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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?

6,741 Undergraduate Awards
$61,057 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%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered 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.

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New York University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, NYU is ranked #150 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. NYU also holds the #17 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

NYU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#22 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NYU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Visual Art Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Sales & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Classical & Ancient Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Legal Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NYU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#36 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#44 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

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?

$61,057 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NYU is $61,057. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

25,725 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 26,733 undergraduate students at NYU, with 25,725 being full-time and 1,008 being part-time.

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

There are also 25,114 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 25,725 full-time undergraduates at NYU, 42% are male and 58% 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 4,865
Black or African American 1,816
Hispanic or Latino 3,854
White 7,183
International Students 5,377
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,630

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Information Systems 0 453 2 582 20 1,057
Business Administration & Management 0 0 1 1,042 4 1,047
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 552 0 101 0 670
Nursing 0 411 7 184 11 613
Social Work 0 24 0 533 16 573
Economics 0 449 0 102 19 570
Drama & Theater Arts 0 426 0 128 6 560
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 410 0 125 4 539
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 532 2 534
Legal Research 0 0 1 494 0 495
Law 0 0 0 0 484 484
General Business/Commerce 11 409 1 0 0 421
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 395 395
General Psychology 0 264 3 115 0 382
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 290 0 51 7 348
Information Technology 0 0 0 345 0 345
Real Estate 0 52 7 279 0 338
Public Health 0 73 27 212 7 319
Other Visual Art 0 94 4 193 2 293
Political Science & Government 0 231 0 33 11 275
Music 0 89 12 163 11 275
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 99 8 155 0 262
Public Administration 0 0 3 241 5 249
Applied Mathematics 0 11 0 218 4 233
International Relations & National Security 0 24 0 187 0 211
General Biology 0 100 0 91 18 209
Journalism 0 103 0 93 0 196
Literature 0 121 0 65 7 193
Fine & Studio Arts 0 76 0 107 9 192
History 0 90 0 66 13 169
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 168 0 168
Electrical Engineering 0 42 0 105 20 167
Student Counseling 0 0 0 159 0 159
Mathematics 0 95 0 47 10 152
Medicine 0 0 0 0 149 149
Romance Languages 0 64 0 57 19 140
Accounting 0 0 0 136 3 139
Management Information Systems 0 136 0 0 0 136
Computer Software & Applications 0 32 0 104 0 136
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 3 92 41 136
Engineering-Related Fields 0 32 0 101 0 133
Area Studies 0 44 0 70 14 128
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 50 0 74 1 125
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 36 0 72 14 122
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 91 0 22 6 119
Human Resource Management 0 0 2 114 0 116
Mechanical Engineering 0 85 0 25 4 114
Communication Sciences 0 22 0 89 1 112
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 29 16 60 2 107
Computer Engineering 0 34 0 72 0 106
Statistics 0 2 0 104 0 106
Other Social Sciences 0 101 0 3 0 104
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 77 21 98
Nutrition Science 0 46 0 49 2 97
Hospitality Management 0 51 0 37 0 88
Sociology 0 50 0 31 7 88
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 84 0 0 0 84
General Social Sciences 0 61 0 18 0 79
Writing Studies 0 0 0 77 0 77
Philosophy 0 62 0 8 6 76
Chemistry 0 42 0 19 15 76
Physics 0 20 2 39 15 76
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 34 0 31 6 71
Dental Support Services 54 15 0 0 0 69
Anthropology 0 36 0 23 8 67
Civil Engineering 0 27 0 32 7 66
Teaching English or French 0 0 2 63 0 65
Chemical Engineering 0 59 0 5 0 64
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 44 13 57
Other Statistics 0 55 0 1 1 57
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 54 0 0 54
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 49 4 53
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 52 0 0 0 52
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 7 0 44 1 52
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 52 0 52
Dance 0 25 0 26 0 51
Construction Engineering 0 8 3 38 0 49
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 43 0 0 0 43
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 20 22 42
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 33 7 40
Publishing 0 0 0 38 0 38
Museum Studies 0 0 2 35 0 37
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 33 3 36
International Education 0 0 0 34 2 36
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 36 0 36
Urban Studies 0 34 0 0 0 34
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 31 0 31
Other Public Administration 0 13 0 18 0 31
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 30 0 30
Information Science 0 0 0 28 0 28
Educational Administration 0 0 0 19 9 28
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 28 0 28
Other Health Professions 1 0 21 6 0 28
Biotechnology 0 0 0 27 0 27
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 2 24 1 27
Germanic Languages 0 8 0 9 6 23
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 18 4 22
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 19 2 21
Ethnic Studies 0 18 0 1 0 19
Robotics Engineering 0 0 0 16 0 16
Construction Management 0 0 0 15 0 15
Graphic Communications 0 15 0 0 0 15
Other Education 0 0 1 14 0 15
Religious Studies 0 6 0 4 4 14
General Education 0 13 0 0 0 13
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 10 2 12
Sustainability Science 0 12 0 0 0 12
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 11 0 11
Engineering Physics 0 6 0 4 0 10
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 9 0 9
Other Psychology 0 0 0 8 1 9
Computational Science 0 0 0 8 0 8
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 8 0 0 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 7 0 7
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 3 0 4 0 7
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 0 3 3 6
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 5 5
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 2 2 4
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 0 1 0 4
Special Education 0 0 0 3 0 3
Archeology 0 3 0 0 0 3
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 0 0 0 3 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 2 0 2
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 2
General English Literature 0 0 0 2 0 2
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 1 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 1 0 0 1
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 1 0 1
English Literature (Other) 0 0 1 0 0 1
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 1 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 83 6,658 195 9,491 1,518 17,945

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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