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New York University Admissions Information

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Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. It’s comprised of 14 institutes, colleges and divisions that occupy 5 major centers in Manhattan, including the Stern School of Business and the Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, NYU has a newly established campus in Abu Dhabi as well as an extensive study abroad program, with educational and internship opportunities in more than 20 countries. Its main campus, conveniently located in Washington Square of Greenwich Village–one of the city’s most lively and creative neighborhoods–gives students access to all of the opportunities that NYC has to offer.

Despite the large size of NYU, the university creates a close knit environment for its students through mentoring programs, student organizations and readily available campus housing. In fact, nearly 11,500 undergrads live in one of NYU’s 20 residence halls, 7 of which are designated solely for first year students. In addition, the university has an extensive array of resources that are available to all students, including more than 400 student organizations and hundreds of athletic opportunities and residential hall activities.



Basic Info

Main Address: 70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone Number: (212) 998-1212  
Website: www.nyu.edu  


Type of school: Private, Four-year  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban setting, Very large city; Residential campus  
Athletics: Division III, Intercollegiate, Club, Intramural  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 21,638  
Percent out-of-state: 72%  
Percent international: 11%  
Female to Male ratio: 59:41  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 11:1  
Most popular majors: Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Finance, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Guaranteed On-Campus Housing For All Undergraduates
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Coed Housing
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • New York University is one of the largest employers in New York City, with over 16,000 employees.
  • Ranked #4 Great College Towns (Princeton Review)
  • Ranked #3 LGBT Friendly (Princeton Review)
  • NYU is the largest property owner in Manhattan.

Admissions Information

NYU is a highly selective university that carefully reviews each applicant. Every school within NYU has a separate Admissions Committee. Although each varies slightly, the overall approach to reviewing each application is same. The decision-making process is a comprehensive review of each applicant, focusing on academic background, strength of program, performance in courses, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. It is important to note that a number of academic programs require students to submit supplemental materials.

In addition, NYU offers two Early Decision deadlines: November 1 and January 1, for students who are certain that NYU is their first choice. Roughly 1,100 students are accepted from the 2,600 that apply Early Decision each year. With a slightly higher acceptance rate, the students who chose this option increase their chances for admission.

Admissions address: Admission Office
665 Broadway, 11th floor
New York, NY 10012-2339
Phone number: (212) 998-4500  
Fax number: (212) 995-4902  
Admissions Website: http://www.nyu.edu/admissions.html  
Email: admissions@nyu.edu  
Contact Person: Randall Deike, Vice President for Enrollment Management and University Institutional Research  
Number of first-year applications received: 34,946  
Percent of applicants admitted: 38%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 1  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Decision I), January 1 (Early Decision II)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Personal Statement/Essay
Standardized test scores
School Report (with transcript)
Recommendations via Teacher Evaluation Form
Additional materials needed for some programs
If applicable: Early Decision agreement

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? New testing policies at NYU require students to submit one of the following options:

The SAT Reasoning Test or;
The ACT (with Writing Test) or;
Three SAT II Subject Test scores (one in literature or the humanities, one in math or science, and one non-language test of the student's choice) or;
Three AP exam scores earned prior to senior year (one in literature or the humanities, one in math or science, and one non-language of the student's choice)
Policy regarding SAT score-use: There are a variety of options available to NYU applicants. See description above or visit nyu.edu for more information.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 2562  
ACT code: 2838  
Learn more about other New York City schools:
Yeshiva   Fordham   Columbia  

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