Record-Breaking Number of Students Apply to NYU


NYU today announced that 63,702 students applied for admission to the Class of 2020, marking the ninth year in a row of record applications. NYU applications have more than doubled since 2002 and it is believe that NYU receives more applications than any other independent research university in America.

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NYU today announced that 63,702 students applied for admission to the Class of 2020, marking the ninth year in a row of record applications. NYU applications have more than doubled since 2002 and it is believed that NYU receives more applications than any other independent research university in America.

8,428 students applied for Early Decision admission, a 10% increase over last year - another university record.

Interest in NYU's new campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai continues to grow, with a 14% rise in applicants to NYU Abu Dhabi and a 6% increase in applicants to NYU Shanghai.

"We are once again humbled by the unprecedented interest in NYU,” said Shawn Abbott, assistant vice president and dean of undergraduate admissions. “It appears that with 175 countries represented in this year's applicant pool, we are inching closer to enrolling a student body that is truly a microcosm of the world, with now nearly every country on the planet sending students to NYU."

Data as of January 22, 2016

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