Getting Into New York University

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About New York University

New York University is the largest private university in the United States. 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! Crimson has cracked the code on how to get into NYU from NZ, click below to check out some of our Alumni now.

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!

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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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Acceptance Rate

1350 - 1530

Average SAT Score

31 - 35

Average ACT Score


Average GPA


What is NYU's QS World University Ranking?


What is the median starting salary of NYU graduates?


What percentage of NYU students are international students?


What percentage of NYU students live on campus?


How hard is it to get into NYU?

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

How many fields of study does NYU offer?

Over 270!

What is NYU's Student-Faculty Ratio?


How many campuses does NYU have?

12 global academic centers; 3 degree-granting campuses

What's the easiest way to get into NYU?

There is no easy way to get into NYU! But starting early and seeking guidance from resources like Crimson can increase your chances by 400%

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The 6 Most Popular Majors

Virtual tour of New York University

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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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Watch Some Of Our NYU Videos

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Crimson Student Results

Our students have received 2200+ offers to the world's best universities.

Why Work With Crimson Education?

Crimson Education is the world's most successful US/UK university admissions support consultancy.

Our students are up to 7X more likely to gain acceptance to the best — and most competitive — universities in the world.

From university selection strategy to standardised test prep, personal statement/essay support to extracurricular mentoring and interview practice — we leave no stone unturned, making sure your application stands out above the crowd.

You could be next!
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How Crimson works:

Our college consultancy model sees our students receive individualised support in every aspect of their New York University application — from general strategy, test prep and personal statement/essay support, to extracurricular mentoring and interview practice. Here's how we work!
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
01: Building your plan
02. Meeting Your Educational Coordinator
02: Choosing your schools
03. Planning With Your Crimson Strategist
03: Acing your tests
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
04: Boosting your ECLs
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
05: Writing your essays
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
06: Nailing the interview
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  • Process 01 - Crimson Education

    01. Crafting a plan and getting started

    After your initial assessment with one of our Academic Advisors we will build a highly personalised plan based on your age, current situation and admissions goals. Next you'll be introduced to your Educational Coordinator who'll help you organise your entire Crimson journey and act as a regular communication base for you and your family.

  • Process 02 - Crimson Education

    02. Building your university application list!

    Your Strategist is the 'captain of your application ship' helping you build out a personalised application list and formulate a highly personalised roadmap. Your strategist will help you pull all elements of your application(s) together, ensuring your final submission(s) will be as perfect as they can be. Read just some of our strategists profiles here!

  • Process 03 - Crimson Education

    03. Lifting your standardised test scores

    Whether it be the SAT or ACT, AP or UK course specific exams, out tutors are standardised test top scorers who can help you lift your scores above the competition. As a Crimson student you'll have access to the Crimson App where you can organise tutoring sessions, access practice tests and get instant expert feedback.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    04. Improving your extracurricular candidacy

    Your ECL or extracurricular and leadership profile is a key component of your US and/or UK application(s). Our ECL mentors, who are accomplished project builders and often Ivy League or Oxbridge grads themselves, will help you expand upon your passions to build a capstone project and/or other significant, high-impact initiative.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    05. Working with your essay mentor

    Working with your essay mentor you will brainstorm, ideate, craft, edit and refine a personal statement that resonates with admissions officers. Our mentors are top school graduates who understand the nuances of what it takes to write a stand-our personal statement or supplemental essay.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    06. Prepping with your interview expert

    Our interview mentors have sat in that interview seat before - at Oxford, Cambridge and other top schools in the UK and the US. They will work with you to make sure you're prepared for every question possible, have the skill and confidence to think on your feet, and help you prepare questions you can ask your interviewers in return.

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