Chances of getting into New York University

New York University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
20%
Admission Difficulty for New York University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into NYU and can I get accepted? The school has a 20% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,359 out of 71,834 applicants were admitted making NYU a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. New York University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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NYU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1310-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for New York University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1310
SAT Scores for New York University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1510
Average SAT Score 1410

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to New York University?

New York University typically requires applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

New York University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >30%
1410 to 1510 Avg + 20%-30%
1310 to 1410 Avg - 13%-20%
1210 to 1310 Reach 8%-13%
Less than 1210 Low <8%
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NYU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for New York University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for New York University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NYU?

Admission data indicates that NYU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New York University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

New York University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >32%
31 to 34 Avg + 20%-32%
29 to 31 Avg - 14%-20%
27 to 29 Reach 10%-14%
Less than 27 Low <10%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into New York University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at New York University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in New York for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as NYU is a very selective school.

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Admission Statistics

New York University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 42,478 29,356 71,834
Accepted 8,490 5,869 14,359
Acceptance Rate 20% 20% 20%
Enrolled 3,503 2,670 6,173
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 45% 43%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to New York University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

New York University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at New York University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

65% of students submit their SAT scores to NYU. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

20% of those who apply are granted admission to NYU. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1310 and 1510. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 34. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.