From the School

New York University is the largest independent research university in the United States, and is unlike any other institution of higher education. NYU has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and 11 global academic centers around the world.

NYU's more than 20,000 undergraduates come from all 50 states and over 130 countries. NYU is both the No. 1 sender and receiver of students studying internationally, and we believe our global network raises the level of discourse in the classroom and provides a modern education for our global society. NYU’s global sites are fully owned, operated, and staffed by NYU, creating a seamless experience for students.

The energy and resources within New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai serve as extensions of our campuses which, by design, are in and of their cities, providing unique opportunities for research, internships, and job placement. Within our New York campus, NYU has 10 undergraduate schools and colleges nine of which surround Washington Square and one, our school of engineering, in downtown Brooklyn.

Students choose from thousands of courses in over 230 areas of study. Despite our size, we have a remarkably intimate academic environment on our campuses. In fact, our student to faculty ratio in New York is 10:1 and our average class size is fewer than 30 students.

A faculty of renowned scholars, researchers, and artists teach our students who take courses both inside and outside a chosen major, providing breadth across different disciplines and depth in a chosen area of concentration. NYU's urban locations enables us to attract stunning diversity in academia talent, with faculty who have won awards ranging from the Pulitzer Prize and Abel Prize in Mathematics to the Grammys and Tony’s. Being in cities at the crossroads of the world enables us to offer students thousands of internship opportunities and comprehensive career preparation during their undergraduate studies. For the class of 2016, over 95% of our students were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. NYU is also ranked #1 for graduate employability by Times Higher Education.


From The School

When choosing a new entering class, the Admissions Committee conducts a holistic review, 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

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


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
620 - 720
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
630 - 760

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
650 - 780

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
29 - 33

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 1

Regular — January 1

Other Admission Factors


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

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 Meyers College of Nursing; the School of Professional Studies; and the Tandon 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 is NYU’s third and newest degree-granting campus in China. 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.

Faculty and Class Information

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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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

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."


Doctoral Other
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

E.L. Doctorow
Professor of English, College of Arts and Science

Anna Deavere Smith
University Professor, Tisch School of the Arts

Robert Engle
Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Perry Halkitis
Professor of Applied Psychology, NYU Steinhardt

Gloria M. Coruzzi
Chair, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Science

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

On average, tuition and fees are approximately $49,000 for two semesters; room and board cost approximately $24,000 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 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 in New York is approximately $30,000.

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 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.


Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

NYU's more than 20,000 undergraduates come from all 50 states and over 130 countries.

With 21 varsity sports teams that compete at the NCAA Division III level, as well as intramural sports, club athletics, over 400 student clubs, and numerous volunteer activities, NYU students are actively involved both on and off campus.

Student-run clubs are as varied as the student body. Whether their interests lie in world languages, politics, ballroom dancing, writing for the Washington Square News or working at NYU's radio station, students will find something (or more likely, a dozen things!) they love to do.

Hundreds of students annually serve communities across the city, country and world through the Office of Student Activities' C-Team, Alternative Breaks Program, student OutReach Program, fraternities and sororities, and student grassroots organizations. Students deliver meals to the needy and homebound, tutor children, paint public schools, clean up parks, rebuild areas devastated by natural disasters, provide healthcare services in underdeveloped areas, and more.

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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



57% female
43% male
62% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

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."


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The energy and resources within New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai serve as extensions of our campuses which, by design, are in and of their cities, providing unique opportunities for research, internships, and job placement. Within our New York campus, NYU has 10 undergraduate schools and colleges nine of which surround Washington Square and one, our school of engineering, in downtown Brooklyn.

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).

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

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.

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Violets)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Violets)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups:

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


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

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Apple, Lenovo, Dell, Epson and HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Marcos Rivera
Assistant Director, Special Events

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



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

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



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;;), 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;;.

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