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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 1510

The average composite SAT score for admitted New York University freshman is 1510 out of 1600. NYU students have the 21st highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1510 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1450 to 1570

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1450 to 1570. The 75th percentile score is 1570 while the 25th percentile score is 1450.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by NYU but we estimate it to be around a 1390 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 775

The average score for NYU students on the math portion of the SAT is 775 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 750 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 735

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 700 to 770 and the average score for New York University students is 735.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

23 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 13%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.79.

Can I get into NYU with a 1570 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1570 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 22% or higher.

Can I get into NYU with a 1510 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1510 to 1560 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 13% to 20%.

Can I get into NYU with a 1450 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1450 to 1500 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 7% to 12% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into NYU with a 1390 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1390 to 1440 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 7% chance of admission to NYU. SAT scores below 1390 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to New York University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 28%
1590 26%
1580 24%
1570 22%
1560 20%
1550 19%
1540 17%
1530 16%
1520 14%
1510 13%
1500 12%
1490 11%
1480 10%
1470 9%
1460 8%
1450 7%
1440 7%
1430 6%
1420 5%
1410 5%
1400 4%
1390 4%
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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.