NYU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into New York University
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT65%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1310|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||790|
|SAT Composite 75th||1510|
|Average SAT Score||1410|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
NYU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT36%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||31%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||7%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||2%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||41%||45%||43%|
Applications were DueJan 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to New York University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
New York, New York
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.