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96% of admitted students are in the top quarter of their class in high school.


Most admitted students score between 650 and 750 on the Math portion of the SAT.


Most admitted students score between 630 and 730 on the Critical Reading portion of the SAT.


Most admitted students score between 660 and 750 in the Writing portion of the SAT.


Most admitted students who took the ACT scored between 29 and 31 on the test, with writing.


65% of entering freshman receive financial aid, which is renewable throughout the student's four years.


The average financial aid package awarded to incoming freshman for fall 2012 is $26,000.


NYU has 11 schools, colleges, and programs for undergraduates to choose from.


At NYU, there are more than 230 areas of study available to undergraduates.


NYU's global network draws faculty from around the world. 841 international faculty members and research scholars from 77 countries were teaching at NYU in 2011.

Student-Faculty Ratio

The Student-to-Faculty ratio at NYU's campus in New York City is 11 to 1 – the Abu Dhabi and Shanghai campuses feature even smaller ratios.


92% of NYU freshmen return for their sophomore years, and 78% graduate in four years.


Diversity is important at NYU, where the student body has no ethnic majority.


The student body at NYU Abu Dhabi is just over 450 students who represent more than 90 countries and speak dozens of languages.

Sending Students Abroad

NYU sends more students to study abroad than any other American university, according to the Institute of International Education's 2011 Open Doors Survey.

Average Starting Salary

$50,000 was the average starting salary for NYU graduates with a BS or BA degree in 2011.

85% Employed

85% of 2011 graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation.


91% of NYU's Class of 2011 were employed or in graduate school (some doing both!) just 5 months after graduation.


In 2011, 40% of graduates received two or more job offers.

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Information and Statistics

NYU complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. NYU’s policies and statistics are posted on the Department of Public Safety Web site.

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