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New York University Data & Information Overview

458 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
13% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is New York University Ranked?

#27 Best Colleges in Nation
#4 Best Colleges in NY
Health Professions Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 458 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

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Overall Quality

NYU is ranked #27 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. 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 #30 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

NYU also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for New York University.

Is It Hard to Get Into NYU?

13% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

New York University has a very low acceptance rate of 13%, 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 23% 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 700 and 770. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New York University  ( 700 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for New York University  ( 750 to 800 )
NYU received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for New York University  ( 32 to 35 )

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New York University Faculty

8 to 1 Student to Faculty
99% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at NYU is an impressive 8 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 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at New York University

94% Freshmen Retention
76% On-Time Graduation Rate

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

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At NYU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 76%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  76 out of 100

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

New York University Undergraduate Student Diversity

25,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
49.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 27,444 undergraduates at NYU with 25,854 being full-time and 1,590 being part-time.

How Much Does New York University Cost?

$38,569 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
$37,284 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of NYU is $38,569. 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 +
$23,582 $24,131 $31,355 $40,573 $55,245

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 26% of students took out student loans averaging $9,321 a year. That adds up to $37,284 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NYU is 1.7%. 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?

$76,040 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from NYU make about $76,040 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future NYU graduates since it is 79% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of New York University

New York State
25,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

128 Majors With Completions
6,866 Undergraduate Degrees
10,487 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 128 majors graduated from New York University. Of these students, 6,866 received undergraduate degrees and 10,487 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 595 $36,142
Computer Information Systems 464 $75,653
Nursing 455 $93,346
Economics 437 $60,699
General Business/Commerce 402 $77,787
Child Development & Psychology 391 $30,912
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 372 $30,874
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 368 $44,800
Drama & Theater Arts 343 $25,246
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 224 $79,980

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

Online Learning at NYU

45% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 26,371 students took at least one online class at New York University. This is a decrease from the 47,026 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 26,371 4,757
2019-2020 47,026 16,756
2018-2019 5,468 1,889
2017-2018 3,857 1,593
2016-2017 3,372 1,152

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.


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