NYU today released offers of admission to the Class of 2027. Offers of admission to NYU’s New York campus were made to 8% of applicants—a record. Three of NYU’s undergraduate colleges offered admission to fewer than 5% of applicants.
These talented and diverse students were selected from nearly 120,000 applications for first-year admission (13% more than last year and another record-setting number of applications). The admitted class represents a median SAT score of 1540.
Next fall’s entering class of approximately 5,700 first-year students will be diverse: it is expected to have no racial or ethnic majority, and almost 26% identify as American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Black/African American, or Hispanic. In the admitted class, 19% identify as first in their families to attend college and 20% are Pell Grant recipients. Admitted students hail from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and represent 86 countries. NYU meets demonstrated need for entering first year students.
“NYU’s admitted class of 2027 reaffirms the University’s commitment to higher education access and our enduring position as a University that is ‘open to all, regardless of national origin, religious beliefs, or social background,’” said Jonathan Williams, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions, Access, and Pipeline Programs. “It is humbling that so many extraordinary young people from all around the globe chose NYU as the educational institution that might help them to achieve their academic and career goals. These students represent the best of us. As we look towards a future under new legal directives around diversity in higher education, NYU continues to demonstrate that selectivity and an exceptionally talented student body are not mutually exclusive to upholding values of diversity and access which so deeply enrich a university education.”
Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities (with more than $1 billion per year in research expenditures) and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; has eleven other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra; and both sends more students to study abroad and educates more international students than any other U.S. college or university. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU is a leader in conducting research and providing education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, social work, and professional studies, among other areas.