New York University.

New York University

New York, NY4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About New York University

New York University (NYU) is a private research university based in New York City. Founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin as an institution to "admit based upon merit rather than birthright or social class", NYU's historical campus is in Greenwich Village. As of fall 2019, the university has a total of 51,848 enrolled students, including 26,733 undergraduate students and 25,115 graduate students. NYU is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". NYU is the largest private university in the United States by enrollment. The university also has two degree-granting campuses overseas (NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai), and has academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C. NYU is organized into 25 schools, including 10 undergraduate schools and numerous graduate schools. The university has numerous research efforts, including founding the American Chemical Society and holding research partnerships with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence and with major technology firms such as Twitter and IBM. The university has also since launched various internal research centers in the fields of artificial intelligence, history, culture, medicine, mathematics, philosophy, and economics. NYU is one of the top feeder schools for careers in finance and investment banking on Wall Street, accounting for 3.9% of hires in major financial institutions. Admissions is considered highly selective.As of October 2020, 38 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 26 Pulitzer Prize winners, one U.S. Supreme Court justice, five U.S. governors, 37 Academy Award winners, 30 Emmy Award winners, 25 Tony Award winners, 12 Grammy Award winners, 17 billionaires, and seven Olympic medallists have been faculty or alumni. The university has produced six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and one Mitchell Scholar.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 26,055 students
  • 0.88 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at New York University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Visual and Performing Arts, Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

17,707 students out of 64,007 applicants were accepted into New York University. They had an average SAT score of 1408. 59% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 47% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at New York University was $50,464. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $71,790.

Financial aid available at New York University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

53% of undergraduate students at New York University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at New York University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New York University was of $17,664 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $904.

Diversity at New York University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017