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NYU Admissions

If you want to apply to NYU, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 5 and the fee for the application costs $80. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from NYU by April 1.

Applying Early to NYU?

New York University offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into New York University

Getting into NYU is very difficult. NYU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, NYU accepted 21% of all applicants., around 16,918 of the 80,210 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like NYU, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult. NYU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to NYU?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at NYU

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

NYU Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to NYU must submit the following items. Double check with NYU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements audition or a portfolio for some specific programs
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into NYU?

Students admitted to NYU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At New York University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 24%
3.50 and 3.74 40%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 4%
2.50 and 2.9 1%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
NYU does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

NYU is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 64% of NYU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for NYU?

To be competitive with other NYU applicants, you should strive to earn between 1390 and 1510 (or higher!) on the SAT. At NYU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1510 and 25% of scored lower than 1390, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a NYU student is 1439.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of NYU students scored 800 or higher and 75% of students scored 670 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of NYU students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 670 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for NYU?

To be most competitive at NYU, you should strive to earn between 31 and 34 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for NYU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.

A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for NYU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to New York University

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to NYU.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in NYU during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

NYU Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to NYU?

Students who are admitted to NYU must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does NYU accept transfer credits?

NYU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does NYU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

NYU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to NYU?

NYU. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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NYU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

21%

How hard is it to get into NYU? NYU is a very selective institution. The NYU acceptance rate is 21%. This means that the institution accepts 21 out of every 100 applicants.

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NYU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NYU is Jan 5.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NYU is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

NYU ACT Scores

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ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above

Good

31 to 34

Avg

31 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to NYU is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into NYU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

NYU SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1390 - 1510

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Math SAT Range

700 - 800

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Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1510 and Above

Good

1390 to 1510

Avg

1390 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for NYU students is 1439. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to NYU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1390 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1390 have a low chance of being offered a spot at NYU.

NYU GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.71

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At NYU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

52,775

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

21%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$54,880

Out-of-State

$54,880

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Application Deadline

Jan 5
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