; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Washington, DC-or in one of many exchange programs NYU has with outstanding research universities around the world. Each location provides a rich curriculum in which students-whose financial aid will travel with them-can complete some of their general degree requirements and, in many fields, take courses in their major. In fact, a number of NYU's schools, colleges, and programs (like the Global Liberal Studies program and the major in Business and Political Economy) offer specific curricula and majors with an international focus. With all of these opportunities, it's no surprise that NYU is #1 for the number of students who study abroad (per the most recent IIE Open Doors report).

Student Organizations & Activities

NYU is anything but cookie-cutter-that's one of the best things about being a part of a larger, global university. The culture of openness, opportunity, and inclusion that is cultivated here allows NYU students to thrive. There are so many choices here about what to do that no two students make the same selection.

Students at NYU find their niche by doing what they love. With more than 400 student organizations, there are many ways to get involved at NYU-including a dynamic student government, a variety of sports teams, myriad community service opportunities, and much more. You can determine your future as you contribute to university life, and learn to become a leader in the process.

Students Say

“Living in New York City is the biggest part of going to school at New York University,” NYU students agree. The school’s New York City campus is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, one of the city’s major nightlife destinations, so “there is always something to do at any hour of the day,” usually within walking distance of the school. One student reports, “Every weekend there are tons of things to do, both at NYU and in New York City. NYU really takes advantage of its location, so a lot of the programming provided by residence life or the student resource center is engaging you in the city that has become your new home.” Living in the Big Apple means that “on any given day you can go to a museum, concert, sporting event, or theater performance...and a lot of the times, NYU will foot the bill if you go to an event in the city with your RA or with a club.” The location also provides plenty of internship opportunities, which is good because “the vast majority of students at NYU are interested in interning and finding jobs through that gateway.” The school has an atypical campus; it surrounds Washington Square Park, a busy public square where students love to relax when the weather is accommodating.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Robyn Weiss

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Current psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Current psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
609
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
41

7% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Violets)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Violets)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.nyu.edu/lgbt/

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Sustainability

The largest private university in the United States is prioritizing sustainability. New York University has institutionalized its commitment to improving environmental performance and fostering a campus culture of sustainability in a dense urban environment. NYU’s sustainability staff is dedicated to carrying out infrastructural change to transform the city and surrounding community with the help of dedicated student, staff and faculty volunteers. NYU has cut total energy use by 30 percent in the past five years. In 2007, NYU accepted former Mayor Bloomberg’s challenge to reduce emissions by 30 percent in ten years, and accomplished the goal six years early in 2011. The launch of NYU’s high-efficiency cogeneration plant helps to further reduce NYU’s emissions. NYU’s Green Grants program awards funding to NYU students, faculty and staff to conduct research, educate the community or reduce the university’s environmental impact. For example, Kimmel Herbalmania explores the idea of growing edible plants on campus. The Green Grant-funded NYU Bike Share is now a free, fully institutionalized program with more than 1,000 members and ten locations across campus. Most dining halls are trayless, and leftover food is donated to local food banks. Student engagement programs run year round, from Orientation to Earth Month, and support more than a dozen different green campus groups. The Sustainability Task Force is made up of volunteers from across the university who develop policy, implement projects and set long-term sustainability goals; and the Advocate Program consists of staff volunteers who engage the broader NYU community by educating their colleagues about making environmentally preferable choices.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
31%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Average Number of PC's per Lab
60

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Lenovo, Dell, Epson and HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Marcos Rivera
Assistant Director, Special Events

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
22 Washington Square
New York, NY 10011

Phone
212-998-4500

Email
admissions@nyu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kimmel Center for Student Life
Coles Athletic Center
Palladium Athletic Facility
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Center for Spiritual Life

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Central Park
Statue of Liberty
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Bldg
Times Square

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri; Saturday; Sunday (April-Oct)
9am-5pm; 10am-4pm; 10am-4pm
212-998-4500

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Contact admissions offices
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunsay 10am-4pm (April-October)

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
jeffrey.bernstein@nyu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
La Guardia Airport is 20 miles from campus, ordinarily a one-hour drive, but longer at rush hours. Kennedy and Newark airports also serve New York City. To get to campus from any of the airports, you can take a taxi or a bus to Grand Central Station and then take a taxi or the Lexington Ave (#6) subway downtown to Astor Place. Long Island Railroad and Amtrak trains bring you to Pennsylvania Station; from there take the 8th Ave. subway (IND) downtown (A express or C or E local) to the West 4th Street/Washington Square stop. Metro-North trains bring you into Grand Central Station; from there take the Lexington Ave. subway (IRT) downtown (#6 local) to the Astor Pl. stop. Interstate buses come into the city's Port Authority Bus Terminal. Taxi or 8th Ave downtown to West 4th Street takes you to campus from there.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-87 (NY State Thruway), which becomes the Major Deegan Expy. in the Bronx. From there take the F.D.R. Drive south to Houston St.; head west to La Guardia Pl. (2 blocks west of Broadway). Turn north 3 blocks to Washington Square and the university. From the west and south, take an interstate highway or the New Jersey Tpke. through the Holland Tunnel, then go north on Ave. of the Americas (6th Ave.) to W. 4th St. Take W. 4th St. east to Washington Square.

Local Accommodations
New York University is in Greenwich Village, at the foot of Fifth Ave., and south of Midtown. If you consult a general New York City guide, look for accommodations south of 38th St., which will put you within a 1- to 2-mile range of the school. Taxicab transportation and public transportation, of course, are readily available. For convenience, you cannot do better than the Washington Square Hotel (103 Waverly Pl.; 212-777-9515 or lt;http://www.wshotel.com/english/ws_toc.htmgt;), just down the block from the admissions office. Accommodations are very modest, with rates to match. A 15-minute walk, past shops, galleries and restaurants, will bring you to the dazzlingly sophisticated, new Soho Grand Hotel (310 W. Broadway; 212-965-3000 or lt;http://www.sohogrand.comgt;) in the exciting art center of Soho, where, for a moderate (for New York!) rate, you can have a unique New York experience. This is a favorite of artists and photographers. The rooms have great views, and there is valet parking. Bed-and-breakfasts are located all around town in a reasonable price range. Two reservation agencies to call are Abode Bed and Breakfast (212-472-2000 or lt;http://www.abodenyc.comgt;) and Bed and Breakfast and Books (212-865-8740). NYU has arranged for guests of the university to receive special rates (moderately expensive) at Club Quarters (52 William St.; 212-443-4700) in the heart of the Wall Street District. Slightly more expensive, but reasonably priced for New York City, is the Gramercy Park Hotel (2 Lexington Ave.; 212-475-4320 or 800-221-4083 or lt;http://www.gramercyparkhotel.comgt;). It's close to the university, and the neighborhood is beautiful. See also lt;http://www.nyu.edu/hotels.nyugt;.
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50,804
Applicants
24,985
Size
35%
Acceptance Rate

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