New York University

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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2022 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 1,123 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is critical care nursing.

Overall Quality

NYU landed the #53 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when NYU held the #130 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

NYU is also ranked #7 out of 160 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for New York University.

Is It Hard to Get Into NYU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 28%, NYU is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

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

New York University has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 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.

New York University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 26,981 undergraduates at NYU with 25,872 being full-time and 1,109 being part-time.

How Much Does New York University Cost?

The overall average net price of NYU is $39,772. 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 +
$25,937 $25,771 $32,733 $41,038 $55,206

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 2.3%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from NYU make about $61,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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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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, 7,282 received undergraduate degrees and 11,007 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 593 $34,100
Economics 503 $56,900
Computer Information Systems 487 $76,700
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 465 $27,000
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 440 $42,600
Drama & Theater Arts 427 $21,700
General Business/Commerce 415 $77,100
Child Development & Psychology 414 NA
Nursing 409 $91,800
Political Science & Government 263 $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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 5,468 students took at least one online class at New York University. This is an increase from the 3,857 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 5,468 1,889
2017-2018 3,857 1,593
2016-2017 3,372 1,152
2015-2016 2,621 909
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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