Nearly 34,000 Apply to NYU; More Than at Any Other Private University.

New York University today announced that the University has received 33,808 applications for freshman admission in the fall of 2004, up 1.8 percent from last year. Since 1991, applications for freshman admission to NYU have more than tripled. Over that time, NYU's acceptance rate has declined from 65% to 27% for the freshman who entered this fall, making it among the most selective universities in the U.S.

This year's group of candidates is the largest that has ever applied to the University, and it is believed to be the largest number of freshman applicants to any private university in the U.S. This year's applicants also have the highest average SAT scores of any group in the University's history.

The deadline for applications was January 15th; applicants will be notified of NYU's admissions decisions on April 1st; those who are accepted must choose by May 1st. Next fall's freshman class is expected to include some 3900 young men and women.

Early decision applications were down: there were 2883 early decision applications for freshman entering in the fall of 2004, compared with 3259 applications last year. The average SAT score of early decision applicants was higher than last year: overall, there were more applicants in the higher SAT cohorts, and fewer in the lower cohorts. Early decision applicants will make up about one-third of the freshman class.

New York University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was established in 1831 and is one of America's leading research universities. It is one of the largest private universities, and it has one of the largest contingents of international students in the U.S. Through its 14 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and dramatic arts, music, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

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