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New York University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on New York University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is New York University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

New York University was awarded 236 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

NYU landed the #130 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

NYU is also ranked #14 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for New York University.

Is It Hard to Get Into NYU?

Acceptance Rate

New York University has a very low acceptance rate of 28%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to NYU just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to NYU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 730. Math scores were between 640 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New York University  ( 650 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for New York University  ( 640 to 760 )
NYU received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for New York University  ( 29 to 33 )

Learn more about New York University admissions.

New York University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at NYU is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at New York University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at New York University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like New York University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at NYU for first-time, full-time students is 81%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  81 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at New York University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at NYU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 26,733 undergraduates at NYU with 25,725 being full-time and 1,008 being part-time.

NYU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 99.29 out of 100, NYU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  99.29 out of 100
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How Much Does New York University Cost?

The overall average net price of NYU is $42,397. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NYU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$29,080 $28,607 $36,729 $42,515 $57,678

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NYU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NYU, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $7,683 a year. That adds up to $30,732 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NYU is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do NYU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from NYU make around $61,900 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for NYU students since it is 56% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at New York University make the most money.

Location of New York University

Located in New York, New York, New York University is a private not-for-profit institution. New York is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of New York University

Contact details for NYU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012-1091
Phone: 212-998-1212

New York University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 141 majors graduated from New York University. Of these students, 6,741 received undergraduate degrees and 11,010 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 552 $34,100
Computer Information Systems 453 $76,700
Economics 449 $56,900
Drama & Theater Arts 426 $21,700
Nursing 411 $91,800
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 410 $27,000
General Business/Commerce 409 $77,100
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 290 $42,600
General Psychology 264 $32,400
Political Science & Government 231 $47,200

Learn more about the majors offered at New York University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NYU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,857 students took at least one online class at New York University. This is an increase from the 3,372 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,857 1,593
2016-2017 3,372 1,152
2015-2016 2,621 909
2014-2015 1,833 715
2013-2014 1,729 662

Learn more about online learning at New York University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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