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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

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.332 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.331 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 227 responses
Report
  • Driven
    21%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Goal-oriented
    12%
  • Interesting
    10%
  • Creative and full of ingenuity
    8%
  • Hipster
    7%
  • Eccentric
    7%

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.411 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.493 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 225 responses
Report
  • Global
    48%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Expensive
    15%
  • 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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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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I am in Gallatin and I appreciate the ability to choose my course of study. I feel like many of my friends have requirements and are struggling to stay motivated, but that is something I haven't experienced. If you are interested in social justice and awareness, this is the school for you. I love that I am able to choose which classes I want to take and am not limiting myself to a particular subject. So far, my professors have been great. Although classes are difficult, the professors are passionate and that motivates me even more!
I spent my freshman year abroad in Paris with Liberal Studies. The experience was definitely worthwhile. You meet so many amazing and unique people while living in a beautiful city. You have opportunities to travel all around Europe by yourself, and within France on trips organized by the university. The classes are very interesting and definitely hold the same rigor and workload as classes in New York. The university is quite expensive, which may not be worth it to some, but if you think NYU is a fit for you then apply now!