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New York University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on New York University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors NYU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is New York University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

New York University was awarded 285 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked NYU as #129 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

NYU also holds the #16 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?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into NYU since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 28%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

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 is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at NYU it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student 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 93%. 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  93 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 81%. That is great when compared to 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 26,417 undergraduates at NYU with 25,347 being full-time and 1,070 being part-time.

NYU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 98.67 out of 100, NYU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.67 out of 100
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How Much Does New York University Cost?

The overall average net price of NYU is $40,336. 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 +
$25,964 $26,366 $35,511 $42,581 $55,558

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NYU, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $7,526 a year. That adds up to $30,104 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NYU is 2.1%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from NYU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $61,900 in their early years. This is good news for future NYU graduates since it is 52% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of New York University

New York University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New York, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city 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 2017-2018 academic year, students from 129 majors graduated from New York University. Of these students, 6,860 received undergraduate degrees and 10,143 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 587 $34,100
Economics 520 $56,900
General Business/Commerce 436 $77,100
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 435 $27,000
Drama & Theater Arts 431 $21,700
Nursing 430 $91,800
Computer Information Systems 390 $76,700
General Psychology 278 $32,400
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 278 $42,600
Political Science & Government 239 $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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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