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NYU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

27.7%
Admission Difficulty for New York University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into NYU? The school has a 28% acceptance rate. Last year, 17,707 out of 64,007 applicants were admitted making NYU a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. New York University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1350-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
59%
SAT Scores for New York University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 690
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1350
SAT Scores for New York University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Estimated Average SAT 1440
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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 8 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 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 1260. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. 59 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

New York University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1520 and Above Good >40%
1435 to 1520 Avg + 28%-40%
1350 to 1435 Avg - 19%-28%
1265 to 1350 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1265 Low <12%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
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 33
Estimated Average ACT 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 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 47 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
33 and Above Good >40%
31 to 33 Avg + 28%-40%
29 to 31 Avg - 19%-28%
27 to 29 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 27 Low <12%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to NYU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted New York University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 44% Good
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

Admission Statistics

New York University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 37,650 26,357 64,007
Accepted 10,347 7,360 17,707
Acceptance Rate 27% 28% 28%
Enrolled 3,422 2,600 6,022
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 35% 34%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

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.