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Chances of getting into New York University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
16.2%
Admission Difficulty for New York University
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Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into NYU and can I get accepted? The school has a 16% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,873 out of 79,462 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 8 percent. New York University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

NYU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1350-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for New York University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1350
SAT Scores for New York University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1530
Average SAT Score 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. The school ranks #5 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

New York University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >24%
1440 to 1530 Avg + 16%-24%
1350 to 1440 Avg - 10%-16%
1260 to 1350 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 1260 Low <6%
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NYU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-34 
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 30
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 32

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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 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 #7 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New York University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

New York University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >24%
32 to 34 Avg + 16%-24%
30 to 32 Avg - 10%-16%
28 to 30 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 28 Low <6%
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NYU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into New York University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into NYU. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted New York University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

New York University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 47,397 32,065 79,462
Accepted 7,639 5,234 12,873
Acceptance Rate 16% 16% 16%
Enrolled 3,304 2,448 5,752
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 47% 45%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to New York University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does New York University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into New York University?

16% 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.

What SAT score is required for New York University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1350 and 1530. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for New York University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 34. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.