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  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+
383 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
From New York University

NYU is the University without walls. We remove the boundary between your classroom & the real world to open limitless opportunities. That’s why NYU has become one of the most influential universities in the world with campuses in 15 major cities across the globe. Our global network directly serves our students by allowing a rich academic experience led by renowned faculty with accolades ranging from the Nobel Prize to Grammy Awards. But our community is more than a list of cities & awards. Since our beginning, we’ve been champions of diversity, access, & inclusion, creating one of the most diverse student bodies with no single ethnic majority & students from over 150 countries. NYU is for risk-takers; for the bold, the curious, the innovative, for those that see a problem & find the solution simply because “we have to.” We have produced some of the brightest minds, ground-breaking research, & most influential people capable of being comfortable anywhere & effective everywhere.

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 5
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.348 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.347 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

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 239 responses
  • Driven
    21%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Goal-oriented
    14%
  • Interesting
    11%
  • Creative and full of ingenuity
    8%
  • 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.427 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.509 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 241 responses
  • Global
    47%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Expensive
    14%
  • Universal
    5%
  • Purple
    2%
  • Intelligence
    2%
  • Unique
    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

    5,287 reviews
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    I took all of my spring semester classes online from March until May. The transition from in-person learning to remote learning was very smooth in my opinion. All of my professors were understanding of the boundaries to learning that emerged as the circumstances for many worsened. My professors were considerate in that they adjusted assignment deadlines and lectures to best accommodate students from different time zones. The university has been reaching out to students on a weekly basis, offering resources and updates. New York University has done a phenomenal job keeping their students informed and reassured that all needs will be met. I look forward to returning to campus, hopefully in the fall!
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    I'm currently a rising junior and I can't express how much I love this school! NYU is definitely not where you'll find the typical college experience. You are mostly on your own after freshman year, but I find that most of the students here prefer it that way; it gives us a sense of independence that other colleges don't offer. Classes are quite difficult but they are manageable if you apply yourself! I've unfortunately had to be sent home last semester because of COVID-19, but the professors were very understanding while we were taking online classes, which only supports the fact that the professors at NYU are excellent. The location of the school is amazing and the dorms are probably better than most other colleges in the country, and the dining halls are pretty good too!
    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).