New York University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in New York, New York. NYU was founded in 1831 and now enrolls around 52,775 students a year, including 27,444 undergrads. NYU provides on-campus housing for up to 11,554 students.
There are many ways for students to get involved at NYU! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of NYU's theater groups.
Interested in journalism or communications? NYU students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Thinking of pledging? NYU has fraternities and sororities.
Planning to play sports? NYU has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at NYU on the Student Life page.
Learn more about life at NYU on the Student Life page.
Mark your calendar! January 5, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.
|2021 NYU Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||21%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||ED not offered|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||64%|
|Percent of Need Met||62.2%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$41,094|
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a clearer idea of what NYU offers and if it could be the right college for you.
It is very difficult to get into NYU. The acceptance rate at NYU is 21%. Out of 80,210 applications received in 2021, 16,918 students were offered admission.
Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at NYU, around 90% return for the next year. Around 88% of students who started at NYU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.
Check with NYU directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. NYU's endowment was valued at $4.6 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $34,174 for each full-time student enrolled.
Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. NYU meets 62.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend NYU full-time are awarded $41,094 a year in financial aid, on average.
Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,676 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at NYU. Based on this information, how does NYU sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is NYU a good school for you?
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NYU is located in the urban setting of New York, New York, less than an hour from New York City.
If you want to see NYU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take West Side Highway to New York, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what NYU and New York are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NYU is Jan 5.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NYU is Apr 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to NYU is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into NYU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1510 and Above
1390 to 1510
1390 and Less
The median SAT score for NYU students is 1439. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to NYU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1390 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1390 have a low chance of being offered a spot at NYU.
Wondering what life at NYU is like? There are approximately 52,775 students enrolled at NYU, including 27,444 undergraduate students and 25,331 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 33% percent are from NY and 67% percent of students are from other states.
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