NYU Acceptance Rate Lowest in 16 Years

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NYU has accepted 18,250 men and women for its class of 2017 out of 67,000 total applications. The acceptance rate at NYU’s New York campus—27 percent—is the lowest in at least 16 years. Five years ago, NYU’s acceptance rate was 35 percent.

NYU is projecting a freshman class of approximately 6,500 for fall 2017 across all its campuses in NY, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai—roughly equal to last year’s.

Tuition for the 2017-18 school year will be $50,464 for undergraduates with an additional $17,664 for room and board.

Applications to NYU have increased 96% over the past 10 years and up 6% from last year.

Reflecting NYU’s global presence and commitment to diversity, other notable items include:

  • NYU admitted the largest percentage of international students in its history. A record number of international students applied this year—over 1,200 more than the year before—and they come from a record breaking 136 countries, as well as all 50 states.
  • NYU admitted the largest percentage of African-American and Latino students in at least 16 years.
  • Among admitted students, no ethnic group constituted more than 27 percent.
  • Some 17 percent of those admitted are first generation college-goers.