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Scholarships & Aid

  • 20% of first-years received Pell Grants
  • >$3.14 million in financial aid allocated for 2018–2019
  • >$37,000 average scholarship amount awarded to first-years
  • $2.7 million awarded to over 3,000 student projects in research scholarships

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Academic Profile

  • 1350 to 1530 Middle 50% range of combined SAT scores of first-years
  • 680 to 760 Middle 50% range of SAT reading and writing scores of first-years
  • 700 to 800 Middle 50% range of math scores of first-years
  • 31 to 35 Middle 50% range of ACT scores of first-years
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Areas of Study Available to Undergraduates

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Student-to-Faculty Ratio in New York City

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Top 10%

Rank in High School Graduating Class of Most Admitted First-Year Students

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3.7 (A)

Typical Unweighted GPA of Most First-Years

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Post-Grad Success

  • 51% of graduates receive two or more job offers
  • 95.2% of Class of 2019 graduates are employed or in graduate school post commencement
  • $64,895 average starting salary for NYU graduates with a BS or BA
  • NYU ranked #8 for graduate employability in the U.S. (Times Higher Education)
  • 92% Class of 2019 students held part-time jobs and/or internships during their undergraduate career

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Snapshot: NYU

  • 94% of first-years return for their sophomore year
  • 85% of first-years graduate in six years
  • 12 global academic centers
  • 5 Nobel laureates on faculty
  • 15 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” recipients on faculty
  • Ranked #25 among institutions worldwide (Center for World University Rankings)
  • Rated #2 among Top 25 American Film Schools (Hollywood Reporter)
  • #10 among Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Ranked #34 among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents (National Academy of Inventors, 2019)
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Total First-Year Enrollment

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Degree Granting Campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai

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Ranked #28

in Best Global Universities (U.S. News & World Report)

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Ranked #26

on 2021 World University Rankings report (Times Higher Education)

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Our Global Community

  • 42% male and 58% female – Gender diversity of the first-year class
  • 22.2% of NYU students come from outside the U.S.
  • Diversity of Class of 2024: 20% Asian American/Asian, 4% Multiracial, 31% International, 20% Caucasian/White, 15% Hispanic/Latino, 7% African American/Black, 4% Other/Not Indicated, <1% Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
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States Represented in the NYU Student Body

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Countries Represented in the First-Year Class

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NYU Has the Highest Number of International Students in America

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of First-Years are the First in Their Families to Attend College/University

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NYU In Motion

  • NYU sends more students abroad than any other American university
  • 300+ clubs and organizations
  • 23 varsity sports
  • 1.7 million hours of community service completed by NYU students each year
  • >46% of the Class of 2018 studied abroad while at NYU

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Spotlight: NYU Abu Dhabi

  • 531 students in Class of 2024
  • 25 areas of study
  • 14 average class size
  • 112 countries represented in the student body

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Spotlight: NYU Shanghai

  • 1,600+ in student body
  • 19 areas of study
  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 70+ countries represented in the student body