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NYU - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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NYU Description:

For a student looking for a big research university and an urban setting, NYU is hard to beat. Located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, NYU occupies some of the most expensive real estate in the country. Room and board is a bargain compared to studio apartments in the area, and undergrads are guaranteed housing for four years. With close to 41,000 students, NYU is the largest private university in the U.S. NYU has 16 schools and centers; law, business, art, public service and education all place high in national rankings. NYU's strong programs have earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the AAU.

Explore the Campus:

NYU Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 44,516 (22,498 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Scholarships for NYU (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,204
  • Books: $1,070 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $16,133
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $61,407

NYU Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 61%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,084
    • Loans: $8,359

Most Popular Majors:

Cinematography and Film, Communications Studies, Drama, Economics, Drama, English, Finance, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

NYU Mission Statement:

New York University's mission is to be an international center of scholarship, teaching and research defined by a culture of academic excellence and innovation. That mission involves retaining and attracting outstanding faculty, encouraging them to create programs that draw the best students, having students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, and shaping an intellectually rich environment for faculty and students both inside and outside the classroom. In reaching for excellence, NYU seeks to take academic and cultural advantage of its location in New York City and to embrace diversity among faculty, staff and students to ensure the widest possible range of perspectives, including international perspectives, in the educational experience.
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