NYU Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Warren Weaver Hall at NYU
Warren Weaver Hall at NYU. (Allen Grove)

NYU has an acceptance rate of 32%, making it a selective school, largely due to the large applicant pool. Interested students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. For more information, visit the school's website, or get in touch with its admissions office.

For a student looking for a big research university and an urban setting, NYU is hard to beat.

Located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, NYU occupies some of the most expensive real estate in the country. Room and board is a bargain compared to studio apartments in the area, and undergrads are guaranteed housing for four years. With close to 41,000 students, NYU is the largest private university in the U.S. NYU has 16 schools and centers; law, business, art, public service, and education all place high in national rankings. NYU's strong programs have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the AAU. Explore the campus with an NYU Photo Tour.

Admissions Data (2016)

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    Enrollment (2016)

    • Total Enrollment: 50,550 (26,135 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
    • 95% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17)

    • Tuition and Fees: $49,062
    • Books: $1,070 (Why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $17,578
    • Other Expenses: $2,000
    • Total Cost: $69,710

    Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

    • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 58%
    • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 51%
      • Loans: 33%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $32,505
      • Loans: $8,166

    Academic Programs

    • Most Popular Majors: Cinematography and Film, Communications Studies, Drama, Economics, Drama, English, Finance, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

    Graduation and Retention Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
    • Transfer-out Rate: 9%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 82%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Fencing, Baseball, Golf
    • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Swimming, Fencing

    NYU Mission Statement

    "Great cities are engines of creativity, and New York University takes its name and spirit from one of the busiest, most diverse and dynamic cities of all. The University lives within New York and other great cities, from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai, Paris to Prague, Sydney to Buenos Aires—all magnets for talented, ambitious people..."

    Read the complete mission statement at http://www.nyu.edu/about.html

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