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Colleges / New York University

New York University

New York, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate12%
Acceptance Rate12%

NYU Academics

New York University requires at least 128 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, NYU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 87% of students who start college at NYU complete all the credits required within six years.

NYU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted Determined on an individual basis
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted Unknown
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: NYU may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At NYU?

NYU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math false
Science false
Computer No

Reminder: Check with NYU directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at NYU

When choosing a major, NYU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at NYU.

Student Designed Majors

NYU allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

NYU does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at NYU

NYU offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York University

Does NYU Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ NYU offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does NYU Have An Online Program?

✅ NYU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does NYU Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ NYU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does NYU Have An Honors Program?

✅ NYU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does NYU Require Internships?

🟨 NYU does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About New York University

New York University Library

The main library on campus is the Elmer H. Bobst Library and there are 9 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at NYU

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

NYU offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Tandon School of Engineering and College of Arts and Science

•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Stern School of Business

•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with Rory Meyers College of Nursing

•3-2 dual degree program in social work with Silver School of Social Work

•College of Arts and Science, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does NYU have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

NYU has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at NYU include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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