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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
NYU is a highly rated private university located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 25,347 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the NYU acceptance rate is 28%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Economics. Graduating 84% of students, NYU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,900.
About New York University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012
Website
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New York University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1290-1490
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,256/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,542/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
54%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.306 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.326 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.325 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,347Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,070
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 221 responses
Report
  • Driven
    21%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Goal-oriented
    12%
  • Interesting
    10%
  • Creative and full of ingenuity
    9%
  • Hipster
    7%
  • Eccentric
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.405 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.487 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 219 responses
Report
  • Global
    48%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Expensive
    14%
  • Universal
    5%
  • Purple
    2%
  • Intelligence
    2%
  • Fun
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.202 responses
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Excited for the future. This school is great! This is a brief summary:

New York University (NYU) is a private research university originally founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in Greenwich Village, New York City.[12][13] As a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.[14][15][16]
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Untraditional so say the least! This school is not for most people. There is absolutely no social life. Yes, it's in the city, but the connection between students is non existent. At NYU, you are on your own. There are no social events worth going to. There is no football team and the baseball team plays an hour away in an empty stadium. The basketball team is also a joke and no one goes to any of the games. Don't spend your money here. They charge you an Ivy League price, but it's nowhere near the quality of an Ivy. Save your money and go to a traditional university. I will be transferring soon.
Attending NYU has been an amazing experience! NYU is somewhat diverse because there are many international students. But I feel that it lacks in more Latino and African American students. NYU is not big on athletics, but they have two gym locations that have various types of equipment and courts. The dorms vary based on the location some of them are really modern, but others need some repairs and renovation. Campus food is alright. I recommend going to Kimmel, instead of Weinstein because it is less crowded. Freshmen living in dorms have to get a meal plan. Overall, the campus is in the center of the city so there are a lot of events and locations to go to on the weekends.