About New York University

Founded in 1831, New York University. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 26,135 full time undergraduate students, and 24,415 full time graduate students.

The New York University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 3006 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at New York University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate31%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee70
SAT Range1250-1480
ACT Range29-33

Admissions at NYU are considered More Selective, with ,155% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 92% were in the top quarter, and 92% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at New York University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
37%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
32%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
75%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
19%
“We bought the gear”
7%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
3%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
37%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
58%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
12%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
19%
“They”re always available”
21%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
60%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
18%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
46%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
14%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
37%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
32%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
75%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
19%
“We bought the gear”
7%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
3%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
37%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
58%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
12%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
19%
“They”re always available”
21%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
60%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
18%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
46%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
14%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

New York University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    386 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    329 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    405 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    417 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    419 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    414 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    417 Students rated local services 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    420 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of New York University?

195 Students rated New York University

Natasha - 07/26/2022

New York University is a great place. The faculty and staff are fantastic, the classes are challenging, and the beautiful campus. It is also a great place to study abroad. Talk to anyone who has looked at New York University, and you will find that they have nothing but the highest praise. New York University is a great school. I have been pleased with NYU. I like the beautiful campus. However, I feel lucky to have gotten the chance to go to New York University, considering I come from a low-income family. It is a prestigious school but I had the financial means to go and graduate debt-free. When going to college, it is essential to have the freedom to choose a school.

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Jason - 02/17/2022

I think of it as a school that stays true to its character as a university that is 'in and of the city'. With its campuses sprawled out all over NY, students get to experience a unique college life that is completely integrated with the contents of the city.

JohnPaul - 01/09/2022

New York University is an academically rigorous university located in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Besides the stellar academics, NYU provides a well-rounded experience from clubs to nice facilities and even fun things to do in the city of New York. I love this school would recommend it to anyone looking for a top-notch education in one of the best cities in the world!

New York University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at New York University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for New York University is 31%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Hello Grace. You chose NYU and are probably wondering if you made the right choice, and to be honest, I'm still not 100% sure that NYU is the school for you. The most importance advice I am give you is to go out more, join clubs, and stop being shy! Also, don't be afraid to go out and hang out with people without your roommate! You and your roommate will spend a lot of time together so go out and make new friends. Although you have heard this many times, stop procrastinating. As a freshman, you will take the hardest writing class and procrastinating will not help you at all. Also, in that writing class, don't be afraid to think out of the box. Being creative will help you. As the semester goes on, you will be lacking a lot of sleep so try to sleep before 1 and wake up early instead. There are also a lot of parties here but don't get too distracted. It's okay not to follow the crowd. If you aren't comfortable drinking, there are so many other things to do. Also, avoid the RA, she is dirty.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    my classmates are smart and ambitious, and tough competition

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Out of all the schools I have visited, NYU has an infinite amount of options to learn what I am interested in. There are over 400 clubs/organizations where I can learn various things such as doing taxes, discjockying, and enhancing my knowledge in science fiction. In addition, NYU has numerous subjects that I can choose from. As someone who doesn't know what career to follow, I can widen my knowledge in different subjects to see what I want to follow. Also, NYU offers tutoring and aid along with my classes that can help me with whatever I need.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Large, active, lonesome, and fun.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Lack of financial aid.

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  7. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The greatest thing about NYU is the location! Where else can I see Mario Bertolli walking up and down 5th Ave. in his orange crocs? Or see Robert DeNiro pushing his kids in a stroller? Everything is so convenient, and I feel like I am being a good person because I walk everywhere instead of driving. One thing I would change is the cost! It's mad expensive here- not just attending, but living in the city, period. It's the perfect size for me. I know it's really like, what, 40,000 students or something? But I don't see them all- I have some really big classes, and then I have recitations and classes with like, 15 people. It's nice. People's eyes get big when I tell them I go to NYU. They ask me if I go into the city all the time...and I say yes. Because the school is in the city. As a matter of fact, NYU IS THE CITY, pretty much. I spend most of my time either in Weinstein (the residence hall with 2 dining options) or in my dorm studying, or at Kimmel where all of the student activities stuff happens. This isn't a college town by traditional definition. To me, college towns mean that the entire city knows when there is a football game, and all the kids grow up knowing everything about the university and wanting to go there all of their lives. Here, NYU just owns most of the property in the city, so it takes up a lot of space, but there is no sports team that all the families rally around. We're not really known for our sports, but we do all right. Administration I am skeptical of, since some people are friendly but many are not. Also, they don't like it when you point out their mistakes- especially financial aid! The biggest recent controversy? Well, there was the time that the politics department caught all these students cheating on a midterm, resulting in the "destruction" of over 250 student's tests. I don't know if there were other controversies, though. Maybe. There isn't much NYU pride as a whole, but that is because most people are busy cheering for their own "schools" within NYU. The business school is the most fanatic, but that is because they are all competing for jobs and such.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    We're in New York City! Haha.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Nothing, going into it with an open mind and barely any knowledge about it made the experiences more fun and let me shape my opinion after I arrived.

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  10. What are the academics like at your school?

    Some of my professors know my name, but students have to be willing to go to their professors office hours if they really want that personal connection. My favorite class last semester was my Politics class, and this semester, it's a toss up between Black Urban Studies and Natural Science II: Brain and Behavior. My least favorite was Conversations of the West--it is a pretty boring class that I didn't learn much from. Most students study pretty hard here. Everyone I know studies pretty much every night, during the day, and at least 1 day on weekends. We also like to have fun, though. Even people with really rigorous classes like to have a break every once in a while, though. When midterms and finals roll around, we study like crazy. Once my roommate and I had a marathon study weekend where we took 15 minute breaks every 2 hours or so. It was ridiculous, but we work hard. Class participation is more common in the classes that people like the most, which are mostly the non-requirement classes. We always have intellectual conversations. Lots of people are passionate about some social issue or another, whether it be domestic or international. Students are competitive, but it is friendly competition. And it really isn't against one another, but against our grades from the previous semester--we are always trying to do better. Except, the Stern school students are really competitive--the business school is really hard to get into and even harder to get a job from, so the students are kind of cutthroat. The Politics department seems nice, but the Africana Studies department is a little disorganized. That's okay with me, though, because I know it's still a relatively new department. Education at NYU is geared mostly towards getting a job. I think I've learned a lot already, just for it's own sake, but people are aware that it "looks good" to come from a school like NYU, so they want to do all they can to get a good job and pay for all the debt they've generated taking out loans to pay for NYU.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People that legitimately enjoy the city life. Who aren't afraid to be ignored but want attention in some form. Someone who doesn't mind that their university is more Corporation than University.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I think it is best known for being the number one dream school in the United States as it is a top academic school that is located in downtown Manhattan.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I honestly don't know if there are any. The school is incredibly large and so it would be difficult to pinpoint just a few activities or groups as most popular.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Our school has their own version of a debit card which is in the form of our ID cards. Our library is huge and always accessible, and all our dorm rooms have their own bathrooms instead of the corridor-style.

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  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is reticent, shy, introverted, or non-confrontational.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Some of the main stereotypes are that NYU is vastly homosexual, open-minded, and radical.

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  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The competition can seem overwhelming to some people, and for some NYC can be daunting.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Not by any means! Sure, many of us did well in high school, but "smart" is not the term I would use to describe us. More accurately, I would say that we are all driven by some sort of passion in a specific area. I wasn't a 4.0 student, but I worked really hard to do well in History, English, and Politics, because that is what I am passionate about. And even though my roommate is a theater major, she isn't overdramatic- she doesn't wear black all the time, or wear barets, or recite Shakespeare all the time. In fact, you wouldn't even know she was in the drama school unless you asked her. And as for being rich-- hahaha! What a joke. NYU is very expensive and everyone I know is working at least one job, or always on the hunt for scholarships.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There are many stereotypes at NYU as there are at most universities. The difference with NYU is that there is no official campus as there is for instance in Binghampton or BU. That being said, having all of New York City as your "campus" makes it hard for any stereotype to be accurate since you are living among New Yorkers, tourists and so on. The only stereotype that I can say is somewhat true is that the female to male ratio is not in proportion and that there are definitely a lot more females than males at NYU. There is also a large homosexual community at NYU which I would say is common among most city schools.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I didn't decide to come to NYU, my denials decided for me. My top three schools were Columbia (which I applied to early decision), Stanford, and University of Virginia. All three schools waitlisted and ultimately denied me. I wasn't expecting this situation to come up, so I was pretty much a deer in the headlights around May 1st my senior year of high school. I decided to come to NYU because its versatility appealed to me at the time. There are many schools within NYU and many, many majors, concentrations, and minors. Anything you could possibly want to do, you can do at NYU. Furthermore, the great public transportation didn't limit me to just the college area. I can explore the city, the outer boroughs, and travel home at the drop of a hat all for under $10.

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  21. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    A lot of people like working at the Bobst, the library, but I personally like the study lounge in my dorm. All the dorms have study lounges, which are especially convenient for those who don't live as close to the library.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

26,135

Total Undergrad Enrollment

24,415

Total Grad Students

56%

Out-Of-State

28%

In-State

16%

International

Organizations

454

Student Organizations

19

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

28%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
20%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
13%
% White or Caucasian
32%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

58% of students attending New York University receive some sort of financial aid. 21% were awarded federal grants. While 32% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$49,062

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,070

Books and Supplies

$17,578

Room and Board

67,710

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$22,731
$30 - $48K
$24,621
$48 - $75K
$33,617
$75 - $110K
$39,118
$110K & UP
$52,597

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