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New York University Overview

New York University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New York, New York. New York is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is New York University Known For?

25,347 Full-Time Undergraduates
$42,397 Avg Cost After Aid
28% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at NYU since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • Students at NYU have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at NYU.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from NYU makes roughly $61,900 a year. This is 52% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average NYU student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

New York University Rankings

NYU is ranked #130 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 132 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #14.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that NYU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for NYU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 9
Best Colleges for Diversity 26
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 100
Best Colleges 130
Best Colleges for Veterans 244
Best Colleges for the Money 984

Where Is New York University?

Location of New York University

Contact details for NYU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012-1091
Phone: 212-998-1212
Website: www.nyu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nyu
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nyuniversity

How Do I Get Into NYU?

You can apply to NYU online at: www.nyu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/apply.html

Admission Requirements for NYU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NYU?

28% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
59% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at NYU is 28%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 28%, and the acceptance rate for women is 27%.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to NYU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 730. Math scores were between 640 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New York University  ( 650 to 730 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for New York University  ( 640 to 760 )
200
800
NYU received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for New York University  ( 29 to 33 )
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36

Can I Afford New York University?

$42,397 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NYU is $42,397. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NYU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$29,080 $28,607 $36,729 $42,515 $57,678

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NYU, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $7,683 a year. That adds up to $30,732 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NYU is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

New York University Undergraduate Student Diversity

25,347 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 26,417 undergraduate students at NYU, with 25,347 being full-time and 1,070 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NYU

There are also 24,706 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 25,347 full-time undergraduates at NYU, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NYU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New York University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NYU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,023
Black or African American 1,518
Hispanic or Latino 3,447
White 7,740
International Students 4,969
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,650

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at New York University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 148 countries are represented at NYU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at New York University

1,593 Took All Classes Online
3,857 Took At Least One Class Online
25.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 28 master’s degree programs available online at NYU. In 2017-2018, 3,857 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NYU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NYU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New York University was 25.0%. This is the #787 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NYU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NYU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 25%
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 57%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Communication & Journalism 3%
Communication Sciences 44%
Computer & Information Sciences 18%
Computer Information Systems 13%
Education 5%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 22%
General Biology 10%
Health Professions 5%
Human Resource Management 7%
Information Technology 44%
Legal Professions 1%
Legal Professions (Other) 37%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 0%
Liberal Arts General Studies 0%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 7%
Public Health 11%
Real Estate 9%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 4%
Social Sciences 3%
Student Counseling 28%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NYU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NYU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #1
Manufacturing Engineering #1
Real Estate #2
Legal Professions (Other) #2
Communication & Journalism (Other) #3
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #4
Computer Engineering #5
Industrial Engineering #5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #10
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #11
Electrical Engineering #11
General Social Sciences #11
Other Business, Management & Marketing #13
Public Health #20
Engineering #21
Human Resource Management #28
Legal Professions #31
Information Technology #33
Communication & Journalism #34
Social Sciences #37
Computer & Information Sciences #82
Liberal Arts General Studies #95
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #95
Business Administration & Management #216
Health Professions #237
Business, Management & Marketing #274

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New York University Majors

In 2017-2018, New York University awarded 13,482 undergraduate degrees and 22,020 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 136 3
Anthropology 0 36 23 8
Applied Mathematics 0 11 218 4
Archeology 0 3 0 0
Architecture (Other) 0 0 11 0
Area Studies 0 44 70 14
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 43 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 19 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 7 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 28 0
Biotechnology 0 0 27 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 1,042 4
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 2 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 44 13
Chemical Engineering 0 59 5 0
Chemistry 0 42 19 15
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 20 22
Civil Engineering 0 27 32 7
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 3 3
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 1 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 91 22 6
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 168 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 2 0
Communication Sciences 0 22 89 1
Computational Science 0 0 8 0
Computer Engineering 0 34 72 0
Computer Information Systems 0 453 582 20
Computer Software & Applications 0 32 104 0
Construction Engineering 0 8 38 0
Construction Management 0 0 15 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 5
Dance 0 25 26 0
Dental Support Services 54 15 0 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 395
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 30 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 426 128 6
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 52 0 0
Economics 0 449 102 19
Education Philosophy 0 0 1 0
Educational Administration 0 0 19 9
Electrical Engineering 0 42 105 20
Engineering Physics 0 6 4 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 32 101 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 9 0
Ethnic Studies 0 18 1 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 410 125 4
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 49 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 76 107 9
Food Science Technology 0 0 1 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 7 44 1
General Biology 0 100 91 18
General Business/Commerce 11 409 0 0
General Education 0 13 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 2 0
General Psychology 0 264 115 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 532 2
General Social Sciences 0 61 18 0
Germanic Languages 0 8 9 6
Graphic Communications 0 15 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 52 0
History 0 90 66 13
Hospitality Management 0 51 37 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 114 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 36 0
Information Science 0 0 28 0
Information Technology 0 0 345 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 33 3
International Education 0 0 34 2
International Relations & National Security 0 24 187 0
Journalism 0 103 93 0
Law 0 0 0 484
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 24 1
Legal Research 0 0 494 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 552 101 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 36 72 14
Literature 0 121 65 7
Management Information Systems 0 136 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 84 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 2 0
Mathematics 0 95 47 10
Mechanical Engineering 0 85 25 4
Medicine 0 0 0 149
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 10 2
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 18 4
Museum Studies 0 0 35 0
Music 0 89 163 11
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 34 31 6
Nursing 0 411 185 11
Nutrition Science 0 46 49 2
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 99 155 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 3 4 0
Other Education 0 0 14 0
Other Health Professions 1 0 6 0
Other Psychology 0 0 8 1
Other Public Administration 0 13 18 0
Other Social Sciences 0 101 3 0
Other Statistics 0 55 1 1
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 0 0 3 0
Other Visual Art 0 94 193 2
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 33 7
Philosophy 0 62 8 6
Physics 0 20 39 15
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 77 21
Political Science & Government 0 231 33 11
Public Administration 0 0 241 5
Public Health 0 73 212 7
Publishing 0 0 38 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 290 51 7
Real Estate 0 52 279 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 92 41
Religious Studies 0 6 4 4
Robotics Engineering 0 0 16 0
Romance Languages 0 64 57 19
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 1 0 0
Social Work 0 24 533 16
Sociology 0 50 31 7
Special Education 0 0 3 0
Statistics 0 2 104 0
Student Counseling 0 0 159 0
Sustainability Science 0 12 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 50 74 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 29 60 2
Teaching English or French 0 0 63 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 31 0
Urban Studies 0 34 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 77 0
Total 166 13,316 18,984 3,036

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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