New York University (NYU)

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New York University can be found in New York, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at NYU number over forty thousand per year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1890 - 2190 on the SAT exam, or 28 - 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the NYU average GPA ranges from 3.68 to 3.89 for accepted students. 33% of all students that apply are admitted to NYU, from which 35% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the NYU acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 34%.

Overall NYU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for New York University was reported as 32.9% in Fall 2013 with over 45,800 applications submitted to NYU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NYU SAT Scores: 1890 - 2190
  • NYU ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • NYU Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into New York University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to New York University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for New York University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 37.8%
  • 2010-2011: 38.1%
  • 2011-2012: 32.3%
  • 2012-2013: 35.0%
  • 2013-2014: 32.9%
  • Projected NYU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 34.3%

How Does NYU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for NYU is sixty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The New School66.6%
Touro College58.7%
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College24.8%
Pace University-New York76.8%
CUNY New York City College of Technology76.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NYU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 720
Math630 - 740
Writing640 - 730
Total Score1890 - 2190
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score28 - 32
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