NYU

New York University

50 West 4th Street, New York, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,610
  • Class Notes
    3,323
  • Textbook Notes
    503
  • Study Guides
    784
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,312
  • Previously Enrolled
    4,086

Overview of New York University (NYU)

About this school

New York University, founded in 1831, is a private, comprehensive institution. Offering more than 2,500 courses, the undergraduate program aims to cultivate inquiry, creativity, and independent ambition in all students, and to challenge them intellectually, professionally, and personally. The main campus, located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, has no walls or gates to maintain a connection to the surrounding city. Fourteen smaller schools within the university maintain their own traditions, programs, and faculty. NYU also has branch campuses in 10 countries on four continents, including Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:26,417
    • Men:11,305 (42.8%)
    • Women:15,112 (57.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (NYU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to New York University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
3
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
70 Washington Square South
City, State, Zip
New York, NY  10012-1019
Phone
(212) 998-4500
Fax
(212) 995-4902
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition or a portfolio for some specific programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
28% of 64,007 applicants were admitted
Women
27% of 37,650 applicants were admitted
Men
28% of 26,357 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,902 (39%) of 17,707 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,997 (39%) of 10,347 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,905 (39%) of 7,360 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.66
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
697 average |640-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
54%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
11%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
685 average |650-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
46%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
7%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31 average |29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
70%
• Score 24 - 29
28%
• Score 18 - 23
2%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NYU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,464 (100.0%)
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


New York University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002785
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,880 (65.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,918 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,852 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
260 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$37,805
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,630 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,462
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,277 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,179
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2 (.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
175 (3.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,476

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,702 (64.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,605 (80.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,113 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
801 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$34,532
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 11,104 (91.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,971
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,035 (82.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,226
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 9 (.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,123 (4.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,167

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,210
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
31.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (NYU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


2,965

Part-Time Faculty


3,533

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 66% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,674,639

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


New York University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


81.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


84.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


84.0%

Programs & Majors (NYU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (97)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Archeology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Research
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Public Health, General
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Business/marketing, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Music, Master of Studies in Law, Executive Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (205)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • African Studies
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Social Research
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural History
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance
  • Database Systems
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • Genetics
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Investment Management
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • National Security
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Project Management
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Russian
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (NYU)

Location & Geography

Population


8,244,910

Nearest Metropolitan Area


230 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


43% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


57%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bobcat
School Colors
Violet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, tennis, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


New York University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


7% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


25,347

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
26,417
Women
15,112
Men
11,305

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 24.3% Asian
  • 7.5% Black/African-American
  • 16.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 38.0% White
  • 7.5% Unknown

International Students


19.2% from 140 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


24,706

Student Resources (NYU)