All NYU students must have a strong command of the English language to be successful in a fast-paced, rigorous academic environment. If English is not your native language, and you are applying to our New York campus, you may be asked to submit results from one of the following English language proficiency examinations:
**Starting with transfer applicants for the Fall 2020 semester, NYU will accept the Duolingo English Test to fulfill our English language proficiency requirement. Students applying as first-year applicants for the Fall 2021 semester (and beyond) will be allowed to submit the exam to show English language proficiency.
You do not need to if:
Exams should be completed before the application deadline, and results cannot be more than 2 years old by the application deadline. While we will consider scores received after the application deadline, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to wait for those scores to arrive before making an admissions decision.
We don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:
For the TOEFL iBT, use NYU's code 2562.
For the IELTS Academic, search for "New York University" and release results to Undergraduate Admissions as opposed to one of our school or colleges. Similarly, for the PTE Academic, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, select "New York University" as opposed to one of our specific NYU schools or colleges. Searching for "NYU" will not return any results; you must search using our official name.
No. Interviews are not required for admission to NYU.
A couple points to consider when applying to NYU as a non-native English speaker: