For First Time, More Than 35,000 Apply for Freshman Admission
New York University today announced that it has received 35,073 applications for freshman admission for fall 2006, the largest number of applications in its history. Since 1991, applications for freshman admission to NYU have more than tripled. Over that time, NYU’s acceptance rate has declined from 65% to 29% for the freshmen who entered this fall, making it among the most selective universities in the U.S. NYU receives more applications for freshman admission than any other private university.
There were 4.1% more freshman applications this year than last, and the total number topped 35,000 for the first time.
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 will include some 4,150 young men and women.
There were also a record number of early decision applications this year: 3,407, up 3.8% from 2005. 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 in the US; it has one of the largest contingents of international students, and receives more freshman applications and sends more students to study abroad than any other college or university 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.