NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK CITY - ADMISSION

New York City, New YorkLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1831Established Year
  51123Enrollment

Admission

Considering the past 5-year admission statistics of New York University (NYU), the admission rate has dropped down to 19% from 35%. It signifies that NYU has become highly selective in choosing its prospective students. Notably, only top-8% test takers are granted admission here.

The NYU offers admissions in the Fall and Spring seasons as it’s not feasible for NYU to accommodate all the eligible students in the same season. Out of 67,000 students who applied in the last Fall season, only 18,520 students were granted admission.

Highlights

Application PortalCommon application (UG); Application channels vary course-wise for graduate students
Application Fee$80 for UG courses; $75–110 for graduate courses
Average Scholarship Value$35,000
SAT Score RangeCombined SAT Portion Score: 1350–1530 SAT Reading & Writing Score: 660–740 SAT Math Score: 670–790
ACT Score Range30–34
International Application DeadlineNovember 1 (Early Decision I); January 1 (Early Decision II and Regular Decision)
Type of Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsFall; Spring; Summer; January

NYU Application Deadline

Level of StudyLast Date to Apply
Undergraduate Programs
Early Decision INovember 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 1
Regular DecisionJanuary 1
Graduate Programs
MA-Master of Arts
Cinema Studies MA/PhD; Dramatic Writing MFA; Graduate Film MFA; Interactive Telecommunications Program MPS; MBA/MFA Dual Degree in FilmDecember 1
Design for Stage & Film MFA; Game Design MFA; Graduate Acting MFAJanuary 1
Arts Politics MA; Moving Image Archiving & Preservation MA; Performance Studies MA/PhDJanuary 15
MA/MFA Dual Degree in Dance and Dance Education; Graduate Musical Theatre Writing MFAFebruary 1
MBA- Master of Business AdministrationOctober 15, 2018 (Deadline 1); November 15, 2018 (Deadline 2); January 15, 2019 (Deadline 3); March 15, 2019 (Deadline 4)
LLM- Master of LawDecember 20, 2018
MD- Doctor of Medicine
Multiple mini interviews beginSeptember 11, 2019
NYU School of Medicine primary application deadlineOctober 15, 2019
NYU School of Medicine secondary application deadlineNovember 15, 2019
Multiple mini interviews end dateDecember 2019
NYU School of Medicine secondary application deadlineDecember 15, 2019
Multiple mini interviews beginSeptember 11, 2019

NYU English Language Requirements

International students need to demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one test given below:

English TestMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL iBT100
IELTS Academic7.5
PTE Academic70
Cambridge English Scale191
MELAB84
iTEP4.5

NYU Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Application Portal: Applications for UG courses can be made through ‘Common Application’. Students need to submit the applications within the above-mentioned deadlines, if not then the applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Academic requirements: NYU expects the students to provide the academic test scores of standardized exams, i.e., either by submitting the ACT scores or SAT scores and two SAT subject test scores.

ACT Scores
Average ACT Score31
25th Percentile ACT Score29
75th Percentile ACT Score33
SAT Scores
Average SAT Score1382
25th Percentile SAT Score1290 (Math: 640; Reading: 650)
75th Percentile SAT Score1490 (Math: 760; Reading: 730)

Alternatively to these tests, the students may submit scores of tests like IB Diploma/Three SAT Subject Test/Three AP Exam/Three IB higher-level exam (non-IB Diploma candidate). Essential Supporting Documents:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Degree completion certificate
  • Standardized test scores
  • English language test scores
  • ID proof in form of passport copy/birth certificate
  • Financial documents

NYU Graduate Admission Requirements

Application Portal: The application routes for the graduate programs vary from course to course. Detailed information can be obtained by visiting the relevant course page.

When to apply: The deadlines for graduate courses vary from course to course.

Academic Requirements: Given below are the subject tests required for various graduate programs.

  • Majority of the Graduate Programs: GRE Scores are required
  • Management: GMAT
  • Law: LSAT scores can be submitted in lieu of GRE scores
  • Medicine: MCAT scores are required
  • Dentistry: DAT scores need to be submitted

Essential Supporting Documents: The supporting documents required for the graduate programs are same as the UG programs. However, for research degrees one needs to submit:

  • Research proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

NYU Admission Requirements for Popular Masters Programs

  1. NYU MA-Master of Arts

Application Portal: General Tisch Graduate Application.

Application Fee: $100 for MFA Graduate Acting program and $65 for remaining graduate programs.

Standardized Tests: GRE scores are only required for doctorate in Cinema Studies and not for other graduate programs. As a proof of English proficiency, one needs to provide IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Academic scores.

Supporting Documents: Academic Transcripts; 2 LORs (academic/artistic/professional reference); Professional/Artistic Resume; Personal Statement; Creative Portfolio; Audition Requirements.

Note:

  • The Graduate Acting applicants are not required to provide Resume and Personal statement.
  • The students applying for Arts Politics/Cinema Studies/Moving Image Archiving & Preservation/Performance Studies courses need to provide an academic writing sample along with other supporting documents.
  1. NYU MBA

Application Portal: Applications can be made through Consortium Application/Dual Degree Application.

The major application stages are:

  1. Pre application: Requires submission of personal information and CV
  2. Interview: It’s mandatory for all
  3. Formal Application: It’s the final application stage and can be carried before completion of interview.

Application Fee: The Pre-application process is free of cost, however, one needs to pay $175 for formal application.

Standardized Tests: NYU requires valid GRE/GMAT scores for offering admission. Additionally, one needs to provide TOEFL/IELTS scores as proof of English ability.

Degree and Transcript Requirements: It is essential for students to possess a 4-year US equivalent Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Students must upload copies of English-translated transcripts only.

Supporting Documents: CV; Essay; Employment information; Letters of recommendation; Organization sponsorship form.

  1. NYU LLM

Application Portal: Online applications can be submitted to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) by creating an LSAC account.

Application Fee: For successful processing of the application, one needs to pay $85. Deadlines: December 20, 2018

Academic Requirement: First degree in Law approved by an institution that is equivalent to ‘Section of Legal Education of the American Bar Association’.

Standardized Tests: Students may provide either GRE/LSAT scores. Only IELTS/TOEFL scores are acceptable as proof of English proficiency.

Supporting Documents: Personal statement, Resume/CV, Hauser Global Scholarship Essay (if applicable), JSD Sample Research Paper (if applicable), JSD Proposal of Study (if applicable), Addendum (if applicable). The documents that have to be sent to LSAC include Official Transcripts, Class Rank Statement, English Proficiency Test Score, and Recommendation Letters.

Note: The candidates attaining degree from institutes in Bologna-signatory countries are required to possess academic credentials that cam allow them to pursue legal practice.

  1. NYU Medicine

Application Portal: Applications are accepted through ‘American Medical College Application Service’ (AMCAS). There are 2 stages of application:

  1. Primary Application: It refers to the 1st application made through ‘AMCAS’.
  2. Secondary Application: If selected as the preferred Medical School, AMCAS sends the primary application form filled by the candidate to NYU Medical School. Subsequently, the candidates are invited to fill the secondary application form.

Application Fee: The application processing fee is $110.

Standardized Tests: The applicants need to submit the MCAT scores for seeking admission in MD.

Median MCAT Score522
Range of MCAT Score506–528

Supporting Documents: Personal biographical information; official transcripts; list of postsecondary courses, grades and credits earned;information about work experience and previous accomplishments; letters of evaluation, personal essays.

NYU Document Submission and Assessment

The applicants must submit original/copies attested by registrar or any other designated school official. The documents can be submitted while making online application or can be mailed to the Admissions office of the relevant department or can be e-mailed to ‘admissions.docs@nyu.edu’.

The academic transcripts submitted by international applicants are assessed to determine their equivalence to US degrees and count the credits. Transcripts evaluated by the following NACES-recognized institutions are only acceptable.

  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
  • Educational Perspectives, npf
  • Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc
  • Transcript Research
  • Span Tran
  • World Education Services (WES)

The students receive an application acknowledgement email within 5-10 business days after submitting the application. This email guides about creating the account and checking the application status. The students may log in to their account around the fixed Decision dates and check about acceptance of admission.

Once the students are accepted by the university, they receive the acceptance letter through e-mail. Subsequently, they are prompted to produce the Finance Certificate as a proof of availability of sufficient funds to support the cost of attendance.

Additionally, fill and submit the ‘Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE)’ form online along with the supporting documents. Following this, one need to apply for F-1/J-1 student (Form I-20) visa sponsorship which covers the visa application process and the cost involved.

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