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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
70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012
About New York University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association

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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
20%
    SAT Range
    1310-1510
    ACT Range
    29-34
    Application Fee
    $80
    SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App
    Yes

    Cost

    Net Price
    $39,935/ 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
    $29,832/ year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    51%

    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
    56%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.344 responses
    42%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.343 responses

    Majors

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    25,725Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    1,008
    Undergrads Over 25
    3%
    Pell Grant
    20%
    Varsity Athletes
    2%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 235 responses
    Report
    • Driven
      21%
    • Independent
      20%
    • Goal-oriented
      13%
    • Interesting
      11%
    • Creative and full of ingenuity
      9%
    • Hipster
      7%
    • Eccentric
      6%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    87%
    Poll
    61%
    of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.423 responses
    Poll
    55%
    of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.505 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 237 responses
    Report
    • Global
      47%
    • Diverse
      19%
    • Expensive
      14%
    • Universal
      5%
    • Purple
      2%
    • Unique
      2%
    • Intelligence
      2%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $61,900/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      85%
      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

      New York University Reviews

      5,185 reviews
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      So far, I've been having a fun time at NYU. It was a rough transition my first year for personal reasons, but I met a ton of amazing and interesting people. For those of you who are not that extroverted, it helps a lot to join student organizations (even if you feel like it'll be too "nerdy" to join). You never know who you'll meet--and it automatically makes a nice community! NYU is a single community, but it's way too big to FEEL like a community. Where NYU shines are the countless pockets of communities that you can find. You're also in NEW YORK CITY, where you can have the feeling of a campus in WSQ, but you have countless activities and sights in New York City.

      The academics can be manageable if you just go to class and do your homework. I am also in the humanities (Gallatin). It can be reasonably challenging though in terms of how you apply yourself to the coursework and learning. I really like the variety of classes (although it can also be a challenge to enroll).
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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]
      I love NYU! A lot of loving NYU comes from loving New York City (since the city is the campus) so if you do not love NYC, then NYU is absolutely not the college for you. There are endless resources and tools to help you succeed. I think the one thing that it is important to know is that NYU is a very independent school in the sense that there is not a strong sense of community and you have to be very outgoing to make friends. You won't just be constantly bumping into classmates on the street since it is New York City (although sometimes you will!) If you are outgoing/have strong social skills and love NYC, then I definitely recommend. The academics and resources will not let you down.