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New York University

Manhattan, New York City

About New York University

New York University is the largest private university in the United States, with its primary campus located mostly in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. NYU takes pride in its integration with the city, meaning only around one-fifth of students live in dorms while the rest reside in apartments around New York. It offers over 270 graduate and undergraduate programs!

A Brief History
A brief history

New York University’s founding council was led by Albert Gallatin in 1831, who wanted to create “a general system of rational and practical education fitted for all and opened to all.” The council envisioned a university that was non-denominational and inclusive with a varied, modern curriculum.

General info
General information

NYU has 12 global academic centers including 3 degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, encompassing 13 schools and colleges. It has the highest number of international students in America, with 138 countries represented in its current freshman class!


Acceptance Rate

1350 - 1530

Average SAT Score

31 - 35

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Quick facts about NYU

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Urban
  • Residential Status: Primarily off campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 27,000 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 5,700 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 12.8%
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NYU By The Numbers

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How many fields of study does NYU offer?

Over 270!

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What is the median starting salary of NYU graduates?

$64,895 USD

How many campuses does NYU have?

12 global academic centers; 3 degree-granting campuses

How hard is it to get into NYU?

Very! NYU’s acceptance rate for the Class of 2025 was just 12.8%.

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Notable alumni

More than 500,000 people have graduated from NYU, representing 184 countries. Alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners, 12 Pulitzer Prize winners, and a long list of famous actors, actresses and musicians.

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See what a day in the life of an NYU student is like!

Matthew was a student at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he studied political satire, comedy, acting and the entertainment business. Head over to our YouTube video to learn all about what it’s like to be a student at NYU!

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