New York University, founded in 1831, is a private, comprehensive institution. Offering more than 2,500 courses, the undergraduate program aims to cultivate inquiry, creativity, and independent ambition in all students, and to challenge them intellectually, professionally, and personally. The main campus, located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, has no walls or gates to maintain a connection to the surrounding city. Fourteen smaller schools within the university maintain their own traditions, programs, and faculty. NYU also has branch campuses in 10 countries on four continents, including Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
26,981
Undergraduates
11,440
Men - 42.4%
15,542
Women - 57.6%
25,904
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
16% of 79,462 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
735 average
690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
696 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$76,602
Tuition and Fees
$53,308
Room and Board
$18,684
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$41,475
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,242
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
3,010
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
16%
10-19
45%
20-29
20%
30-39
8%
40-49
3%
50-99
7%
Over 100
1%
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New York City Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
42% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bobcat
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
23.9%
Black/African-American
10.2%
Hispanic/Latino
20.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
32.7%
Unknown
6.9%
International Students
21.8% from 135 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%