NYU’s Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions Announces 14 Percent Increase From Last Year

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“We are very enthusiastic about this year’s applicant pool. Our admissions team is thrilled that so many have demonstrated their eagerness to join the Violet family; it’s humbling. It is such a privilege to be entrusted with giving these nearly 120,000 applications our attention. And we are humbled by how many students signaled NYU was their first choice by applying as Early Decision applicants.

“We are also excited by early indicators that we are on track to see even greater diversity and intellectual strength in our upcoming first year class compared to our previous record-breaking years. This is a particularly comforting thought as we await the news from the Supreme Court regarding the consideration of race as a factor in our holistic evaluation process.” - Jonathan Williams, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions



  • NYU received close to 120,000 applications to the Class of 2027, a 13% increase over last year’s record-breaking pool, including nearly 22,000 Early Decision applications, an increase of 14% from last year. This is the 16th year in a row of record-setting numbers of applications to NYU.
  • The overall application numbers reflect a 20% growth in applications from students who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
  • This growth spans both our domestic and international audiences, with incrementally greater growth in the international pool, flouting industry trends that suggest a post-COVID decline in international students’ appetite for a US education. In fact, our rise in applications extends to all three of our global campuses—New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai—further reinforcing the idea that a global education is as resonant with ambitious, talented students as ever.

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