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New York University is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,498 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. New York University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 32. Its tuition and fees are $44,848 (2013-14).
New York University’s primary campus is located in the lively Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. NYU is a true city school, with no borders separating a distinct campus from the streets of the Big Apple. Students are guaranteed housing for all four years in the many residence halls throughout Manhattan, but many upperclassmen choose to live off campus in apartments around the city. NYU has a small but active Greek life with more than 25 fraternity and sorority chapters. There are hundreds of student organizations on campus, such as NYU-TV, which operates both the University Channel and the Movie Channel to provide entertainment and information to the university community.
NYU is divided into a number of schools and colleges, the largest of which is the College of Arts and Sciences. For those interested in drama or film, the renowned Tisch School of the Arts is the place to go, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in acting, dance, dramatic writing, film, television and more. Former Tisch students include directors Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee. Other graduate programs include the highly ranked Stern School of Business; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; School of Law; School of Medicine; Silver School of Social Work; and Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
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New York University, a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities, is the largest private university in the United States, with a student population of over 40,000 and fifteen schools and divisions. NYU offers over 150 undergraduate majors, including individualized studies. There are also opportunities for double majors, minors, dual degrees, and internships. NYU has established itself as the first global network university, with a comprehensive liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi, the first to be operated abroad by a major U.S. research university. NYU offers the opportunity to study at other sites for study and research in Accra, Ghana; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, the Czech Republic; Shanghai, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel, among other locations.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to New York University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at New York University is $70. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 35 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||35.0%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 1|
The student-faculty ratio at New York University is 10:1, and the school has 62.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at New York University include: Visual and Performing Arts; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 91.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||79%|
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New York University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,498, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. New York University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
New York University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. New York University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at New York University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At New York University, 54.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,497.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$44,848 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$16,622 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data