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New York University
New York, NY
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 24,985
   Women 14,155 (56.7%)
   Men 10,830 (43.3%)
Graduate Students 24,289
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 35% of 50,804 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 682 average
630-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 663 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $71,754
  Tuition and Fees $49,062
  Room and Board $17,578
Average Percent of Need Met 67%
Average Freshman Award $37,805
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 2,843
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
New York Population 8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 85% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Bobcat
Sororities 5.2% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
22.8% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
13.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
42.1% White
11.1% Unknown
International Students 15.2% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning 92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 71.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.0%