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New York University

New York, New York

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New York University overview
Location New York, New York
Online nyu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
New York University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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New York University (NYU) is a private research university located in the heart of New York City, primarily situated in the lively Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Known for its diverse academic offerings and high level of research activity, NYU traces its roots back to 1831 and has since grown into a respected institution with a significant global presence, including satellite campuses and academic centers around the world. The university's urban campus is distinguished by a blend of modern and historical architecture, with notable facilities like the Bobst Library and the Kimmel Center for Student Life. Housing options are available across a variety of residence halls, serving the diverse student body. NYU is characterized by a highly selective admissions process and is particularly renowned for its programs in business (Stern School of Business), law (School of Law), performing arts (Tisch School of the Arts), and a range of liberal arts and sciences programs. While it does not tout a prominent reputation for athletics, NYU does compete at the Division III level in a variety of sports as the Violets.

In the most recent statistical year 100,662 prospective students applied, and 12,539 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,184 enrolled in the school.  50,670 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,474 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $55,384 plus fees of $2,784. NYU is ranked 38 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












NYU is rated within the top 9% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

New York University overview
SAT 1470/1570
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.79

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for New York University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$752
Other Fees$2,784
Room and Board $20,272
Budget for Other Expenses$2,903
Total One Year Cost$82,095

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$76,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

86% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by New York University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 18%
Social Sciences 14%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 10%
Communication 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193900 IPEDS survey data for New York University.

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