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SAT scores needed to get into New York University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

New York University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1455

The average composite SAT score for admitted New York University freshman is 1455 out of 1600. NYU students have the 30th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1455 is in the 98th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1370 to 1540

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1370 to 1540. The 75th percentile score is 1540 while the 25th percentile score is 1370.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by NYU but we estimate it to be around a 1280 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 750

The average score for NYU students on the math portion of the SAT is 750 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 700 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 705

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 670 to 740 and the average score for New York University students is 705.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

65 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to New York University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at New York University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 21.1%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.71.

Can I get into NYU with a 1540 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1540 or higher is very competitive at NYU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 34% or higher.

Can I get into NYU with a 1460 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1460 to 1530 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 22% to 32%.

Can I get into NYU with a 1370 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1370 to 1450 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 12% to 20% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into NYU with a 1280 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1280 to 1360 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 11% chance of admission to NYU. SAT scores below 1280 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to New York University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 44%
1590 42%
1580 41%
1570 39%
1560 37%
1550 35%
1540 34%
1530 32%
1520 30%
1510 29%
1500 27%
1490 26%
1480 24%
1470 23%
1460 22%
1450 20%
1440 19%
1430 18%
1420 17%
1410 16%
1400 15%
1390 14%
1380 13%
1370 12%
1360 11%
1350 11%
1340 10%
1330 9%
1320 9%
1310 8%
1300 8%
1290 7%
1280 7%
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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.