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Counselors & Friends

Welcome! Here you'll find the most up-to-date and relevant NYU news and information for counselors. Feel free to peruse and learn more about what's happening at the University. As always, if you have any questions about NYU, the admissions process, or your admissions candidates, please contact us.

Record-Breaking 60,000 Students Applied to NYU

We were humbled this winter after learning that a record-breaking 60,000 students applied to NYU—the largest increase in 15 years. Interest in NYU's new campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai was especially significant, with a 26% rise in applicants to NYU Abu Dhabi and a 31% increase in applications to NYU Shanghai. The University's campus in New York experienced a 14% increase. More than 20 percent of applicants to NYU applied to more than one campus.

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New Majors at NYU 

NYU now offers a major in Public Policy, offered jointly by the Wagner School of Public Service and the College of Arts and Science. The Tisch School of the Arts also announced 2 new programs:

  • Game Design: Game Design is an interdisciplinary major including courses in game studies, game design and game development, as well as the option to specialize in game programming, visual or audio design, and the business of games.
  • Performance Studies: Performance Studies builds on an interdisciplinary core curriculum combining analytical and practical research to train students to identify and write about behaviors and events, and to understand how social structures and relations are made.

Summer Programs at NYU

We continue to improve our summer offerings for high school students at NYU. NYU Precollege remains our signature summer program, but did you know about our 1-week Summer Academy at our School of Professional Studies, or our 1-week, no-charge, College Access Leadership Institute (NYU CALI) for students in under-represented communities?

You can learn more about our array of high school programs by visiting

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New Virtual Tour Video

If you or your students have yet to visit our New York City campus, let us come to you! Our new virtual tour video gives you an up-close look at our beautiful New York campus in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village and downtown Brooklyn's Tech Triangle, with NYU Admissions Ambassadors serving as your tour guides. Click here to view the tour!

NYU Sends Most Students Abroad

The Institute for International Education recently reported that after 12 years, NYU surpassed the University of Southern California as the leading host for international students, as well as leading the U.S. in sending more of its own students abroad—the first time a university has held both titles since Boston University did the same in 1996.

Nearly 20% of our freshmen are citizens of 92 countries outside the United States, our largest ever international community.

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Submitting Documents

If possible, please submit school documents and forms such as School Reports, transcripts, school profiles, and recommendation letters by using the Common Application's online School Forms Support Center.

If you do not have access to the online School Forms system, you may send documents to us via postal mail or fax with a school letterhead or cover sheet to:

NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
665 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY USA 10012
Fax: +1 212 995 4911


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