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+
New York University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012
Website

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
35%
SAT Range
1240-1450
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for New York University

Cost

Net Price
$35,543/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,311/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,272/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,244/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,445/ year
  • $110k+
    $50,276/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.306 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.305 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,715Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 201 responses
Report
  • Driven
    21%
  • Independent
    21%
  • Interesting
    11%
  • Goal-oriented
    10%
  • Creative and full of ingenuity
    8%
  • Hipster
    7%
  • Eccentric
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.385 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.467 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 200 responses
Report
  • Global
    51%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Expensive
    15%
  • Universal
    5%
  • Purple
    3%
  • Fun
    2%
  • Intelligence
    2%

After New York University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.203 responses
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New York University Reviews

4,773 reviews
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Through the Global Liberal Studies program's Core Program I spent my first year abroad in Florence, Italy living on a bequeathed estate! I was accepted to this program because I showed an interest in the Humanities, and checked the box on the application rating my preferences for the global academic sites which also include Paris, London, & Washington DC. The best things I love about the campus is the Office of Student Life staff who are peppy (especially Jillian) and super helpful whenever you have a question. In addition, they also host all-expense paid trips all over Italy, so I highly recommend. Lastly, the campus has La Pietra Dialogues which hosts leading minds across a wide array of topics. Last semester I was able to meet the US diplomat to Italy, the head of Bloomberg News, and Angela Davis! Need I say more?
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Professors are truly passionate about what they teach, even if not all of them are the best at teaching, that's where TA's come in! For the most part the curriculum involved with getting a degree is very well-rounded with lots of opportunities for electives and other passions. Registration is pretty easy to manage, but frustrating as an underclassman because you probably won't get the time or professor or topic you wanted for a class very often. The workload is probably what most students were used to in high school, the tricky part is making sure you study and get your reading done with all of the distractions of NYC right outside your door. If you study hard and ask questions and do the reading you'll get a good grade, there's no special secret or trick; just try hard. There are tons of options to take part in research or special study programs too.
I started out as a Psych major in CAS, but realized pretty quickly that I was more interested in pursuing other things. While I was still in CAS I was able to take classes that counted towards the new major I was applying to, so when I was accepted to the MCC program in Steinhardt, I wasn't far behind! Because of recitations your schedule will always be a nice balance between large lectures and smaller classes, and students have a huge range of options when it comes to choosing classes to take, especially electives and cross-school minors. TA's are for the most part very eager to help you with whatever you need, and professors are passionate about what they do. Most grading is curved pretty nicely and it's very fair; If you study and do the reading and ask questions you will get a good grade. And though extra credit isn't always offered, some courses will drop your lowest test score at the end of the semester.