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New York University

New York University's primary campus is in Greenwich Village, a coveted Manhattan neighborhood where students can walk a few minutes to grab delicious falafels or crepes, or see which stars are dropping by the Comedy Cellar. NYU's approximately 60,000 students -- about 29,000 undergrads, 25,000 graduate students, and 6,000 students taking individual courses -- can choose from a variety of schools and colleges, with the College of Arts and Sciences being the largest. Undergraduate and graduate students study drama and film at the Tisch School of the Arts, an institution with alumni that include Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese; while the Stern School of Business, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Silver School of Social Work, the NYU schools of law and medicine, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development all draw students from around the world. The university has over 300 student organizations, among them the Cheese Club and the Joss Whedon Appreciation Society. Plus, students interested in Greek life can find it in the school's range of fraternities and sororities, which emphasize leadership programming. The school has residence halls all over Manhattan and students are guaranteed four years of housing; even so, many live on their own in off-campus apartments.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$75,000
% of students who get any grants
53%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$38,700
Average price for low-income students
$25,960
admissions
Acceptance rate
28%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1390/31
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
26,055
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
88%
% of need met
60%
% of students who get merit* grants
5%
Average merit grant
$6,167
student success
Graduation rate
84%
Average time to a degree
4 years
Average student debt
$22,900
Average salary within 3 years
$60,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
52%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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