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Overall Niche Grade
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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+
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 24,888 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the NYU acceptance rate is 32%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Economics. Graduating 85% of students, NYU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,800.
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
32%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1250-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,147/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,731/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,621/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,617/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,118/ year
  • $110k+
    $52,597/ year
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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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.320 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.319 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,888Undergrads
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 215 responses
Report
  • Driven
    21%
  • Independent
    21%
  • Goal-oriented
    12%
  • Interesting
    11%
  • Creative and full of ingenuity
    8%
  • Hipster
    7%
  • Eccentric
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.399 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.481 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 213 responses
Report
  • Global
    49%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Expensive
    15%
  • Universal
    5%
  • Purple
    2%
  • Fun
    1%
  • Intelligence
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,600/ 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
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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.
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The campus is very much urban, which is exactly what I am looking for! Its boundaries lie around Washington Square Park and extend a few blocks beyond the park. The facilities are highly advanced, including state-of-the-art technological accesses, as well as brand new furniture and decor. The academics are outstanding, with a multitude of well-known figures that are currently attending the university or are apart of the vast alumni association.
I love NYU! I'm a film and television major at NYU Tisch, and I am having the time of my life. All of my professors have been so inspiring and they actually take an interest in you and what your strengths and weaknesses are. Tisch has given me so much valuable experience on student sets and in class that I am sure I could not have received anywhere else. There are so many classes to choose from in every aspect of filmmaking, which gives students so many skills that can be marketable when looking for a job after graduation. The internship coordinator is amazing as well, as many of my friends and I have found our internships through him. NYU is amazing!