Application Fee
$80
Graduate Application Fee
$110
Acceptance Rate
16%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
45%
Freshmen Enrollment
5,752
SAT Scores
1,440
ACT Scores
32

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 79,462 students have applied and 12,873 students have allowed to admit to New York University (Acceptance rate: 16.20%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 44.68 % where 5,752 students have finally enrolled out of 12,873 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Lehigh University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 20.83%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 37.50%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,440 and the average ACT score is 32 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of New York University is average than the schools (average score is 1,469). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
New York University1,44032
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,43732
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York120677

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At New York University, 3,666 students submitted SAT scores (64% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,440 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660740
Mathematics690790
Total1,3501,530
At New York University, 1,621 students submitted ACT scores (28% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 32 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3034
English00
Mathematics00
Total3034

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to New York University. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and Formal demonstration of competencies and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to New York University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Considered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended