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Sociology at New York University

If you are interested in studying sociology, you may want to check out the program at New York University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 54 sociology majors received their bachelor's degree from NYU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Sociology section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Sociology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
  • Master’s Degree in Sociology
  • Doctorate Degree in Sociology

NYU Sociology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the sociology progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The sociology major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Sociology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 51

In 2021, 13 students received their master’s degree in sociology from NYU. This makes it the #13 most popular school for sociology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 11 students who received their doctoral degrees in sociology, making the school the #7 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of NYU Sociology Graduates

The median salary of sociology students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $42,066. This is 38% higher than $30,566, which is the national average for all sociology bachelor's degree recipients.


Sociology Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the sociology majors at New York University.

NYU Sociology Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 54 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from NYU in 2020-2021, 22% were men and 78% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in sociology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 17
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

NYU Sociology Master’s Program

77% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 13 students graduated with a master's degree in sociology from NYU. About 23% were men and 77% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in sociology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 3
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

NYU also has a doctoral program available in sociology. In 2021, 11 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Sociology Grads May Go Into

A degree in sociology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Sociology Professors 1,290 $90,250
Sociologists 190 $75,800


*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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