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, you may be asked to submit results from one of the following English language proficiency examinations:
**NYU will accept scores from the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition.
We are unable to accept the IELTS Indicator and TOEFL ITP Plus for China at this time.
Additional exams may be added at a later time. Please refer to our English Language policy before applying and/or taking any exams to ensure your test scores will satisfy our application requirements.
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: