New York University

New York, New York
4-year Private university


New York University is a private institution established in 1831 with urban setting located at New York. It is ranked 30 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 51,828(2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,417. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Students are guaranteed housing for all four years in the many residence halls throughout Manhattan, but many upperclassmen choose to live off campus in apartments around the city. NYU has a small but active Greek life with more than 25 fraternity and sorority chapters. There are hundreds of student organizations on campus, such as NYU-TV, which operates both the University Channel and the Movie Channel to provide entertainment and information to the university community. NYU is divided into a number of schools and colleges, the largest of which is the College of Arts and Sciences. For those interested in drama or film, the renowned Tisch School of the Arts is the place to go, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in acting, dance, dramatic writing, film, television and more.

#30 in National Universities
Location New York, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1831
Selectivity Moderate
Size Large
26,417 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Visual and Performing Arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $51,828
Outstate Tuition Fee $51,828
Room and Board Fees $18,156
$59,600 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


32% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$80 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Academic Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

if you have completed at least 3 years of study where English is the sole language of instruction and English is your native language.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$35,892 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$33,324 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $74,676
98% Students with need received Financial Aid
56% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

AnBryce Scholarships
Total Worth Up to the cost of tuition
Eligibility First generation students
Minimum Criteria Academically-motivated and demonstrate financial need
Requirement for maintenance Minimum GPA of 3.5 and must remain active in program activities
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Arch Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility Students who demonstrate financial need
Minimum Criteria Committed to having a positive impact on the world
Requirement for maintenance Automatic renewal
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the principles of community service, humanitarianism, and social progress
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth Full financial need
Details Demonstrate extraordinary financial need and academic merit
Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and have a connection to Italy


26,417 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
93% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
84% Students graduate within 6 years