From the School

NYU is the largest private research university in America, yet 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 there, providing unique opportunities for research, internships, and job placement. On campus, NYU's intellectual climate is fostered by a faculty of world-famous scholars, researchers, and artists who teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Students often work on individual projects with these outstanding professors. NYU students come from all 50 states and over 130 countries. They enroll in one of 10 undergraduate schools, colleges, or programs and choose from over 4,500 courses in over 230 areas of study.

Overview

Applicants
54,189
Acceptance Rate
33%
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
610 - 710
SAT Math
630 - 740
ACT Composite
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

Overall

From The School

At NYU, students enroll into one of the University's undergraduate schools, colleges, or programs. The College of Arts and Science offers an extensive curriculum in liberal arts and science, including preprofessional law, medicine, and dentistry programs. The Global Liberal Studies Program is a rigorous four-year course of study in the liberal arts, language proficiency, and international experience, including a junior-year abroad experience. The Liberal Studies Program is a two-year interdisciplinary liberal arts program for which enrollment is offered to select students; upon successful program completion, the students then enroll as juniors in the undergraduate school, college, or program to which they originally applied. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business ranks among the top 10 nationally, and combines a liberal arts core with an outstanding business curriculum. The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development focuses on the human service professions, including education, health, communications, and the arts. The Tisch School of the Arts combines a liberal arts education with conservatory training. The Gallatin School of Individualized Study allows highly motivated students to design their own curriculum. The Silver School of Social Work combines a liberal arts education with a firm grounding in social work. The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management offers programs in hotel and tourism management and sports management. The College of Nursing offers liberal arts combined with nursing science.

NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU's campus in the Middle East, opened in Fall 2010 to an exceptionally talented and diverse inaugural class. NYU Abu Dhabi offers an innovative and globally focused curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, with engineering.

NYU Shanghai, NYU's newest campus, will open in Shanghai, China in Fall 2013. NYU Shanghai will offer students a strong, globally oriented foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as Chinese language and culture.

NYU faculty are among the world's leading instructors, including scholars and researchers who 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 known scholars.

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 eleven 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 voluminous 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
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
87%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Overview

From The School

On average, tuition and fees are around $41,000 for two semesters; room and board cost about $15,180 per year. Most NYU students receive financial aid to support contributions made by them and their families; most of them will not be responsible for these costs in their entirety.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
66
Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics


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 Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

NYU is anything but cookie-cutter-that's one of the best things about being a part of a large, global network university. Its culture of openness, opportunity, and inclusion allows NYU's community to thrive. There are so many choices here about what to do that no two students make exactly the same selection. Some come together in groups; others go their own ways.

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 throghout 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

At NYU, New York City is the integral backdrop to the undergraduate experience. NYU's Washington Square campus is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, a historic neighborhood and one of the city's most creative communities that has attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists, and intellectuals. 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 research projects in laboratories; interning on Wall Street; and completing field work in some of the world's best hospitals and schools.

In addition, NYU's new Abu Dhabi campus puts students in the center of an entrepreneurial capital of ideas and talents. Abu Dhabi, a diverse city in the heart of the Middle East, has developed a progressive agenda in health care, the arts, economic and environmental sustainability, and educational human development. This creates an array of opportunities for students to pursue learning, research, and innovation.

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 no campus per se; 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

Quality of life rating
84
First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
95

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.

Green Rating
93
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

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
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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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Key Stats

54,189
Applicants
24,985
Size
33%
Acceptance Rate
1340
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists