NYU Description

Excellence and opportunity abound at the prestigious New York University (NYU) in New York City.

NYU is the sought-after destination for undergraduate and graduate students working in and seeking to study an array of disciplines. Its renowned Tisch School of the Arts has for years been one of the best theatre schools worldwide, featuring among its faculty some of the most revered playwrights, actors and theatre professionals of today.

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which offers a combined study of numerous disciplines, as well as the undergraduate and graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences also have among their faculty top scholars and authors in their respective fields.

Professional schools of Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Social Work are equally prestigious and selective, drawing students from around the country and the globe.

Student life at NYU is vibrant. There are numerous cultural, creative, academic and social opportunities, activities, organizations and events on campus.

The surrounding area itself, as one of the most invigorating cities in the world, is home to world-class theatres, museums, concert halls, bookstores, restaurants, and shopping.

For those who wish to spend a semester or year in one of the world’s other lively cities, NYU also offers numerous study abroad programs.

Admission to all programs is extremely competitive. Tisch, for example, has for years consistently accepted approximately a dozen students out of more than 1,000 applicants yearly.

The majority of students apply for some amount of financial aid, which may be awarded through a combination of scholarships, loans, grants, work-study and fellowships to eligible students.

Quick Facts about New York University

Region

Northeast

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Bobcats

Nickname

NYU

Website

www.nyu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$ 39,344

Out-of-State Tuition

$ 39,344

Retention Rate

92%

Enrollment

42,969

Year Established

1831

NYU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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71% of students gave New York University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

NYU provides a top notch level of education, with professors and staff who are fully dedicated to your learning and achievement. I've had nothing but positive experiences from this school, and am excited to continue on with my Masters degree from here in the near future!

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I've only been at the London campus of the school so far, so I find it hard to comment on the New York campus, though I'm looking forward to visiting next year! My experience in the study abroad program through Liberal Studies has been wonderful! I've enjoyed the experience! Information is readily available, people are helpful, the atmosphere is great!

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NYU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
21,269
Freshman Class
5,141
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
42,969

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
49%
Graduate
51%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
99%
Part-Time
1%

Gender of Students

Women
61%
Men
39%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
7%
African American
5%
Caucasian
48%
Asian
17%
Unknown and Other
22%

International Students

International
13%
Domestic
87%

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