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New York University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1831
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 20,965
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,823,975,000
Admissions Address

70 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012

Website

http://www.nyu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@nyu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Barbara Hall
Admissions office telephone: (212) 998-4500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.nyu.edu/appprocess/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History 4 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 36%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 36%
Total applicants: 35,448
Total acceptances: 12,842
Total freshman enrollment: 4,740
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 13,815
Male acceptances: 4,885
Male freshman enrollment: 1,824
 
Female applicants: 21,633
Female acceptances: 7,957
Female freshman enrollment: 2,916
Out-of-state freshmen: 72%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,402
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 84

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 95%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 39%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 600 – 700
Math: 610 – 710
Combined: 1210 – 1410

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 30.0% 36.0%
600-699 54.0% 49.0%
500-599 15.0% 14.0%
400-499 1.0% 1.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 27 – 31

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 47.0% N/A N/A
24-29 53.0% N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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