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New York University

Founded in 1831, New York University (NYU) is a private, four-year, coeducational, nonprofit research university in New York City. The university’s central campus is located in Manhattan in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. NYU is one of the largest, nonprofit, higher education institutions in the United States.

NYU has an esteemed list of faculty and graduates. Among its faculty and alumni, NYU has 16 Pulitzer Prize winners, 36 Nobel Prize winners, 30 Academy Award winners, three Abel Prize winners, four Russ Prize winners, four Draper Prize winners, four Gordon Prize winners, 10 National Medal of Science recipients, four Turing Award winners, and several Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winners. It also counts several Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowship holders and National Academy of Sciences members among its faculty, staff and alumni.

NYU is comprised of 18 academic schools and colleges that provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hundreds of fields of study and disciplines. The university also has one of the largest study abroad programs in the United States and sends more students overseas each year than any other higher education institution in the nation. NYU has study abroad sites-referred to as Global Academic Centers-in London, Prague, Paris, Berlin, Florence, Madrid, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Accra and several other international and domestic locations.

General Information

Admission Office
665 Broadway, 11th floor
New York, NY 10012-2339
(212) 998-4500
Fax: (212) 995-4902
admissions@nyu.edu
Contact: Barbara Hall
Associate Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address
70 Washington Square South, 12S
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-1212
www.nyu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 21,269
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,496
Degree-seeking undergrads: 20,781
Graduate enrollment: 17,454

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $35,290 $37,372 $38,765 $40,082 +3.40%
Books and Supplies $700 $800 $950 $950 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $12,200 $12,910 $13,228 $13,510 +2.13%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $11,850 $12,885 $13,228 $13,510 +2.13%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $49,190 $52,082 $53,943 $55,542 +2.96%
In-state Off Campus $48,840 $52,057 $53,943 $55,542 +2.96%
In-state with Family $35,990 $38,172 $39,715 $41,032 +3.32%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $31,896
In-state Student Fees $2,211
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $31,896
Out-of-state Fees $2,211

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,859 64%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,563 57% $43,962,911 $17,153
• Federal grants 729 16% $3,905,137 $5,357
• Pell grants 727 16% $2,734,904 $3,762
• Other federal grants 651 15% $1,170,233 $1,798
State/local government grant or scholarships 665 15% $2,413,599 $3,629
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,512 56% $37,644,175 $14,986
Student loan aid 2,145 48% $21,538,519 $10,041
• Federal student loans 2,096 47% $14,163,898 $6,758
• Other student loans 341 8% $7,374,621 $21,626

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 5989 6273 1435 410 361
Architecture and Related Services 45
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 45
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 74 74 7 1
African-American/Black Studies 6 5
American/United States Studies/Civilization 4 7
Asian-American Studies 1
East Asian Studies 23
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization 7 10
Irish Studies 11
Latin American Studies 13
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 24 17
Russian Studies 4
Western European Studies 23 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 176 91 53
Anatomy
Animal Physiology
Biochemistry 24
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 15 6
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 72 46 5
Biomedical Sciences 11
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 6 12
Ecology 49
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology 2 3
Neuroscience 31 6
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 2 12
Pharmacology 2 3
Physiology 7 6
Toxicology
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1155 1696 17 4 211
Accounting 167 2
Banking and Financial Support Services 15
Business Administration and Management 1318 4 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 36 68 1 104
Business/Commerce 4 1
Business/Managerial Economics 57
Finance 631 5 7
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 41 18 1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 72 26
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations 47
Real Estate 10 171 59
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 166 38 3
Tourism and Travel Services Management 6 1
Communication and Journalism Programs 442 273 2 23
Advertising
Communication and Media Studies, Other 208 45 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 10 87
Journalism 212 141 23
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 3 9 3 1
Communications Technology/Technician 9 3 1
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 3
Computing and Information Sciences 38 185 10 1 10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 3 1 9
Computer and Information Sciences 38 66 10
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1
Information Science/Studies 21
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 95
Education 111 560 27 22
Art Teacher Education 11 1
Biology Teacher Education 17
Business Teacher Education 15 5
Chemistry Teacher Education 2
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 112
Curriculum and Instruction 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 35 36
Education 56 1
Education, Other 42 6 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration 8 2
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 41 49
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 4
Foreign Language Teacher Education 2
French Language Teacher Education 1 5
Health Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education 14 20 1
Music Teacher Education 7 30 1 9
Reading Teacher Education 8
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 10 27
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 24
Special Education and Teaching 6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 86 2 9
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Engineering 31 1
Operations Research 31 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 171 93 16 4
Creative Writing 30
English Language and Literature 16 28
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 3
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) 155 35 16
Rhetoric and Composition 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 159 80 32 1
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature 11
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Comparative Literature 13 11 5
Foreign Languages and Literatures 20 5 5 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 9 17
French Language and Literature 40 20 3
German Language and Literature 3 4
Hebrew Language and Literature 1 9 2
Italian Language and Literature 10 3 2
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics 23 3 7
Russian Language and Literature 7
Spanish Language and Literature 28 1 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 314 388 589 82 46
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 66 1
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 25 52
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Clinical Sciences 30
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 13 62
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 5
Dentistry 353
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 10
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 16 12 5 9
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 67
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 1
Medicine 176
Nursing Administration 17
Nursing Education 9
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 64 9
Palliative Care Nursing 5 1
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing 15 1
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist 4 36
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 9
Public Health 27 1
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 18 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 276 4 3
History 179 29 12
History 179 29 12
Human Services 100 725 12
Community Organization and Advocacy 48
Public Administration 3 236 5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 10 11
Social Work 39 478 7
Legal and Law Studies 520 499 5
Law 497
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 520 2 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 458 131 323 1
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 36 72 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 305
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 422 59 18
Library Science 3
Library and Information Science
Library Science, Other 3
Mathematics and Statistics 52 76 20
Applied Mathematics 52
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 8 1
Mathematics 44 24 19
Mechanics and Repairers 1
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 24
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 24
Physical Sciences 59 19 19
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Chemistry 43 14 14
Geology and Earth Science
Physics 16 5 5
Psychology 281 121 27 13
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology 6
Educational Psychology 24 1
Experimental Psychology 5
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 30
Psychology 281 65 13
Psychology, Other 2 11
Social Psychology 4
Social Sciences 918 286 49 5
Anthropology 67 10 9
Archaeology 6
Economics 361 88 19 5
International Relations and Affairs 32 102
Political Science and Government 238 72 10
Social Sciences 81
Social Sciences, Other 21 1 6
Sociology 56 13 5
Urban Studies/Affairs 56
Transportation and Materials Moving
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
Visual and Performing Arts 1198 764 39 14
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 28 16
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 383 88 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 50
Dance 33 57
Digital Arts 7
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 413 112 1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 61 25
Fine/Studio Arts 90 1 4
Music Performance 90 62 4
Music Theory and Composition 38
Music 11 2 8
Photography 33
Playwriting and Screenwriting 4
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 84 291 7 10
Work and Family Studies 46 108 1
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 46 108 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $65
Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates
Avg. Percent applicants admitted: 32%
Percent students who return for sophomore year: 92%
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 40,910
Percent Admitted: 32%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 37%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 630 (25th Percentile)
  • 720 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 630 (25th Percentile)
  • 740 (75th Percentile)
SAT Writing
  • 640 (25th Percentile)
  • 730 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 29 (25th Percentile)
  • 32 (75th Percentile)

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6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees



Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
European Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General C
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B,C
Banking/Financial Services C
Business – General A,B,C
Business Administration/Management C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B,C
Hotel/Motel Management B,C
International Business B
Labor/Personnel Relations B
Real Estate B
Restaurant/Food Services Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies
Radio/Television Broadcasting B,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering
Operations Research B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Cardiovascular Technology A
Dental Hygiene A,B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Neuroscience B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Community Organization/Advocacy A,B
Fundraising B
Public Administration B
Social Work B,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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