There was a 45% rise in undergraduate applications from 2002 to 2012 from 29,581 to 42,807
Average SAT Scores
Average SAT scores rose from 1300 to 1340
The number of students who achieved 1500 on their SATs nearly doubled in the 2002-2012 period.
The majority of entering freshmen are in the top 10% of their class.
Our undergraduate student body continues to be increasingly diverse. At NYU, the student body has no ethnic majority. In 2002, international students made up 4% of the total, and in 2012, that grew to 12%. The 2013 freshman class is 18% international from a record-breaking 87 countries.
All 50 states are represented in the undergraduate student body.
In 2012, African American and Latino/a students made up 19% of the freshman class, up from 11% in 2002.
In 2013, 17% of the freshman class are first-generation college students.
Financial Aid (Institutional Aid)
Institutional aid for undergraduates has increased by almost 138% between 2002 and 2012 (from $78,138,160 to $185,828,888), while aid for all students (undergraduate, graduate and PhD students) increased by 134% between 2002 and 2012.
In 2002, the average aid award for new freshmen was $8,960, which covered 34% of tuition. In 2012, the average aid award for new freshmen was $23,721 and covered 55% of tuition. The difference comes from increases in financial aid and investing financial aid in a way that awards aid to students who need it most.
Financial Aid (Pell Grants)
Pell grants, in dollar terms, increased by 142% between 2002 and 2011 (from $8,648,286 to $20,896,467). Pell is an important metric of economic diversity. The freshman Pell Grant population at Yale is 13%, at Johns Hopkins, 12%, at Princeton, 11%, and at Tufts, 10%. The Pell Grant population among all students at NYU is 22%.
Percentage of NYU Students Who Receive Pell Grants Compared to Other Institutions
According to the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors Survey, NYU sends more students abroad than any other university, ranking number one for the last ten years.
(The IIE survey counts all study-abroad experiences, including those that are shorter than a full semester.)
Study Abroad (Undergraduate)
The number of undergraduates studying abroad for a semester or more has almost doubled from 2002 to 2013.
In 2002 we had 5 Global Academic Centers. Today we have 13 NYU locations away from New York, including our degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
65% of classes have less than 20 students. This percentage has been stable for 10 years even with an increasing student body. The number of sections with 50 or more students has declined from 10 to 9 percent.
Areas of Study
Over 40 areas of study have been added at the Undergraduate level.
Student to Faculty Ratio
Student Support and Services
- Creation of the award-winning Wellness Exchange, which provides an innovative, 24/7 hotline to support student health and mental health needs
- Creation of the Student Resource Center as a one-stop student service center
- The Reality Show NYU, a student-created musical delivering critical wellness information to freshmen and transfers
- Freshmen-only residence halls were created to allow for specialized programming and transition to college life
- Academic Resource Center provides cross-school advising, academic support, and peer tutoring
- Increase the number of faculty in the Faculty Fellow-in-Residence program from 2 to 22
- Introduced living-learning programs including Explorations, the Residential College, Green House, and International House; they now include 45 affiliated faculty members and approximately 1,200 student participants
- NYU was selected to President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction six times in the past 10 years
- Museum Gateway provides free admission to NYU students at 14 NYC museums and cultural institutions
- The Wasserman Center for Career Development survey of the Class of 2012 found that more than 92% of respondents were employed or enrolled in a graduate or professional program
- NYU is one of 30 universities to receive the JedCampus Seal in recognition of demonstrated campuswide mental health promotion and suicide prevention